Edward E. How Jr.
Published 11:46 am Thursday, November 5, 2015
COURTLAND — Edward E. “Ned” How Jr. passed away at the age of 70 on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015.
Mr. How was born at General Hospital in Norfolk to the late Edward E. How Sr. and Dorothy Pittman How. He grew up in the neighborhood of Riverview and was a proud graduate of Granby High School. Together with his high school sweetheart, he lived, worked and raised six children in Northern Virginia for the better part of 30 years, before returning to the Tidewater area and settling with family in Courtland in the late 1990s.
He worked as a paint company sales representative for 50 years, and especially enjoyed the last dozen or so of those years working with a fine and caring group of coworkers at Virginia Paint in Chesapeake.
Left to cherish his memory are his sister, Anne Barbarisi, and his best friend, Dan White, both of Courtland; two daughters, Bethany K. How of Brooklyn, New York; and Courtney D. How of Lisbon, Portugal; three sons, Jeremy P. How of Hilliard, Ohio; Jeffrey L. How of Ashburn, Virginia; and Edward E. How III of Lansdowne, Virginia; 10 grandchildren, Evan Carolina, Angelina, Celia, Edward, Kaitlyn, Brayden, Trevor, Andrew, Chloe and Bennett; three nephews, Guerry Gallup of Suffolk, Virginia; Brian Gallup of Louisville, Kentucky; and Amelio “Tripp” Barbarisi of Woodstock, Virginia; and one niece, Gretchen G. Atkins of Ivor, Virginia.
He was predeceased by his son, Evan Charles How.
An affable and giving man to the end, who was affectionately known as “Lightning” to his hunting buddies — and who never left a stray dog or cat in want of a meal or a place to call home — Mr. How’s corneas were donated to the Lions Medical Eye Bank and Research Center of Eastern Virginia so that two people might have their vision restored, and he will advance medical education and science in the Commonwealth of Virginia through the Virginia State Anatomical Program.
His family will have a private memorial service in his honor at a future date.