Ralph S. Johnson
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AGE: 84 • Howell
Ralph S. Johnson, 84, of Howell passed away Friday February 28, 2014. Ralph spent his life as a self-employed Blacksmith. After retiring he went to work for the Township of Lakewood Parks Department. He was born and raised in Lakewood before moving to Howell 60 years ago. He proudly served in the U.S. Coast Guard. Ralph was the author of numerous poems and was known as the "Piney Poet". He was predeceased by his wife Viola J. Johnson in 2004. He is survived by his son Ralph L. Johnson and his wife Carolyn of Somerdale; his daughter Marilyn Dolcy and her husband Pete of Galloway Twp.; his brother J. Marvin Johnson of VA. & FL.; his sister Nancy Odell and her husband Robert of WI.; 4 grandchildren Kevin Johnson, Peter Dolcy Jr., Gina Dolcy, Kathleen Johnson; 1 great-grandson Gabriel; loved by his special friend Mary Van Arsdale and his faithful companion Corky. Services are private. Arrangements by DeGraff Cremation Service, Lakehurst. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.degrafffuneralhome.com
DeGraff Lakehurst Funeral Home
119 Union Avenue Lakehurst, NJ 08733
Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 2, 2014