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Obituary of Howard J. Vail
Howard J. Vail, age 86, of Eden, New York died Thursday, October 25, 2018. He was born on February 21, 1932 in Lackawanna, NY. He was a son of the late William C. and Pearl L Vail. Howard married his loving wife, the former Carolyn Herzog, of 52 years on October 10, 1959.
Howard will be remembered for his love of his grandchildren and following all of their events. He also enjoyed working outdoors and “puttering” around his home. He enjoyed chickens, his vegetable garden, tractors, model trains and hot air balloons.
He was the devoted husband of the late Carolyn (nee: Herzog), the cherished father of Ruth (David) Rowe, Grace (Allen) Janiga and Robert (Shari) Vail, the loving grandfather Angelene (George) Fotiadis, Jessica (Mark Hoffman) Rowe, Nathaniel (Susie Prichard) Rowe, Timothy (Savanna Gonyea) Rowe, Brian (Jaime) Janiga, Melanie (Piers Murdock) Janiga, Arek Janiga, Gabriel Vail, Eden Vail and special great grandfather of Derek Fotiadis
Brother of Mary Lou (late Arthur) Wilmore, Maidie (late Jerry) Janik, late George (Katherine) Vail, Iva (Frank) Bartula, Mildred (Don) Ludwig, Peggy Vail, Russell Vail, Betty (Bill) Churchill and Robert Vail. Also survived by sister in law Phyllis (late William) Vail.
Family and friends are invited to call Monday, October 29, 2018 from 5-9PM at the Laing Funeral Home Inc. 2724 W. Church St. Eden
Memorials can be made to the Eden-North Collins Food Pantry where Howie volunteered.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Oct 30, 2018 at 10AM from Immaculate Conception Church, Eden.
Words of sympathy may be made on www.LaingFuneralHome.com