Allen G. Johnson, 69, of Russell, PA, passed away Sunday morning, October 22, 2017, at Warren General Hospital, Warren, PA, surrounded by his loving family, after a 2 year battle with cancer.
Born on September 10, 1948 in Jamestown, NY, he was the son of the late Glenn and Blanche Gage Johnson. On October 25, 1969, in Russell, PA, he married Linda Schott, who survives.
Al owned and operated Al’s Body Shop in Russell, PA, for many years. He was also a former caretaker for Pine Grove Cemetery in Russell, and worked for Wilbert Vault Co. in Falconer, NY. In 2010 Al retired as a groundskeeper at Conewango Valley Country Club. Al was a lifetime member of the Carroll Rod and Gun Club in Frewsburg, NY. He enjoyed going to NASCAR races, traveling to the beaches, and restoring his 1940 Plymouth with his grandson, Kyler, and his son-in-law, Bob. Al especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
In addition to his wife, Al is survived by his 4 daughters – Gina (Jack) Passinger, and Carina Olson and companion, Ryan Lundeen, all of Kane, PA, Jackie (Jamie) Vavala of Mars, PA, and Jill Zimmerman and companion, Keith Haskins, of Russell, PA; 9 grandchildren – Kyler, Karli, Keiton, Damiond, Addisyn, Hayden, Steven, Rod, and Jack, Jr; 1 great-grandson – Carson; 3 brothers – Milt (Karen) Johnson of Frewsburg, NY, Dave (Marsha) Johnson and Terry Johnson, both of Russell, PA; 1 sister – Shirley (Ted) Holt of Russell, PA, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, Al was preceded in death by a granddaughter – Lisa Marie Gage; a son-in-law – Bob Zimmerman, 1 brother – Curt Johnson; and his in-laws – Jack and Peg Schott.
There will be no public visitation or service. A private celebration of Al’s life will be held at the convenience of the family. Those wishing to place a memorial may do so through the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 707 W. 38th Street #128, Erie, PA, 16508, or to the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA, to help defray the cost of final expenses. Email condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com