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 Thomas Howitt, Jr

Thomas Howitt, Jr

Birth
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 9 Sep 2004 (aged 78)
Elmira, Chemung County, New York, USA
Burial Wayne, Steuben County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 155836095 · View Source
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Veteran World War II
US Navy Air Corps

Thomas Howitt Jr. passed away unexpectedly on September 9, at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital. He was born July 13, 1926 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Thomas and Annie Reta (Wilson) Howitt. He married Lena Mae Harbison on June 16, 1950 in Memphis, Tennessee & was a United States Navy Air Corps veteran of World War II as a bombardier on the Martin Mariner (PBM). In 1950, He graduated from MIT with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He was a member of Tau Beta Pi, National Honorary Engineering Society, and President of Pi Tau Sigma, National Mechanical Engineering Society. He joined Corning Glass Works in 1950, as an equipment engineer. In 1959, he was appointed Director of Process Research and was responsible for Process Research Center from its opening in 1960 to 1968. He attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University in 1968, and was then promoted to Vice President of the newly-formed Corporate development Division. He subsequently directed the Manpower Development Division, Electronic Product Division, Manufacturing for the Science Products Division, Energy and Environmental Control, and retired as a Vice President of Purchasing, Transportation, and Real Estate in 1987, with 37 years of service. Tom was a strong believer in donating his time back to the community. He served as President of the Steuben Tier Chapter of the Professional Engineers, chairman of the Southern Tier Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, in a variety of roles on the Corning-Painted Post School Board (1964-70), member (1981-1985) of the Board of Trustees of Corning Community College (chairman, 1984-85). He was a member of the American Legion, Corning Rotary Club, and a fifty two year member of the First United Methodist Church (Corning), where he served on the Board of Trustees and as Chairman of the Finance Committee. He was Chairman of the Individual Gifts section of the Annual United Way Campaign, which includes Corning Incorporated retirees and Residential Contributors and chairman of the Retiree Division of the Blue Ribbon Campaign for Corning Hospital (five years). Tom was a great sports enthusiast who enjoyed ping pong, squash, tennis, golf and hunting. His favorite place to relax and spend time with his family was Keuka Lake, where he was known as the "Mayor" of Marlena Point.

Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Class Notes Posted October 2004


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  • Created by: Buddy Leech
  • Added: 8 Dec 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 155836095
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Howitt, Jr (13 Jul 1926–9 Sep 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 155836095, citing McDowell Cemetery, Wayne, Steuben County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Buddy Leech (contributor 48703475) .