HUDSONVILLE, Mich.—Howard Longcore, a pastor, died Feb. 15. He was 96.
Howard, a graduate of Trinity School of Theology, was pastor of five churches: in the Grand Rapids area; Muskegon, Michigan; and Correy, Pennsylvania. In retirement, he served as an interim pastor in Michigan, New York, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, California, and Hawaii.
Howard knew much heartbreak in his life, as he was preceded in death by a son, Jack, and three wives: Doris in 1957, Elizabeth in 1990, and Mary Lou in 1994.
He is survived by his wife, Deanne; three children, Theresa Watson, Michael, and Joe; three stepchildren, Tonya Fawcett, Dale Stretch, and Heather Gerakinis; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Howard’s family notes that his love and joy for the Lord was evident in all he was, did, and taught. He wrote, “Spiritually I am more convinced than ever the Bible is truth and salvation is real.”