Leonard C. Johnson, 90, formerly of Fairmount Avenue and East Fifth Street, died at 1:10 p.m. Wednesday (Jan 2, 2013), in the Lutheran Home and Rehabilitation Center.
He was born March 6, 1922, in Jamestown, the son of Leonard C. Sr. and Lillian Swanger Johnson.
A 1940 graduate of Jamestown High School, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He participated in the invasion of Normandy, and received the Medaille Du Jubile, which was commissioned by the Regional Council of Normandy to recognize Allied soldiers for restoring freedom to France.
Leonard C. Johnson
Prior to retiring, he had owned and operated Jamestown Orthopedic Center, and in earlier years was employed by the Sylvania Corp. in Warren, Pa.
A communicant of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, he was a member, former president, and current board member of the Jamestown Musicians Association, a life member of the Jamestown Coin Club, a life member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Jamestown Lodge 1681, a member of Lakewood Rod and Gun Club and the American Federation of Musicians Local 134. He was also a former member of Herman Kent Post 777 American Legion and John W. Tiffany Post 53, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He enjoyed fishing, and loved music, collecting antiques, and going to garage sales.
Surviving are a son, Mark S. (Lynda) Johnson of Warren, Pa.; two daughters: Linda D. Johnson of Jamestown, and Beverly C. Check of Warren, Pa.; two grandchildren: Benjamin (Buffy) Check of Warren, Pa., and Lisa (Matt) Gellner of Cincinnati, Ohio; a great-grandchild, Dylan Gellner of Cincinnati, Ohio; and several step-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Tina Johnson.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Monsignor Joseph Dowdell, pastor, will be celebrant. Burial will be in Soldiers Circle of Lake View Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. Sun-day in Powers, Present & Sixbey Funeral Home, where a Vigil Prayer Service will be led by Monsignor Dowdell at 1:30 p.m. To send a message to the family, visit www.presentsixbeyfuneral.com.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, N.Y. 13220-3049.