Ralph E. Johns


Ralph Eugene Johns, 85, of Montgomery and Sun City Center, Fla., passed away peacefully Dec. 20, 2017, at his Sun City Center residence. Born in South Williamsport on May 18, 1932, he was the son of the late Frank and Vilet Johns. Ralph has been reunited with the love of his life, Betty Sperry Johns, who passed away in 2007 after 56 years of marriage.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Jack and George Johns.

Ralph will be lovingly remembered by his three children and their families, daughters, Terry (Rodney) Koser, of Montgomery, Beth (Karl) Kroboth, of Allentown; and son, Marc (Coleen), of Montgomery; 4 grandchildren, Cory, Tiffany, Lee and Will; and 4 great-grandchildren, Evan, Ethan, McKenna and Jayla.

Ralph served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and traveled the world with the vice president of the United States. He then attended Lycoming College, taught plumbing at Williamsport Area Community College, worked at UGI Gas Company and retired from the Plumber and Steamfitters local union No. 520 before relocating to Florida.

He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, South Williamsport, Calvary Lutheran, Apollo Beach, Fla., Masonic Lodge No. 106, Williamsport, Zafar Grotto, South Williamsport, Bower Decker Legion Post 251 Montgomery, Fraternal Order of Police and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

A memorial service will be held in Ralph’s honor at a future date.