Howard J. Siu
Died: Sep 15, 2018
Howard J. Siu

SIU- Howard J. 

Age 90, passed away after a long and courageous illness on Saturday, Spetember 15, 2018. Howard is the son of the late Thaddeus and Inazia (nee Goerkl) Siu.  Dear brother of the late Lawrence (survived by Florence of California) Siu, the late Patricia (the late Walter) Markham and the late Veronica (the late George) Hammell.  Howard is survived by his loving wife, devoted companion and dear friend of 65 wonderful years Kathleen A. (nee Ridgeway) Siu. Adored father of Lawrence (Marcia nee Krupka) Siu of London England and the late Michael (survived by Teresa A. ) Keenan-Siu. Grandafther of Liam (Donna) Siu, Michael (Jennifer) Siu, Phillip (Paul) Donaldson-Siu, Clark (Yin Su) Siu, Bradley (Caroline) Siu, Utah (Rodney) Letterman, Clifford (Anne) Siu and Andrew (Michelle) Siu. Loved great grandfather of 7, great-great grandfather of 9. Uncle of many nieces, nephews and wonderful caregivers; Helen Musket, Joelle Bishop, Roger Forrester and Gram Franklin.

Howard was born in the Soviet Union and immigrated to the United States with his family when he was about 11 years old. He attended East High School and the University at Buffalo where he obtained a BA in Politics. He continued at Buffalo State College obtaining his MA in Education and an MBA in Bussiness Administration. He worked for many years a Marine Midland Bank and HSBC Bank as a Financial Consultant and Investment Banking.  Upon his retirement he and  Kathleen traveled extensively throughout Europe and returned to his family in his native land.  He had a passion for gardening and starting flowers and plants from seedlings.

He was diagnoised with Parkinson Disease and eventually Dementia. The last years of his life he struggled with multiple illness and fought bravely to remember his family.  He loved animals, especially dogs and enjoyed visiting the Buffalo Zoo. When he became unable to speak clearly all he had to say was "BZ" and if possible off to the Buffalo Zoo in his wheelchair.

On Wednesday, September 19th his family will celebrate and honor his extraordinary life with a commerative service to include eulogies, buddhist prayers and reflective time at the KEVIN M. MASON FUNERAL HOME. There will be no public visitation or services.

To honor Howard's life, would you kindly consider a donation to his Beloved Buffalo Zoo, the SPCA serving Erie County or the Buffalo Animal Shelter.          

                                                         God looked around his Garden, and he found an empty place.
                                                         He then looked down upon this earth, and saw your tired face,
                              He put his arms around you and lifted you to your eternal rest. God's garden must be beautiful...He 
                                                                                       only    takes the best.
                                                 He knew you suffered for so very long...he knew you were in such pain
                                                               He knew you would never get well on earth again
                                                                      he knew the road was already too rough
                                                                                and the hills too hard to climb
                                                             So God closed your weary eyes and said  'peace be Thine"
                                                           It broke our hearts to loose you....but you didn't journey alone
                                    For part of each of us went with you on the day you were called to your heavenly home

The Kevin M. Mason Funeral Home is honored to be caring for Howard and the Siu family in their time of need.
!54 Weimar Street Buffalo New York 14206   (716) 362-0199  Fax: (716) 462-5355


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