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Howard Dale Lease, 76, of LaVale, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at home.
Born June 8, 1941 in Rawlings, he was the son of the late James Hillace Lease, and Pansy Vernilla (Duckworth) Lease.
He was also preceded in death by siblings, Jenny Lease and Joseph Lease.
Mr. Lease was a 1959 graduate of Allegany High School.
He retired from the U.S. Air Force, having served for 20 years.
Howard was a member of Danville Community Baptist Church.
Mr. Lease had many interests, including hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Ruth (White) Lease; daughter, Tammy Crites, and husband William, LaVale; son, Robert Lease, LaVale; his granddaughter, Brianna Crites; sister, June Ketterman; brothers, Johnny Lease and wife Pauline, Jerry Lease and wife Debbie, and Marvin Lease and wife Mae; and, his sister-in-law, Linda Lease.
Friends will be received at the Upchurch Funeral Home, P.A., 202 Greene St., Cumberland, on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m.
The funeral service will be held on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home, with Pastor Frank Pilcher, officiating.
Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park.
Military honors will be accorded by Ft. Cumberland Post # 13 Veterans Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Danville Community Baptist Church, 18800 Middle Ridge Road, S.W., Rawlings, MD 21557.
Published on November 16, 2017
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