Owner of Brockton Karate Club
Howland, of Brockton, August 20, 2005, Ernest L. Howland 63 years. Son of the late John P. and Mary A. (Sullivan) Howland. Brother of the late Walter, John and Robert Howland and Patricia Silva. Cousin of Linwood Sullivan of Randolph, formerly of Brockton. Funeral from the Conley Funeral Home, 138 Belmont Street (Rte 123) Brockton Thursday at 8am. Funeral Mass in Christ the King Parish (formerly St. Colman Church) at 9am. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Randolph. Visiting Hours Wednesday 4-8pm. Donations in Ernest’s name may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, Floor 6, Brookline, MA 02445-9924.
Obituary Information Ernest L. Howland, died Saturday at his home in Brockton after a lengthy illness. Born in Braintree, son of the late John P. and Mary A. (Sullivan) Howland, he was raised in Brockton and was a graduate of Brockton High School.
After high school, he entered the United States Air Force and served with the Air Force for four years.
Following his years with the Air Force he received his Associates Degree in Engineering from Northeastern University in 1971 and his Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Fitchburg State College in 1980.
He taught drafting at Bristol Plymouth Vocational High School and in 1977 he opened the Brockton Karate Club which he owned and operated until his death. Mr. Howland studied Karate for 37 years, became a respected member of the Martial Arts Community and attained a master rank in his style.
Through the martial arts he translated enduring life lessons to both youth and adults. He was an admired instructor and friend to his students. He leaves behind a grateful student body. For many years he enjoyed spending time at his summer home in Yarmouth and was a communicant of both Christ the King Parish in Brockton and St. Pius Church in Yarmouth.
He was a member of Club National and enjoyed caring for his two cats. He is survived by his cousin Linwood Sullivan of Randolph, formerly of Brockton and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Walter O., John P., and Robert F. Howland and Patricia A. Silva.