Lockport Union-Sun & Journal
William Howland, age 61, of Appleton, entered into rest on Saturday, October 13, 2012, at Niagara Hospice House, surrounded by his loving family. Born December 19, 1950 in Watertown, Bill was the son of the late James E. Howland, Sr. and Joanne Nelson of Henderson, NV.
William married Holly Wittcop July 7, 2002. They had been married for 10 years. He served his country as a US Marine during the Vietnam War. William attended Niagara Community College where he received his associate's degree in human resources and received his bachelor's degree in social work from Buffalo State College. After graduation, Bill worked for Thomann Asphalt driving truck and hauling heavy equipment.
Bill enjoyed riding his motorcycle, auctions, being with his family, going on trips and working at Thomann Asphalt.
William is survived by his loving wife, Holly; daughter, Deanna G. Meyers of Appleton; sons, Everett Benway, Matthew (Chandel) Howland, both of Watertown; and Dennis (Jennie) Meyers, Jr. of Mulberry, FL; his mother, Joanne Nelson and mother-in-law, Grace Wittcop. Also surviving are four sisters, Carol Bray, Mary Kay Howland, Margaret (Tom) Hodge and Donna (John) Lee, all of Watertown; beloved nephew, Brandon (Lisa) Howland and several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews; and several brothers and sisters-in law. Papa to Jon Meyers. William is also survived by seven other grandchildren. William was predeceased by his father, James E. Howland, Sr., and three brothers, James "Jimmy" E. Jr., Robert and Raymond Howland; and a sister, Laura Howland.
Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at the Kenneth H. Sherrie Funeral Home, 6139 East Avenue, Newfane, on Thursday, October 18, 2012, at 1:00 PM, with the Reverend Wesley Wittcop officiating. The family will receive friends from noon until 1:00 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to the family c/o Deanna Meyers, 2009 Hartland Road, Appleton, NY 14008. Please sign guest register at www.sherriefuneralhome.com and leave a kind memory for the family to read.