On Saturday, October 22, Daniel Thomas Howells, beloved husband, brother, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family following a brief battle with cancer.
Dan was born in Buffalo, NY on September 30th, 1947, to the late Gerald Gerrard Howells and the late Helen Marie Clarke. While attending the University of Buffalo, he met his forever sweetheart, Barbara. They were married two years later, and last year they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They settled in Clifton Park, NY and raised their 3 children.
Dan had a long, successful career at the New York Department of Social Services.
Dan’s love was a shining light, and he was committed to making everyone he met feel welcome and accepted.
He was a committed member of Faith Baptist Church. His faith in Jesus Christ was the foundation of his life.
He was the beloved husband of Barbara (Cullings) Howells; loving father to Robert Douglas Howells, Brian Edward Howells (Amber), and Amy Judith Carter (Chris); blessed to be the grandfather of Riana, Gavin, Jude, Bowan, Byron, Elena, Henry, and Jaren; cherished brother of James, Jack and Sue; treasured by many nieces, nephews, extended family, and countless friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to the Memorial Service on Tuesday, October 25th at 10:00 a.m. at Faith Baptist Church, 11 Glenridge Rd., Rexford, NY 12148.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Alpha Pregnancy Care Center, 518 Clinton Ave., Albany, NY 12206.