Obituary of Clifton Floyd Howard Jr.
Clifton F. “Cliff” Howard Jr., 69, “Bompa” passed away unexpectedly Thursday, April 11, 2019 surrounded by his loving family and dogs.
He was born March 15, 1950 in Glens Falls, NY to the late Clifton and Cora Pelkey Howard Sr.
Cliff graduated from Hudson Falls High School and immediately joined the Navy, he served on the USS Harold J. Ellison as a gunners mate E-5 2nd class. He married the love of his life Christine Ingalls on February 14, 1970 after their 4th date, together they had three children. He loved his children and grandchildren dearly.
Cliff served as Undersheriff for 8 years with the Washington County Sheriff’s Department and was with them for over 20 years. He was commissioner of the Greenwich Police Department and even graduated from the FBI academy in Quantico. He loved animals, golfing, playing his guitar. all types of food especially pizza and anything snack worthy, camping, fires, food and beer. Everyone was always welcome in his home and he lived by the open-door policy.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his brother Blayde Howard and sister Belinda Howard.
Survivors include his loving wife of 49 years Christine Ingalls Howard; children Clifton (Nicky Sloan) F. Howard III of Greenwich, Andrea (Donna Estabrook) Howard of South Glens Falls, and James (Jennifer) Howard of Stillwater; grandchildren Taylor, Lindsay, Derek, Dylan, and Mason Howard; 2 dogs Tess and Bella; grand-puppy’s Sassy and Shelby; siblings Raymond (Janine) Howard, Eileen Weeks, Teri (Keith) Summers, Lorraine Westerman, and Melissa MacDuff; several nieces, nephews and cousins; Queens Village camping family.
Graveside services followed by interment with full military honors will be held at 1:30pm on Friday, April 19, 2019 at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Rd, Schuylerville, NY, 12871.
Donations in Cliff’s memory may be made to the American Legion, 72 Pearl St, Hudson Falls, NY, 12839.
Online condolences and messages to the family may be made at www.flynnbrosinc.com