Howard Keith Aubin, 86, of Au Sable Forks, N.Y. passed away peacefully on March 5, 2016 at his home. He was born on Feb. 23, 1930 to Wallace Alexander and Mary Louise (Gero) Aubin in Au Sable Forks.
Howard attended Holy Name School and graduated from Au Sable Forks High School. After graduation he worked for a short while at J&J Rogers Co. before joining the U. S. Air Force on Sept. 6, 1948. During his military career he traveled and lived in many places including Colorado, Illinois, Iceland, North Carolina and Newfoundland. Howard served a tour in Vietnam with the 37th Combat Support Group where he received the Bronze Star for Meritorious Service. Retired with the rank of Senior Master Sergeant and was honorably discharged on April 1, 1971 in Plattsburgh, N.Y.
He married his first wife, Elizabeth (Betty) Marie Bassett on July 30, 1949. She died on March 14, 1957. From this marriage they had four children, Sandra Kay Fellion, Sheila Lynn Merriam, Howard Leigh Aubin, Hope Marie Steele.
He married for the second time to Shirley Louise Greeno on Nov. 17, 1957. She died on May 10, 1990. From this marriage they had four children, Samuel Keith Aubin, Theresa Louise Scapatici, Janice Ann Brow, Gary Anthony Aubin.
He married for the third time to Marcia Ann (Reichly) Gero on Oct. 26, 1996 and she died on Jan. 21, 2012.
He enjoyed woodworking, reading, gardening & boating.
Howard is survived by his children, Sandra Kay Fellion, Sheila Lynn Merriam and Bruce Furman, Howard Leigh Aubin and fiancÃ© Joanne Buskey, Hope Marie Steele and Mark, Samuel Keith Aubin and Karen, Theresa (T.C.) Louise Scapatici, Janice Ann Brow and Scott, Gary Anthony Aubin; his grandchildren, Amy Fellion, Melissa Fellion, Marc Fellion, Fred Merriam Jr., Seth Merriam, Brian Steele, Matthew Steele, Christianna Trim, Elizabeth Aubin, Alexis Scapatici, Samantha Eaton, Sara Brow; his great-grandchildren, Cody Boyea, Colby Boyea, Lewis Andrew, Aidan Merriam, Noah Merriam, Levi Merriam, Holly Merriam, Clover Merriam, Daisy Merriam, Jonah Merriam, Elijah Merriam, Dylan Steele, Tyler Steele, Chloe Trim, Joshua Eaton, Milena Eaton, Eloise Roy. He is also survived by four nieces, Theresa Aubin Ben, Marie Aubin Delaware, Katherine Elliott Vitale, Lori Elliott Smith; and one nephew, Michael Elliott.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Shirley Frances (Aubin) Elliott who died on August 6, 1987; and half brother, Raymond Wallace Aubin who died July 19, 1991; son-in-law, Marshall Fellion; and by two nephews, Paul Raymond Aubin and Wallace Allen Elliott; also by his beloved pets, Barney I, Barney II, and Barney III.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m Friday, March 11, 2016 at the Thwaits-Zaumetzer Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 12, 2016 at the Holy Name Church in Au Sable Forks. Burial will be in the spring in Holy Name Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Holy Name Church. Online condolences and to light a candle may be offered at tzfunerals.com