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Howard H.  Lexow

Obituary for Howard H. Lexow

January 17, 1930 - November 17, 2018
McHenry, Illinois | Age 88

Loving Father, Grandfather, Great-grandfather, Brother-in Law, Uncle and Friend


Howard H. Lexow, age 88, passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018 in Woodstock. He was born in Chicago on January 17, 1930, the son of Ralph and Pauline (nee Coufelt) Lexow. On May 25, 1957, he married (the late) Joyce A. Wilson in Chicago.

Howard was a great fundraiser for various organizations and an excellent volunteer for hospitals and nursing homes. He was a member of American Legion Post 491 and had served our country in the Army during World War II and the Korean War. He volunteered for the Army Transport Service in June of 1946 through 1949 and served at Ft. Leonard from 1952 until 1954. In Howard's spare time, he enjoyed vacationing in Canada and fishing. Most of all though, he loved spending time with his great-granddaughters, grandchildren and all of his friends. He will be sorely missed by all.

Howard is survived by his children, Beth (Tony) Fino and Lee (Celeste) Lexow; grandchildren: Stephanie (Sam) Melton and Anthony T. Fino; great-grandchildren: Becky Rose Melton, Meka Nicole Melton and Julie Suzanne Melton; sister-in-law: Joan Ditty; nieces: Jeanette Emmel, Robin Emmel, Audrey (Bruce) Emmel, Francine (Larry) Johnson, Jeanne (Jeff) Weatherbee and nephew: Phillip (Linda) Lexow.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce (March 21, 2013), brother: Donald Lexow, nephew John Lexow as well as his parents, Ralph and Pauline.

Services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to a Veteran's Cause of choice.

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591 Ridgeview Drive
McHenry, IL 60050
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