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Howard was driving force for thousands of students; Driving instructor Howard Parfitt has died, aged 71.

HOWARD Parfitt spent 45 years teaching thousands of people throughout the Cynon Valley to drive.

Born in 1937, Mr Parfitt was a former pupil of Mountain Ash Grammar School, leaving with eight O-levels.

He started work as a timekeeper at Deep Duffryn Colliery before studying hard to become a member of the National School of Salesmanship. He then earned a living by selling sophisticated office machinery before starting his own Howard's Way School of Motoring in 1960.

Mr Parfitt, of Llanwonno Road, Mountain Ash, was an accomplished dancer, writer and snooker player. He died peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family, following a two-year illness.

Mr Parfitt is survived by wife Barbara, sons Ian and Byron and his grandchildren.

His funeral service took place at St Margaret's Church, Mountain Ash, on Wednesday, November 12, and was followed by interment at Maesyrarian Cemetery.

A reception followed at the Cynon Valley Indoor Bowls Club.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Article Type:Obituary
Date:Nov 18, 2008
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