A noted urologist and medical innovator, Howie died Sept. 24, 2019.

He joined us from Brooklyn Poly Prep, majored in psychology, was president of the Psychology Club, and was a member of Cloister, Whig-Clio, and the Pre-Med Society. He roomed with Joe Handelman.

Howie did his military service after Columbia Medical School at the U.S. Public Health Service at the National Cancer Institute. In 1960 he and his first wife, Betty Poffenberger, moved to New Orleans, where Howie had his residency in urology at Tulane Medical School (Charity Hospital) and their three children were born.

He then chaired the urology division at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and served as chief of urology at Bexar County Hospital. He published a number of papers, some advocating the use of computers in urology, especially promoting kidney transplant. He co-founded a lab in 1988, Southwest Immunodiagnostics, and was its president until 2016.

In 1997 Howie married Jackie Urbach Schneider. She died in 2008. Howie is survived by his children, Caroline, Sarah, and Justin, to whom the class offers condolences, with appreciation of Howie’s military service to our country.

Undergraduate Class of 1952