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Howard Rodman

Howard Carl Rodman

September 5, 1938 - March 19, 2021
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Obituary

Howard C. Rodman, of Owings Mills, MD, passed away on Friday, March 19th, 2021 at the age of 82. He is survived by his nieces, Carla Steinberg and Sima Sharabi. He was predeceased by his sister, Elyse Mashbaum.

Howard was a Baltimore native, graduate of Forest Park and Johns Hopkins. He was a custom home builder and designer who built over 200 homes in the greater Baltimore area. He valued people, and his relationships with family and friends.

Services are private. Please omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be sent to the charity of your choice.
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Mark Larson

Posted at 03:19pm
Today I learned of the passing of my dear friend Howard. On the surface, Howard was loud, his volume dial went to 11, not 10. It was not always turned up that loud, but it was frequently at around 8 or 9. Howard was opinionated, almost bullishly so. I think it is fair to say he put a lot of people off, because he did not suffer fools, and his honesty and lack of filters often rubbed people the wrong way. Those who pushed past this façade, were mightily rewarded with a lifelong, fearsome, and vocal ally. We were also treated to his hilarious and caustic wit. No one was spared. Howard was unstoppably passionate about the things that mattered to him. His work, his lovers, his friends, politics, food, travel… and he had the stories. I will not forget the kindness and hospitality he showed a young, ignorant kid from the south, nor the grace he displayed by not judging me for the predicament I had gotten myself into. He just helped me and asked for nothing in return. He was good people. I will miss my friend.
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Sandy Rivlin

Posted at 08:59pm
Carla & Sima,
Please accept our sincerest condolences on the loss of your beloved uncle, Howard.
Sandy & David Rivlin
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Steven Balter

Posted at 09:45pm
My condolences to Howard’s Family. I know become very close to his niece. Howard was a talented man. A great pianist , designer and builder. So sorry to hear ...
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Geri Zimmerman

Posted at 03:24pm
for his family,
Howard and I went all thru school together, from kindergarten til graduation.
We ran into each other several times a year, w/ hugs and kisses, had many phone calls from him as well, after I moved to Ca.
He was a great guy, and I know we'll all miss him.
Cherish his memories, as I will too /
Geri Zimmerman, (Weinstein)
RI

Ronald Israel

Posted at 11:40pm
Sad and shocked to read of the passing of Howard Rodman. I think we met years ago at Girard's Discotheque when I did PR for Jerry Herling and Kenny Weiner. Sorry that I hadn't seen him recently. His beautifully designed houses showcased his talents throughout this area and beyond. Rest in Peace.
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Mary pat sachs

Posted at 10:00pm
My name is pat Sachs my husband was allan sachs I think they were cousins he lived on queens bury ave I send my condolences to the family
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Tzippie Mahr

Posted at 03:10pm
The FPHS Class of June'56 sends our condolences for the loss of a very talented , unique classmate and friend. He will be missed by all who knew him. May his name be for a blessing, and be in our hearts forever.
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Howard Kahn

Posted at 02:14pm
I lived directly across from Howard growing up on Levindale Rd
Never understood why he did not participate in sports as children.
We later encountered many times in recent years especially at my brother Kentucky Derby party in Annapolis.
We enjoyed reminiscing about the good old days. He was a mensch and looked forward to seeing him every year at the.party. I will miss his warmth a nd conversation
Howard Kahn
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Roberta Anshell (Bobbie Solins)

Posted at 01:43pm
So sorry to hear of the passing of Howard, one of the Levindale Rd. "kids". The street was the "best" place for children of the 40's and 50's. In My Senior Year at Forest Park, I had the use of a car for school. Howard was one of my regular passengers. He was a few years younger, but I enjoyed our morning times together. I never knew him as an adult, but heard very nice things about his work.

May his memory be a blessing!
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Dale and David Goldheim

Posted at 01:07pm
There are no words to adequately express how deeply sorry David and I feel about Howard's passing. He was a lifetime friend to me from early childhood, first as neighbors, then as teenagers when he was often my date for dances (he was a great dancer) and once David and I started dating he became our best friend. He designed a major addition to our house on Scotts Level Rd and after visiting many times, advised us on the purchase of a new house in Albuquerque, NM and ultimately designed a fabulous house for us on a very challenging lot in the foothills of the Sandia mountains (a handful of local architects said the lot was unbuildable). He was an incredibly talented conceptual designer of houses and interiors. We spent lots of quality time together throughout the years, creating a lifetime of happy memories as he joined us for all our and our children's major life events, as we vacationed together a number of times in St. Thomas and met on the beaches in Delaware. And while he visited us often as we moved around the country, sadly he never made it to our new home in Sarasota, FL. We will miss him dearly but feel so fortunate to have had him as an integral part of our lives and our family for so many years, including until just a few days before his hospitalization.
In loving memory, Dale
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Benjamin Feldman

Posted at 11:50am
Howard was sui generis. In his case it would not be an exaggeration to say he had a larger-than-life personality. I used to think there must be several of him, because regardless of where one went, there he was. I could see him one day in a restaurant in Baltimore and two days later, run into him in Florida. And wherever it was, you knew Howard was there, the center of the solar system.

