Robert 'Howard' Hall Jr. (69)
Robert "Howard" Hall, Jr. Jan. 22, 1948 - Apr. 24, 2017 Resident of Santa Cruz Howard Hall shared his impossibly charming smile and infectious laugh at every introduction. He elevated every room and invited all to his party. He loved and lived in enviable ways.
On April 24th, with generations of family and friends by his side, he passed on from this life after a courageous battle with cancer.
Howard was born January 22, 1948 in Monterey, CA and raised in Pacific Grove, graduating PG High in '66 where he excelled in football and baseball. Howard graduated from San Jose State College in 1971 with a degree in Communications.
Shortly after graduation, Howard found Carolyn-- his life love, tireless partner and advocate, and devoted mother to their two beautiful daughters, Aimee and Tricia.
Howard worked as a driver, delivering packages for UPS for more than 25 years until he retired in 2005.
In retirement, Howard dedicated time at his grandchildren's Happy Valley School, volunteering for seniors at Meals on Wheels, and was a proud member and Past President of the Santa Cruz Host Lions Club.
Never short of the perfect joke, he thrived during social gatherings making sure everyone felt included. Howard lived for family and friendship, whether it was family Thanksgivings, camping under the stars in Yosemite, Ross Street block parties or on the golf course with best buddies.
Howard was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Ruthe Hall and is survived by his wife, Carolyn, daughters Aimee Brunette and Tricia Theodosis and her husband Nick, grandchildren Rowan and Alissa Brunette, and Billy and Benny Theodosis, and his faithful dog, Pickles.
He is also survived by his sister, Bobbie Hall of Pacific Grove, brother Ralph Hall and wife Paula of Corralitos, niece Meghan Hall, and friends too many to count.
A celebration of his life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Howard's name may be made to Santa Cruz Host Lions Club or Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter..