William (Bill) J. Howells, 212th 69-70

William J. Howells

December 19, 1948 – May 15, 2022Share this obituary
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William J. Howells, 73 of  Monongahela (Valley Inn), passed away on May 15, 2022 in his home. Bill was born on December 19, 1948 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late William and Emma (Kay) Howells. After his graduation in 1966 from Monongahela High School he served in the U.S. Army Military Police as a dog handler during the Vietnam War. Bill worked for many years as a machinist and laborer  for the Mitchell Power Station in Courtney until his retirement. A member of St. Andrew the Apostle in Monongahela, he belonged to the Valley Inn Sportsman Club and the Monongahela VFW Post #1409. Bill is survived by his wife Deborah (Buono) Howells who he married August 1, 1976, a sister and brother in law Kay (David) Post of Greenville, SC; three sisters in law, Linda (Bill) Hyslop of Tionesta, Cheryl (Jim) Martis of Monongahela and Pam Kroll (Bob Anderson) of River Hill along with numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews along with many good friends that he always considered his extended family. Friends will be received at the Marshall Marra Funeral Home, 216 Chess Street, Monongahela, 724-258-6767 on Wednesday 4-8pm. Blessing prayers will begin in the funeral home at 9:15am followed by a Mass of Christian burial that will be celebrated at 10am on Thursday May 19th in St. Andrew the Apostle Parish, Monongahela. Interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora with military honors conducted by the Mon-Valley Honors Guard and Firing Squad. At Bill’s request in lieu of flowers please make a donation to either the Western Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors @ wpawoundedwarrior.org or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 600 Waterfront Dr #210, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Condolences can be made at marshallmarrafuneralhome.com. 

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Marshall Marra Funeral Home
216 Chess Street
Monongahela, Pennsylvania 15063Get Directions on Google MapsFuneral Service

Thursday, May 19, 2022
10:00 AM
St. Andrew the Apostle Parish
722 West Main St.
Monongahela, PA 15063Get Directions on Google Maps