Donald F. “Sonny” Howard

SOUTH DAYTON – Donald F. “Sonny” Howard, 81, a farmer and cattle hauler for the family farm in South Dayton, NY, died Sunday, August 04, 2013 at Lake Shore Hospital in Irving, NY.He was born April 18, 1932 in South Dayton, NY the son of the late Francis and Margaret (Seilmen) Howard. Sonny also worked for Hills & Matteson Lime Spreading and Dump Truck Service and Thorp & Mann Feed Mill for several years. He will be remembered for his trusting generous heart.He is survived by his wife, Carol Arnold Howard whom he married on November 23, 1963 of South Dayton, NY, a son, D. Robert (Anna) Howard of Hampton, GA; a daughter, Deborah Lampson of Castile, NY; five sisters: Betty Lou Richter of Leon, NY, Peggy Wilcox of Forestville, NY, Mary Ann Wutz of South Dayton, NY, Frances Waterman of Forestville, NY, Anna Colvin of South Dayton, NY; a brother, Richard Howard of South Dayton, NY; and three grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Douglas Howard; and two sisters, Nancy Howard and Jean Nobles. Visitation will be held at Hills Funeral Chapel, 478 Balcom Corners, South Dayton on Thursday August 8, 2013 from 7-9 PM. Family strongly suggests memorials to Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue, 7540 North Gale Street, Westfield, NY 14787. A private memorial will be held at the convenience of the family.