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John Verdi Howard

John Verdi Howard. June 25, 1936 – February 21, 2024

John Verdi Howard passed on February 21, 2024, surrounded by the love of his family and his faithful Golden Retriever, Bella, a GRRA rescue. John was a man of diverse passions. He loved the outdoors, gardening, playing the piano, jogging, and boating on Lake Lanier. Known for his unshakable honesty, selflessness, and his love for engaging in conversations, John was a great debater who cherished the exchange of ideas. Family and friends will remember John as a kind, fair, and deeply loving man who left an indelible mark on the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to know him.

A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, March 23rd from 1:00 – 4:00 pm at Tam’s Backstage in Cumming, Georgia. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the American Heart Association or to Golden Retriever Rescue of Atlanta (GRRA) at

To view John’s full obituary.

GRRA and The Howard (and Schwab) Family are grateful for your donations.

Christina Harrison

George Geran

Cheryl Folkner

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