E. Johns, Jr., 87, formerly of 190 D & H Avenue Danville PA died peacefully
on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Geisinger-Bloomsburg Healthcare Center in
Bloomsburg PA. He was born July 27, 1926 in Heilwood PA the son of the late
Harry E. Sr. and Effie C. Hart Johns. He had relocated here from Keyser WV
graduated from Morgantown High School in Morgantown WV in 1944. Mr. Johns
was an Eagle Scout. He served his country in the United States Navy as a
Quartermaster on an LST#904 in the Battle of Okinawa during World War II.
Mr. Johns was employed as a supply clerk for over 30 years with Bethlehem
Mines, retiring in 1980.
a 50 year member of the American Legion and the VFW.
Johns enjoyed playing the trumpet in the Marching Band for West Virginia
University football games. He also enjoyed watching football. He was
particularly proud of the fact that he personally exchanged Navy stories
with President John F. Kennedy. He also personally spoke and shook hands
with President Harry Truman and Eleanor Roosevelt and met President Franklin
D. Roosevelt after the Johnstown Flood of 1936.
married for 52 years to the late Ann Virginia Smith Johns who preceded him
in death on April 2, 2002. They were married July 16, 1949.
survived by one son, Harry E. Johns III and his wife Gwendolyn of Montgomery
AL and one daughter, Helen A. Linker of Danville PA. Also surviving are two
grandchildren; Abigail M. Edwards and Aaron E. Johns; both of Montgomery AL.
also survived by one brother, Joseph Johns of Laurel MD. He was preceded in
death by one sister, Marie Perry.
A Requiem Eucharist
will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Christ Memorial
Episcopal Church 120 East Market Street Danville PA with the Reverend Nancy
Shank officiating. Burial with full military honors will be held at
Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville PA. Arrangements are under
the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc 10 West Mahoning Street Danville
PA 17821. www.visneski.com