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    It is with a heavy heart that I am posting this news. My dear friend Howard passed on this week at home. He was an amazing person and one of my dearest friends.

    All of his close friends and relatives have been notified, so now I am passing the news on to the retriever community. All of you know how hard working he was, what an accomplished trainer, and what a giving person he was with his knowledge. He worked hard to keep our sport going in Alaska, and helped many a new trainer get their start. I can remember when he first took me under wing, he would come to this site and complain about how terrible I was in the chat room!

    The retriever community has lost a great man, and I am so sorry to have to share this. I do not know when the service will happen. This news just came today. But I will try to keep you all informed. He would certainly not want a big fanfare. His dogs are all being taken care of...

    Howard, may you find plenty of awesome fields with a certain leaf or branch hanging down to put a blind under! You know, the one gold one that's waving in the wind next to the tuft of yellow grass. You brought much joy to me and your training partners. I will see you again someday!

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    What sad news. I know Howard is going to be missed by many.
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    Such sad news! Howard I'll miss you a lot! RIP my friend.

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    RIP Howard
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    Wow. I am stunned. Howard and I got to know one another via RTF. Then we met at a Rorem seminar. He was a good man.
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    Sorry to hear this news. Condolences to family and friends. I enjoyed reading his posts for the insight and wisdom.

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    I am stunned. But most of all I will miss him. We talked from time to time on the phone, on Facebook, and of course on RTF. Very knowledgeable dog man who was always willing to share information. The world needed more like him. Rest in peace my friend.
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    Very sad news indeed. Howard will be missed by many, I'm sure. I had the good fortune to meet him a few winters ago when he took a training vacation down here in Texas. I know I will miss him on here as he could be counted on to maintain reason and a good amount of common sense.

    God Speed, Howard!
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    Mary, very sorry to hear this, always enjoyed talking to Howard whenever I made it up there. Gone much too soon.

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