May 5, 1923 — June 19, 2012
Union Democrat, the (Sonora, CA) - Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Copperopolis resident Erle G. Howery died June 19 at Mark Twain Convalescent Hospital. He was 89.
Mr. Howery was born in Montgomery, W.Va.
He graduated from Hinton High School and studied journalism at Concord College. He served in World War II from Dec. 7, 1942, to February 1946.
He was a journalist and earned both military and civilian credentials over more than 50 years in news and public relations fields.
He re-enlisted in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and graduated from the Defense Language Institute in Monterey. While there he met his future wife, Margaret, a registered nurse in Carmel.
He worked as part of the Pacific Stars and Stripes newspaper and his military assignments took him to Japan and the Philippines. He was honorably discharged and became the civilian coordinator for the U.S. Army's Far East news and troop information publications. He later worked for the Stockton Record, Oakland Tribune and became editor and publisher of the former Fremont Times and the Modesto Tribune.