Dan Ross Howard, 66, of Cary, NC died Monday, January 12, 2015. Born in Glasgow, Montana;son of Fred and Opal Howard. After high school graduation, Dan spent 1 year at Montana State Univ before entering the USMA at West Point and graduating in 1971. In 1972, he married Eileen Daly. Dan received his law degree from the Univ of Montana (1976-79) and began employment as a Patent Attorney with Dow Chemical Co.in Midland, MI where they raised their five children.
Dan and Eileen moved to Cary, NC in 2008; he continued to work for Dow Chemical until his death.
Dan is survived by his children; Brian Howard of Apex, NC, Dan Howard (Kelly) of Apex, NC, Annmarie Ruppert (Mike) of Baltimore, MD, Susan Howard and Jonathan Howard of Michigan; his grandchildren, Nadia, Ross and Millie of Apex, NC; siblings Jerry Howard, Doreen Gertz, and Deb DeBoer of Montana. He is predeceased by his parents Opal and Fred.
A celebration of Dan's life will be held at 11 AM on January 24th at St Francis of Assisi Church in Raleigh, NC.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Wounded Warrior Project or a food pantry.