Died: June 9, 1997
Married: Alice Gonyea
Children: Beverly Pickreign, Carol Defuria, Jessie Jones, Mary Beth Beach, Carl A. Johnson
Adirondack Daily Enterprise, June 10, 1997
Born March 14, 1922 in Saranac Lake, he was the son of Charles A. and Jessie E. (Woodruff) Johnson.
Mr. Johnson was a veteran of WWII and worked for Boyce and Roberson driving a fuel truck in the 1950s. He drove a truck for the Ryan Fruit Co in the 1960s and Moreau Fuel in the 1970s. He worked for the village of Saranac Lake after that, retiring in 1985.
In the 1950s he was a member and coach of the Saranac Lake Speed Skating Club and a past member of the Knights of Columbus. He was an avid golfer and member of the Saranac Lake Golf Club. He was a three-term member and tenant representative of the Harrietstown Housing Authority.
Survivors include four daughters, Beverly Pickreign and Carol Defuria of Saranac Lake, Jessie Jones of Woodlands, Texas and Mary Beth Beach of Walterboro, S.C; three brothers, Woodruff and Norman of Saranac Lake and Basil of Bloomingdale; one sister, Patricia Jacobs of Saranac Lake; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a son, Carl A. Johnson; a brother, William Johnson; and a sister, Mildred Spinner.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. A Bible vigil will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:15 a.m. Thursday at St. Bernard's Church. Following cremation, burial will take place in Brookside Cemetery, Bloomingdale.
Memorial donations may be made to the Carmelite Monastery or the Saranac Lake Rescue Squad.