Celebrating the life of Alda J Howells
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Born in Pottsville on October 15, 1923 she was the daughter of the late John and Anna (Helwig) Brady “Brade”.
She was a 1941 graduate of Pottsville Area High School. Alda was a homemaker most of her life.
She was an avid bowler and enjoyed sewing, knitting and cooking as well as going to bingo and wintering in LaBelle, Florida. She also enjoyed traveling and going to Lake Wallenpaupack and was a loyal Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies fan.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded by her husband William E. Howells in 1964 and to whom she was married for 6 years; son John J. Howells II in 2006; long time companion Frank C. Cicioni in 2004; brother Robert Brady; sisters Helen Mahlke, Mary Luppino and Janet Jones.
Alda is survived by her daughter Aldajean Howells, fiancé of Daniel Shuman of Pottsville, grandchildren Robert Heffner and companion Celeste Atkins, Kristyn wife of Colby Stewart, Wendy wife of Brandon Harris and William E. Howells, II; great grandchildren Kylah, Carina, Colby, Carter, Hailey, William, Kalib and Luna. Also a sister Elizabeth Jones, Florida; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Friday February 18 at the Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc., 1818 Mahantongo St. Pottsville with Pastor Chris Rothharpt officiating. A viewing will be held from 10 am until the time of the service.
Interment will be private.
The family requests contributions in Alda’s memory be sent to Seton Manor Activities Fund, 1000 Seton Manor Drive, Orwigsburg, PA 17961.
Lord –Bixler Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
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