OBITUARY

Howard Gerald Johnson

November 26, 1927May 1, 2021
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Howard Gerald Johnson, 93, of Tomball, Texas passed away on Saturday, May 1, 2021. He was born in Morrison Co., MN on November 26, 1927.

He was married to Frances Metcalf for 59 years and after her death, to Judy Clark for 5 years until his death.

In his 30-year career, Howard worked for Ford Aerospace - Space Systems Division - as Manager of Software Engineering supporting the Mission Control Center and Earth Resources Divisions of NASA. Prior to that he worked for Philco and Philco Ford.

Howard served in the US Navy, teaching electronics, and was a member of the American Legion. He played championship chess and Bridge and loved ballroom dancing, gardening, hunting and fishing.

He is survived by wife, Judy Clark Johnson ; son David Allen Johnson and daughter Sandra Johnson Kradzinski (Mark); grandchildren, Erik Johnson, Mark C. Kradzinski Jr., Stephen M. Kradzinski (Keri), and Julie Ann Johnson; sisters, Shirley Bleichner and Ellie Tschida.

A visitation for Howard will be held Thursday, May 13, 2021 from 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM at American Heritage Funeral Home, 10710 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77038. A funeral service will occur Thursday, May 13, 2021 from 10:45 AM to 11:45 AM, 10710 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77038. A reception will occur Thursday, May 13, 2021 from 11:45 AM to 1:45 PM, 10710 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77038. A committal service will occur Thursday, May 13, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77038. A burial will occur at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr., Houston, Texas 77038.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.AmericanHeritageFuneralHome.com for the Johnson family.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • David Allan Johnson, Pallbearer
  • Erik Johnson, Pallbearer
  • Mark C. Kradzinski Jr., Pallbearer
  • Stephen M. Kradzinski, Pallbearer
  • Mark Kradzinski Sr., Pallbearer
  • Robert C. Clark, Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 13, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, May 13, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, May 13, 2021

  • Reception

    Thursday, May 13, 2021

  • Reception

    Thursday, May 13, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Thursday, May 13, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Thursday, May 13, 2021

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Lynda Amason

May 13, 2021

Sending my deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers to Howard's family.  He was a genuine gentleman.  I worked for Howard at Ford Aerospace and he was a great manager.  He was always working on his cabin on the weekends and totally enjoyed getting away. He looked forward going tuna fishing every year in Alaska, believe with his brother.  He definitely enjoyed life!  

Julie Thornton

May 12, 2021

Howard G. Johnson, was the most wonderful gentleman to ever walk this great earth with ever facit of greatness & joy.

To know Howard made anyone feel grateful, with a genuine feeling of being blessed. It was a true pleasure that he was married to our wonderful mother, "Judy Clark Johnson", for the last 5 years.

Howard/Papa, was very much apart of our family as soon as they met. To know him was to respect, like & love him. He was the greatest joy of a friend and a bonus father, anyone could ever ask for.

I extend my deepest respect, deepest condolences & love to my Mother, Howard's family and friends, as he will be truly missed, remembered & forever loved. ❤

Rosalie Bostick

May 12, 2021

Judy,
I was saddened to hear about the passing of your dear husband. May your memories you shared sustain you. I remember all the beautiful flowers he gave to you.

RB

Jim Johnson

May 12, 2021

Judy, Sandi, David, Sorry to hear Uncle Howard passed away. Sending my deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers to you and the entire family. Jim

Shirley Shaw

May 9, 2021

Oh my gosh Judy !!
I am so sorry to hear this !
Such a sweet man ! He was my favorite 😍!!
My knee's pain is still pretty bad but if there is anything I can do, let me know !!
Shirley

Yvonne McMahon

May 9, 2021

Peace of the Lord be with you.
Yvonne McMahon

Don Frye

May 8, 2021

Oh, Judy, I am so sorry for Howards passing. I pray God's care and love for you and your family and please know that you are in our prayers.
Karen and I plan to attend the service. If there is anything we can do to help, please let me know.

Love
Don and Karen

Barbara Fowler

May 8, 2021

Dear Judy,
I am so sorry to hear of Howard’s death. His kindness and gentleness, smiles, hugs and dance steps and patience at bridge will be remembered and missed.
He put such sparkle in your eye and I am so happy that you two had the time together you had.
My sincere sympathy to you and his family and friends.

Keeping you in my prayers.

Love, Barbara Fowler

Kathy Madole

May 8, 2021

Judy,
I am so sorry about Howard’s passing. I had no idea that he was sick. He was such a kind, smart and sweet man. He will be greatly missed. I am so glad that you found each other this late in life.
You made such a wonderful example of a loving couple. I will miss the twinkle in his eyes. He was always so kind and helpful as a Bridge partner.
It’s very clear that he loved you dearly. Scott and I are here for you Judy in any way that we can.
Love Kathy and Scott

Mari Johnson

May 6, 2021

Deepest sympathy Judy, Sandi, David and family on your loss. Curt and I hold you in our prayers and thoughts. We have fond memories of Uncle Howard’s summer visits to MN and always looked forward to sharing a meal and more than a few good laughs. I will never forgive “Imelda” for interrupting our plans to get together in TX in 2019. May your many memories comfort you always.

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