John “Jack” M. Pennington, age 88 of Howell, passed away at home on Thursday, May 17, 2012. Born July 19, 1923 in Detroit, he was the son of Colin M. and Helen Pennington. Jack was a WWII Army veteran having served in the South Pacific and retired manager for the Michigan Bell Telephone Company. He was very athletic and enjoyed playing baseball. Jack also enjoyed gardening, especially tending to his roses. Beloved husband of Maureen (O’Halloran) whom he married on January 31, 1987 in Northville. Step-father of Terry (David) Severs of Morocco, IN, Ginny (Jim) Harman of West Lafayette, IN and Neil Scott of Howell. Also survived by five step grandchildren and three step great-grandchildren. Uncle to Joan (James) Singer, George Wittbrodt and Ron (Elaine) Wittbrodt. He was preceded in death by his wife Elsie, brother, Robert and sister, Dorothy. Private family services will be held at the gravesite.