89 of Scottsdale, a retired Motorola Electrical Engineer and Finance Manager, died February 9, 2014. He was born in Phoenix on November 15, 1924 to parents Evan and Mable. He attended Phoenix Union High School, Phoenix College and the University of Arizona, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Robert served in World War II as the Electronics Technician aboard the USS LCS 102 in the Pacific during most of 1945. He was an active member of the First Congregational Church in Phoenix for many years. He also served as past President, and founding member of the Phoenix College Alumni Association; PC President Dr. Anna Solley dedicated the office space which houses Alumni and Development and the Phoenix College Alumni Association as the “Bob Howell Alumni Center” at the PCAA Annual Meeting on April 20, 2006. Survivors include his wife Wilhelmina; son William (Debbie); and one step grandchild Jeremy. Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Maricopa Community College Foundation and memo line it to the Blair-Howell Emergency Fund.
Barbara & Bob Spear
We are so sorry for your loss of a wonderful man and father who loved his family. He was the most caring, loving husband to his wife Wilma, my friend for over 50 years,
Bob was a real gentleman, kind, considerate , caring.
It is hard to express our feelings for Bob, our true friend.
He will be missed.
Rest in Peace Bob, you are in our prayers, Heaven will be
honored to have you.
Bob & Barbara
Bob was a great friend at Motorola. I remember his smile and really enjoyed working with him for many years. God bless him. Jim Stevens
Bob (Dad) he was the sweetest father in-law that any daughter would have been blessed to have. We spent many wonderful times together enjoyed our outings every Friday night if not away we spent them at home. He loved coming to our home during the holidays.. we always had a great time listen to stories of his child hood. He was truly a great man the mold was broken when he came into this world … He will be missed by many …. Love you Dad
You will be greatly missed my friend! From one veteran to another, I’ll do my best carry on your honor and pride into the next generation. Thursdays buffet dinners will be missing a big part, but you will be in our hearts and minds forever. I love you, Sir!