John Franklin Johnson, Colonel USMC (Ret) June 16, 1929 - Apr. 13, 2013 Resident of Lincoln, CA Born in Oakland, CA on June 16, 1929 to Stefan and Helga Johnson who emigrated from Iceland. The Lord received him in heaven on April 13, 2013 reuniting him with his predeceased oldest son, John Christopher, his parents and siblings, Al and Lenore. Saddened by his loss is Lillian, his long time companion, his loyal dog Beppo and his surviving children by Marianne Pomeroy: Gregory (wife Susan), David (wife Kim), Jennifer (husband Bill), Stefanie (husband Bill), his 8 grandchildren and 4+ great grandchildren and sister Helen. John dedicated his life to serve. He was a Korean War veteran and was honorably discharged after 27 years in the Marine Corp. His service to the community was extensive and included Semper Fi, Toys for Tots, Lions, Elks and other service groups. His many friends will hold the memory of the a man who was a joy, an incurable optimist and loved by all. He enjoyed family, travel, golf, parties and playing his ukulele. John's laugh, smile and sense of humor will be missed but never forgotten. Donations to the
in his name would be greatly appreciated. Memorial services are pending and details will be announced later.
Published in Inside Bay Area on Apr. 19, 2013