ROBERT DEAN HOWERTONROBERT DEAN HOWERTON June 16, 2016 Robert Dean "Bob" Howerton, PhD., age 59 passed away unexpectedly at his home in Makawao, Maui, Hawai'i on June 16, 2016. A kind and gentle soul, he was well-known by the aquaculture community locally and abroad and his passing is a huge loss for Bob's family, colleagues and friends. Born November 14, 1957 in Las Vegas, NV, to the late James M. Howerton and Mona (Brennecke) Howerton, he was the husband of the late Cynthia Lynn "Cindi" (Taylor) Howerton. He leaves behind his two beloved daughters Lauren Howerton of Wailuku, Maui and Jaime Howerton of Portland, OR, He also leaves behind brothers Jim (Robin Kuo) of Des Peres, MO, David of Sydney, Australia, and nieces Izzy and Mia. He was an alumnus of Punahou School, the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, and Auburn University, AL. and worked with the UH Sea Grant College Program and Maui County Council as an Assistant Aquaculture Specialist. His career focused on the field of aquaculture and aquaponics and the restoration of traditional Hawaiian fishponds throughout Hawai'i. Cremation provided by Borthwick Norman's Mortuary in Wailuku. No service. Contributions made payable to Darren Lerner (Director of UH Sea Grant) will be accepted at UH Sea Grant, 2525 Correa Rd, Room HIG 238, Honolulu, HI 96822 in person or by mail.
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