|Birth: ||Jan. 11, 1935|
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jan. 4, 1987|
THE MORNING UNION (SPRINGFIELD, MASS.) TUESDAY 6 JANUARY 1987, P. H27:
Rites for writer, editor Walter Howard set today
TYRINGHAM (UPI)--A funeral will be tomorrow for Walter Damrosch Howard, a writer and editor for The Berkshire Eagle and son of the late Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sidney Howard. He was 51.
Howard, editor of The Eagle's opinion and editorial page since 1983, colllapsed and died at his sister's home on Howard Farm, where he also lived, officials said.
An autopsy was planned to determine the cause of his death, said John J. Kelly, a director at Kelly Funeral Home in Lee.
Howard's father, playwright Sidney Howard, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1925 for his play "They Knew What They Wanted." He also won an Academy Awad in 1940 for the screenplay of "Gone with the Wind."
Sidney Howard died in an accident at the Howard Farm in 1939 when Walter Howard was four years old.
One of Walter Howard's great grandfathers was James G. Blaine of Maine, unsuccessful candidate for president in 1884.
Howard wrote on subjects ranging from haying on his family's farm to getting a haircut at a barbershop in China, where he visited in 1983 as a member of a delegation of Massachusetts farmers.
He joined the editorial department of The Eagle in 1983. As editor of the op-ed page, Howard planned and edited local, regional, national and international columns. He also wrote unsigned editorials and signed columns.
Howard first worked for The Eagle from 1958-60 after graduating from Yale University then left the newspaper to work in the presidential campaign of John F. Kennedy.
The funeral will be tomorrow at 11 a.m. at the Tyringham Union Church. Burial will be in Tyringham Cemetery.
Sidney Coe Howard (1891 - 1939)
Leopoldine Blaine Damrosch Howard (1899 - 1964)
Jennifer Howard (1925 - 1993)**
Walter Damrosch Howard (1935 - 1987)
Maintained by: Patricia R Reed
Originally Created by: Mark Wing
Record added: Jun 13, 2011
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