Bunnell, Florida
Thursday, 05 Aug 1965


Howard Joseph Stumph, Jr., a retired railway mail clerk who lived at 7135 Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville, died early Tuesday morning at his home following a long illness. Mr. Stumph was a former resident of Bunnell and was married to the farmer Freda Osborn of Bunnell.

Mr. Stumph was born in Girard, Kans. and had lived in Jacksonville since 1922, coming here from Cleveland. He was a member of the Gateway Baptist Church, American Legion Post 88 and National Postal Transportation Association. He entered the Railway Mail Service in 1926 at the Jacksonville terminal; he also served in Key West, Bunnell and St. Augustine. In 1932 he returned to Jacksonville and was promoted to a supervisor's position, as clerk in charge of a crew and later to a foreman. He retired as foreman.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Freda E. Stumph; three daughters, Mrs. Maynard Rogers and Mrs. G. R. Gleason, both of Oakland, California, and Mrs. Elmer Sakel, Ft. Wayne, Ind.; two sons, Howard J. Jr., and Norman Frederick Stumph, both of Jacksonville. Also surviving are eleven grand children and great grand children.

Funeral arrangements are in charge of Estes-Krauss Funeral Home in Jacksonville. Arrangements were not complete at press time.