June (Hauf) HoweJune 7, 1932 ~ April 11, 2016 (age 83)
Wilton, NY – June Hauf Howe, April 11, 2016, peacefully with her family around her after a long and active life. June was born June 7, 1932 in Albany, NY the third daughter of John R and Anne Eason Hauf. She is predeceased by her parents, sisters, Janice Richards and Winifred Bogosta Smith and her husband of 45 years, H. Bartlett Howe, Jr., and his parents, Harold B. and Elizabeth ‘Betty’ DeLong Howe of Troy.
June was a long-time member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Latham, serving on the Worship Committee; United Methodist Women, Treasurer; Knitting Ministry; Hospitality Committee, and sharing her gift of song and music as a member of the Vocal Choir and the Harp Choir. She continued to be an advocate for music education for the young people in her church her whole life. She participated on the Program Committee for Primetimers, an active group for seniors.
When her daughter Elizabeth turned three, June became an assistant teacher in Calvary Church’s nursery school. Her career in early childhood education was thus launched. Mrs. Howe returned to college and received her B.S. and M.S. in Education from the College of St. Rose, Albany. She was employed by the Cohoes Community Center for 24 years and served as the Child Development Program Director from 1977 to 1996. She was a founding member of the Capital District Child Care Council and served on its Board of Directors. In earlier days, June was a member of the Brookwood Park Home Demonstration Club, The Colonie Triune Opera Company. She sang with the Albany Pro Musica under the direction of David Janhover and the Burnt Hills Oratorio Society under the direction of Rand Reeves. She was a volunteer for the Red Cross and the Albany Mission. Currently she was a member of the Mohawk Chapter of the DAR. She lent a calm, ‘can do’ attitude to all of the groups she served with. In her retirement she traveled widely to Africa, England, Holland, Prince Edward Island, U. S. Southwest, California, Florida, trips on the Erie Canal and the Canadian Transcontinental Railroad and to visit her grandchildren on Long Island and in Rochester.
June is survived by her children: Lynn H. Shipe (John R.) Mendon, NY, Christine Quaglieri (Tony) Guilderland, NY, H. Bartlett Howe (Diann Avellino) East Islip, NY, Elizabeth Howe, Saratoga Springs, grandchildren, Brian Shipe, Kathryn S. Mentz, Cassandra Dennis, Charles ‘Chip’ Howe, Clayton Howe and seven great-grandchildren; her brother and sister-in-law John N. and Brooke Hauf, Niskayuna, NY; her brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Robert J. and Cora May Howe, Bennington, VT; her cousin: Joline Hartman Mondore, Colonie, NY, and many nieces and nephews.
June’s family wishes to thank the dedicated caregivers of Community Hospice and the devoted staff at Home of the Good Shepherd for their care of our mother.
Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home Inc. 276 Pawling Avenue Troy on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 from 3-6 PM.
A Memorial Service and musical celebration will be held at Calvary UMC, Belle Avenue, Latham on June 5, 2016 at 2PM with Rev. Janet James and Rev. John Phillippe, officiating.
Memorials may be directed to Calvary UMC “Howe Music Scholarship” 15 Ridge Place Latham, NY 12110 orThe Community Hospice (Gift Processing Center) 310 S. Manning Blvd. Albany, NY 12208.
The Community Hospice (Gift Processing Center)
310 S. Manning Blvd., Albany NY 12208
Calvary United Methodist Church “Howe Music Scholarship”
15 Ridge Place, Latham NY 12110