PORT ALLEGANY - Howard E. Johnson, 89, of Fogel Crossing Road, passed away Saturday (June 29, 2013) in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.
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Born June 5, 1924, in Port Allegany, he was a son of the late Ernest A. and Martha McKay Johnson. On June 22, 1946, in Port Allegany, he married Marguerite A. Myers, who died Nov. 28, 1999.
Mr. Johnson was a longtime resident of the area and a graduate of the Port Allegany High School, Class of 1942.
Howard was employed by Pittsburgh Corning Co., Port Allegany, where he was a plant manager, retiring July 1, 1983 after 37 years of service. He also managed the Pittsburgh Corning plant in Sedalia, Missouri for a few years.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Marines.
Howard was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Port Allegany, longtime member of the Port Allegany Rotary Club and a member of the Allegheny Mountain Woodcarvers Association.
He was a wonderful, talented man and a lover of dogs and wildlife. He enriched everyone he came in contact with.
Surviving are two sons, Dennis H. (Patti) Johnson of Winchester, Va., Jeffrey L. (Cathy) Johnson of Sedalia, Mo.; a daughter, Rebecca A. (Thomas) Irons of Smethport; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; one great-granddaughter; one brother, Raymond (Laura) Johnson of Meadville; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Merle E. Johnson and Richard C. Johnson; and five sisters, Helen Sloper, Vivian Johnson, Jessica Johnson, Betty Royal and Gladys Rose.
Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. July 10 in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. July 11 with the Rev. Garin Smith, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany.
Memorials can be made to the McKean County SPCA.
Online condolences can be made at swizerfuneralhome.com
Switzer Funeral Home
77 Willow St
Port Allegany, PA 16743
Published in The Bradford Era from July 1 to July 8, 2013