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William Larry Johnson

February 10, 1939 ~ April 3, 2019 (age 80)

William Larry Johnson, 80, of Kittanning, died Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at home.  He was born Feb. 10, 1939, in Kittanning, to the late Arthur J. and Agatha (Moore) Johnson.  William was an electrical engineer at Cook Pacemaker which was later called Cook Vascular.  He was also a Sergeant in the National Guard.  He graduated from Kittanning High School in 1957.  William was a Past Master of Seneca Lodge 805 of the Free and Accepted Masons, and he also belonged to several other Masonic groups. He served as a part-time game warden for several years and belonged to the Elks No. 203 in Kittanning, and the Burnt Ridge Bow & Gun Club.  He was a ham radio operator; he also enjoyed woodworking and metal working. He belonged to Alamo Squares (square dancing).  He was the web master for the Kit-Han-Ne Antique Car Club and the Keystone Kruisers and he enjoyed going to car cruises in his “59” TR3 or his “59” VW Bug.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Sue A. (Whitman) Johnson; two daughters, Amy (Tim) Meleason, of Fredericksburg, Va., and Jennifer Parthenakis, of Ford City; two sons, Will Johnson (Steven Baines), of New York, N.Y., and Matthew Johnson (Cathy Oczkowski), of Bethel Park, Pa.; six grandchildren, Hayley, Alayna, and Jake Meleason, of Fredericksburg, Va., Brayden and Brooklyn Johnson, of Kittanning, and Benji Johnson-Baines, of New York, N.Y.; sister, Joanne Hetrick, of West Kittanning; sister-in-law, Ruby Johnson; and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, A. James Johnson.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2019, at the Snyder-Crissman Funeral Home, 200 S. McKean St., Kittanning, where a Masonic service will be held at 7 p.m.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 6, 2019, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with additional visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of the service with the Rev. Mark Brady officiating.

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