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Basil Patrick Howard

November 12, 1966 May 8, 2018
Basil Patrick Howard
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Mr. Basil Patrick Howard was born November 12, 1966 in Belhaven, North Carolina to his parents, Senorita Howard and Lelon Howard. He was one of six children. He departed this life on May 8, 2018 at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey.

Basil was educated in North Carolina, graduating from Mattamuskeet High School. He moved to New Jersey in the late 80's to be with his Aunt Ann Spencer on Avon Avenue in Newark, New Jersey. From there he began his career as an optometrist. He worked in this field for over 40 years. He worked for Optical Palace in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Basil met his wife, Audrey Gibbs Howard, in North Carolina. They were high school sweethearts. They married on August 27, 1994. Together they raised two children, Stacy Gibbs-Edwards and Aaron Patrick Howard. He was a loving father and husband. He was also a great friend who was loved by so many people.

Basil, known as Patrick to family and friends, was an avid football fan. He was known for loving no other team besides the 49ers. He was also known as being a great pool player and for smoking his cigars. He was the life of every party. He was very social and people loved being around him. He was very loving and anyone could feel his love being in his presence. When he was excited he did a loud dog bark, and if you knew him you knew his bark. Basil had a great collection of hats and collectible cars. He also loved to visit Atlantic City, as he loved to gamble in the casinos. Playing the lottery was an everyday ritual for him as well. He was also known for calling any and everyone at all hours of the night for any given reason.

Basil leaves to cherish memory: his beloved wife, Audrey Lena Howard; children, Stacy Gibbs-Edwards (Adam) and Aaron Patrick Howard; parents, Senorita Howard and Lelon Howard; two grandchildren, Kamilia Howard and Ashley Edwards; four siblings, Antonio Howard, Karen Yvette Howard-Peele (Anthony), Natasha Howard-Ebron (Jay) and Anthony Howard; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by one sister, Denise Howard.

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5:00 PM 5/14/2018 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5/14/2018 8:00:00 PM
Perry Funeral Home

34 Mercer St.
Newark, NJ 07103

Perry Funeral Home
34 Mercer St. Newark 07103 NJ
United States

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Mackey Cemetery Final Resting Place

High 264 East
Scranton, NC 27875

High 264 East Scranton 27875 NC
United States

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