WINCHENDON - Charles H. Howe, 88, of 50 Monadnock Avenue, died peacefully Tuesday morning, November 14, 2017 in Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Gardner.
He was born in Sanford, Maine on November 27, 1928, son of the late Earl K. and Lena (Mosher) Howe and had graduated from Sanford High School. Charlie later graduated from University of Gorham and received his Masters Degree from Columbia University. Charlie proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War.
Charlie was a physical education teacher in Winchendon public school for many years until his retirement. Before teaching in Winchendon, Charlie had teaching stints in Jaffrey, NH, Cornish, NH and in the State of Minnesota. In recent years, Charlie had worked as a courier for Matthieu Ford. Charlie enjoyed walking in the woods and along Lake Dennison with his dog Spencer and he especially enjoyed assisting his dear friend Kenneth Girouard at Murdock Farm.
An excellent athlete, Charlie was a third baseman and played semi-professional baseball. He was a member of Artisan Lodge of Masons, the United Parish and was a former member of the Unitarian Church in Winchendon. He was especially fond of dogs, including his current dog Spencer. He was a resident of Winchendon for 58 years.
He leaves his wife, Marilyn (Whittaker) Howe; three children, Terry S. Howe, Charles H. Howe III and his wife Corrine of Raleigh, NH and Heather L. Howe-Despres and her husband Roger of Lehigh Acres, FL and two grandchildren, Brooks Ervin and Matthew Howe.
Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours.
Memorial donations may be made to Worcester Animal Rescue League, 139 Holden St.., Worcester, MA 01606.
Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon is directing arrangements.