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John Howard Jr.
June 26, 1935 ~ October 12, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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John "Johnny" Howard Jr. 88, departed this life with his devoted nephew, Peri Youngblood Jr. by his side. John is preceded in death by wives, Mary, Marylou, and Betty; children, Joseph, Leon, Corey, and Charmaine; two grandchildren; parents, John and Lottie Mims Howard; brothers, James, Joseph, Leon, and Jerry; sisters, Lois Ann, Catherine, and Mattie L. John was a member of St. Paul Baptist Church of Donora. He graduated from Donora High School where he played football and ran track. John joined the US Army in 1953, where he served as a medic and retired from service in 1956. He then worked at the steel mill in Christie Park, and later worked for the Washington County Housing Authority, as the Maintenance Supervisor at Highland Terrace "The Jets", where he retired from after thirty + years. He was lovingly called "Uncle Johnny" by many of the residents there. John had a gift of helps, in which he used to instruct and teach the younger generation in carpentry, electrical, and plumbing projects. He loved to cook and he made the best potato salad and spaghetti. He took pride in decorating his home for the holidays. John is survived by a son, Robert John of Pittsburgh; daughters, Wendy and Tracey of Detroit, MI; step daughter, Ruby Jones of Finleyville; fifteen grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; and one great great grandson; a loving sister, Marylou Youngblood of Donora; a brother, Charles (Cynthia) Howard of Pittsburgh; a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. Although Johnny has gone on to glory, his spirit and teachings will never be forgotten. Viewing: Wednesday, October 18, 2023 from 11 am - 1 pm with funeral service at 1 pm, Pastor, Rev. Lee Haney, officiating, all at St. Paul Baptist Church, 49 S. McKean Avenue, Donora. Funeral home number 724-379-5420.