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Sam Johns
  • 74 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 28, 1937
  • Place of birth:
    Uniontown, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Date of passing: Apr 6, 2012
  • Place of passing:
    San Antonio, Texas, United States
Sam touched many lives in his service to his communities and will be greatly missed. Follow his example and make the world a better place.

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Sam Johns, 74, born on December 28th, 1937 and passed away on April 6th, 2012. We will remember him forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Stephen Johns on 28th December 2017

"Happy 80th Dad!  Wish you were here - would have been fun to get all 80 candles on the candle and lit!

It's been quite a year - hopefully you enjoyed it from afar!"

This tribute was added by Stephen Johns on 29th December 2016

"Happy belated birthday Dad!  It's not that I forgot, but I did not put anything on here, just Facebook... sorry.

So I went downtown in front of the Majestic Theater and cleaned your brick!  It was very dirty - you should take better care of it :)

Thinking of you always!"

This tribute was added by Ernest Munshower on 28th December 2016

"Carol and all, I am sure you all miss Sam. You will always have all of the good times to remember him.

Love to you all

This tribute was added by Stephen Johns on 6th April 2016

"Four years.  Hard to believe so much time can go by without someone you thought you could never live without.  Odd how the memories start to fade - even though you don't want them to.  I will always remember you - you were such a fantastic person - I still aspire to become as good a man as you.  Love you Dad!"

This tribute was added by Ernest Munshower on 6th April 2015

"Sam was such a good man. All of the family enjoyed Sam. It does not seem 3 years since we lost him. Hope you all think of him in the good way and remember how wonderful he was.

Ernie Munshower"

This tribute was added by Stephen Johns on 6th April 2015

"Hard to believe it has already been 3 years.  I miss you.  You would be so proud of the kids!"

This tribute was added by Vickie Storey on 28th December 2014

"Happy Birthday Sam. Remembering the picnics and visits."

This tribute was added by Stephen Johns on 28th December 2013

"Happy birthday Dad!

We miss you so!"

This tribute was added by Robin Pringle on 6th April 2013

"One year ago. Wow. You are missed so much, yet we still feel you with us whenever we gather. You are and always will be a very big part of us."

This tribute was added by Vickie Storey on 28th December 2012

"Happy Birthday Sam, you and all the family in Heaven can celebrate your day as we here on Earth remember you. I last saw you when we buried Aunt Berdine in Texas and I posted a couple of pictures from that day."

This tribute was added by Doug Kranz on 9th June 2012

"Carol and family,
Next to my father, among all the other pastors I know, Sam was my number one role model for ministry. The year I had the privilege to intern under him in Pennsylvania was a true blessing. He taught me much about pastoring, and modelled grace, love and integrity. I regret not keeping in touch. Love and peace to you all.  Doug Kranz"

This tribute was added by Gayle Goldapp on 5th June 2012

"So thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your love and support. Sam's love and joy will be greatly missed by all. Hugs, Carol!"

This tribute was added by Gayle Goldapp on 5th June 2012

"Carol and family,
Jimmy and I were very saddened to hear of Sam's passing. He was such a great friend and an amazing pastor. We enjoyed our time at Hosanna so much! It was so funny how we arrived at Hosanna on the very day the organist was leaving to return to school.. and Jimmy was looking for a job as organist since we had just arrived in SA!"

This tribute was added by Janet Campbell on 3rd June 2012

"hello dear Carol,

oh my so many memories of many years gone by,  my heart goes out to you and your family.   how fortunate that you had so many wonderful years together.  looking at the photos bring so many special memories of you and your folks.  would love to see you...love, janet"

This tribute was added by Bryant Pringle on 22nd April 2012

"I will always remember all the awesome Thanksgiving feasts at Gina's, where we would meet up with Sam and Carol's wonderful family. Two great families coming together, "breaking bread". We could count on Sam's lively conversation, and we could count on him to give a spiritual "blessing" for the abundance of food that everybody had brought! I will very much miss my friend, Sam."

This tribute was added by Robin Pringle on 22nd April 2012

"I remember the day I met Sam. I felt a kinship immediately & he gave me a hug. I had just started dating Stephen's father-in-law. I commented over supper that he looked so familiar... Come to find out I had known his sister, Ann, for years at my previous job with Dr.Quigley. An ahh-haa moment for me. I felt his presence with us the day after he passed. He will be missed so much.  Robin"

This tribute was added by Carol Jablunovsky on 22nd April 2012

"Carol and Family,

Your neighbors and friends from the Rolling Hills of Rural Valley are thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers.  We will always remember Sam's beautiful smile and great sense of humor."

This tribute was added by Paul Kirchner on 18th April 2012

"Dear Carol, Aaron, Greg, and Stephen,
Word of Sam's passing made it across the Pacific to the Garden Isle.  When I heard wonderful memories of Rural Valley came flooding back!  I was blessed to have him as an intern supervisor, and for the last 33 years my ministry has continued to be shaped by him.
In Christ's love and aloha - Paul Kirchner"

This tribute was added by Stephen Johns on 17th April 2012

"In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to
The Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg - 61 Seminary Ridge  Gettysburg, PA 17325 (717) 338-3014
Abiding Presence Lutheran Church - 14700 San Pedro Avenue  San Antonio, TX 78232 (210) 494-8884"

This tribute was added by Donna Lehman on 13th April 2012

"So sad to hear of Sam's passing.  I have such great memories when the John's family were at Saint Paul's in Coudersport. I think back often when I met you in SanAntonio when I was there for Trienniel.  I  laugh when I remember coming home from work and kept hearing someone call "Donna" and could not see anyone and then Sam appeared from along the river waiting until I got home from work."

This tribute was added by Vickie Storey on 12th April 2012

"Carol, Stephen, Greg and Aaron, I am so sorry for your loss. Sam was a great guy who loved to call me and do the Howdy from Texas greeting. I was so thankful for him being there for us when we buried Aunt Berdine and Rick and I were talking about his wedding and Sam being the one who did the service. I could go on with all the memories but I will stop. Love to you all. Vickie & Don"

This tribute was added by Sandi Carrington on 12th April 2012

"Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Although I never had the pleasure of knowing Sam we are all part of the same family and as such I share in your sadness over his passing. I know he will be greatly missed, but take comfort in knowing that he's with God now."

This tribute was added by Ernest Munshower on 12th April 2012

"Carol and family:

We were very sorry to hear about Sam's passing. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sam was always there when any of the family needed him. When Deb and I were married Sam was our co-minister. Deepest sympathy. Ernie"

This tribute was added by Stephen Johns on 12th April 2012

"Please add what you can to this memorial.  I am sure I don't know half the people who consider him a friend and would love to hear from them."

This tribute was added by Stephen Johns on 12th April 2012

"It is with great sadness that I share the news of my father's passing on April 6th. He was a wonderful father, husband, grandfather, and minister.

Services will be on Sunday April 22nd at 3:00 at Abiding Presence Lutheran Church in San Antonio."

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