Obituary of Gordon L. Johnson
Gordon L. Johnson, 88, of Sarasota, FL, died Sunday April 14, 2019, in Tidewell Hospice House of Lakewood Ranch, FL.
A Jamestown native, he was born April 13, 1931, a son of the late Carl and Frances Mallory Johnson.
He was a 1949 graduate of Jamestown High School and later graduated from Jamestown Community College. He also attended Indiana Institute of Technology, Fort Wayne, IN.
A veteran of the Korean War, he served in the US Navy as a electronics mate at Great Lakes Naval Station.
Prior to his retirement he was employed by Donzi Marine, Bradenton, FL. He earlier had worked for Blackstone Corporation and GTE Sylvania in Warren, Titusville and Sheffield, PA. While working at GTE Sylvania, he received 3 patents. Following retirement he volunteered as an electrician during the restoration of WWII American Victory Ship.
He was a member of Loyal Order of Moose #1223, Bradenton serving 38 years as board member, trustee and volunteer; American Legion Post #0024 Kirby Stewart; AARP; Marine Architect Engineers; Manufacturing Engineer Society of Sarasota and its Nation Association and a life member of The Vikings and the Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla.
Surviving are his wife Mary Germonto Johnson, whom he married June 7, 1958; two children Daniel (Nancie Picinich-Johnson) Johnson of Long Island, NY and Susan Johnson of Sarasota and three grandchildren Peter, Emma and Amanda Johnson.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a sister Marcia Hallberg.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Lind Funeral Home followed by a graveside committal service in Lake View Cemetery.
Friends will be received for one hour prior to the service Wednesday in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Bradenton Moose Lodge #1223, 310 44th Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34203 or Tidewell Hospice, 11535 Rangeland Parkway, Bradenton, FL 34211.
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