Howard C. "Howie" Wertz
1941 - 2019
Obituary of Howard C. Wertz
Howie was a very determined man in life as he enlisted in the US Navy and was also a lifelong volunteer fireman for Lakeshore. He was a Chief and even marched in parades at times.
He grew up as an only child who was adopted by loving parents. After His wife Nancy unfortunately passed, he married Mary Ellen and they created a beautiful blended family with nine kids!
Howie enjoyed going to car shows a lot; he even had a 2014 Ford mustang that he was very proud of owning. He loved to tinker in his garage as a handyman, he even made birdhouses. Howie could fix anything you needed him to. One time he even refurbished an old juke box that he rescued from a fire!
Golfing was Howie’s favorite hobby; he was in a men’s league as well as a couple’s league. Another important hobby was trains. Howie would have a model train set up in his basement for all the kids to enjoy. He was also a big fan of the Buffalo Bills and the Sabres. Howie also loved spending the winters in Fort Meyers Florida to stay away from the snow! Daily, Howie enjoyed completing crossword puzzles; when he asked for a pen people would question “don’t you mean a pencil?” His response was always of course not, I don’t make mistakes!”
Wertz, Howard C. “Howie” November 29, 2019 of Hamburg, NY. Beloved husband of late Nancy (nee Freed) and late Mary Ellen (nee Devine, formerly Regan); cherished friend of Dorothy Romanczuk; devoted father of Michelle (Greg) Solazzo, Scott (Laura) Wertz, Karen (Wayne) Citrin, and late Michael Wertz; loving step-father of James (Angie) Regan, Christopher (Susan) Regan, Daniel Regan, Susanne (Keith) Krause, and Kathryn VanDusen; also survived by 18 grandchildren. Friends received on Monday from 3 – 7 PM at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 4199 Lake Shore Rd. (corner Camp Rd. & Rte. 5) Hamburg, NY 716-627-2919. Where prayers will be held Tuesday at 8:45 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary of the Lake Church at 9:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, please bring a new, unwrapped toy for Operation Toy Soldier. Please leave online condolences at www.LakesideFuneralHome.com.To send flowers to the family of Howard Wertz, please visit Tribute Store
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