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Howard E. Rhodes

January 6, 1942 ~ October 24, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Howard Rhodes Obituary

Howard E. Rhodes, age 81, of Mars, formerly of Beaver Falls, passed away on Tuesday afternoon, October 24, 2023 in the comfort of his home.

Born in Beaver Falls, PA on January 6, 1942, he was the son of the late Ralph E. and Vesta I. Kelly Rhodes.

Howard was a computer technician for the U.S. Postal Service at the Bulk Mail Center in Warrendale.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a Life Member of Mars V.F.W. Post 7505, the Zelienople American Legion Post 474 and the Harmony Loyal Order of the Moose Post 957.

Howard enjoyed golfing and loved drinking wine and visiting wineries.

Surviving are his wife, Deborah C. Rhodes, who he married on April 18, 1998, two sons, Howard E. Rhodes, Jr. of Darlington and Joseph W. Rhodes (Tammy) of New Brighton, Two step-daughters, Alisa Holden (Todd) of Port Mathilda and Allison Brudney-Walker (Robert) of Wayne, Ill., a step-son, Joshua Brudney (Jennifer) of Valencia, his grandchildren, Sarah Cook (Mark), Alexis Rhodes, Annie Houtz (Josh), Graceann Brudney, Dylan Seaman, J.B. Holden, Ben Brudney and Cody Rhodes and his great granddaughters, Breann, Hannah and Kaity Cook.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Lori A. Rhodes Seaman, who died on March 16, 2018.

Friends are invited to a Memorial Service at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc., 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA on Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 11:00 AM. A reception will follow at the Water Hole at Hartmann's Golf Course in Harmony, PA.  Memorials may be made to the Hillman Cancer Center, 5150 Center Ave. Suite 1B, Pittsburgh, PA 15232 or the Butler County Humane Society, 1015 Evans City Rd. Renfrew, PA 16053. Inurnment will be in the Columbarium at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville, PA. Directions and condolences are available at


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