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Robert J. Howie

April 2, 2023

Robert J. Howie Obituary

Robert J. Howie “Bob”, age 75 of Eatontown, died peacefully on Sunday, April 2, 2023. He was born on July 3, 1947 in Johnstown, PA to late the Carl and Florence Howie. He served our Country honorably in the Vietnam War as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. Bob was a longtime resident of Monmouth County, and he worked as a Manager at Concurrent Computer Corporation in West Long Branch for many years. He was so lucky to retire early and enjoy his life.

Bob loved traveling, golf, riding his motorcycle, eating out and enjoying time with his loved ones. In addition, he was an avid leader in his community and was a volunteer Firefighter and former President of Oceanport Hook and Ladder for years. He loved their famous annual fundraiser known as “The Ham Dinner” and best known for his raisin gravy. Bob was also a member of the VFW and the Eatontown Elks, Lodge 2402, and enjoyed their many functions.  

He is survived by his wife Mary Solis Howie; his children, Tara Howie, Jason Howie, his wife Carolina and grandson Alejandro, whom he cherished dearly; Dana Howie; his granddaughter, which he adored dearly, Daniella Howie and his only brother, Ron Howie. He is also survived by his sisters in law, Milly Solis Ling, Irma Solis Flores and Anna Marie McKenna and a brother in law, Joseph Solis. He is predeceased by his favorite dogs, Thor and Zeus, who he loved dearly and three sisters in law, Rachael Solis Flores, Sally Solis Flores and Donna Solis Stefanik.

Visitation will be held on Monday, April 10, 2023 from 4 – 8 pm at the Damiano Funeral Home, 191 Franklin Avenue in Long Branch. Funeral, Tuesday; 9 am from the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10:30 am at St. Dorothea’s Church in Eatontown. Interment will follow at Brigadier General Wm. C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery in Arneytown. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Oceanport Hook & Ladder Fire Company, 21 Main Street, Oceanport, NJ 07757. The family invites you to leave a letter of condolence by selecting the Tribute/Guestbook link above.

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April 10, 2023

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Damiano Funeral Home
191 Franklin Ave

Mass of Christian Burial
April 11, 2023

10:30 AM
St. Dorothea Roman Catholic Church
240 Broad Street


Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery
350 Province Line Road
Wrightstown, NJ 08562


Oceanport Hook and Ladder Company
21 Main Street, Oceanport NJ 07757


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