Howard S. Gartenhaus

Profile Updated: September 3, 2008
I Reside: rockville, MD USA
Spouse/Partner: Lynne Gartenhaus
My Homepage: www.gartenhaus.com
My Children: Devon, born 1979
Jordan,born 1981
Occupation(s): Wealth Manager
An Opening Statement:

40 years is a long time! I graduated from American University in 1973 with a BS in Business. I worked in advertising for a couple of years and then became a stockbroker. In 1976 I married the love of my life Lynne Yavener (Whitman class of '70) who dated my cousin Alan Gartenhaus (Also Whitman class of '70). I didn't know Lynne until I met her at a party I gave after I graduated from college.

In 1976 I also became a furrier in my family's business. There were six family members involved and it became very uncool to wear fur in the late 80's, so 1990 was the start of a new decade and definitely a good time for me to bolt!

In the interim, Lynne and I had two fabulous kids Devon (a girl) and Jordan (a boy). It was tough financially and emotionally, but I decided to start my own investment advisory/wealth management company in 1990 and called it Gartenhaus Financial.

Fast forwarding to today, with my daughter working with me in the business, we manage about $100 million, mostly for individuals and businesses. I am often quoted in the Washington Post and I have a regular column in MC Insight magazine. I was also admitted to the Paladin Registry (into which less than 10% of advisors nationwide are accepted) and I was given their highest 5-star rating. I still really love what I do.

Lynne and I split our time between Rockville and Folly Beach which is just outside of Charleston, SC where I also have an office in my home.

We enjoy traveling, fostering dogs, cooking together and taking long walks on the beach with our little dog Dixie who is a rescue.

Howard S.'s Latest Interactions

Susan Cole Booth has left an In Memory comment for Howard S. Gartenhaus.
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Jan 09, 2021 at 9:27 PM

I remember Howie in grade school. He prepared a project describing an array of furs with actual samples for our class to touch. He was proud of the family business.  I started at Radnor ELementary and moved over to Whittier Woods when it was brand-new.  Sorry to have this sad news of his departure.

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Jan 07, 2021 at 10:01 AM

Bill - I just love your detailed account of childhood antics shared with Howie. I was also in Mrs. Harrison's class but my memories have faded quite a bit. Thanks for taking me back to the long gone Bethesda days (Baronet Theater, Giffords., etc.). We were lucky to have a wonderful childhood with freedom from the fear and uncertainty that our own children and grandchildren are now facing. Sadly, Howie is gone too soon but I think his life was well lived.

Leland Gamson has left an In Memory comment for Howard S. Gartenhaus.
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Jan 01, 2021 at 5:56 PM

Howie's fondness for people was always apparent. I visited his fur store once, to catch up with him.  He was the same likeable jolly guy, he was in school. He didn't mind that I had no interest in animal furs. You will be missed Howie, rest in peace.

Leland Gamson

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Dec 31, 2020 at 5:55 PM
John Ray Hoke Jr has left an In Memory comment for Howard S. Gartenhaus.
Dec 31, 2020 at 5:49 PM

Dear Howie--passed away on his 69th birthday.
Rest In Peace !!!

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Here's my senior picture
Posted: Mar 07, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Lynne (Yavener) Gartenhaus (Whitman Class of '70) and me on top of a glacier in Denali Park, AK 8/08