Saturday, August 30, 2014

Obits: Richard Fred Johnson

Published Thursday, June 12, 2014

Richard Fred Johnson

Mr. Richard Fred Johnson, 92, of Bermuda Run died Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at The Bermuda Village Health Care Center. 

He was born Jan. 30, 1922 in Rockford, Ill. to Ralph Edwin and Mildred Berg Johnson. Mr Johnson joined the US Marine Corps in 1941, where he met the future Mrs Johnson, Elizabeth Brown of Odessa, Mo. Upon the completion of World War II, they were married and returned to the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, where he graduated in 1949 with a degree in mechanical engineering. Mr Johnson was employed by Great Lakes Carbon Corp. where he remained until his retirement in 1984 as president of the graphite products division in Niagara Fall, N.Y. 

Surviving: his wife, Elizabeth Brown Johnson; 2 sons, Ralph Edward Johnson and Scott Francis Johnson; 2 daughters, Linda Johnson Moon and Susan Lee Johnson; and 9 grandchildren, Jill Gwyn, JoAnna Hester, Mary Claire Johnson, Laura Johnson, Madelyn Johnson, Kaitlyn Johnson, Jonathan Moon, Sarah Moon and Samuel Moon. 

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 5 at the Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel with Chaplain Brenda McCalop presiding. 

Memorials: Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center (CNADC) at http://www.giving.northwestern.edu/nu/CNADC (additional CNADC designations select Alzheimer’s Research and Education Fund). 

Online condolences: www.hayworth-miller.com.