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Howard J. Genet

January 23, 1951 ~ August 20, 2020 (age 69)


DOYLESTOWN – Howard J. Genet, age 69, passed away peacefully at home on August 20, 2020.

Born on January 23, 1951 in Barberton, OH to the late Herman V. and Doris M. (Brown) Genet, he was a resident of Doylestown since 2018, previously of Columbus, GA, and other military installations.  Howard retired from the U.S. Army as a Lieutenant Colonel with Special Forces after serving for 21 years.  He was a member of the American Legion Post #407 and Rittman Moose Lodge #860.

In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his brother, Anthony. Howard is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Margaret (Gifford) Genet; daughter, Alicia (Joshua) Hicks and grandson, Jericho of Suwanee, GA; brothers and sisters, Carol Nace, Margaret (David) Watkins, Herman (Renee) Genet, Joseph (Susie) Genet, Michelle Smith, Edward (Katherine) Genet, and Teresa McGill; in-laws, Bob (Marilyn) Gifford, Sue (Richard) Byrne, Ann (Ted) Kramer, Joyce (Bob) Vielhaber, and Janet Tokes; numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

An outdoor memorial service with Military Honors will be held on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 10 a.m. at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 161 W. Clinton Rd., Doylestown, OH 44230 with Fr. Robert Stein officiating.  Per Howard’s wishes, a private scattering will be held by the family.  Memorials may be made in Howard’s honor to the Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250. Online obituary and guest registry are available at

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Memorial Mass
September 5, 2020

10:00 AM
Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church
161 W. Clinton St.
Doylestown, OH 44230


Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
PO Box 14301, Cincinnati OH 45250-0301

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