Edward M. Johnson, 80, born in Chicago June 19,1932, passed away Feb. 11, 2013. Ed was the beloved son of the late Edward S. and Josephine Johnson, nee Morehead. After graduating from Northwestern University
, Ed enjoyed singing and acting in regional theater productions. Later, he became Assistant Manager of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Ed was appointed President of Tysol Products, a family-owned business, following his father's retirement. Having always had a great love for the opera, he became a charter board member, then Vice President, for the Lyric Opera Center for American Artists. He also served as Regional Chairman of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Programs. A memorial service will be held on February 23, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the Fourth Presbyterian Church, N. Michigan Ave. at Delaware Place. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lyric Opera.