Howorth, Robert “Bob” Ward
1918 - Oct. 24, 2013

Bob Howorth

Bob Howorth. His loving wife of 70 years, Jean, preceded him in death in 2011. He was born in Lansing, MI, graduated BS-Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University and has been a life member of ASME. After a long and successful career with Allis Chalmers starting in Milwaukee and mostly in Cincinnati, he retired and moved to Greenville where he could enjoy his love of golf and tennis nearly 12 months a year. He often won competitions because of his skill even when he had to compete against younger players because there were no longer other competitors in his age group!

Not one to sit idle he pursued a second career with Fluor Daniel for a few years before finally retiring. When the weather didn’t accommodate outdoor sports, he enjoyed going to the gym, playing pool and bridge, and Wii bowling.

He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law: Ron & Ya of Travelers Rest, Gregg & Betsy of Georgetown, KY, and Bruce & Sue of Kettering, OH. Also surviving are grandson Kevin Howorth of Charlotte, NC, Ron’s daughter Jennifer, niece Sandra Goodrich and her husband Neil of Bangor, PA, and nephew Duffy King of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Bob has made clear that his Memorial Service be a celebration of the life he lived. Memorials may be made to the GUUF Endowment Fund, or the Alzheimer’s Association.