Howard H. Carron, 84, of Plattsburgh, passed away June 9, 2022.
Howard was born March 1, 1938, to Edward and Laura (DeFayette) Carron of Redford, N.Y.
He attended Sallaz Academy in Redford and graduated in 1956. He enlisted in the US Navy after graduation and was assigned to the USS Zelima AF 49, in Oakland, Calif. After four deployments to the Far East, he was reassigned as an MM2, to the USS Laws DD 558. When his enlistment was up in 1960, he became employed with the New York State Department of Corrections in Dutchess County. In June of 1965, he became a New York State Trooper and was stationed in numerous stations in Albany and then in Troop B. Howard found a new hobby working with wood and soon took up woodturning on the lathe. His woodturnings grace the tables of many people who own his one-of-a-kind pepper and salt mills.
Howard was also active in the Boy Scouts, and was the Scoutmaster of Saranac, N.Y., Troop 35 for a few years. He then became the Scoutmaster of Troop 39 in Plattsburgh. He was awarded the Scoutmaster of the year. He enjoyed teaching boys new skills and watching them grow into successful men. While working as a Trooper, and managing a family, he found the time to return to school. He attended SUNY Plattsburgh, earning his degree in Speech and Hearing.
He and his wife enjoyed traveling and trips to Hawaii, Europe and the Caribbean were memorable trips taken. He also had a love for sailing and sailed his own boat for over 40 years. He became a Certified Scuba Diver and spent many vacations, diving in many of the Islands in Central America and the Caribbean.
Howard also had a love of skiing and became a Senior Member of the National Ski Patrol. He also had a love of flying and was able to fly small planes whenever he could. Late in life, he picked up another hobby, playing the Bagpipes. He and his buddy, another retired Trooper, decided to form a band with the help of two other law enforcement men, started the Police Pipes and Drums of Plattsburgh. He also was a member of the New York State Troopers Pipes and Drum band and enjoyed playing with his fellow Troopers. When he and his wife spent their winters in Florida, he also joined a band, the St. Andrew's Pipes and Drums of Tampa Bay. He spent many days enjoying he companionship of the band members.
Howard was an active member of the Association of Former New York State Troopers and the NYS Troopers PBA, and the American Association of State Troopers.
He is predeceased by his loving wife, Marion, of 52 years in 2020. He is also predeceased by his father, Edward and mother, Laura Carron, younger sister, Carol and stepson Rickey Walker.
Howard is survived by his stepdaughter, Karrie Breyette (Donn) of Morrisonville, N.Y., his son Craig of Suffolk, Va., and Maria Walker of West Charlton, N.Y., five grandchildren, Jason and Jamie Breyette, Jessica Pinson and Justin Walker, and Michelle Carron Helms, five great-grandchildren, Hailey Pinson, Ty and Drew Breyette and Isla and Aria Breyette, his sister, Rita M. Larche of Dannemora.
Visitation will be Monday, June 13, 2022, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Home, Plattsburgh. Funeral service will be on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at 11 a.m. at St. Alexander's Church in Morrisonville. Entombment will follow in the Town of Plattsburgh Community Mausoleum.
Donations may be made to the New York State Troopers Foundation for the NYST Pipes and Drums or the North Country Honor Flight.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St. Plattsburgh, NY 12901, (518)561-3980. Online condolences can be offered at www.brownfuneralhomeinc.com
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