HOWARD B. JOHNSON passed away on August 10, 2012 at the Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel, New York. Howard was born on April 24, 1947 in Mount Vernon, New York to the late Rose and Benjamin Johnson. He was the loving husband to Maureen, the cherished father to Howard Jr., Christopher, Michael, Theresa, and Scott. and the dear brother to Alan, Harry, Lucille and the late Herbert. Also proud grandfather to six and dear son-in-law of Veronica Brophy. Howard served our country in Vietnam for three years and was a member of the American Legion Post 1575. A memorial mass in his honor will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2012 12 noon, at Annunciation Church (470 Westchester Ave., Crestwood, N.Y. 10707)
Thanks to all our family and friends for being part of Howard’s life especially the last several years as he spent months at the Castle Point VA in Fishkill, the Pittsburgh VA, Kings Harbor Multicare Center in the Bronx, the Bronx VA and then the last few months at the home he loved and treasured. His strength, courage and love for life will live on in our hearts forever. A true American Hero will be missed dearly.