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Howard Barry Reba
7/3/1938 – 10/6/2018
“When you come to a fork in the road, take it” ~ Yogi Berra.
Howard Barry Reba, beloved husband, brother, father and grandfather, wanted to let you know his work here is done. He’s taken a fork to his new destination that will take him to a place where he can eat unlimited chocolate and corned beef sandwiches, while lying in the sun, enjoying his reunion with family and friends he hasn’t seen for a long time.
Howard lived an amazing 80 years, passing on October 6, 2018, at Porter Hospice in Littleton, CO. He made everyone smile that came across his path, primarily because of his quick wit, broad smile and extreme kindness. He made instant connections everywhere he went. He loved every sport imaginable and enjoyed playing them as well. He could often be found shooting hoops with his children and grandchildren throughout the years. He also enjoyed his ‘coffee klatch’ group in most recent years with friends.
Howard was raised in Baltimore, MD, the son of Jack and Evelyn Reba (deceased). He attended college at the University of Maryland as well as Baltimore Junior College, where he met his beautiful wife, Marie, and they were soon married Sept 27, 1959. Early in their marriage, Howard served in the Army National Guard, and later shared his love of writing throughout his career as a technical writer in the aerospace industry, as well as serving as project manager in the telecommunications industry. Their life was one of adventure, with multiple job-related moves from the east coast to west, finally landing them in Parker, CO where they have lived since 2001.
Howard is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, and sister. He and Marie loved each other dearly and celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on September 27. He was a hero to his two sons, Jeff and Gary, leaving his indelible mark on their sense of comedy! But, more importantly, he gave them the skills they needed to be great dads and life partners to the women in their lives, Simone and Jeri. He was the light of his grandchildren’s lives, remembered most as the silly, heart-of-gold Pop Pop/Gramps to his five grandchildren Chelsea, Scott, Emily, Alex, and Erin. He was also a faithful brother to his sister, Sharon. In short, no man could have loved his family more.
He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
Porter Hospice at the Johnson Center
5020 East Arapahoe Road, Littleton CO 80122
** In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made to Porter Hospice Foundation via check or click the donation button located at www.porterhospice.org Our deepest gratitude to the team of caregivers who provided such quality care for Howard during his time there.