Obituary : Raymond C. Howick
Raymond Charles Howick, born in Buffalo, N.Y., on June 6, 1926, died at home in Evanston Ill., on March 14.
Ray graduated from Buffalo Technical High School in 1944 and served as a radarman on the USS Trego in World War II. He graduated from the University of Buffalo in 1949, worked for Ontario Biscuit Co. in Buffalo and later joined Moog in East Aurora, N.Y. He moved to Wilmette, Ill., in 1969 and worked as a purchasing executive for the Chicago corporations FMC, ITW, Beatrice Foods, and Sara Lee. He retired in 1993 and moved to Evanston.
Ray loved swimming, tennis, and his daily workouts at the YMCA. He also loved Martha's Vineyard, from his first visit in 1980, through summer vacations to the purchase of a home on East Chop in 1985. He became a summer resident and quickly grew to love the Martha's Vineyard community. He served on the Board and as President of the East Chop Tennis Club. He was a familiar figure on the Chop in his bright red Morgan sports car.
He was preceded in death by his wife Muriel May Howick. He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years Laurie White Howick, and by his sons Andrew (Mary Trupke) and Ward (Patty Devoy) and his grandchildren Danny, Ginny, and Ryan Howick, as well as many other relatives and friends. Celebrations of his life will take place later in the spring. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Polly Hill Arboretum, P.O. Box 561, West Tisbury, MA 02575, or the charity of your choice.