Anyone who knew Howard Sultan knew his love for numbers, jokes, the Dodgers, his family, and dogs. His mathematician brain ended up benefitting many friends and family members as April 15th came around every year -- people would often come by to get his help filing their taxes (to honor this, we're holding his memorial on April 15th). Howard had a laugh that shook his whole body and hugs that squeezed as hard as they could. He bled Dodger blue since he was a young boy and was a devout fan to the very end. He cherished his beloved wife, Mary Ann, missing her horribly any time they weren't able to be together. Fortunately, they had 54 years together (with 50 years of that as a married couple) and shared lots of adventures. He was a proud father to his 3 children and grandfather to his 4 grandkids. One of his favorite pastimes with his kids was coming up with number puzzles and puns to outsmart one another. Perhaps his greatest legacy that he passed on to his children was his avid love for dogs -- he and Mary Ann had a total of 10 dogs (and one honorary dog -- a cat named Sissie) over the course of their life and a lot of granddogs too. Every single one of those dogs adored Howard, and he adored them right back. We know he's being swamped with kisses by his 8 dogs (and Sissie) who are already on the other side of that rainbow bridge. That is, when he's not bowling with his brother, Mark. And that's exactly what he would have wanted.

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My lifetime friend, Howard

Shared by Jack Lamberton on May 6, 2021
i have known Howard since he first enrolled CSDR and he was my best friend as well as my Best Man at our wedding.  I truly missed him!  May Howard Rest In Peace! 

Our life experience with Howard

Shared by Doug Ellis on April 12, 2021
I've known Howard since we were at John Tracy Clinic in 1949.  We got to know each other better since Howard and his family moved to LA which was only 4 blocks from my home. Howard went to CSDR while I was attending Le Conte Junior High.  I was so impressed with his math skills and often try to challenge him in math. Mostly on weekends and summers, we would get together along with Howard's brother Mark and my brother Bob. Howard and his family moved to the valley during our high school years. 
     Gayle's roommate was Mary Ann during their freshman year.  They as "widows" would follow Howard and myself during Kappa Gamma probation.
     As we moved to Riverside, we had the opportunity to get together with him and Mary Ann more often, but sad to see Howard go. He is to be remembered with his great smiles and laughter.  May Howard Rest in Peace!

Hugs from Gayle and Doug Ellis

How we meet Howard Sultan

Shared by Julio Dominguez on April 8, 2021
In 2003 My wife and I want to share with you about Howard last time met him though my side friend from church. I don’t know that he worked for deaf clients to type Tax Income. We came in and he showed love us his big smile also help us a lot also he was very comedy and joke he always love Dodgers with big head and little body like toy chuckle in his office. 
He real rare his lovely wife Mary and dogs. Both we miss him very much also he in good health with deaf family and friends.