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Funeral Announcements: Island Landscaper, Caretaker, Bagpiper Howard Wall, 63

Howard Ivison Wall, 63 lost his battle with ocular melanoma Dec. 28, 2013.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced and a full obituary is pending, according to Chapman, Cole & Gleason. (Patch file photo)
Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced and a full obituary is pending, according to Chapman, Cole & Gleason. (Patch file photo)

Chapman Cole & Gleason Funeral Homes has announced the death Dec. 28 of Howard I. Wall, 63, of Martha's Vineyard.

"Landscaper, caretaker, bagpiper, pizza maker, husband, father, brother and friend: Howard Ivison Wall enjoyed his work while adding wit and humor at every opportunity. His attitude remained upbeat and positive through a 7-year journey with ocular melanoma," according to his preliminary obituary, which adds:

"We will remember his favorite phrase, 'Keep smiling and have a great day.'"

Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced and a full obituary is pending, according to Chapman, Cole & Gleason.

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