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George L. Johnson

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Johnson, George L. ALBANY George L. Johnson, 80, died peacefully at home on Friday, January 10, 2014. He was born in Albany on September 4, 1933 to the late George L. Johnson Sr. and Edna Dandrow Johnson. A longtime resident of Guilderland, George was raised in Albany and graduated from Philip Schuyler High School in 1951. He served his country in the Army during the Korean War from 1953 to 1955 in Germany. George enjoyed more than 50 years in emergency medical service. He was employed for 20 years by the New York State Department of Health, retiring in 1991 as associate director of emergency medical services, and later worked part-time, for 20 years, as a site reviewer and team leader with the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services. In retirement, George enjoyed traveling, fishing, cooking and spending time with family and friends. He was a volunteer and life member of the West Albany Volunteer Fire Department and was a volunteer and served as captain with the West Albany Ambulance Squad. George was the first EMS coordinator for the town of Colonie. He was a member of the Colonie Lodge of Elks for more than 40 years. He was the beloved husband of Mary E. Weidman Johnson; father of Tora-Lynn (Paul) Lyons of Rensselaer and George H. (Catherine) Johnson of Fort Worth, Texas; grandfather of Dylan Patrick Johnson and Nicholas Russo; brother of Carol (Don) Carlino of Schenectady, Ronald (Ruth) Johnson of California, Gail (late Joseph) Matteo of Albany and Dawn (Joseph) O'Connor of Doraville, Ga.; like a brother to Edgar (Janet) Weidman, Roseanne (late Robert) Antoniak, Daniel (Mary) Weidman and the late John (Barbara) Weidman. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may call at the Parker Bros. Memorial, 2013 Broadway, Watervliet on Friday, April 4, 2014 from 3 to 5 p.m. followed by a service to celebrate his life at 5 p.m. A reception will follow at the Shaker Ridge Country Club. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or to the Salvation Army, 452 Clinton Ave., Albany, NY 12206. For more information, visit parkerbrosmemorial.com.
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Parker Bros. Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.
2013 Broadway Watervliet, NY 12189-2225
(518) 273-3223
Published in Albany Times Union from Apr. 2 to Apr. 3, 2014
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