Robert "Bob" Vernon Johnson

Born: Wed., May 18, 1932
Died: Sat., Jan. 2, 2021


Private and at the convenience of the family


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Robert “Bob” Vernon Johnson, 88, of Russell, Pa., passed away Saturday, January 2, 2021 at the Rouse Home.

Bob was born May 18, 1932, in Warren, Pa., the son of the late George and Mildred Samuelson Johnson. He was a 1950 graduate of Warren Area High School and served in the U.S. Army Signal Corp from 1953 to 1954, during the Korean War, stationed in Germany. He then was employed with the Struthers Wells Company as a Lab Supervisor for twenty- eight years, and then worked at the Penelec Station in Warren for ten years, from which he retired. Bob had attended the Cable Hollow Community Church, and the Wiltsie Community Church. He was a lifetime member of the NRA, an avid outdoorsman, and especially enjoyed hunting and cutting firewood. Bob was extremely capable, he built two houses and was blessed with a sardonic, playful sense of humor.  Bob loved his family and especially loved his grandchildren and his canine companion, Lucy.

He is survived by his wife of sixty-five years, Betty Jeanette Garvin Johnson whom he married in 1955; four children, Robert (Rene) Johnson of Russell, Joyce (Greg Leofsky) of Youngsville, Dawn (Jeff) Keller of Russell, and Faith (Kevin) Thomas of Russell; a brother; Rev. Russell Johnson of Russell, a sister, Nancy Johnson of Warren; eleven grandsons and two granddaughters, ten great- grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Carolyn Sorensen and Lois Setterholm.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Pallbearers for burial in the Thompson Hill Cemetery will be Joshua Benton, Jesse Benton, Toby Keller, Patrick Ross, Nick Thomas, and Alex Thomas.

Memorial contributions may be made to Samaritan’s Purse PO Box 3000 Boone, NC 28607 or the Parkinson's Foundation 200 SE 1st Street Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.

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Joyce Johnson Ranade
   Posted Thu January 07, 2021
Betty and family,
It has been decades but you and Bob were dear friends/mentors before I left for nsg school in ‘63. Bob’s (Swedish) sense of humor was appreciated then, and as I age and remember the past, I am so grateful for the BCC family who shared their lives with me so many years ago. I wish you God’s peace as you mourn. May your memories bring you comfort.
Blessings, Joyce Johnson Ranade

Craig A. Steinkamp
   Posted Fri January 08, 2021
To Bob Johnson's entire family,It was with a great deal of regret that I learned of Bob's passing. I worked for Struthers-wells,and that made the introduction to Bob. I enjoyed his humor and his refreshing personality when I would meet him on the street after he left SWC. Bob always treated everyone with respect.

Gloria and Randy
   Posted Fri January 08, 2021
Joyce,Greg and family We wanted you to know that we are thinking of you. We will always remember his cute little smile and that upward glance of his eyes. You were blessed with a very special man to be your Dad,Grandpa,Great Grandpa and role model. May God comfort you all as you remember all the happy memories you have in your hearts forever.

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