Biography: Pervis Howard Caruth was born in Mount St. George, Tobago on October 16, 1927 to Mildred Robinson. He was a seaman for the most part of his early years in Trinidad and Tobago, until he headed on a ship to migrate to America in 1948.
Howard enlisted in the United States Army in 1950 and served in the Korean War until 1953. He was employed with New York City’s Department of Sanitation from 1958-1989 when he retired.
Howard will always be remembered as a quiet, gentle, well-mannered, and helpful man. His strength and will to live spoke for itself. He enjoyed playing lotto and poker and giving out nicknames. He was a dedicated fisherman and made that a lucrative side business. He was a man of few words but would always lend a helping hand. Howard was a well-known and respected man in his community. He lived a long eventful life and was full of history. He was called home to be with the Lord after 90 years of serving on this earth. He will be truly missed.
Howard is preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Caruth; sister, Edris Arnold and brother, Roy Milton.
He is carried on in life by: his brother, Brazil Sandy; his children, Deborah Israel, Charles Caruth and Keyerra Charles; granddaughters, Christina Caruth and Crystal Caruth and a great-grandson; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and close friends.