Howard J. "Rowdy" Propst

December 17, 1960 ~ October 3, 2023 (age 62) 62 Years Old

Howard J. "Rowdy" Propst Obituary

Howard J. “Rowdy” Propst, Jr., 62, of Montgomery, died Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at UPMC Susquehanna, Williamsport.

Born December 17, 1960 in Muncy, he was a son of the late Howard J. Propst, Sr. and Norma Jean (Hill) Reich.

Howard was a graduate of Montgomery High School. He worked as a welder beginning his career at Northrop Grumman, Montgomery and retiring from Milton Steel.

He enjoyed socializing; was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post #251, Montgomery and was a life member of the Edward J. Smith Post 3428 V.F.W. Auxiliary, Muncy, and the Northumberland Fire Company #1. An avid outdoorsman, Howard was fond of hunting and fishing, especially for trout.  He was also a member of the Circle J Hunting Club and the Lycoming County Beagle Club.

Surviving are four children, Cory Propst, of Montgomery, Keith Habel, of Pittsburgh, Vince Buck, of Muncy and Roxanne (Sandy) Aikey-Buck, of White Deer; three brothers, Donald (Debbie) Propst, of Muncy, Benjamin (Ashley) Probst, of Sunbury and John Propst, of Montgomery; six grandchildren, Josh Buck, Skylar Propst, Ashley Propst, Amber Buck, Chase Buck and Christopher Buck; one great-grandchild, Lilly Buck; his former wife, Ethna Propst; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Jennie Mae Propst; and a brother, Brian Propst.

The family is planning a Celebration of Life at 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2023 at the Muffley-Huff Post #8206 V.F.W., 4835 Rt. 54, Turbotville.

If friends so desire, memorial contributions in Howard’s memory may be made to the Bower-Decker Post #251 American Legion, 185 Broad St., Montgomery, PA 17756.

The family is being assisted by Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy.

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Celebration of Life Service
October 14, 2023

5:00 PM
Muffley - Huff Post (Turbotville)


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