Zabor Funeral Home Inc.
5680 Pearl Road Parma, OH 44129,
between Snow & Ridge Road
WICHERT, Howard J.

WICHERT, Howard J.

Howard J. “Howie” WICHERT, age 77. Beloved father of Brett (Christine), Matthew (Jennifer), Remi Stefanski (Ryan) and Paul Ballachino (Dawn). Loving grandfather of Justin, Hunter, Isabelle, Thomas, Camden and Chloe. Dearest brother of Edwin (Luba) and Robert (deceased)(Marge). Former husband of Valerie Cunningham and Ellen Reppa. Dear uncle and friend to many. 

An elite conversationalist and friend known for his smile and laugh. A Cleveland sports enthusiast, prolific card player, and food connoisseur. A present and loving father who was consistently quotable. “You’re my horse, even if you never win a race”. 

Private services are being held. A public celebration of life is being held at a later date. To offer condolences please visit


Messages of Condolence

  1. Class is a hard thing to find and when you see it it is never forgotten. Howie Wichert was and always will be 1st Class all the way. Thanks for the great memories “Wand” and behave up there. See you on the other side my friend!

  2. Howie now you are with your all your friends having one big card game
    Say hello to Michael for me.

    Rest In Peace
    Beverly (Simmons)

  3. My deepest sympathy to the family of Howie. I loved running into him
    through the years. He always had a big smile on his face and a big hug to go along with it. Rest In Peace Howie.

  4. Our paths have never crossed over these many years since my college days, but I have always smiled when Howie’s name was brought up in a conversation with old friends. My smile was always of admiration and respect for his very, very unique self. He was an old soul at an early age I think- years ahead of my naieve youthfulness. He made me laugh and I thank him for that. We may not have been close, enduring friends, but his memory is still quite clear. He and his family will be in my prayers. I am sad for those friends who continued to enjoy his friendship and now must say “goodbye”.

  5. We have fond memories of Howie from high school onward. Such a sense of humor! Condolences to the family.
    Dennis and Heather

  6. Howie was a great father and friend to so many.
    We had wonderful years together and four children that were blended in love .
    He was so fun to be with , a great story teller and a loyal friend who would not talk bad about anyone. He fought a terribly hard fight the last 6 years and was really a miracle, coming thru so much. The Lord took him too early! He will be missed and loved so much! He leaves behind his amazing children and grandchildren!

  7. Howie was a wonderful man. He always had a smile and would sit down and talk to me when I saw him. Howie will be missed by all but especially by his daughter Remi. No one loved him more…

  8. Howie was a good guy. He made a lot of people laugh, especially my Dad. I was extremely grateful for that.

    May you Rest In Peace Howie.

    Janice and Tess

  9. Fat Howie…You will always be in my heart. Rest In Peace We will forever remember you. Blessings to the all the family

  10. Howie was a wonderful man and will be dearly missed. Our deepest sympathy to your family.

  11. Thoughts and prayers to all of Howie’s family and friends.
    Howie will be missed by all who knew him with his big heart and gentle soul. God bless and keep you!!

    Frank and Colleen Ungerer

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