Petersburg – Howard K. Cusick, 55, of Petersburg, took his first breath in heaven at 4:59 p.m. on March 25, 2019 at the Cleveland Clinic.
Howard was born, December 22, 1963 in Salem, a son of Dolores and William Clay and the late Howard K. Cusick.
He was a jack of all trades and worked many jobs over the years, was a member of the New Springfield Church of God and the Christian Motorcycle Association. Howard enjoyed anything that had a motor, hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. He had a huge heart and was well known to go above and beyond to help anyone that he could.
Howard is survived by his wife, the former Tamra “Tammy” Gillespie, whom he married, July 23, 1982; three daughters, Falon (Dale) Cusick-Lowe of Petersburg, Haley (Austin) Cusick-Bussey of Petersburg and Kacey Cusick of Petersburg; his mother, Delores (William) Clay of New Springfield; father-in-law, Thomas Whitfield of New Springfield; three sisters, Lori (Chris) Toot of East Palestine, Lou Ann (Paul) Kraus of East Palestine and Brenda (Dan) Gremba of East Palestine; an uncle, Stanley (Debbie) Cusick of Lisbon; a grandson, DJ “Ozzman” Lowe; a granddaughter, Dani Lynn Bussey and a grandson, Jase Howard Bussey on the way and many other close family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Howard Keith Cusick, Sr; mother-in-law, Marlyn Gillespie Whitefield; grandparents and his fishing buddy and partner in crime, Uncle Carl.
Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the New Springfield Church of God.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the church with Pastor Jonathan Holloway officiating.
Burial will follow at Emmanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery, New Springfield.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana.
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