Graveside inurnment services for David Paul Howard, 66, Lawrence, KS will be announced in early December for Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. He was found dead at his home on Saturday, October 22, 2011.
He was born on December 5, 1944 in Lawrence, KS, the son of Paul E. & Kathryn L. Martin Howard. He went to grade school in Joplin, MO and later graduated from Lawrence High School in 1963.
David was the manager of the family farm land east of Lawrence. Earlier, he worked as a classical music radio announcer for radio stations in St. Louis, MO and Kalamazoo, MI. He also wrote poetry and fiction, as well as composed choral music.
During his earlier life, he was a frequent bass soloist and sung in the choir at Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence. He received his B.A. degree in voice from the University of Kansas. While at K.U., he also played the oboe in the K.U. Symphony. Before graduating from K.U., he did special study in voice at Indiana University.
He was a member of the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, honorary member of Tau Sigma, World Wide Fund for Nature, member of the Metropolitan Opera Guild, and a supporter of several environmental causes.
Survivors include two cousins.