In 1957 he began his racing career that spanned 40 years.
In 2015 he was honored at the Buffalo Launch Club by the APBA Boat Racing Association as he was presented the Lifetime Achievement award.
A memorial service, with military honors will be held at Kaiser's Funeral Home, 1950 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island on Saturday, April 14 at a.m., followed by a celebration of life at the Grand Island Rod and Gun Club, 1083 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island. Stein - Age 79, formerly of Grand Island, passed away in Ormond Beach, FL on January 24, 2018 surrounded by her family. Grandmother of John (Amy) Fry, Kristen (Derek) Mc Gee, Kelly Ormsby, Alisha (Justin) Cline, Michelle (Michael) Wozniak, Kevin (Susan) Ormsby and Maria (Justin) Hammond.
In honor of Howie, please put on your jeans and racing shirt and have a drink with him, share your good, funny and sad stories. She was born on January 30, 1938 in Buffalo, NY, but resided in Ormond Beach, FL for the past 6 years. Also survived by 12 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. (nee Charette) Boyko - Of Grand Island, entered into rest peacefully, surrounded by loved ones March 25th, 2018.
Since 2015, she had been a human relations consultant, assisting small businesses with personnel and compliance issues. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge for over 60 years and was a retiree from Niagara Mohawk. Brother of the late Lester "Bill" (survived by wife Gladys) Hall, Dorothy (late William) Smith, Lorraine (late Bud) Fenton and Herbert (survived by wife Lorraine) Hall. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday at AM at St. She was the wife of 58 years of Frank Aronica, who passed away in November of 2017. Grandmother to 14 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson.
She was a board member of the New York Staffing Association and a member of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council and the Women's Presidents Organization. Stephen's Church (Old Church), 2100 Baseline Rd., Grand Island. She was was born in Buffalo, NY in 1937 to Margaret and Raymond Frank. Friends may call Saturday 1-3 PM at the Kaiser Funeral Home, 1950 Whitehaven Rd., Grand Island. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salvation Army. Daughter to the late George and Juanita Capatch and sister to the late Raymond Kephart.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the APBA Historical Society, APBA Vintage and Historical division or the Grand Island Rod and Gun Club. Friends may call Friday 4-8 PM at the Kaiser Funeral Home, 1950 Whitehaven Rd., Grand Island. She is survived by her beloved husband, John Stein, with whom she was married for 61 years. Sister of Delcie (late George) Weakland, Katherine (Tom) Longe, James Peacock, Gloria (Leon) Thoman and the late Shirley (late Ralph) Hamilton, Naomi (late Kenneth) Jones, Georgine (late Jerry) Peoples, Mary (late Herman) Kruise and George (survived by wife Mildred) Peacock. Friends may call Wednesday 6-8 PM at the Kaiser Funeral Home, 1950 Whitehaven Rd., Grand Island where Funeral Services will be held Thursday at 11 AM. She was the devoted Christian and loving wife of the recently deceased Michael R. Mother of Scott (Beth) Boyko, Rusty (Tara) Boyko, Melinda (Lon) Gondek and Joshua (Melanie) Boyko; the grandfather of Michael, Jack, Madison, Joseph, Rosemarie, Trenton and Lana; and the sister of Kathleen Schraufstetter, Judith Dunn, Dorothy Martinelli and Mary Internicola. Salvalzo, Jimmy and the late Eric Salvalzo and Denise.
Howard Benns - "Howie" April 7, 1939 - March 12, 2018, passed peacefully in Fort Myers, FL with his daughter Linda by his side and his son in law Tom Moss and friends Shirley, Sal and Joan. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10 AM at St. She is also survived by her 3 children; John (Debbie) Stein Jr., Richard (Diane) Stein and Denise (Dave) Rusler, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 10, 1931 - March 19, 2018 A former resident of Snyder and Grand Island, he moved in 2004 to Greenwood, S. (nee Peacock) Fry - March 26, 2018, of Grand Island. Friends may call Wednesday from 5-8 PM at the Kaiser Funeral Home, 1950 Whitehaven Rd., Grand Island. (nee Travers) Cooper - March 22, 2018, beloved wife of the late Jon R. Devoted grandfather of Marisa L., Jeffrey, Evan and Brayden E. Brother of James and the late Joseph Salvalzo and Joan Sanchez. Friends may call Monday - 9 PM at the Kaiser Funeral Home, 1950 Whitehaven Rd., Grand Island. Matthew Babisz - 93, of Grand Island, NY and Sarasota, FL, passed away peacefully in Sarasota on January 28, 2018. Babisz was the former Owner and President of Niagara Gear Corp in Kenmore, NY. Friends may call Thursday 4-8 PM at the Kaiser Funeral Home, 1950 Whitehaven Rd., Grand Island. Wik - Of Ransomville, NY, passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2018, at his home.
When the company dissolved following her father's death in 1994, she founded Complete Auto Network, which continued the car transportation service.
"She loved to work and loved being an entrepreneur," her daughter said. Father of Kathleen (Frank) Kovacs, Christopher and Mary Beth Hall.
Due to her health, she closed Complete Auto Network in 2011 and retired from Complete Personnel Solutions three years later. Friends may call Saturday 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the Kaiser Funeral Home 1950 Whitehaven Rd., Grand Island where funeral services will be held Sunday at 1 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Masonic Brotherhood Fund. Good owned Good Enterprizes in Sandy Beach for 50 years and was a US Army Veteran. Grandfather of Emilie and Alexander Kovacs, Giado and Brook Hall. Stepmother to David (Carol) Dee, Denise (Larry) Gatti, and Robert (Jerolyn) Dee.
Howie was also the triple crown winner at Valleyfield, Quebec, taking home the Grand Prix World Championship, as well as the Canadian and American championship titles in the "Lebeouf" GP-1001. Some of the famous hydroplanes Howie piloted where the Miss Budweiser, Sudden Seven, Miss Gangway, Lebeouf and Miss Dinomite to name a few, finally retiring at age 55.
Howie was a proud Marine serving our country from 1956 to 1958.