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Robert W. Johns

February 16, 1947 ~ March 17, 2020 (age 73)


Robert W. Johns, 73, of Kutztown, passed away on Tuesday evening, March 17, 2020 at Broad Mountain Health and Rehabilitation Center, Frackville.

Born February 16, 1947 in Queens, NY, he was the son of the late William R. and Vera (Roberts) Johns.

Robert graduated from Brentwood High School, Long Island, New York and went on to serve his country honorably and faithfully in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War.

Robert was a union sheet metal worker for most of his life working in various locations on Long Island, New York as well as in Pennsylvania. He was a member of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Kutztown where he served on vestry. He followed politics avidly and was a member of the Kutztown Democratic Club.

Robert was a “student of history” and loved watching the history channel and documentary television. He loved boating and fishing, reading about religion, history and politics, playing guitar and target shooting. Most of all, Robert loved his children and his grandchildren.

Robert is survived by his children, William R. Johns, husband of Elaine Kessler, Gilbert, AZ, Melanie L. (Johns) Howe, wife of James D. Howe Jr., Kutztown, and Danielle K. Johns, Orwigsburg. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Devon, Adele, Reyna, Elise, Lucy and Jaymin..

Memorial Services for Robert will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Robert’s memory to St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 234 E. Main St, Kutztown, PA 19530.

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