\r\n<em>August 25, 1932 - June 25, 2016<\/em>\r\n\r\nBetween 1964 and 1977 at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Charlottesville, Virginia, and Green Bank, West Virginia, Dr. Howard conducted scientific research and helped manage the observatory as it was developing into a major national center for radio astronomical research. From 1974 to 1977 he was Site Director at Green Bank.\r\n\r\nDr. Howard married the former Miriam R. Sitler. They have two children, Bill and Jennifer, who have families of their own in St. Louis and New York City, respectively.\r\n\r\nA memorial service will be held Saturday, July 23, at 2 p.m. at the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1545 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA 22101. Private burial in Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D. C.\r\n\r\nArrangements under the direction of Murphy Falls Church Funeral Home, Falls Church, Virginia.