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Howard Palmer, 96, Retired Postal Worker

STAMFORD, Conn. – Howard Palmer, 96, of Gloucester, Va., died Aug. 30. He was born in Stamford and lived in Springdale before moving to Gloucester nine years ago.

During World War II, Palmer served in Gen. George Patton’s Third Army in the 81st Chemical Mortar Battalion. After working for the United States Postal Service for 30 years he worked for Clairol in the mail department until 1977.

He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Evelyn Couch Palmer; his sons, Gary Howard Palmer and Richard Alan Palmer; his sister, Helen Acton, four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. He was predeceased by his brother Albert and sister Edna.

A graveside service will be held at Fairfield Memorial Cemetery in Stamford on Sept. 24 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers his family asks that donations be made to the Riverside Walter Reed Hospice , 7358 Main St., Gloucester, VA 23061.

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