Major Howard's Story
Howard was born in Ingleside, Texas, to Zera Hines and George Haskin. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 32 years, during WWII, Korea and Vietnam, earning WWII Victory Award and Bronze Star. He continued working until 85, first as Clinton County Manpower Director, then NYS Department of Health Regional Medical Care Administrator, and finally, NHC administrator. Howard earned two bachelor degrees from University of Texas-Austin and MBA from SUNY-Plattsburgh. He gained expertise in natural medicines.
Howard married Gloria Theresa Lewis; they raised six children: Herbert Charles (Jane) Haskin, Suffolk, Va.; Clark Edward (Doris) Haskin, College Station, Texas; Benjamin Haskin, Mt. Healthy, Ohio; Jenny (Larry) Trombley, Anderson, S.C.; Susan (Chuck) Timm, Batavia, Ill.; and Kathleen Haskin, Jasper, Tenn. He also enjoyed many other family members including grandchildren, great- and great-great-grandchildren.
Howard was buried with military honors at Chattanooga National Cemetery, Tenn. Memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans, American Legion, or VFW.
Published on March 10, 2018