Robert M. Johnson

Robert M. Johnson, 85, of 258 Horner Rd., Wilcox, died Wednesday evening, Aug. 15, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys following a short illness.He was born April 6, 1927 in Kane, son of the late Irving and Florence Anderson Johnson.On July 3, 1952 he married Iva Joanne Smith, and she preceded him in death on December 27, 2003. He resided in Wilcox all his life and attended Wilcox High School. He enlisted in the Navy and received his GED later in life.He was a member of Nazareth Lutheran Church in Wilcox, Wilcox Lodge F&AM #571, and the Wilcox Historical Society. He enjoyed playing the piano and organ all his life and enjoyed fishing, boating, and travel.He was a WWII Navy vet, serving at sea as a Teoman 3rd class aboard the USS YMS 133.He was employed by Stackpole Carbon Co. of Kane as a production supervisor for 22 years, retiring in 1989. He had also worked at Wilcox Town & Country doing hardware and appliance repair for several years.He is survived by a son, Bruce R. Johnson, of Milford, Conn.; a daughter,Jane, Mrs. Kevin Conter of Clastonbury, Conn.; two granddaughters, Laura and Erin Conter; and a cousin, Ralph Johnson of Tacoma, Wash.In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Herbert "Herb" Johnson.A Funeral Service for Robert M. Johnson will be conducted at Nazareth Lutheran Church on Monday, Aug. 20 at 11 a.m. Officiating will be the Rev. Darell Justh.Interment will be in Wilcox Cemetery. Friends will be received at the Anthony F. Ferragine Funeral Home, 401 Chestnut St., Johnsonburg on Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. A Masonic Funeral Service will be conducted at the funeral home Sunday evening at 8 p.m. Share your condolences at