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Portage Community Chapel
Saturday March 19th, 2022

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Howard D. Booher

Howard D. Booher, 80, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, March 14, 2022.
Howard was born Friday, May 2, 1941 to the late Clifford and Anna (Gehrling) Booher.  He was raised in New Castle, PA and lived in Randolph most of his life. He was a Founder and President/CEO of East Manufacturing Corp. for 54 years, owner of Mehrvale Farms and supported many local causes including the Waterloo School Systems and the Randolph Fairgrounds.  He enjoyed the outdoors and nature, was an avid hunter and fisherman, and loved Tiffany lamps. He was a loving father who raised all of his children in the same family home for over 50 years, and he had a genuine passion for building. 
Howard is survived by his daughters, Erin Goshorn, Renee Booher, and Dana Booher; sons, Howard (Debra), Martin (Tina), and Dale Booher; grandchildren, Drew Goshorn, Miranda (William) Krager, Ellen Bennett, Alexa Booher, Jessica Booher, Ryan Booher, Madeline Booher, Rory Booher, and Reilly Booher; 1st wife, Phyllis Pirogowicz; 2nd wife, Theresa Booher; sisters, Patricia and Marjorie; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Howard is preceded in death by his granddaughter,  Abigail Booher.
Memorial Service will be Saturday, March 19, 2022, 12:00 pm at Portage Community Chapel, 6490 State Route 14, Ravenna, Ohio 44266.  Visitation will be Friday, March 18, 2022, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm & Saturday, March 19, 2022, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at Portage Community Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Haven of Portage County at www.portagehaven.org <http://www.portagehaven.org/>
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Dana & Malinda Evans Nov 19 2022 2:16 PM

I am very sorry to see that Howard has passed away. He was a very successful man who was always ready to pay forward to the community in many different ways. I will forever be thankful for all the help he provided when I was coaching football. I always enjoyed conversations with him because he always had some good ideas that made you think. My condolences to the entire Booher family.

Dave Neal Mar 20 2022 3:58 PM

So sorry for your loss. He was a great boss, friend, mentor, and I will forever cherish the memories that I have made with him.

Sheldon and Christine Rexrode Mar 18 2022 9:47 AM

We are so sorry for your loss, we were good friends during our Shenango High School years, lots of good memories

Bruce & Joan Aiken Mar 18 2022 8:39 AM

Sympathy sent from the Warner families. Howard was such a great man. He was a great steward of our community and was always genuine and sincere. He was never boastful of his many accomplishments... I considered him not only a mentor but a true friend that I could call any time for sound advice. He will be truly missed... Randolph has lost another "icon" of our communtiy....

LAURIE WARNER Mar 17 2022 12:06 PM

We're so sorry to hear of Howard's death. He was a great neighbor & a good friend. We will miss him terribly.

Rob & Phyllis Stutler Mar 17 2022 11:29 AM

So sorry to hear of Howard's passing. I started working for Howard on the farm when I was a teenager. He was more than an employer to me. He was a friend and a mentor who was not afraid to share his wisdom and understanding of things which carried over to my adult life.

As I got older, my interactions with Howard became less as I became busier with just normal day to day life. But, when we would see each other he always took the time to STOP, TALK and LISTEN. My wife, Patty has not known Howard as long as I have, but, we both agree that Howard will be sincerely missed and send our deepest sympathy to the Booher Family.
-Sam & Patty Schaefer

Sam & Patty Schaefer Mar 16 2022 5:40 PM

Deepest Sympathy to the Booher Family
Howard will be sadly Missed by everyone at East Mfg.
May Howard Rest In Peace

Linda Adelman Mar 15 2022 4:46 PM