ACFA is sad to announce that Richard Howard has died. He spent the last day of his life at his home of many years, passing
away on March 13th. His death appears to be from natural causes. Richard had suffered for many years the debilitating effects
of Parkinson's Disease.
Richard Howard founded the fencing program at Amarillo College. For many years, he was the instructor of continuing education
fencing programs. Those classes eventually helped to create a club program that is now known as Amarillo Competitive Fencing
Association. He was the first Head Coach of ACFA and has, for the last few years, served as Head Coach Emeritus.
Coach Howard's Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, March 16th, at 2:00 p.m. at the LDS Chapel, located at 2101
N. Coulter, in Amarillo. The Chapel is located in the Westcliff area just off of Tascosa Road.