IARPT Mourns Howard Radest


We are saddened to report the death of Howard B. Radest (1928-2014) in West Caldwell, NJ on October 11, 2014. Howard was active in numerous Humanist and Ethical Cultural organizations, and the author of nine books and numerous articles. He also was an active member of The Highlands Institute for American Religious and Philosophical Thought and presented his intellectual autobiography to the Institute in Highlands, NC several years ago.

Howard is survived by his wife, Rita, of nearly 63 years, two sons, Robert and Michael, their wives and five grandchildren. A memorial service was held for Howard on November 15, 2014 at the New York Society for Ethical Culture. Donations may be made to The Humanist Institute, which Howard helped found; designate it “The Rita Radest Scholarship Fund.” Please mail to The Humanist Institute, PMB #220 8014 Olson Memorial Highway, Golden Valley, MN 55427-4712.

—Mason Olds