John T. Howard IV, 66, of Barto, husband of Lou Ann (Mindler) Howard, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 at Reading Hospital surrounded by his loving wife and children.

Born in Pottstown and formerly of Collegeville, he was the son of Marie Ann (Poley) Howard and the late John T. Howard III.

John was a dedicated farrier (horseshoer) for over 47 years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend, who will be sadly missed.

Surviving with his wife is son J. Taylor Howard V, husband of Maureen; daughters Amanda Kolarz, wife of Clint and Kimberly Howard; sister Kathy Gooding; brother Mark Howard; and grandchildren Sammy, Adriana, Jacob, J.T. VI, and Eileen.

A memorial service will be Saturday, Jan. 19, 12Noon at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00AM to 11:45AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a tree be planted in John’s memory or donate to the charity of one’s choice.

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