Philomena E. "Phil" Howard

January 8, 1921 ~ July 17, 2022 (age 101)


Philomena E. “Phil” Howard, age 101, of West Mifflin, passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, on Sunday, July 17, 2022. Born in West Mifflin on January 8,1921, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Catherine (Andres) Bost. Philomena was a longtime housekeeper at St. Agnes Parish and during WW II she worked at U.S. Steel-Duquesne Works, where she met her husband. She was a member of St. Thomas Parish-St. Agnes Church, a distinguished graduate of St. Agnes Grade School, an avid Pirate fan, hosted many Christmas Eve celebrations and Sunday Steelers game parties. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. She was the wife of the late James Howard; mother of James F.  (Carol) Howard of West Mifflin, Terrence D. (Jean) Howard of West Mifflin, Patricia H. (Tom) Klocko of West Mifflin, and Susan M. Howard of West Mifflin; grandmother of James “Murt” Howard, Andrew Howard, Megan Howard, Mariah Howard, and Daniel Howard. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers and sisters, John (Mary) Bost, Catherine (Andrew) Noll, Albert Bost, Alberta (James) Budai, Mary (Tony) Albrecht, Rinehart (Betty) Bost, Cecelia “Sis” (William “Chip”) Chobirko, and Rose (George) Sovich. Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 21, from 2-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR, where a blessing will be held on Friday, July 22, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, at 12 Noon, at St. Agnes Church of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, West Mifflin, with Rev. Dan Sweeney officiating. Burial will follow in St. Agnes Cemetery. Throughout her illness, Philomena was provided excellent care by her family and her loving niece, Lynn Kostelnik, as well as the compassionate caregivers at Promedica (formerly Manor Care) Whitehall. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Promedica Hug Fund, 505 Weyman Road, Pittsburgh, 15236.

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July 21, 2022

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home
915 Kennedy Ave
Duquesne , Pennsylvania 15110

Mass of Christian Burial
July 22, 2022

12:00 PM
St. Agnes Church (West Mifflin)

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