Davis (PopPop) Howell, age 79, of Avondale, PA, passed peacefully at his home with his family around him surrounded by love and caring, on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. He was the husband of Doris “Dottie” Howell, with whom he shared 48 years of marriage.
Davis was born in Bel Air, MD and grew up in Avondale, PA. He was the son of the late Derwood Howell and the late Ethel Cox Howell
He was a truck driver for Republic Refuse Company for over 40 years, retiring in 2007.
Davis (PopPop) Howell was a life time member of the Avondale Fire Company. He served as a firefighter for fifty plus years, and was given his fifty years of service award in 2020. Davis has helped to protect and save multi millions of dollars worth of property damage fighting fires over the years and saved countless lives while on the ambulance and delivered 3 babies during his time. He has also served as the long time Assistant Engineer, Trustee and Director on the Board. He loved working with the Junior members to keep them safe. Avondale’s Tanker 23 was his favorite piece of equipment to operate. He took great pride in mowing the acres of grass at the new firehouse on Gap Newport Pike.
In addition to his wife Dottie, he is survived by his daughter, Angeline Teoli and her husband John Teoli III of Lincoln University, PA, a Granddaughter Kimberly Teoli and her husband Bill Gordon of Wilmington DE, a Grandson John Teoli IV of Philadelphia PA. Davis was so proud of his family. Loved to brag about the accomplishments of his family members. He is also survived by three Sisters Jean Marrs of Avondale, PA, Anita Mertz and Joan Colbert and one brother Richard Howell all from the Boyertown PA. Area and a sister in law Ester from Bally, PA, and many nephews and nieces. He was also Pop Pop to many others especially Ron Cogdill and Andrew Cogdill and their families. He loved you all.
He was proceeded in death by his Brothers, James Howell, Frank Howell and his twin brother Dean Howell.
Rest in Peace PopPop You will be sorely missed.
You are invited to his Graveside service at 11:00 on Saturday morning, March 20, 2021, at the New London Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Route 896, New London, PA.
In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to the Avondale Home Town Heroes Wall Fund, 110 Pomeroy Avenue, P.O. Box 247, Avondale, PA 19311or to the Avondale Fire Company, 23 Firehouse Way, Avondale, PA 19311
To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit www.kuzoandfoulkfh..com
Arrangements by the Folk Funeral Home, West Grove, PA.
Avondale Home Town Heroes Wall Fund
Avondale Fire Company
Graveside ServiceMarch 20, 2021 11:00 New London Presbyterian Church Cemetery
New London, PA
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