SENECA, SC - George 'Pete' Howser, born November 6, 1937 to George M. Howser and Virginia Agnes Howser in Morristown, NJ, passed to eternal life on November 27, 2017.
Pete graduated from Valparaiso High School in 1955. After attending Indiana University, he served his country in the United States Navy. On September 7,1963, he married the love of his life, Janet Ruth Robinson. He was employed by National Steel Corporation in Sales in Kansas City, KS and Tulsa, OK. In 1984, Pete, Jan and brother Jim purchased Harbor's View Marina on Grand Lake of the Cherokee in Oklahoma. Upon the sale of the marina in 1998, Pete and Jan retired to Florida. In 2006 they relocated to their present home in Seneca, SC. Pete will be surely missed by the many acquaintances and friends he made during his years in sales, both in the steel industry and the marine business.
Pete was preceded in death by his parents: George Howser and Virginia Howser Joy; sisters: Joanne Howser and Jeanne Dick. Survivors include his wife of 54 years: Janet; brother Jim of Ft. Meyers Beach, FL; sister: Mary Jo Weidman (Tim) of Salem, SC; along with numerous loving nieces and nephews.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Seneca, SC on December 7, at 1:00 PM. Interment will be at Graceland Cemetery in Valparaiso, IN at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, www.alz.org/donate, or to Oconee Hospice of the Foothills, GHS Cottingham Hospice House, Attn: Foundation Office, 298 Memorial Drive, Seneca, SC 29672.