iconJOHNSON, LEROY E. Leroy E. (Chief Dirty John) Johnson, USN RET., passed away December 18, 2012 at his home in Lakeside. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, and his son, Ken. He is survived by his eldest son, J. Lee of Arizona. His 82 years were enriched and made special by the "Hill People," his many friends and the submariners that he knew. Many kudos to the sailors that he served with on SS 398 Segundo. Rest in peace, Dad.

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Jan. 3, 2013