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Rites Scheduled for John Howard, Burbank Attorney

Funeral services for John A. (Jack) Howard, a prominent Burbank attorney and the husband of Burbank Councilwoman Mary Lou Howard, will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Robert Bellermine Catholic Church in Burbank.

A rosary will be recited at the church today at 7:30 p.m.

Authorities said Howard, 53, apparently committed suicide Saturday at a remote campground just outside Santa Clarita.

A lifelong Burbank resident, Howard was a personal-injury attorney who gave up a political career after losing a bid for Congress in 1966. Mary Lou Howard was elected to the Burbank City Council in 1979 and is serving her third term.

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He is also survived by his four children; Jacqueline Lee, 33; Richard Joseph, 29; John Allen Jr., 25 and Brett Allen, 19,

The church is at 133 N. Fifth St. in Burbank.


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