Howard Goodman, of Niles

Published 8:43 am Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Feb. 2, 1964 — Feb. 16, 2019

Howard Goodman, 55, of Niles, passed away on Saturday, Feb.16, 2019, at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville, following an illness.

He was born on Feb. 2, 1964, in Buchanan, to the late Gaylord E. and Betty Jean (Smith) Goodman.

Howard Goodman

Howard graduated Niles High School, class of 1982.

On Aug. 31, 2001, Howard married Marva Orth at a ceremony in Niles. She passed away on May 24, 2012.

Howard was currently employed at Creative Bus Sales in Elkhart, Indiana. In his spare time, he enjoyed watching NASCAR, spending time on his pontoon boat and the wind at his back when he was on his Harley Davidson. He was also a University of Michigan sports fan.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Marva. Howard is survived by his siblings, Jayne Merrill (Mike Layman), of Eau Claire, Dallas, (Tobye) Merrill, of Niles and Jean Vicini, of Berrien Springs; his girlfriend, Stacey Laubach and her daughter, Mari, both of Niles; beloved dog, Max; as well as countless friends.

A visitation to celebrate Howard’s life will be from noon until 2 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home on Sunday, March 3, 2019.

A private interment will be at Mission Hills Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made in Howard’s memory to Caring Circle (formerly Hospice at Home) at 4025 Health Park Lane, St. Joseph, Michigan 49085.

Memories of Howard may be left for his family at Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Niles.