Obituary: Howard L. Hauser |

Obituary: Howard L. Hauser

Howard L. Hauser was born June 13, 1931, in Los Angeles, Calif. He moved to Truckee, Calif., in 1973, and eventually settled in Reno, Nev., in 2003.

Howard held a Masterand#8217;s of Science degree, and while living in Pasadena, he worked at Jet Propulsion Laboratories as a member of the Explorer satellite team. His pursuit of a Ph. D. was cut short by illness; however, in hopes of inspiring others to share in his love of education, Howard became a teacher. He taught at Tahoe Truckee High School and Sierra High School for many years, as well as, being a ski instructor at Boreal and Northstar ski resorts. An avid skier, he enjoyed working outdoors in the summer, but was most eager for signs of winter to begin; his family remembers that he was happiest when skiing in a blizzard.

While in Truckee, he was also active in the Optimist, AFS, Cub Scouts, and in supporting the arts in the community. He retired from teaching, but continued skiing until the age of 79. Howard took great joy in his family and his three children, for whom he was a wonderful father.

Howard passed away in Reno on Sept. 5, 2011 at age 80, from complications related to cancer, with his family by his side. He is survived by son Marty Hauser, daughter-in-law Shannon, and grandson Charlie of McKinney, Texas; daughter Angela and son-in-law Jim Ritchie of Reno, ; daughter Melody and son-in-law Eric Phay of Reno; and former wife Pat Hauser of Reno, who all love and miss him greatly.

He lived his life with a child-like enthusiasm and passion for adventure, laughter, and love.

As a tireless supporter of higher education, Howard will return to school by donating his body to the University of Nevada, Reno Anatomical Research Program. At his request, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation to a charity of your choice.

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