Norman Roy Johnson ScotiaNorman Roy Johnson, 79, entered into the arms of the Lord on Wednesday, November 21st at Ellis Hospital, surrounded by his family and friends. Norman was born in Lake Placid on October 17, 1933, a twin son of the late Jesse Roy and Agnes Peck Johnson. He was raised and educated in Schenectady. Norman enlisted in the U.S. Air Force at the age of 19 and served 10 years as a crew chief on B47 Bombers in North Africa and England, being honorably discharged as a technical sergeant. He was awarded the Air Force Longevity Service Award, National Defense Service Award and the Good Conduct Medal. Norman was employed by the General Electric Company retiring after 32 years of dedicated service. He was a member of the Rotterdam Elks and the VFW Post #1895. For the past four years he also enjoyed working for Brown Transportation as a bus monitor. Norman enjoyed going to the mall for his coffee clutch and casinos with friends, especially his best friend, Ray Trifilo. He loved spending time with his family every weekend and holidays. He especially adored his twin brother, Nelson Johnson and his family. He was close to all his nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. He is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Anna L. Caiazzo; loving daughters, Theresa (Johnson) Guthinger and her husband, Patrick and Diana (Johnson) Lindsay, all of Glenville; adoring grandchildren, Brandon Guthinger and his wife, Misty, Shea Guthinger and Kyle Lindsay; great-grandchildren, Anthony and Brianna; siblings, twin brother, Nelson Johnson and his wife, Mary of Niskayuna, Ellen Hovey of Massachusetts and Eunice Messina of Florida. Anna and her family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Marra, Dr. Rockwell and the compassionate nurses and aides at Ellis Hospital. Services will be held Tuesday at 8 a.m. from the Rossi & Ditoro Funeral Home, Union at N. Jay Streets and then to St. Anthony's Church, Seward Place where a Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. with Fr. Dominic Isopo officiating. Burial will follow in the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the Rossi & Ditoro Funeral Home on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please send all donations to the
-Lung Cancer at www.cancer.org/lungcancer or by phone 1-800-227-2345 or to The
, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. For online condolences please visit www.rossiditorofuneralhome.com
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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on Nov. 25, 2012