Howard E. Johnson

Born: Thu., Jun. 5, 1924
Died: Sat., Jun. 29, 2013


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Jul. 10, 2013
Location: Switzer Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Jul. 11, 2013
Location: Switzer Funeral Home

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Howard E. Johnson
PORT ALLEGANY- Howard E. Johnson, of Fogel Crossing Rd., passed away Saturday (June 29, 2013), in the Charles Cole Mem. Hospital, Coudersport.
    Born June 5, 1924, in Port Allegany, he was a son of 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.  He also attended Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.
     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 WWII, having served with the US Marines.
     Howard was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Port Allegany, longtime member of the Port Allegany Rotary Club, and member of the Allegheny Mountain Woodcarvers Association.
      He was a wonderful talented man, 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:  5 grandchildren, 1 great grandson, and 1 great-granddaughter; a brother, Raymond (Laura) Johnson of Meadville, PA; and several nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, and wife, Marguerite, two brothers, Merle E. Johnson, Richard C. Johnson; and five sisters, Helen Sloper, Vivian Johnson, Jessica Johnson, Betty Royal and Gladys Rose.
      Friends will be received from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday (July 10, 2013) in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Garen 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.
Condolences can be made to:  Rebecca Irons
                                                         12599 Route 59
                                                         Smethport, PA 16749

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