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Chris and Celia Lang

Last February we met Howard and Carole on Amelia Island, since Carole was the cousin of her grandmother. They were the warmest, nicest and most open people we had ever met. They treated the family connection as something of real importance to them. We are so saddened that we will not see Howard again. He was the most delightful, charming and sincere man.

James McLean

I was saddened to hear of Howie’s passing. We were hockey teammates for 3 years at Brockport and continued to be close friends as he established himself in the financial community. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this very difficult time. He will be missed.

Alice Thomas Senior

My Dear sweet Carole - my friend since we were toddlers - you are like my sister. I’m sending All of my love and prayers to you and all of your family. You and Howie have truly been blessed to have one another - And what a beautiful family. I am thinking of you all right now and again, sending you much love. Alice

John and Susan Gillan

Carole, we feel blessed knowing Howard and he was always so supportive with such a positive attitude. We cannot say enough good things about him and may you forever see his smile. I know we will.

Tony and Brenda Baratta

Just looking at the beautiful photo above, one can tell Howard was very proud of his family and grandchildren. He had a positive impact on so many people in many ways. It was a pleasure to know him, and he leaves this world a better place. Our sincere condolences to the entire family

Jimmy Lantry

So sad to hear of Howie's passing. A great family guy, a true professional, who loved hockey like nobody else. I had many great times with Howie as a great friend, as a financial client and many years in mens league hockey. A classy guy and true friend to many. RIP Howie.

Hanni, David and all of Willmoth family in Kentucky

So sorry to hear of Howard’s passing. A vibrant young man too soon taken from his family. Howard always the same , fun, outgoing and tolerated the Coopers from Ky. Sending love and prayers to Carole and their beautiful family

Patrick Madama

Carol and the Haims Family: So many good times spent with Howard during our work together as alumni of SUNY Brockport. May you find great peace in the memory of all that he shared in touching and improving the lives of others. My sincere condolences.

Judith Paul

Howard had a true joy for life and shared that joy with others.

Steve Flynn

Howard loved it all. Family, life, golf, hockey, he and Carole’s business legacy. He was inspiring friend from when met 20 years ago. With heartfelt sympathy to the entire family he cherished.

Howard Jeffrey Haims

2022-12-19

Howard Jeffrey Haims of Fernandina Beach, FL passed away peacefully at the age of 74 on December 19, 2022 with his family at his side.

Predeceased by his parents, Leslie Joseph Weiss, Joel Haims (adoptive father), Annette Haims, Nancy Reynolds (sister). Survived by his loving wife, Carole Cooper Haims; children Jared (Megan), Jordan (Guy), David (Beth), Susan (Garth); Grandchildren, Connor, Bernie, Brian, Hannah, Chris, Maryn, Maya, Adia, Dahlia, Andrew and Ava. Howard also leaves behind a “little brother” Rakim Dudley who he thought of as like a son.

Howard was born in White Plains, NY on May 19, 1948, one of two children of Leslie and Annette.

As a youngster, his father died shortly after returning from WW II as a Marine Sergeant and working for the Long Island Railroad. He shared one of the greatest things that happened when he was young was that he discovered the Bloomingdale Pond the winter of his 7th year. It was there he fell in love with hockey. He graduated from White Plains High School representing his class as president and captain of his varsity hockey team. Focusing on his studies, he was recruited to play college hockey at SUNY Brockport. He played 4 years of college hockey, became team captain, president of his class and graduated with honors in English. He was awarded a fellowship to Kent State University where he earned his master’s degree. Howard left his Doctoral program to accept a teaching position at Brighton High school in Rochester, NY where he taught English and coached varsity hockey for six years.

Howard was recruited into the financial services industry in 1978. In 1984, Howard and Carole established their own independent financial planning firm. He retired in 2014 and was so proud of the firm they created. He was especially proud and humbled by the team at Cooper/Haims Advisors and treated everyone like family. He was grateful and honored to work with so many wonderful clients and their families throughout his career.

Howard leaves behind so many good friends from men’s league hockey teams, his gym, and his golfing groups. He was an avid golfer and in addition to two holes in one, he had two double eagles almost 1 year apart at Monroe Golf Club in Pittsford, NY.

Although Howard was always on the move, family was the most important thing in his life. He cherished long meals with everyone present at the table, Friday night pizza tradition and annual family vacations to Amelia Island, FL. He was so proud of all his children and grandchildren and loved coaching and attending all their games and activities.

A private family ceremony will be held at Amelia Island, Fl. The family will hold a celebration of life party at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Rochester (www.beabig.org) or Take Stock in Children of Nassau County, Inc (www.takestocknassau.org.)

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