Howard Partlow IV , 42, Rochester

Published 9:04 am Thursday, February 2, 2012

Howard Webster Partlow IV (Char), 42, passed away unexpectedly Jan. 28, 2012, as a result of a snowmobile accident.


Char was born Oct. 23, 1969, in New Hartford, N.Y., to Howard W. Partlow III and Patricia Moore. On March 23, 2007, Char married Brenda Leonhardi in Mesa, Ariz. Char was an entrepreneur at heart. He was the owner of Frontier Wine Distributing, national account manager for Room Service USA, the C.O.O. of NFSTI Reomasters for real estate brokers and most currently a marketing partner for the Food to You Inc. Char’s most important job of all was being a wonderful father to his children, Jack and Ella. He attended Autumn Ridge Church and was a 32nd degree Mason. He enjoyed golfing, skiing, reading, spending time at the St. Lawrence River but, most of all Char enjoyed time with his family. He was an amazing husband and father and will be deeply missed.

Char is survived by his loving wife, Brenda; children: Jack Webster Partlow and Ella Audrey Partlow; father, Howard “Webb” (Sandy) Partlow III; mother, Patricia “PJ” (Robert) Kimmerly; sisters: Tiffany (Eric) Riihinen and Janis Partlow; brother, Colton (Vickie) Partlow; mother-in-law, Audrey Leonhardi; brothers-in-law: Ross (Shauna) Leonhardi and Scott (Jan) Leonhardi; many nieces and nephews, and numerous friends.

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Howard was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents and by his father-in-law, Charles Leonhardi.

Visitation will be held 6 to 8 p.m. today at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes 5421 Royal Place N.W., Rochester. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Autumn Ridge Church, 3611 Salem Rd. S.W., Rochester, where the family will also receive friends from 1 p.m. until time of service. The Rev. Bill Price will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Jack and Ella, in care of Brenda.