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Howard Morris Vroon, Sr.

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“Dear Jo,I was sorry to hear of your loss of Howard. I know he is with the Lord, and I pray for comfort for you and your family. His wish for all of...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Mary Ann Spivey - Charleston, SC

This is where Howie and I and our classmates went to school. It was called Eastern Academy, not ECHS “I remember well the fun we had at "EA", where Howie and I and our classmates went to school. It was called Eastern Academy, not ECHS. There are fewer...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Fred Lanting - Union Grove, AL

“Howard, Jennifer and family,So sorry to hear of your loss. May God's comfort be yours. ”
3 of 17 | Posted by: Claire Florio - Charleston, SC

“Laura and Linda, I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs, ”
4 of 17 | Posted by: Ruth Prins Borst - Kalamazoo, MI

“John and Laura,Our very deepest condolences on the passing of your Father. May all of God's grace be bestowed on him.Tom & JoAnn Kent ”
5 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“To my dear brother Howard M Vroon,I will miss you terribly the remainder of my days. You were one of a kind, the best that a brother could be, a true...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Sis Vroon - Grand Rapids, MI

“We at Clair's are thinking of you during this difficult time. We honor the memory of Howard and offer our heartfelt condolences to you all whom he...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“Casey and I will always remember Uncle Howie with a smile on his face and ready for a good laugh. Love and hugs to Aunt Jo, Debbie, Linda, Laura,...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Kris Cook - Pompano Beach, FL

“Wow..what a last will and testament.It made me cry.I pray blessings on this family.Grief is for a niteBut joy comes in the morning.God Bless. Beau n...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Ramona Hussey - W.Coxsackie, NY

“Greg and I send hugs! So sorry to get this news! Wish we could be there Sat! ”
10 of 17 | Posted by: Mary Robinson - McDowell, VA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Vroon family. Tom, Annette & Tommy Hurst ”
11 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“Love to you all. Thinking and praying for comfort and peace.Love Barb Vroon ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: Barb Vroom - Byron Center, MI

“Dear Jo - In prayer for you and your family. My condolences to you. ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Liz Lipscomb - Meggett, SC

“Dear Jo~ I am so sorry to hear of Howard's passing. Please know you and your family are in my heart and prayers. May God give you peace and comfort...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Rhonda Myers - Charleston, SC

“Jo and I have been friends for many years through music at St. Michaels. Her dedication to caring for Howard has been a real witness to me. ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Ann Beauchamp - Charleston, SC

“Dear Jo,Martha and I lament your loss and want you to know that we are praying for you and your whole family. Howard's obituary is a great tribute...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Park Dougherty - Charleston, SC

“Thank you for the eternal message of inspiration. I can only imagine God's amazing grace upon you and your family. ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Dorothy Kronemer


Howard Morris Vroon, Sr., 80, of Charleston, South Carolina, died Wednesday, August 2, 2017. His Memorial Service will be held Saturday, August 5, 2017 in the First (Scots) Presbyterian Church, 53 Meeting Street, at 4:00 p.m.

Howard was born June 3, 1937 in North Haledon, NJ, the fourth of six children (five boys, one girl) of the late Anthony and Louise Zuidema Vroon. He graduated from Eastern Christian Academy and attended Calvin College. The majority of his 45 year career was spent as a sales and marketing executive in the office machines industry, the longest tenure of 27 years with Burroughs Corporation (Unisys). In semi-retirement Howard served as the office manager and innkeeper of the Battery Carriage House Inn on South Battery St. Outside of work, Howard's interests were in his love of God and his faith, as well as classical and sacred music (he was a musician; organist). But it was his passion for fishing, his love of the salt air, and respect for the ocean that provided the foundation for life lessons learned, and subsequently passed on to his children. And when his faith, family, and fishing were over, he socialized with many great friends at the German Friendly Society of Charleston.

In addition to his wife of 57 years, Johanna deGroot Vroon, he is survived by six children: Deborah King (Ken) of Carlsbad, CA, Laura Knapp (Tom) of Wyoming, MI, Linda Vitollo (Joe) of Coeymans, NY, Howard Vroon, Jr. (Jennifer) of Lexington, SC, Daniel Vroon (Kimberly) of Daniel Island, SC and Jonathan Vroon (Laura Jane) of Charleston, SC; as well as nine grandchildren, Lauren, Jenna, and Madeline King, Howard Vroon III and Rosie Vroon, Samantha and Zachary Vroon, and Hannah and Jonathan Vroon, Jr.; his brother, John (Mary) of Grand Rapids, MI; and his sister, Beth Sytsema of Grand Rapids, MI (his brothers Don, Dave and Bob all preceding him in eternity).

In lieu of memorials it is Howard's wish that each of you reading this today renew the foundations of your faith, increase your human investment in loving God and living your faith, love your family and your fellow man with greater commitment, and renew the relentless pursuit of your own human perfection, in preparation for your own eternity.

God welcome you, Dad. We love you. Rest peacefully, and thank you, for the foundations you laid in all of us, the extraordinary life you provided for us, and your unique and endless love.