Alton N. Johnson, 91, of Cyclone, passed away Wednesday (Feb. 26, 2014) at The Pavilion at Bradford Regional Medical Center.
Born Oct. 17, 1922, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Edwin and Nina Cheeseman Johnson. On Oct. 17, 1946, in Cyclone, he married Marian Mealy Johnson, who died March 29, 1975. In April of 1976, he married Joan M. Kightlinger Johnson, who survives.
Mr. Johnson attended Cyclone and Smethport schools. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army
Air Corps in 1943 and served during World War II
. He received the American Theater Medal, Asiatic/Pacific Theater Medal with two Bronze Stars
, Philippine Libertine Medal with three Bronze Stars, the Victory Medal and Good Conduct Medal and was honorably discharged in 1945.
He returned home from the service and worked for W.R. Case and Sons Cutlery Co., Dresser Manufacturing Co., and the state liquor store. He then worked for B&O Railroad and then the Chessie System as an agent/operator and retired after 35 years of service.
Mr. Johnson was a member of the Smethport American Legion and VFW
. He was also a member of AARP, was active in the Boy Scouts of America and local Little League Baseball teams.
He is survived by two sons, Jerry L. (Diane) Johnson of Bradford and Dennis W. (Cindi) Johnson of Cyclone; three stepsons, Charles Langley, Miles Langley and Rodney Langley, all in California; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife; one sister, Artis Pais; and four brothers, Clifford Johnson, Ronald Johnson, Kenneth Johnson and Rex Johnson.
Funeral services were held March 1 at the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., 33 South Ave., with the Rev. Glenn Hamilton, Pastor Emeritus of the Lighthouse Community Free Methodist Church, and the Rev. Wilbur Barber, retired pastor, co-officiating. Burial was in Rosehill Cemetery in Smethport.
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