John J. Howard Jr.

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John J. Howard, Jr., 95, of Glenshaw, on November 28.  He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Patricia. He was the father of Patricia (Michael) McGrath, Kathleen (Nevin) Robinson, and John J. (Peggy) Howard III.  He is also survived by his seven grandchildren: Alyssa (Jeb) Schmitt, Lauren (Matt) Little, Michael (Stephanie) McGrath, Shawn (Tiffany) Robinson, Katelyn (Kevin) McNally, John Howard and Kristen Howard, eleven great grandchildren, a sister Rose (Milan) Liptak of Mt. Lebanon,  and several nieces and nephews. He was born April 25, 1925, in Arnold, the eldest son of the late John J. Howard Sr. and the late Marion (Connor) Howard.  He was preceded in death by four sisters: Helen (Robert) Fitzmaurice, Mary (Atwood) Edwards, Kathryn (Alan) Ray and Jane (Joseph) Abramovic, and by four brothers: Daniel Sr. (Betty) Howard, Thomas (Barbara) Howard, Francis (Sylvia) Howard and David (Kathy) Howard. He was a 1942 graduate of New Kensington High School, and was a four year veteran of the U.S. Merchant Marine, serving in the North Atlantic and Mediterranean zones during World War II. Prior to his retirement, he was a land developer in Butler, Clarion and Armstrong counties.  He loved and enjoyed his family and was an avid gardener with a special interest in exhibition dahlias. The Funeral Mass at St. Bonaventure Church, Glenshaw, and burial at Calvary Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Clelian Heights School for Exceptional Children, 135 Clelian Heights Lane, Greensburg, PA 15601.  Arrangements made by the Bock Funeral Home, LTD., Glenshaw.