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Howard E. McCreary, Jr

Company I-1

1 Nov 1936 – 26 March 2005

Place of Death: Richmond, VA

Interment: Arlington National Cemetery

Howard E. McCreary, Jr passed away on March 26, 2005 of viral encephalitis at Johnston-Willis Hospital, Richmond, VA.

In accordance with Howard's wishes, there will not be a viewing or memorial service.  Internment will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

Condolences can be sent to Edda and her family at 11601 Stephens Point Drive, Chester, VA  23831.


Howard Ellwood McCreary Jr., Lt Col. (Retired USAR) died March 26, 2005 after a short illness, which he fought bravely. Howard was born on November 1, 1936 in Johnstown, Pa. and was a 1961 graduate of the U.S. Army Military Academy, West Point. He lived the motto "Duty, Honor and Country" his entire life. His 16 plus years of Army active duty included one tour in Vietnam, as well as overseas assignments in Germany and Korea. Howard continued service to his country as a Department of Army Civilian Logistician, where he held numerous positions of responsibility at both Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. and at Ft. Lee, Va. He retired in 1994 as deputy director of Force Development and Evaluation. At the time of his death, he was employed as a military systems analyst with SY Coleman at Ft. Lee. He leaves behind his devoted wife of 42 years, Edda McCreary; sisters, Sarah Gregory and Phyllis Price; brother, Thomas McCreary; daughters, Eva Sandfort and husband, John and Elaine McCreary; sons, Chris McCreary and wife, Heidi and Patrick McCreary; and grandchildren, Christina Sandfort, Connor McCreary and Erin McCreary. Burial will take place at Arlington National Cemetery at a date to be determined followed by a reception hosted by the family at the Fort Myers Officers Club. Memorial contributions to be made to The West Point Fund, Association of Graduates, (Class of 1961). 698 Mills Rd., West Point, N.Y. 10996.

Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on 3/29/2005.


Class Memorial Pages\I-1 Howard McCreary.pdf

I will always remember Howard as a large joyful presence that made you glad to be around him.  I do not recall ever hearing something negative coming from him.  He will be missed by the many who had the pleasure and joy of knowing him.

Samuel N Weiss - Company Classmate