Deloris Howland Obituary, Death – It has been claimed that “there is a pleasure and delight in her company that time does not in the least wear off,” and “for goodness sake, if she ever had an equal, she surely never had a superior.” Both of these phrases refer to the qualities that make being in her company so enjoyable.
Pipersville resident Dolores (Dee) Howland, who had been a patient in Christ’s Home for some time, passed away on Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022. Prior to the time of her birth on April 27, 1934, her parents, Earl T. McAllister and Margaret Alice Jacumin, had relocated from western North Carolina to Philadelphia in order to start a new life there. She was their daughter. Philadelphia is the city where her parents chose to have her delivered.
During the event marking Dee’s graduation from Frankford High School, where she achieved a high level of academic success, she was awarded not just two scientific prizes but also a scholarship to attend Temple University. She was a gifted musician who played the saxophone and clarinet in the All Philadelphia High School Orchestra. In addition, she was a member of the All Philadelphia High School Orchestra. On August 23, 1952, Dee wed Thomas S. Howland Jr. in a ceremony that took place all over the country. Love, commitment, and a real happiness in one another’s company were the distinguishing aspects of their marriage. They took great pleasure in the time they spent together.
Dee had a long list of construction and repair projects that she both enjoyed and was skilled at doing. Some of the things on that list included refinishing furniture, maintaining the interior and exterior of her home, and even constructing a small barn for her daughter’s Morgan horse. She also had a knack for doing all of these things. In addition to that, she worked for a period of time as the office manager for two different surgical practices that were both independent from one another.