Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Alexander S. Howard, Jr.

December 16, 1933 – April 17, 2022 (age 88)

New Windsor, NY

Alexander S. Howard of New Windsor, NY entered into eternal rest on April 17, 2022 at Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh NY. He was 88 years old. The son of the late Alexander S. Howard Sr. and Alice (Baxter) Howard, Alexander was born on December 16, 1933 in Cornwall, NY.

Alexander honorably and proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He was a retired mechanic for Provan Trucking in Newburgh NY.

Alexander was an honorary member of the Highland Engine Company. He loved to travel with his wife Maureen, especially to Germany, Ireland, Scotland, Switzerland and Austria. He loved going to Army football games and even traveled to Notre Dame where he met Regis Philbin. He enjoyed balloon festivals and camping with family and friends. They traveled to every state in the U.S. including Alaska and even Hawaii 4 different times to see his son, Sandy and family. He will be missed greatly.

Alexander is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Maureen (Coan) Howard; his brother: Arthur Howard; and his sister: Bonnie Fay. He leaves behind his four children: Alexander Howard and wife Angela, Corinne Cronin and her husband John, Beth Rafferty and her husband Terry and Edwin Howard and wife Susan.
Cherished grandchildren left behind are Jessica (Howard) Workman and her husband Josh, Michael Cronin and his wife Ashley, Shaun Cronin and his partner Jon, Kristopher Cronin and his wife Kay, Terence Rafferty, Glendon Rafferty and his wife Jen, Alexander, and Aiden Howard; also 7 great grandchildren to who he was blessed to know and love.

Alexander was predeceased by his wife Betty Ann (Waters) Howard and brothers: Fred and Robert; along with his sister: Betty O’dell; as well as mother-in-law: Francis Coan; and sister-in-law: Barbara Coan.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday April 24th at Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc, 337 Hudson St, Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY 12520. A Chapel service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 25th at the funeral home. Following the service, a Last Call around Highland Engine Co. will ensue. Interment with military honors will follow the Last Call at Calvary Cemetery in New Windsor, NY.

Arrangements are entrusted to Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc.; to send condolences or to get directions to the funeral home, please go to

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