Death of a Classmate - Howard R. Canter - 1st Co.

CANTER Howard R., 79 years old of Franklin Lakes, New Jersey passed away on July 29, 2011. He was born in Newark, New Jersey and graduated from West Orange High School. Howard held a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Naval Academy and a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering and a Master of Science in Naval Architecture from Webb Institute. He also held a certificate from the Bettis Reactor Engineering School and was a registered professional Engineer in New Jersey and the state of Washington. He was a member of the American Nuclear Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. During his career, Howard served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Weapons Complex Reconfiguration for the U.S. Department of Energy. He was also the program Director of the Office of Fissile Materials Disposition. Howard held several positions at Burns and Roe in Oradell, New Jersey and worked under Admiral Rickover with responsibility for the Naval Reactor Facility in the state of Idaho. Howard is survived by his wife of 57 years, Phyllis, his children and their spouses Judy (Larry) Platkin of Morristown, New Jersey, Janet (Gregg) Butler of Allendale, New Jersey and Mark (Kim) Canter of San Ramon, California, his sister Dorothy Kreitzeerg, his grandchildren Alyson and Matthew Platkin, Rachel and Alex Butler, and Sam and Benjamin Canter. The funeral will be held at Robert Schoem's Menorah Chapel in Paramus on Sunday, July 31 at 11 AM. Interment will be at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery in Woodbridge, NJ.
Published in The Record and Herald News on July 30, 2011


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