Howard M. Townsend
March 5, 1956 - November 14, 2016
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Holy Trinity RC Church
408 Prospect Street
Long Branch, NJ 7740
Monday 11/21, 10:30 am
Cemetery
Saint Gertrude Cemetery
53 Inman Avenue
Colonia, NJ 7067
Monday 11/21, 12:00 pm

Howard M. Townsend, 60, of Long Branch, passed away on November 14, 2016. Howard was born and raised in Long Branch. He was a graduate of Long Branch High School, attended Peddie Preparatory School in Hightstown, New Jersey and Bethany College in West Virginia. In 1980 he graduated from the Police Academy and became a …
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William Shevel left a message on November 24, 2017:
I knew Howie when we were young...I last saw him when we were ten years old . I lived on Brighton Ave at the time. My mother had died and we moved away and we never spoke again. My fondest memories of Howie were playing 'army' or football in his yard. We would watch an episode of 'Combat' on tv after school and then try and reinact the episode out in his yard. He always wanted to be Sgt Saunders because he had a plastic 'tommy gun.' He had one of those kids plastic helmet and canteen sets as well and I can still see him in my mind's eye with gun in hand offering me a sip of water from his canteen in his best Sgt Saunders imitation.His house was on an 'island' surrounded by streets, had a brick pillar at each corner and made for a wonderful place to play in the imagination of a ten year old. We would spend hours building 'forts' and playing army. Great times they were. I am deeply saddened to hear of Howie's passing, but glad to see he lived such a wonderful life. My sincerest condolences to his family and friends.
Kathleen (Fialkowski) Forte left a message on November 20, 2017:
Dear Lucy and Townsend Family: I am so sorry to hear of such an unexpected loss of your father, brother, husband, uncle. May God provide you with comfort, hope and peace during this difficult time.
Tom Ford left a message on November 20, 2017:
Rest in peace Howard thanks for being so nice to me on weekends at Jumping Brook I'll miss the heck out of you Weather reports and what your wearing RIP
David and Elena Roach left a message on November 19, 2017:
With our heartfelt sympathy- you're all in our thoughts and prayers.
Frank & Mary DeSantis left a message on November 18, 2017:
To all of Howie's family - We were so upset to learn of Howie's passing and disappointed we will not be able to attend his services. You are each in our thoughts and prayers. Howie has a special place in our memory book which always brings a smile like the smiles he shared with so many.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Jules B.Wolfson left a message on November 18, 2017:
You will be missed by all,but we have great memories of you. RIP Brother Jules
John Vamvas left a message on November 18, 2017:
Wow,.its sad god takes the good ones to early,he was one of best police officers i ever met in my life,a cool cop.
Lori moller left a message on November 17, 2017:
My condolences to Howie family just talked to him was there for me through my depression. Was a friend for 38 years my best man in my wedding to another officer will be truly missed and always loved thank you for the talk the other day my friend you saved my life love you always lori. Rest in peace.
Patty Townsend left a message on November 17, 2017:
You truly are one in a million. Loved by all, heart of gold, and you will be missed by so many. All my love to you always.
Diane (Goumas) Szymanik left a message on November 16, 2017:
Lucy I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It's been a tough year all around. May Howie rest in peace and his memory be eternal. Diane
Michael Brigati left a message on November 16, 2017:
Sometimes, words haven't the power to express what we feel. My friend, you are, and will be missed. Rest well...we got it from here.
Frank Chinnici Jr. left a message on November 16, 2017:
Howie One of the nicest people I ever met Rest in peace
Rosemary Frasca left a message on November 16, 2017:
To the Bill and Townsend/ Wexler Families, So sorry for your loss. May you find comfort knowing he is at Peace. Prayers to your families.
Susan McNerney left a message on November 16, 2017:
Dear Susan,Stan,Ashley and the entire Townsend family,I'm so terribly sorry for your loss,May God help you through this time of sorrow and may God rest Howies soul
Kathleen Winans left a message on November 16, 2017:
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. My deepest sympathy and love to all of you at this difficult time.
Renee Petronico left a message on November 16, 2017:
My deepest sympathy to the Townsend family. He was one of the nicest people I know, always left us with a smile on our faces with something he would say. He will be greatly missed!
carol l. baxter left a message on November 16, 2017:
I have great childhood memories of us playing soldiers, which he loved.Just thinking of him makes you smile and want to laugh..My condolences to his family.My God give you comfort and peace during this time..
Pat O'Connor left a message on November 16, 2017:
The Townsend Family, Only the good die young and Howie was one of the best!! Words cannot express the pain that I feel. My heart is broken once again. My deepest sympathy to all! With love, Pat
carol l. baxter left a message on November 16, 2017:
I have great childhood memories of us playing soldiers, which he loved.Just thinking of him makes you smile and want to laugh..My condolences to his family.My God give you comfort and peace during this time..
Tom Karwatt left a message on November 16, 2017:
Miss you Howie - The "H-Train" will roll forever - RIP
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Frank Chinnici Jr. left a message on November 16, 2017:
Howie One of the nicest people I ever met Rest in peace
Lisa Marinelli left a message on November 16, 2017:
So sad. RIP Uncle Howie So many great memories Of days gone bye, there was nothing but laughter whenever you were around . Your smile was infectious and your heart was pure gold. You were a role model to my son he still remembers the days of softball and our famous Super Bowl parties My thoughts and prayers go out to to your wife & family RIP in peace sweet sweet man.
Mimi left a message on November 15, 2017:
He was my lifelong friend. There are so many amazing moments I am thinking of today as I, along with so many, mourn this shocking loss. We fought the imaginary Blackfeet Indians together, we played war with all the rest of the Hollywood ave troops. He had GI Joe and I had Barbie and Midge. We shared our first kiss behind my garage (I think we were about 9!). And we shared a special bond all of our days. He was my friend, my brother. He was like family. Howie had a heart the size of the super moon. To Susie and Gloria and Lucy I send hugs and to Howie I pray for Godspeed to a beautiful fairway shot.
Jimmy & Debbie Parnell left a message on November 15, 2017:
Jim and I are thinking about you and your whole familyof course there's no words...but just know that you can rely on friendships Xoxo
Woolley Boglioli Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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