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Howard M. Terry

Died: Sunday, December 17, 2006
Age: 94
Howard M. Terry, a Southold resident, died at San Simeon Nursing home on December 17. He lived in Southold his entire life, except for a few years in the 1920s when he lived in Arizona.

Mr. Terry was born in Southold on October 13, 1912 to Mary (nee Monsell) and Howard H. Terry. He attended Southold schools, including the Old Bayview Schoolhouse, and, over the years, had been a farmer, a truck driver, a carpenter and worked on oyster boats. From 1956 until 1977, he was a building inspector for the Town of Southold.

Mr. Terry was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Southold, the International Order of Oddfellows, the Building Inspectors Association of Suffolk County, and served on the Civil Defense Commission of New York State. For 76 years, he was an active volunteer firefighter with the Southold Fire Department. There he served as a commissioner and delegate to the North Fork, Suffolk County and Southern New York Volunteer Firemanís Association. For a period of time, he was a Fire Coordinator for the Eighth Division.

Predeceased by his wives, Doris Jones and Katherine Berry, he is survived by four daughters, Jane Joerchel of Calverton, Frances Cooper of Mattituck, Edna Terry of Southold, and Catherine Terry of Mattituck; a sister, Caroline Ross of Prescott Valley, Arizona; and 10 grandchildren. He was predeceased by two daughters, Helen Pontino and Elizabeth Montgomery, and a brother, Jonathan Terry.

The family received friends at the DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Homes in Southold where firematic services and IOOF services were held. Funeral services were held at the First Presbyterian church by Rev. Dr. Peter J. Kelley. Interment was at the Presbyterian Cemetery.

Those wishing to remember Mr. Terry and his family in a special way can make a donation to the Southold Fire Department, San Simeon Nursing Home or the First Presbyterian Church.
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