July 17, 1921 ~ January 31, 2006
MERIDEN - Howard W. Priebe, 84, of 102 Baker Ave., So. Meriden, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006 at Westfield Care and Rehab Center. He was the husband of the late Shirley Hubball Priebe. Born in Meriden on July 17, 1921, he was the son of the late August and Ida Rodauch Priebe. He was a graduate of local schools and was employed at General Motors. After retirement he worked at the May Company and Corometrics. He was a member of the U.S. Army during World War II, serving as a paratrooper with the 11th Airborne Division in the Pacific. He was decorated with the Purple Heart and received other medals as well, and was a life member of the 11th Airborne Division Associates. Howard was a loving and devoted husband, father, brother and grandfather who will be deeply missed by everyone. He is survived by five daughters, Gayle Priebe, Marlene Bevacqua and her husband, Jim, Lynn Trombley and her husband, Richard, and Karen Mingrino, all of Meriden and Wendy Silverman and her husband, Richard of Middletown; two sons, Howard D. Priebe and William Priebe and his wife, Patty, all of Meriden; and eleven grandchildren, Jeff Priebe, Amanda Trombley, Paul Mingrino, Danny Mingrino, Erica Priebe, Alexandra Priebe, Zakary Priebe, Nicholas Priebe, Olivia Silverman, Emma Silverman and Garrett Silverman. He was predeceased by a brother, Theodore J. Priebe and a sister, Ann Cook. The family of Howard W. Priebe would like to thank the staff of Westfield Care & Rehab Center for the excellent care given to their father. The funeral with military honors will be private. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beecher and Bennett Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden.