Robert (Bob) Howard ’63

Robert died July 8 at the Cambridge Health Alliance Hospital in Everett, surrounded by his loving family. He was 71 years old. Born in Franklin, he is the son of the late Thomas and Marjorie M. (Grover) Howard.

On June 22, 1967, Bob was drafted into the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Specialist Four Howard distinguished himself by heroism in connection with military operations against an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam while assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry, 199th Light Infantry Brigade. On that day, July 27, 1968, Specialist Four Howard valorous actions earned him the Purple Heart Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal w/ DVC 60, Combat Infantryman Badge and the Expert Badge Rifle. Bob was honorably discharged on October 4, 1968.

Bob was an Everett resident for more than 40 years. For a number of years, Bob worked in the warehouse at the former Joan & David shoe company in Everett. As a mechanic by hobby, Bob enjoyed the title “backyard mechanic” as he fixed cars for his enjoyment. He was a former member of the former V.F.W. and D.A.V. in Everett.

Bob is the husband of the late Sheila M. (Budney), with whom he shared 41 years of marriage, prior to Sheila’s death in 2009. He is the devoted father of Robert E. Howard, Jr. and his wife Stephanie of Everett, Scott Howard and his wife Sheila of West Virginia, Angel Daigle and her husband, Billy, and the late Timothy Howard. Dear brother of David Howard and his wife Robin of Norton, Gayle Howard of SC and the late Walter, Harvey, Glen Howard. Brother-in-law of the late Diane Howard. Also lovingly survived by seven grandchildren: Chanel, Timmy, Michael, Sean, Faith, Hanna-Mae and the late Chuckie, two great-grandchildren, JoJo, Aryana and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

John Glassman ’78

John S. Glassman died April 13 after a short bout with pancreatic cancer.

John was born to Clyde and Gloria Glassman on January 14, 1956 in Seattle. He was a proud 1974 graduate of Ingraham High School. He obtained degrees in political science and economics at Pacific Lutheran University before graduating from the University of Puget Sound School of Law in 1981.

After practicing law for 13 years, John moved on to be a high school drug and alcohol counselor, a chief information officer, a member of several boards, and graduate school professor.

He will be remembered for his heart, generosity, and goodwill toward those less fortunate than himself.

He is survived by his sister Carolyn; son Thomas and Thomas’ wife, Deanna; his granddaughter Adler; daughter Katie, nephew Paul and Paul’s fiancée, Ashlynne; nieces Julia, Olivia and Amelia; and sister-in-law Ann Glassman.