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Record #: R2017-718   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 9/6/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 9/6/2017
Title: Tribute to late Richard Howard, Jr.
Sponsors: Austin, Carrie M.
Attachments: 1. R2017-718.pdf
Memorial Resolution for Richard Howard, Jr.

WHEREAS, Richard Howard, Jr. was called home to our almighty God on August 6, 2017; and
WHEREAS, This esteemed body has been notified of Richard Howard, Jr.'s passing by the Honorable Carrie M. Austin, Alderman of the 34th Ward; and
WHEREAS, Richard Howard, Jr. was born to the late Erma Brown and Richard Howard, Sr. on March 31, 1956, in Chicago, Illinois. He confessed his devotion to Christ at an early age. He graduated from Chicago Vocational High School where he participated in numerous talent shows; and
WHEREAS, Richard worked for twenty-eight years at Acme Steel, where he was promoted to foreman. When the plant closed, he went to work at Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad; and
WHEREAS, From a prior marriage he had three children: Takeshia, Richard III and Devin. In May, 2000, Richard married his long-time sweetheart, Queenie Flowers. They had one son, Dionte; and
WHEREAS, Richard was incredibly talented in karaoke, especially performing songs by the Chi-Lites and the Stylistics. He even created his own karaoke club, Club 379. He was a gadget fanatic, owning an incredible number of them. Richard greatly enjoyed photography. He was a trusted advisor and counselor to numerous friends and family; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Howard leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Queenie Howard; daughter, Takeshia; sons, Richard III, Devin and Dionte; grandchildren, Pashion, John, Marc, Jeremy, Alonzo, Carrolyn, Penelope and Arieonna; great-grandchildren, Noah, Bella and Mia; mother, Erma Brown; sisters, Lauri and Donna; brothers, Raynoldo (Marie), Tony (Gayer), Dwain, Shawn (Patti) and Ronald; sister-in-laws, Venilla, Wilma and Earlene (William); and a host of nieces; nephews; family and friends; and
WHEREAS, Richard Howard, Jr. was preceded in death by his father, Richard Howard, Sr.; brother Ricky; and sisters, Ursula and Angela; now, therefore,
Be It Resolved, That we, the Mayor and members of the City Council of the City of Chicago,...

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