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jonstark  (D 8298)

Jan 12, 2009, 5:22 PM
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Howard passed a few days ago. He had begun to make a home in the Florida Keys and died while enroute to his home in the LA area to pick up his pets. There are a lot of folks who will miss him. One told me he "Loved him like a dad but hung out with him like school kids." I personally loved him like a big brother and always wished some of his class and savior-faire would rub off on me. He was cool.

Couple of stories... Jim Handbury and Howard used to hang glide together. Howard wanted to skydive. Jim faked him a log book and told him what to do. Howard showed up at Elsinore and talked his way onto a load and made his first jump solo... Another one... Howard was the driver for the Flatbed ten. If you hafta ask never mind...

Howard and his son have won more world titles in speed water skiing than anyone ever. Todd skis and dad either drove or helicoptered to monitor. His dedication to and love for his son was immense.

He was by far my favorite traveling partner. A very selfish part of me mourns his loss. I never got enough of the guy. I'm sure there are many many others missing him as well.

Fly on brah!

jon


wannabediver  (B 29004)

Jan 12, 2009, 10:48 PM
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Love to hear stories like that! My condolences to all who were close to Howard. Yet another angel in the sky....TanyaAngelic


NVizABull

Jan 13, 2009, 8:15 AM
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There's a classic Howard, Denise & Tom Sanders shot on the aerialfocus website on the Photo Gallery for Perrine Memorial Day 2001, Page 1 (P5010134), not to mention Howard being the 1st two shots on Page 1.

You will be missed, but never forgotten my friend.

Kaye


JohnRich  (D License)

Jan 13, 2009, 9:37 AM
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In reply to:
There's a classic Howard, Denise & Tom Sanders shot on the aerialfocus website on the Photo Gallery for Perrine Memorial Day 2001, Page 1 (P5010134), not to mention Howard being the 1st two shots on Page 1.

Link: http://www.aerialfocus.com/...ne5-01/P5010134.html

Of the three people in that photo, which is Howard?

The referenced "Page 1": http://www.aerialfocus.com/...ine5-01/index-1.html


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NVizABull

Jan 13, 2009, 9:54 AM
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Howard is on the left with the hat on and Tom Sanders is on the right.

Kaye


Rainbo  (D 9054)

Jan 13, 2009, 9:55 AM
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Wow, sorry to hear about Howard

BSBD


chrisjudice  (D 17880)

Jan 13, 2009, 4:22 PM
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"cause i'm a cowboy baby!"

I'm gonna miss you Howard!


base428

Jan 14, 2009, 5:24 PM
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Howard was a great guy and will be sadly missed. I never knew he drove for the Flatbed 10.......man, I would have really enjoyed teasing him about THAT!

http://www.vertical-visions.com/.../best/BD04_2141.html


jdobleman  (D 7790)

Jan 14, 2009, 10:59 PM
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Hadn't seen Haig in a while, sorry he's gone.

Blue skies, my brother.

madjohn


travelingmack  (B License)

Jan 15, 2009, 8:50 AM
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sweet "pride color" canopy, did he jump with those infamous pigs?


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NickDG  (D 8904)

Jan 15, 2009, 10:17 AM
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C-ya, Howard . . .

NickD Smile


NVizABull

Jan 15, 2009, 3:13 PM
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No, Howard never got "porked"...I tried to get him to get porked, but it never happened.

K


surfbum5412  (A 49444)

Jan 18, 2009, 7:22 PM
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I met Howard Haig at a Christmas party down here in Newport Beach a while back. And ever since meeting him, the only thing I looked forward to around the holidays was talking to Howard and Todd at the annual Christmas party. He really had the power to make you feel like an old friend immediately after meeting him.

Condolences to Todd.

Blue skies Howard.


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jonstark  (D 8298)

Feb 2, 2009, 1:20 PM
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Here's how the send-off went last weekend...

e-mail from a friend who attended:

Jon, it was unbelievable - 550 people showed up and jammed that church! There were about 50 who had to stand! There was a jumping contingent, a water-ski contingent, the construction crowd, family, friends, neighbors - it was nuts! Afterwards at Redlands CC, there was a gigantic party with filet mignon, all-you-can-eat sushi (the family hired the main chef from his favorite sushi place), tons of alcohol...

One funny moment in the church came from this one guy who obviously regularly did a lot of lumber business with Howard. After the slide show (enormous!), he got up on the "open mike" and said "....now that I saw the pictures, it just confirms it - that f%#cker was nuts!!!!" He also said a bunch of other hilarious, irreverent things. Needless to say, the open mike was shut down after that. Howard would have loved it!

What a guy - what a loss, huh?

Still can't believe he's gone west.

jon


base60

Feb 4, 2009, 4:19 PM
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Wow I just found this out. That sucks. I remember riding back from bridge day with Howard and Kliff Keltner. Howard was wearing an acapulco shirt and we stopped for a beer in a hick little bar. As we walked in it went deathly quiet and then the barmaid shouts...'What the f..k is this, Miami Vice?!' Every time I met him he'd bring it up. Shit. That's a loss. He was a class act.


jonstark  (D 8298)

Feb 4, 2009, 6:30 PM
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In reply to:
Wow I just found this out. That sucks. I remember riding back from bridge day with Howard and Kliff Keltner. Howard was wearing an acapulco shirt and we stopped for a beer in a hick little bar. As we walked in it went deathly quiet and then the barmaid shouts...'What the f..k is this, Miami Vice?!' Every time I met him he'd bring it up. Shit. That's a loss. He was a class act.

He got a kick out of that trip. I heard the story of the hick bar a few times. It really cracked him up.


GEatonSkyfly  (D 27585)

May 3, 2009, 8:38 AM
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 I have only been friends with Howard for the last 7 years.
I was shocked to hear of his passing and will always remember him from bridge day.
I will miss him.
Grant Eaton Sr. Unsure


timber  (D 14846)

May 11, 2009, 3:34 AM
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I feel cheated!! I lived in California and know many of Howard s friends. Yet never had the pleasure of knowing him. I had seen the pictures of him on the inside cover of Parachutist this month. All I can think of is " A life well lived'!!

Blue Skies Howard.


NVizABull

Aug 16, 2009, 5:34 AM
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I missed your birthday publicly, however, you were thought of and talked about....and missed incredibly.


rmarshall234  (D 18793)

Aug 16, 2009, 4:47 PM
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anyone know if Howard ever went by the alias of Ogden? looks/sounds like a character i may have met one time and owe a debt of gratitude towards..


NVizABull

Jan 14, 2010, 11:16 AM
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still think of you and still haven't been able to delete your numbers from my phone...miss you Howard!


chrisjudice  (D 17880)

Jan 9, 2011, 8:06 PM
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Bawitdaba

Miss you man!


chrisjudice  (D 17880)

Dec 25, 2011, 3:59 PM
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Hey man,
I'm still drunk, fall for a living and i'm not a wet back!
miss ya!
January is Kid Rock month!

Merry Christmas!



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