O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

Donna L. Howard

Donna L. Howard, 70, of Ellicottville Terrace, formerly of Humphrey Road, Great Valley, NY died Saturday morning, September 10, 2016 at Olean General Hospital following a short illness.

Born May 2, 1946 in Cuba, NY, she was the daughter of the late Leslie “Bill” and Blanch Johnson Howard.

Donna attended Ellicottville School and had been a Line Foreman with AVM Signore in Ellicottville for 37 years. She had also been employed with the Seneca Allegany Casino in Salamanca.

She enjoyed the outdoors and watching baseball played at any level. She was an avid card player who enjoyed playing with her cousins. She was a lover of horses and enjoyed mowing and plowing on her tractor. She spent a lot of her time at the family camp in Humphrey and in her younger days enjoyed bowling.

Surviving are: three brothers, William Howard, Great Valley, NY, James (Ann) Howard, Little Valley, NY, and her twin, Donald Howard, Salamanca, NY; a sister, Betty Jane Pettit, NC; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends may call at the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, NY on Tuesday from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m.

Funeral services will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Michael Lonto, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Green Cemetery, Great Valley, NY.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Salamanca Public Library Memorial Fund.

E-condolences can be sent to john@orourke-orourke.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh.