Richard Howell

Obituary of Richard Howell

Adrian – Richard Malvin Howell, age 82, of Adrian, passed away on April 18, 2018, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital.


He was born August 12, 1935, in Grand Rapids, MI to Malvin and Ruth (Veyer) Howell. Richard worked for Ford Motor Company as an Engineer, retiring in 1997. 


Richard is survived by the love of his life of 40 years, Frances Brumbaugh Kawahara; four children, Deb (Roger) Sherman, Linda (Jose Martinez Jr.) Howell-Martinez, Thomas Richard Howell, and Mary (Christopher) Howell-Wall; grandchildren, Roger Ethan Sherman, Kristina (David) Saenz, Jose Tracer (Franshyary) Martinez III, Jessica Marie (Oscar) Howell, Kirklan Thomas (Kellie) Howell, Tyler Reyes, Yvonne Laroe, Apollonia (Matt) Cox, CJ Wall, Kayia Wall; and eight great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Marcus Lewis Kawahara; and first wife, Rosemarie Kowalczyk-Howell.


Visitation for Richard will be held on Friday, April 20, 2018, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. with visitation beginning at 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.


You may send condolences to the family at  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or to Pol Veterinary Services, 3959 W. Jordan, Weidman, MI 48893. Envelopes are available at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.