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John R. "Jack" Howard

December 24, 1948 ~ July 31, 2021 (age 72)


Born December 24th, 1948 to Floyd and Bette Howard, John "Jack" Howard, beloved father, grandfather, uncle, friend, "Hill Gang" member, and historian passed away July 31, 2021 at West Penn hospital at the age of 72 after a valiant fight against Acute Myeloid Leukemia.  He was preceded in death by his brother David "Dave" Howard in 2013.  Though born and raised in Jeannette, PA, John traveled the world for work and fun, first volunteering with the Army during the Vietnam war as an air traffic controller, and later with his family and church doing mission work. John was a devout Christian and public servant, volunteering with the JFD as photographer, and founding the Jeannette Area Historical Society. John is survived by his children; Matt, Amy, and Nikki, his Aunt Marg, grandchildren, niece, nephews, and cousins. The family will hold a private memorial and the JAHS will be holding a public memorial TBA. In lieu of flowers, John requested donations be made to theJeannette Mosaic Community Church or the Jeannette Area Historical Society.  Mason-Gelder Funeral Home Inc. entrusted with arrangements.  To send online condolences visit


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