John was born in North Hollywood, California in 1939 and found the meaning of love and life in 1993 when he met Becky Adams in Denver, Colorado with whom he shared the next 25 years. John and Becky moved to Parker, Colorado, in 1996 where they found so many great friends and dearly loved the community.
John spent his entire professional career in the food industry, traveling the country in management for several companies creating sales and new product development. During the time spent in Parker he volunteered on several boards, commissions and foundations to pay it forward for - as he put it - his fortunate success.
John is survived by his step daughter Laura Adams and her husband Michael Koepf (Palo Alto, California) and his daughter Sarah Howe (Minneapolis, Minnesota), and many dear friends throughout the country. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Becky in 2018.
John has suggested that anyone who would like to remember him might do so through memorial contributions to his most important charity; The “Becky Adams Excellence Award” at the Stanford Cancer Institute, Stanford University, in Palo Alto, California. To make a memorial gift via mail please send to: Stanford Gift Processing Medical Center Development Attn: Michele Thompson 485 Broadway, 4th Floor Redwood City, CA 94063 • Please make the check payable to “Stanford University” • Note on the memo line or include a note directing the gift to “The Culver Family Gift Fund for the SCI (GHGCZ) in memory of John Howe” To make a memorial gift online please go to: • makeagift.stanford.edu o In the first dropdown box select Stanford Medicine o In the second dropdown box select Stanford Medicine (other) o In the third box that says Special Instructions/Other Designations type: “The Culver Family Gift Fund for the SCI (GHGCZ)” • Under Options selection In Honor/Memory of and note John Howe (you do not need to complete anything else in this section) • Review the information and submit your donation.
At his request there will be no memorial service.
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