Howard B. Johnson

December 19, 1949 ~ January 11, 2021 (age 71)


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Howard B. Johnson, 71, of Exton, passed away on Monday, January 11, 2021 at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery County after a 17-year battle with Parkinson’s Disease.  He was the beloved husband of Patty A. Veach Johnson, with whom he shared 40 years of marriage.

Born in New Castle, Delaware, he was the son of the late Howard and Evelyn Rudd Johnson.

There is nothing Howard loved to do more than coach his sons in baseball and basketball. He was an avid fan of the game of basketball, playing both in high school and college.  That love intensified as he became his son’s biggest fan when he played in college and Europe.  Howard had a successful career in computer sales and because of that success was able to travel to exotic places throughout the world, which he looked forward to each year.   He was on the Board of Trustees at Bloomsburg University, which was the very college he attended and received a Bachelor of Science degree.  He retired at the onset of his disease and turned to his other love, listening to jazz.  He lived a full life and loved his family dearly.   

In addition to his wife, Howard is survived by his sons, Howard Aaron Johnson and his wife Ashley and Andrew B. Johnson.  He is also survived by his siblings, Stanley, Judy, Marva, Linda and Norma and by many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his brother, Randall Johnson.

A public viewing will be held on Monday, January 18, 2021 from 12:45-1:45 p.m. at the James J. Terry Funeral Home, 736 E. Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown.  Due to the Covid pandemic, the memorial service will be held privately with the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation.


Please Note: To align with the Governors guidance and protect the health of those in attendance, all guests attending are asked to wear a mask and social distance.  Due to the PA Governor’s orders, funeral home staff will be limiting the number of guests allowed in the funeral home at one time.  Please dress accordingly and be prepared to stand in line outside of the funeral home.  All guests are also asked not to touch the family, keep your distance and to keep conversation limited to allow other guests to enter in a reasonable time.

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January 18, 2021

12:45 PM to 1:45 PM
James J. Terry Funeral Home - Downingtown
736 East Lancaster Avenue
Downingtown, PA 19335

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