TAPS: aptain William Stamps Howard, III, USN (Ret)

07 July 2017 Captain William Stamps Howard, III, USN (Ret), 81, died peacefully July 7, 2017 after a lengthy battle with Lewy Body Dementia.

Born April 22, 1936 in San Diego, CA, Stamps spent his childhood in Tarboro, NC and graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1958, following in the footsteps of his distinguished father, William Stamps Howard, JR. Stamps served 30 years in the US Navy. His tours included duty as Assistant Naval Attache' at the US Embassy in Rome, Italy, and service in the Vietnam War as an intelligence specialist. He completed his career at the Pentagon.

Stamps is survived by his wife of 54 years, Patricia Howard; children: Stamps Howard IV (Susan), Carolyn McCombs (Jim), Rick Howard (Beth), and Marypat Marcoccio (Frank); grandchildren: Seamus, Will, Alicia, Scott, Caroline, Allie, Trish, Marypat, Dominick, Erick and Ben.

 The family will receive friends from 7-9 pm, July 28, 2017, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Denbigh Chapel. A funeral mass will be held 11 am, July 29, 2017 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church with burial in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Naval Intelligence Professionals, PO Box 11579, Burke, VA 22009-1579