Howard Bruce Williams, Sr.
Date of Birth:  April 6, 1935
Date of Death:  June 27, 2019

  • Stallings Funeral Home, P.A.  
  • 3111 Mountain Road, Pasadena, MD 21122     View Map
  • Saturday, July 6, 2019   10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Stallings Funeral Home, P.A.  
  • 3111 Mountain Road, Pasadena, MD 21122     View Map
  • Saturday, July 6, 2019   11:00 a.m.
  • Private  
  • N/A      
  •                                                                 A LIFE WELL LIVED

    Howard Bruce Williams passed  away at his home in Pasadena , Maryland on June 27, 2019. He was 84 years old at the time of his death. He was a dynamic "people person" who loved family above all else. He is survived by his beloved spouse of 60 years, Hilda Nelson Williams; his beloved son and daughter-in-law Howard and Michelle and granddaughter Mikayla of Long Beach, California; four brothers and sisters, Margaret Rose Murray, Beverly Crisp Harstad, Rodney Bernard Williams, Dr. Sandra Williams Ortega and spouse Julio Wilfredo Ortega. He was preceded in death by his brothers James Curtis Williams and Charles Leroy Williams and is celebrated by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and a large extended family of neighbors and friends who mourn his passing. 

    He was born in Baltimore, Maryland to Arthur James Williams and Nellie Viola King in 1935, attending Coppin Normal Demonstration School, Booker T. Washington Junior High School and Frederick Douglas Senior High School, graduating from Douglas High School in 1953. He then enrolled at Morgan State College, withdrawing after his freshman year to join the United States Army. Upon his Honorable Discharge, he used his GI bill to return to Tuskegee University in Alabama, graduating in 1966 with a degree in Veterinary Medicine and a final degree of Doctorate in Pharmacology and Physiology from Ohio State University. 

    His desire to make a difference has made a difference: from Morgan State University to the US Army to Student, Professor of Veterinary Medicine and Director of the Small Animal Clinic at Tuskegee Institute to Professor and Director of the Small Animal Clinic at Ohio State University and Coordinator of Minority Students to Leading Researcher at Global Pharmaceutical Companies creating medicines for humans through animal research. His love of animals and love of scientific research has made the difference in the efficacy of medicines used for the healing of bed sores and other potentially deadly wounds. In retirement, he continued his teaching career at Northampton Community College in Pennsylvania and was a Board Member of Habitat for Humanity. Throughout his life, he remained a role model and mentor for striving minority Veterinarians and financially struggling students at Morgan State University, his first Alma Mater. 

    His biggest role however has been equally loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle, family overseer, and upholder of family legacy and the pain of his loss cannot be measured. 

    Friends may call on Saturday, July 6 from 10-11 a.m. at Stallings Funeral Home, 3111 Mountain Rd., Pasadena, MD 21122 where a memorial service will begin at 11:00 a.m. Interment private.