The world seems smaller to imagine it without Howard in it. It was a delight and treat to have been able to call him a friend. I hope G-d is prepared for what He is getting.
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Rev Michael hyatt

Posted at 10:43am
Dear Rodman family, I’m so very sorry for your loss of a very talented man, husband, father, grandfather. May his soul Rest In Peace, amen✡️😒🐶🦮🐱🐯🏳️‍🌈🤗
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georgia parker (sylvia carasik)

Posted at 10:00am
Howard was one of a kind; he was a talented and lovely boy and man. We grew up near one another in Pimlico....
We were friends from Pimlico Elementary School through Forest Park High, and would meet later in life in Trader Joe's....He was a superb artist, always the best in the class! He was unique, always friendly and I so sorry we lost touch...I remember him so well; he was never shy, always interesting....I regret the times we said ,"We much get together," and never did; we shared so many memories....I treasure them.
Howard was unique in so many ways. I really loved him.....RIP dear man....
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Frank & Anita Sapperstein

Posted at 09:14am
Remember Howard from our days in AZA last saw him when he was redoing 6701 Park Heights Ave sorry to learn of His passing He was a fine person RIP Howard
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Susie and Jerry Reichmister

Posted at 08:25am
Jerry went to Forest Park High School with Howard and even then he would “ doodle” pictures of houses on the margins of his notebook paper, His mother wanted him to become a doctor . He ended up building houses for many of his doctor friends . We were one of them. Howard built us the house of our dreams and we lived in it for 37 years raising our girls. He will always gave a special place in our hearts. We are saddened for your loss.
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Rand Dorman

Posted at 07:29am
My sincerest condolences. Howard certainly was a unique individual and a stellar builder. I worked with him on several projects and he would always have a story about the old days for me. His was also a truly gifted piano player. I’m so very sorry for your loss.
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Julian Sober

Posted at 05:10am
He was a great builder, only worked with him once but respected him greatly.
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Lois Steinberg

Posted at 07:43pm
My condolences to Carla and to Mike and my grandchildren on the loss of their Uncle Howard Rodman. I know they will cherish pleasant memories and I am sure they will remember all of Lisa and Adam's school plays he attended as the proud uncle, as well as his involvement with his family and always happy to be helpful on home improvement projects.
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Linda cherry richman

Posted at 06:38pm
Even though we were really not family Howard and I always a thought of each other as cousins. We graduated school together and kept in touch over the years. I will miss him.
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Cindy Zimlin

Posted at 04:54pm
Dear Carla and Sylvie,
I was so sad to hear of Howard’s passing. He was such an amazing and creative man- also a very sensitive man. Howard was in my life for the last 50 years on and off ( on when he chose and off when he chose). He was part of our family and spent many holidays at my home celebrating with us. He made my dream come true of having a Howard Rodman house that we built and enjoyed living in for several years. He will be sorely missed and my thoughts are with you both. He adored you!!!
Howard, Rest In Peace.
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Glenn Berger

Posted at 03:12pm
To Howard's nieces,
Your Uncle was a unique and one-of -kind individual. I was so appreciative when he called me in January to offer condolences on the loss of my mom. He was an amazing architect and as I told him in January, I sincerely believe his homes, some of which are 60 years old, have truly stood the test of time, and look as great today as when they were built. That to me is a real achievement. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. He may not be with us, but his homes will be around for quite awhile.
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Sandy Rose Sacki

Posted at 02:54pm
Memories: Howard scultped Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs out of snow on the front lawn of his childhood home on Levindale Road. He also edited the first neighborhood newspaper for his neighbors on Levindale Road and his sister, Elyse and I were the "papergirls" who "sold them". He went on to build beautiful homes. If you own one of his homes, you have quality. He also designed the family home on Cranwood Court. He was a talented man and will be missed as the end of another era occurs. Rest in peace.
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Herbert Sachs

Posted at 02:11pm
So sad to hear of the passing of my dear cousin, Howard. Not only will I remember him as a well known designer and builder of quality homes in the Baltimore area, a profession in which he took great pride, but most of all as a decent human being. He will be greatly missed.
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stanley scherr

Posted at 02:09pm
I am so sorry to hear of Howard’s passing. My condolences to his family.
GZ

Gil Zemlak

Posted at 01:45pm
I knew Howard from years ago. I have not seen him years.So very on your loss.
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