• JEREMIAH MARK HOWALD

JEREMIAH MARK HOWALD

Jeremiah Mark Howald, age 92, died on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, in Birmingham, Alabama.

He was born on November 19, 1927, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Arthur M. and Katharine A. Howald. He graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in chemistry and biochemistry from Oberlin College in 1949, and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Cornell University (Ithaca) in 1953.

He interrupted his studies to serve his country between World War II and the Korean War, as an enlisted soldier in the U.S. Army, being honorably discharged in 1947.

He worked for the Shell Oil Corporation in Houston, Texas; Glaskyd Corporation in Perrysburg, Ohio; American Cyanamid in New Haven, Connecticut, and finally founded Perrysburg Labs, Inc., where he consulted with firms around the world on adhesives and epoxies. While living in Houston, he met and married Betty Ruth Arrowsmith, in 1953. They raised their five children on the family farm in Perrysburg, and shared their love of music with everyone around them.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Katharine, and by his wife, Betty. He is survived by his brother, Reed (Elaine) Howald; sisters, Katharine (Dick) Geer and Eddie (Jim) Reiter; children, Arthur (Helen), Ruth (Scott Montgomery), John (Darlene), Carl and Martha (Chaz) Higgs; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life was held on Thursday, October 1. Visitation followed at Riverchase United Methodist Church, 1953 Old Montgomery Highway, Hoover, Alabama.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Perrysburg, or to Riverchase UMC in Hoover, Alabama.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Witzler-Shank Walker Funeral Home, Perrysburg, 419-874-3133. Condolences may be left to his family online at walker funeralhomes.com.

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