John Romaine Johnson, 84 of Ligonier, died Friday August 26 at UPMC-Presbyterian Hospital. He was born December 14, 1937 at Latrobe Hospital, a son of the late Romaine and Emily Smith Johnson. John was a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather. He will be greatly missed.
John was a member of Heritage United Methodist Church where he had served on various committees and attended studies to learn and enhance his faith. John served in the US Army National Guard and spent his career working in the communications industry in the safety and insurance departments. After a 34 year career, he retired from GTE in 1992.
John was a past president of Ligonier Borough Council, served on the board of the Ligonier Borough Water Authority and on the District 8 Republican Committee. He was a very artistic man who enjoyed carving wooden decoys, painting nature scenes, and fly fishing.
Surviving is his wife Dorothy A. Newberry Johnson, his daughter Jane E. Perkins (Peter M.) of Burlington, CT, his son John D. Johnson (Denise M.) of Amherst, NH, his brother James S. Johnson (Susann R.) of Pleasanton, CA. and his grandchildren, Kelsey and Mitchell Perkins, Emily, David, and Daniel Johnson.
Friends will be received Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 at The McCabe Funeral Home, 144 East Main Street, Ligonier. The funeral service will be conducted Tuesday at 11 am at Heritage United Methodist Church of Ligonier with the Reverend Frank E. Hodges officiating. (Everyone is asked to go directly to the church) In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Heritage United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be made to www.mccabefuneralhomespa.com.