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HOWARD L. JOHNSTON, a strong, kind and loving man embraced God on November 16, 2012 at age 86. He was born September 19, 1926 in Evanston, Illinois to Louie and Sharon Johnston. He touched the lives of many with his positive spirit and love of life. H.J. was a graduate of Drake University, where he excelled at track and field. He was a track and field coach at Highlands High School, where he was Vice Principal. He was the Olympic running coach for the United States Modern Pentathlon Team. He taught courses at St. Mary's University. He was an avid outdoors man and loved riding his horse, traveling, and sharing good times with loved ones and friends. Howard, often referred to as 'Coach', was always involved in causes that he was passionate about in order to make positive improvements and constructive changes in other people's lives. He found true happiness in being a loving husband, father, brother and good friend. Howard will continue to be present in our hearts and minds, and our daily thoughts. He will be remembered lovingly for his kindness, striving desire to do what was right, and his positive attitude. We have been truly blessed to have enjoyed Howard in our lives.
Howard was preceded in death by his parents; son, Jerry Bradley Johnston; and sisters, Lois Johnston and Doris Miller. Howard is survived by his loving wife, Betty A. Johnston; daughter, Debbie Zlotucha and his son-in-law Rick Zlotucha; step-sons, Richard Maldonado, Eric Maldonado and his wife, Alicia; and his beloved, loyal dog Zuki Bella.
Mr. Howard Johnston will be in-state from 8:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M., Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at Porter Loring Mortuary North, 2102 N. Loop 1604 E., San Antonio, Texas. Family will be present to receive friends and well-wishers from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
FUNERAL SERVICE AND INTERMENT
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2012
PORTER LORING MORTUARY NORTH
Msgr. Dolan will officiate. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.
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Published in Express-News on Nov. 18, 2012