September 24, 2021

David B. Howard


David B. Howard, 80, of Leominster, MA, passed away peacefully on July 13, 2021. He was born in East Haven, CT, son to the late Harold W. Howard and the late Marjorie (Dillon) Howard. David was a Moravian College graduate and received his master’s degree in writing at Vermont College of Fine Arts. He served in the United States Army in Vietnam from 1966-1969. He spent many years in community journalism working for New Era in Deep River, CT, and Middletown Press. He also worked in public relations at Roger Williams University. For 28 years David worked at the East Providence Post and 7 years for the Rehoboth and Seekonk Reporter. Before retiring, he served as a public relations specialist for East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP). He taught writing and was a published author of 25 short stories.

He is survived by his sister Marjorie Von Ohlsen of VT; long term companion Sandra Parker of MA, and her children; his daughter Lisa (Steve) Reed and granddaughter Stephanie of NC; two nephews Jon Von Ohlsen (Carol Thomson) of CO, and Roland Von Ohlsen (Ronda Moniz) of SC; Jeanne Von Ohlsen of FL; and five grand nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by nephew Roderick Von Ohlsen.

A memorial service was held on Monday July 26, 2021 at 11AM in the Community Church of Providence, 372 Wayland Ave. Providence 401-751-9328 Condolences may be left at


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