Robert C. Howell - age: 56
(July 13, 1963 to March 24, 2020
There will be a celebration of Bobsís life sometime in the future.
Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home and Cremation are entrusted with his services.
Condolences may be placed thru www.dcpate.com
Portland, Robert C. Howell, 56 of Portland passed away March 24, 2020 at the Gosnell House in Scarborough. Bob was a lifelong Portland resident He attended local schools graduating from Deering High School in 1981.
He fondly remembered growing up in a time when you could walk out your door in the morning and play all day, coming home when the streetlights would come on at dusk.
From an early age, Bob showed a love for drumming. Beating on tables, using spoons and forks for sticks and pots and pans as drums. Eventually Bobís parents bought him a drum set. A great day for Bob, a not so great day for his neighbors.
After high school Bob attended the University of Maine in Augusta. He enrolled in the Jazz program. He was a professional musician for most of his life. Sadly Bob was forced to stop due to a chronic wrist injury.
After his mother fell seriously ill, Bob became a full-time caregiver to her for many years. She passed away on March 8, 2019. Bob passed on March 24th barely a year later.
Bob is predeceased by his father, Robert Howell and Mother Mary Howell Perkins.
He is survived by his brother Craig Howell, cousins Jeff Campbell and wife Diane. Kevin Campbell and wife Linda and Randy Whitman and step father Richard Perkins.