Sherman David Howard III

Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home

Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | October 19, 2020

Sherman David Howard III, age 50, of Elizabeth, passed away on Thursday, October 15, 2020. He graduated as valedictorian from Lompoc High School in 1987, went on to gain his private pilot’s license, and became a member of the Local Painters and Allied Trades Union No. 479. Sherman “Dave” had a love for cooking and was a true free spirit. He enjoyed life, hanging out with friends, loved music and was a true Grateful Dead fan. Dave loved his family and he adored his beautiful daughter, Zoey. He is survived by daughter, Zoey Vida; mother, Anna (Glenn) Kunig; father, Sherman David (Lynn) Howard, Jr.; brothers, Michael (Christie) Howard, Alex (Mackenzie) Kunig and Allen Rappuhn; sister, Tracy (Chris) Leigh; Zoey’s grandparents, Paul and Michelle Vida; Aunt Fran, Aunt Delores, Aunt Patty and Uncle Jimbo; also, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by the mother of his child, Christine Vida, who was the love of his life. A private ceremony will be held at the convenience of the family. Dave will be missed but never forgotten and he was loved by all! Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at

Originally published October 19, 2020.

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