Harold Howe Jr. of South Kent, Conn., died in the early morning hours of May 11, 2016. He was borescrn on March 17, 1930 in Stamford, earning him the life-long nickname of “Pat.” Pat spent his earliest years in southwest Connecticut with his parents, Harold Howe and Catherine Toby Howe and his sister Pamela H. Kempe. He graduated from Hotchkiss in 1948 and went on to Yale University.
At Yale he majored in English and history. He honed his yodeling and spoon-playing skills and excelled at hockey, which he played for four years. In 1952 he was a key member of Yale’s first team in history to make it to the NCAA Frozen Four. He continued to play hockey well into his 60s. In 1978, at a Salute to Yale Hockey, long-time coach Murray Murdoch selected Pat as one of the forwards on his “Dream Squad.”
Following his graduation from Yale in 1952, Pat served as a lieutenant in the Marine Corps, stationed in Japan.