T. Ernest Johns Jr., 82, Laurelwood Care Center, formerly of Benshoff Hill, died Friday at the center. He was born in Johnstown, son of the late Thelbert Ernest Sr. and Vivian "June" (Chute) Johns. Surviving are his wife, the former Lois Harrison; five daughters: Nannette Zapola, Janice Demchak, Sandy Hurtack, Suzie Shaffer and Jill Robbins; 16 grandchildren; and a sister, Sarah Shultz. He served in the Army during the Korean War from 1952-54. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 3, 2013, at Askew-Houser Funeral Homes Inc., Ebensburg. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Pleasant Hill Church of the Brethren.