Don't know if I'll Make the services, And and offering my deepest condolences to the Johnson family this is Ronald Keith Johnson Born Biological Son of Phillip Bert Johnson September 25th, 1962. Sorry for your loss.
I knew Vern in the 70s when Maureen lived with him. I lived with him and Hubert in the house on Leland.
I was wild about him and we became very good friends. He was always a basic guy, worked hard and played hard.
Over the last few days I've reminisced about his walk, his smile and the times we spent together.
I'm sorry to hear of his son's passing and am happy that Vern had a loving family to be by his side during his tough times.
You are remembered, Vern.
I met Vern in early 1973 when I became a Union City Police Officer. In 1974, Vern & I were assigned as a two man unit on the Decoto beat due to threats against police. Vern was a big guy and it was comforting to have him as a partner. Sadly, during that time period, our Police Chief was shot and killed in Decoto.
Vern was later promoted to Sergeant and became the Team Sgt for our team. He provided good training and direction for his team, all of which were rookies. There was never a lack of action and I remember that Vern was injured a couple of times.
Although I was disappointed that he left the department to pursue his passion - real estate, I could see that he really enjoyed working in that field and wanted to do it full time.
Vern, you were a great guy and you'll be missed - Rest In Peace.
We last enjoyed a wonderful evening with Vern and his wife Nancy on Aug. 8th. He was a great friend and always had a big smile and welcoming hug. We love him and will miss him greatly. He will be forever in our hearts.
Millie & Al Minasian
I am a friend of Vernon's mother, Helen. Helen is 97 and has now outlived her three children. In the years that I have known her, I met Vernon several times. He was a very caring son. Helen gave him praises. She will sadly miss him.