Howland, Kenneth W. Age 71 of Horseheads, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016 at home as a result of natural causes. Born on Aug. 20, 1945 in Corning, Ken was the son of the late, William P. Howland & Edith Adsit Howland. Ken served his country during the Vietnam War from 1965-1967 and was a decorated U.S. Army Veteran. He retired from S.C.T. BOCES after 32 years of dedicated service. Ken married Patricia Klein in 1979 and she predeceased him in 2011. Active in his community, Ken was a loyal member of the American Legion Post # 442 for over 40 years. Ken was a loving, loyal brother, uncle and friend to all who met him. His interests included service to the Horseheads Legion and his community. He enjoyed boating, camping, motorcycling, fast cars and animals. Surviving are his loving siblings, Donald, Howland, (Amy) FL; Gerald Howland (Sandy), NE; Shirley Matthews -Spall, TN; Gloria Rowe, NC; and Patricia Rathbun, Horseheads, NY; Several nieces, nephews, cousins, a favorite aunt, and many special friends. Family and friends will be received at Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Sat. Aug. 27, 2016 between the hours of 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 1 p.m. with lifelong friend, Craig Banfield officiating. Private graveside services will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery, where full military honors will be accorded Mr. Howland. The family will provide flowers. Memorial donations may be directed to the Friends of the Horseheads Animal Shelter (FOTHAS), 150 Wygant Rd. Horseheads, NY 14845 or the Horseheads American Legion Post # 442, 71 Old Ithaca Rd. Horseheads, NY 14845 in Kens memory.