William Howard Rooney, Jr.
February 16, 2012
Hatteras- William Howard Rooney, Jr., age 76 died February 16, 2012 at his Hatteras, NC home. He was the son of William Howard and Jean Stephenson Rooney of Alexandria, VA. Howard as he was know by family and friends, graduated from St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in 1953 and Virginia Tech in 1957.
Howard is survived by his devoted wife of 52 years, Charlotte Barlow Rooney, and daughter Karen Rooney Noonan, son-in-law John Noonan and granddaughter Eve Noonan of Virginia Beach, VA.
He worked on the family wheat farm in the summers. Howard served honorably in the US Army in Germany after college. He enjoyed reconstructing a ’39 four-door Ford Convertible in his teens and enjoyed managing an auto related business and a bicycle business in married life. After retirement, he relocated to Hatteras where he served The Anglers Club as treasurer for nine years, enjoyed the loving friendships from the Hatteras United Methodist Church, and served in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 1604 from its inception until his death.
A memorial service will be held at the United Hatteras Methodist Church on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to Hatteras United Methodist Church Building Fund PO Box 310 Hatteras, NC 27943 or to the Salvation Army PO Box 1967 Elizabeth City, NC 27909.
Condolences to the family may be expressed via the on-line register at www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.