Robert D. Howson

Robert D. Howson, 85, of Honey Brook, passed away on Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 under the care of Tel Hai Retirement Community. He was the husband of Agnes Howson, with whom he shared 58 years of marriage.

Born in Philadelphia, Robert was the son of the late Mary (Holmes) and Richard Howson. He served honorably in the US Army from 1953 to 1956.

Robert completed his BS in 1959, his MS in 1960, and his PhD in Engineering in 1965, earning all of his degrees from Yale University.

He retired from Bell Labs in Holmdel, N.J. after 36 years of employment.

An avid sailor he sailed at, and was a past Commodore of, Monmouth Boat Club, Red Bank NJ and a member of Eugene Yacht Club, Eugene OR.

His two favorite sailboats were a Woodpussy (PopPop’s Ship) and an Albacore.

Robert is survived, in addition to his wife, by his four sons: Douglas, Geoffrey, Eric, and Stephen; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

At Bob’s request, there will be no formal service held. A graveside service will be held at Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge at the convenience of the family.