On Friday, July 5, 2019, Howard F. Talbitzer, loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away at the age of 95.
Howard was born on July 4, 1924 in Omaha, NE to John and Marie Talbitzer. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Marie, his sister Doris (Larry) Severson, Virginia (Tom) Stinnette, and his brother Charles (Frances)Talbitzer.
Howard is survived by his loving wife, Mary, of 43 years. He is also survived by his son Steve Talbitzer, and grandsons John, Micah, and Christopher, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and great grandchildren.
Howard proudly represented our country for four years in World War II, as a Merchant Marine and later had various jobs, including working for Arco in Portland for 29 years, as well as many decades as a home builder.
Howard had a passion for vegetable gardens, including growing pumpkins, which he loved to share with neighbors and friends.
A funeral service will be held at St. Thomas Catholic Church on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. The church is located at 324 NE Oak Street, Camas, WA 98607. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Schreiner’s Hospital, or a charity of your choice.