Theodore Johnson

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Theodore J. "The Swede" Johnson, 92, formerly of 8 Longfellow Ave., and Emery Towers, passed away Wednesday (Dec. 5, 2018) at the Bradford Ecumenical Home.
Born Aug. 24, 1926, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Clarence T. and Gladys Deloe Johnson.
On April 9, 1948, in the First United Methodist Church, he married his sweetheart Frances B. Bennett Johnson, who preceded him in death on Jan. 21, 1999.
Ted was a 1944 graduate of Bradford High School.
On Nov. 25, 1944, he was drafted into the United States Army. He served in Europe during World War II, and was honorably discharged on Nov. 10, 1946. In 1946, he began working at Case Cutlery. On Sept. 30, 1950, he was ordered back to active duty with the United States Army and served in Korea until his second discharge from duty on Nov. 23, 1951.
He returned to Case Cutlery and retired after 41 years of employment.
Ted was known for his ease in frequent conversation, with even total strangers. Throughout his entire life, he possessed a contagious smile and an entertaining sense of humor. He maintained a sweet and humble demeanor that won the hearts of those with whom he came in contact. His signature gift of joy, happiness, and a positive disposition were shown through constant smiling, laughing, and joking around, and will never be forgotten.
Ted was a very active member of the Asbury United Methodist Church most of his life, having served on various committees and boards. He was a member of the Greater Bradford Senior Activity Center and loved to sing with "Linda's Group." He was also a member of the American Legion Post 108, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 212, and the Bradford Moose Lodge.
Surviving are two daughters, Jeanne M. DuBois of Bradford, and Carol L. (Dave King) Hicks of Leland, N.C.; one son, John (Connie) Johnson of Derrick City; five grandchildren, Staci, Jamie, Nicole, Amy and Danielle; eight great-grandchildren, Oliver, Alsatia, Chloe, Lindsey, Grace, Everlee, Nash and Riley; one great-great-granddaughter, Ryleigh.
Ted was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two brothers in infancy, one sister Phyllis Johnson, and two sons-in-law, Michael DuBois and Butch Hicks.
There will be no public services observed. Private services for family will be held in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. with the Rev. Matt Blake, pastor of the Bradford Area Parish, officiating. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions if desired may be made to the Asbury United Methodist Church or the Bradford Senior Activity Center.
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Published in The Bradford Era on Dec. 7, 2018
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