Howard (Howie) James Reid, Sr. 74, of Duquesne, was born on September 28, 1946, in Pittsburgh, PA. He was the beloved son of the late Russell James and Helen Louise (Turner) Reid. Howard departed this life on April 6, 2021, at the VA Hospital in Oakland Pa. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, grandmother, Cora Williams, Aunt Henrietta Reid and two brothers, Donald Reid, Sr. and (Baby) Richard Reid.
Howard graduated from Duquesne High School in 1967. He also graduated from CCAC, South where he focused on photography. He entered the US Army in 1967 and served in the Vietnam War where he received medals and awards. Howard started his career at USS Steel Homestead Works in 1970. His career there ended 1985 after the mill closed. Howie enjoyed fishing with his friends and family. He loved watching sports, especially football and basketball. He loved western and action movies, and watching the news. He loved all types of music, especially jazz. He coached Duquesne little league baseball and midget football. Howie transported many children in the Duquesne school district to and from school on the Blue Pap Pap Van. Howie was a jitney driver for many years, before opening his own station in 2011, he called it “HOWIE’S CAR SERVICE”. It remained open until 2020. Howie enjoyed spending time with the love of his life Rosie Mae, grandchildren/great grandchildren, family and friends. He loves to tease people and joke around. He enjoyed traveling with his wife.
Howard is survived by his loving wife of 53 years Rosia Mae Reid; children, Dalena (Clifford) Simon, of Penn Hills, Howard (Trish) Reid, of West Mifflin, Mecca M Reid, of Duquesne, Madan Reid, of Avalon, Anrey Robinson and Crystal Shabazz of Pittsburgh. Candice and James (Jimmy) Butler of Duquesne, special cousin Beth Bankston of Columbus Ohio, 25 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren on the way in May. He has six brothers, Ronald (Toni) Reid, Sr. of Duquesne, Russell (Corrine) Reid, Jr., Richard A. (Kelley) Reid, Albert (Faith) Reid, all of Pittsburgh, Kevin (Pam) Price, Sam Overly both of Duquesne; two sisters, Rosalee Cox, Dora Reid both of Pittsburgh; sister, Connie Lucas Kemp; brother, Tyrone Kemp of Duquesne. A beloved Aunt Elizabeth McDonald and Step-mother Rosalee Reid both of Pittsburgh, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, and many friends.
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