Donald W. Howett, 86, three-sport athlete at EHS, Korea vet, coached various teams

By on December 7, 2016

Donald W. Howett, 86, widower of Nancy Howett, and a resident at Frederick Living, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, surrounded by his three daughters: Lynn (Howett) Krum, Sharon Howett, and Ann Howett.

Born in Harrisburg, he was the son of the late W. Clyde and Geraldine (Kennedy) Howett.

A three-sport athlete at Ephrata High School, he attended Juniata College before enlisting in the U. S. Navy, serving during the Korean Conflict. He played baseball for the Navy in Japan, and softball for years in the Lancaster County area. In later years, he coached various community sports teams, including assisting the Garden Spot High School basketball team.

He resided with his wife, Nancy, in New Holland, where they lived until 2005, before retiring to Murrells Inlet, S.C.

In addition to his daughters, he is survived by his son-in-law: Bud Krum of Red Hill; four grandchildren: Jarrod Krum, and wife Colleen, of Bally; Kacie Hsia, and husband, Eric, of Pottstown; Kevin Krum, and wife, Samantha, of Huffs Church; and Kyle Krum of Red Hill. He was also blessed with five great-grandchildren: Caitlin and Jason Krum, Aurora Chiavoroli, Peyton and Caleb Hsia; and a niece: Jo Snavely of Ephrata.

In addition to his wife and parents, Donald was predeceased by a sister: Jane Fasnacht.

A memorial service was held at New Holland Trinity Lutheran Church, on Dec. 5.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (

Cremation services were entrusted to Mann-Slonaker Funeral Home, East Greenville. Offer sympathy to the family on our website at

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