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Richard "Chico" Howard

March 17, 1946 — February 20, 2018

Richard D. “Chico” Howard, 1946-2018 passed away at Zusman Hospice after a long illness on Tuesday February 20, 2018. Chico was larger than life, was a proud U.S. Marine and made sure you knew it. Member of American Legion Post No. 283. Graduate of Columbus South High School class of 1964, where he played varsity football for three years. He is survived by wife Carol; son Todd Howard; daughters Dawn (Mike) Kellenbarger and Lori Pugh; several grandchildren; siblings Carolyn (Wayne) Baker, Roger Howard, and Cheryl Yeager; uncle Roy; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family will have calling hours Saturday March 3, 2018 from 4 – 6 p.m. at GRAUMLICH FUNERAL  HOME, 1351 S. High St, Columbus, OH 43207. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project ( To sign and view Chico’s online guest book please visit

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Saturday, March 3, 2018

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