Floyd Edwin Johnson, a beloved husband, father, and grandfather left us on April 16, 2013 in his 80th year. He was born in Detroit, Michigan and after attending Yale university he served in the army during the Korean War.
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With a taste for travel, his career took him, with his family in tow, to Guntersville, Al, (NASA), Schnectady, (GE). Brussels, Belgium (Am. Standard) Andover, MA and London, England (Honeywell/Bull). He finally settled in Phoenix in 1975.
He received his master's degree in International Management from Thunderbird in 1981. After 35 years in the computer business, he operated a used and rare book store in Peoria, 'The Book Pedlar', until he retired in 2002. He was a career scholar and in his retirement, continued to study, research and write a book about the Palestine/ Israel problem. Peace and freedom was a continuing theme in his life and work. He described himself as a Depression- born unreconstructed FDR-Democrat, occasional columnist and agitator.
He leaves behind his cherished family: his wife, Gillian and children, Marc (Karen), Scott (Rachel), Lisa (Harold), and Kristina (Terence) and stepchildren Amanda and Matthew. Also precious grandsons, David, Daniel, Erik and Tyler, step-grandchildren Jake, Nathan, Charlie, Isabel and Olivia, one great grandson, Ewan and one great-granddaughter, Eliana.
If you wish to make a donation in his name, we suggest 'Doctors without Borders'.
A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. at his home in Peoria.
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Published in Daily News-Sun on Apr. 20, 2013