William H. Johnson

William H. Johnson

Bill, age 82, formerly of Southeastern PA and the Wilmington & New Castle, DE areas, most recently residing in Rehoboth Beach, DE passed away on Saturday, November 10, 2012.

He was born in Upland, PA and was the son of the late Georgie Mae (Jenkins) and William L. Johnson. Bill is also predeceased by other family members. Bill is survived by his longtime friends Donald, Jack, Michael, Neal, John, Ron, Fred, Jim, Cris, Armond, Ralph and his companion cat Brutus, as well as, many other friends from the Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach areas, who will all miss Bill's sense of humor, wild costumes, knowledge, kindness and generosity.

Bill was a medical corpsman in the US Navy for 4 years during and after the Korean War. He was a pharmacist by profession, having worked at several area pharmacies including Christiana Hospital and Rite Aid Drug.

A very sincere thank you to all of Bill's friends who have sent cards and/or made phone calls regarding Bill's recent illness, and to the staff of the Franciscan Care Center at Brackenville. Bill did truly appreciate all of your concerns for his well-being.

Donations in Bill's name may be made to Heartland Hospice, 236 Chapman Road, Newark, DE 19702, Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary of Sussex County, 19022 Shingle Point Rd., Georgetown, DE 19969 or a .

All services will be private.

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Published in The News Journal on Nov. 14, 2012