January 23, 1937 ~ May 19, 2009
Howard Edwin Munson (1937-2009)
Howard E. Munson, 72, entered God's Eternal Kingdom on Tuesday, May 19, 2009. He was surrounded by his loving family when he was called home. Howard was a devoted husband, caring father and grandfather, loyal friend, and true American patriot. He was born on January 23, 1937, in Detroit, Michigan to Lucille and Howard Munson, Sr. Howard joined the US Air Force in 1956 and served his country for 53 years, protecting our nation and its DOD space systems. Howard was a dedicated worker in the field of security engineering, where he mentored many and was highly respected by his peers and global community. His passions included travel, watching sports, cooking, his family, and the military.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Daniel and sister Nora. Howard is survived by his devoted wife, Gloria, his daughters Nancy (Mike), Linda (Greg), Valarie (Craig), his stepdaughter Nicole and his five grandchildren; Veronica, Nolan, and Sydney Kraft, Cory and Jade Gehr, his two sisters Joanne and Sharon and numerous nephews and nieces.
His caring and generous nature, avid storytelling and renowned sense of humor will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 21 from 11am - 2pm at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd, Torrance. A service will take place at Rice Mortuary the following day, Friday, May 22, 2009 at 10am. A reception celebrating his beautiful life will immediately follow. Internment with full military honors will begin at 2:00pm at Green Hills Cemetery, 27501 South Western Avenue, Rancho Palos Verdes. Donations may be sent in lieu of flowers to the Disabled American Veterans.org.
God Saw That You Were Tired…
God saw you were getting tired and a cure was not to be,
So He put His arms around you and whispered "Come with Me."
With tearful eyes we watched you and saw you fade away,
Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands to rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best!
We Love You and Miss You.
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