Edward Johnson, 74, of Inverness, Florida, died July 24, 2014, at his home under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Ed was born July 20, 1940, in Rockville Centre, New York, son of Alfred and Margaret (Abrams) Johnson. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Ed retired from Verizon after 35 years of service and moved to Inverness in 2003 where he was president and treasurer of Inverness Landing Property Owners Association for many years. He was an avid golfer, race car driver, hunter and fisherman and loved softball and camping. In Uniondale, New York, Ed coached both soccer and Little League and was president of the Uniondale Little League for five years.
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Ed was an amazing father and grandfather. He was also there for all of his nieces and nephews and their children. Ed was truly a wonderful family man who had a way of making everyone feel important.
He was the husband of Doris (Baldwin) Johnson; father of Michael Barnett and Darlene Margaret Johnson; father-in-law of Kerry (McComb) Johnson; grandfather of Ashley Kristine Johnson and Kyle Barnett Johnson; brother of William Johnson (deceased); brother-in-law of Sedgewick Baldwin and Virginia Nicolino (his best friend); nieces and nephews Susan Jacobs (Gene) Harry Nicolino, Jeannie Fitzpatrick (Dan), James Nicolino, Donna Nicolino, William Johnson (deceased), Deborah and Julie Ann Bove; also many, many great-nieces and -nephews and great-great-nieces and -nephews.
A celebration of life for Mr. Johnson will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, July 28, 2014, at Heinz Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held in New York at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, Inverness, Florida.
Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation
2507 Highway 44 W
Inverness, FL 34453
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on July 27, 2014