Howard D. Pelan - Johnston

Howard D. Pelan - Johnston

Howard D. Pelan, 95, a lifelong Johnston resident, passed away Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, at home. For more than 70 years, he was the husband of the late Marjorie R. (Stone) Pelan before her passing in 2012.

He was born in Providence, the son of the late Alexander G. and Annie (Hesketh) Pelan. Mr. Pelan was foreman at the Greenville Finishing Co. for more than 30 years and was a custodian in the middle schools for the Town of Johnston for five years before retiring.

He was a former member of the Smithfield Sportsmans Club, American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists and the Centerdale Rod & Gun Club. The family would like to thank Carmen, Sandy, Phil, Shirley and the staff of Home & Hospice Care of RI for all their help and care during the last few months.

He is survived by his two sons, Alan D. Pelan and his wife Mary Jane of Venice, Fla., and Brian H. Pelan and his wife Ellen of South Windsor, Conn. He also is survived by his grandchildren, David Pelan, Julie Agar, Alexander Pelan, Caitlin Pelan, and two great-grandchildren.

Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations to Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904 will be appreciated. Information and Condolences, visit