The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

October 14, 2012

Olive Joy Younkin Howard

The Tribune-Democrat

ROBINDALE HEIGHTS — HOWARD – Olive Joy Younkin, 90, Robindale Heights, passed away Oct. 13, 2012, at Beacon Ridge. Born Aug. 20, 1922, in London, England, daughter of the late Charles Thomas and Ethel Mae (Lack) Arnett. Also preceded in death by first husband, Warren Dewey Younkin; second husband, Willard J. Howard Sr.; stepson, Willard J. Howard Jr.; granddaughter, Coleen Dawn Younkin; sisters, Ethel Frances Arnett, Dolly Glover and Lily Twell; and brothers, Harry and John Arnett. Survived by children, Sheila Marie Berezansky, and husband, Dennis, Seward; Randy John Younkin, Warren, Ohio; and Kerry Warren Younkin, Kennewick, Wash.; grandchildren, Kevin Berezansky, and wife, Kelly; Deneen Peters, and husband, Chris; Tressa Alter, and husband, Thomas; Heather Muhl, and husband, David; and Brian Howard, and wife, Joanne; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Joy was a member of Robindale Union Church, where she had sung, played piano and taught Sunday school.  She also was a former Scout den mother.  She also performed with Madame Alexander’s School of Dance in London, England, in 1937 and was active in the Cambria County M.S. Society, where she was a past patient of the year award recipient. Joy was known for her gracious heart and giving nature.  Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Richard C. Stuart Funeral Home, 392 E. Philadelphia St., Armagh, Pa. 15920,  where service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Norman C. Kaufman, officiating.  Interment, Rockwood IOOF Cemetery immediately following the service. Online condolences may be left at

Guest Book