Howard Jack Stamp(08/02/1926 - 12/18/2011)
Passed away quietly on December 18th at Holy Family Hospital, to join his beloved wife of 31 years, Lillian. Howard was born August 2, 1926 in Riverside, CA, and raised in Needles, CA. He began his career as a draftsman at Douglas Aircraft, and in 1945, he entered the Army/Air Force, where he served as an MP in Kitzening, Germany. Discharged in 1947, he studied engineering at USC under the GI Bill. He was an aerospace design engineer, primarily at Lockheed, but also at Douglas, Northrup, and Boeing, until he retired in 1988. Howard started his family when he married Arlene Hyman in 1948. This union brought three loving and greatly loved children into the world. He married Lillian Bracken Kazmarek on Jan. 30, 1970. Upon retirement in 1988, they moved to Spokane to be close to family. Bloomsday became a focus of Howard's interests and efforts to stay healthy. He made a great many friends during his running years and he loved his Bloomsday group. He also enjoyed new and varied music and had quite an eclectic collection of artists and styles, and he was an avid reader, a trait he passed along to his children. Howard was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian. He is survived by his son, Michael (and Diane) Stamp of Chandler, AZ, and his daughters Vicki (and Robert) Mollenkopf of Oldtown, ID, Marsha (and Wendy) Stamp of Spokane, WA, grandson, Jesse Jones and two great-grandsons, Tristan and Oakley. Howard was a loving and generous father and he will be greatly missed. According to his wishes, there will be no memorial service.
Howard had a great time in Honolulu with his BRRC running friends.
Howard is at the top of Diamondhead in the center of the picture.
On Oahu it is very windy at Pali. Frank and Patty Anselmo had to hold on to Howard!
Bruce Grote, Rhonda Rambo, and Howard
Howard liked his "Hooters" T-shirt
presented for his birthday.
Howard with all of the ladies.
Howard receives a running award.
Howard felt the safest in the tail section of the Boeing planes.
He helped engineer this at Boeing.
With his lei at the Honolulu airport
Howard at the BRRC Awards Banquet
How many Hawaiian shirts does Howard own?
Howard unwraps his gift at the
holiday gift exchange..what is it?
Who can forget Howard as Santa in 2006?
How many pillows did it take to fill him out?
Howard and Patty Doyle
A group of Howard Stamp's family and running friends gathered together to dedicate his memorial on the Centennial Trail and honor a longtime runner and member of the Bloomsday Road Runner's Club of Spokane. It was fitting that the runners went on a ceremonial run in his honor on a Sunday since he was a member of the BRRC Sundae Slugs group. Many stories were told of Howard who was a retired Boeing engineer who helped design many of the planes that we all fly in today including the 737 and 747. All of his running friends will miss Howard and his dry sense of humor.