Richard “Dick” Howell, aged 68 of Grand Rapids, died suddenly Wednesday, April 24, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard “Deac” and Mary Lou Howell and sister, Annie Howell, parents-in-law, Fredrick L. and Betty Brye and his dog pal, Buddy. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Sue Howell; brothers and sisters, Mary Elizabeth Howell, Mike Howell, Maureen (Dr. David) Krhovsky, Sharon Howell, Jim (Tracy) Howell;aunts and uncle, Shirley (Bob) Hickey and Suzy Howell; sisters-and brothers-in-law, Mike (Shelley) Brye, Patricia (Steve) Barnett, Rick (Sheree) Brye, Judy Brye Swiftney, Jim Brye (Barb Carlson); many beloved nieces, nephews, grand nieces & nephews, cousins and friends. Dick was a member of the Third Order of Franciscans, a graduate of Catholic Central Class of ‘69 and Aquinas College. Visitation will be Friday, April 26 from 5:00-7:00 PM at the O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd. SE with a Rosary at 7:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Saturday, April 27 at 11:00 AM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 1935 Plymouth Ave. SE, Rev. Troy Nevins and Rev. Theodore Kozlowski, presiding. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or the Kilgoar Foundation for IHM School, 1935 Plymouth Ave. SE Grand Rapids, MI 49506-4494.