Alex A. Johnson
Nov 27, 1927- Apr 19, 2013
Resident of San Leandro
Alex Andrew Johnson of San Leandro, CA, age 85, at peace on April 19, 2013. "Andy" as he was known to his family and friends, was born in Macon County, MO, to parents Ivy and Thelma Johnson. He was preceded in death by his wife of over 50 yrs, Stephanie, step-son Darrell Ferreira, and brothers Loren and Glendon. He is survived by his sister, Geneva Boley, stepchildren, Edward and Anthony Ferreira many step-grandchildren and nephews and nieces.
Andy was a man of many interests who had a zest for life and adventure. He was an avid rock hound, hunter, fisherman, hiker, reader of Louis L'Amour novels and history books; he wore western attire and was rarely seen outside the house without his cowboy hat. He loved to ride his bicycle around town visiting his family and friends and going to garage sales along the way.
A veteran of World War II, Andy was a certified welder by trade and a long-time member of the Operating Engineers Union. He was employed for many years by Stolte Corporation in Oakland, CA. He had the natural ability to repair mechanical problems and graciously helped family and friends with auto and household repairs. Andy was good natured and social, loving nothing better than good food, drink and conversation. He will be missed.
Family and friends are invited to a visitation for Alex on Wed April 24th at Grissom's Mortuary, 267 E. Lewelling Blvd. San Lorenzo, from 4-8 pm. On Thursday there will be a funeral service beginning at 10:30 am at the mortuary, followed by interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Published in Inside Bay Area on Apr. 23, 2013