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Official Obituary of

Howard "Howdy" Henshaw

June 8, 1946 ~ June 29, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old

Howard Henshaw Obituary

Howard “Howdy” Henshaw, 76, of Brownsville, passed away on June 29th, 2023, at Uniontown Hospital. Howdy was born on June 8th, 1946, in Brownsville, and was the son of the late Howard K. and Elma (Swan) Henshaw.


Presbyterian by faith; Howdy was a member of the Fort Burd United Presbyterian Church. Following college, Howdy served honorably in the United States Navy during the Vietnam Conflict. He graduated from John A. Brashear High School (Brownsville Area High School) in 1964. He then attended Salem College after graduation.


After college, Howdy was employed by National Tube Works Co., in Christy Park, McKeesport, Lincoln Electric, in OH, Volkswagon Corp., in New Stanton, and Washington Steel Corp. where he retired in 2007.


Howdy was an avid motorcycle rider and enjoyed riding with his friends.


Surviving to cherish Howdy’s memory; his wife Carolyn Wells Henshaw whom he married in November of 1974. His son Dr. Marc (Susan) Nicholas Henshaw and daughters Cecilia and Marceline of Allen Park, MI. His daughter Vonnie Lou Henshaw and her son Corey of Mentor, OH. Son Howard F. Henshaw Jr. and daughter Shelbie of Madison, OH. Howdy is also survived by his sister Lois Falsetto and husband Denny and family of Brownsville and addition his numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. 


A memorial service to celebrate Howdy’s life will be announced at a later date.


 Arrangements have been entrusted to the NOVAK-MELENYZER FUNERAL HOME, 515 Front Street, Brownsville, PA 15417. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


Donations may be made in his memory to the Muscular Dystrophy Association to aid in the research of Inclusion-Body Myositis.    

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