William C. Johnson, 91, died Nov. 16, 2012. He was born in Valley Stream N.Y., and lived in Vero Beach. During World War II
, he served in the Navy from 1943 to 1945 and was awarded the Purple Heart
after being wounded in the Battle of Guam and the Bronze Star
for bravery. He was active in his community of Sea Oaks, volunteering on committees to preserve beaches and serving as chairman of the Indian River County Utilities Committee. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame
in 1943, where he was a member of the track team. Survivors include his companion, Dorothy; daughter, Jennifer; sons, Tony, Corry, Michael and Patrick; and 11 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Matthew. Memorial contributions may be made for Alzheimer's research at www.alz.org
; or the Amherst Recreation Commission for Little League Baseball by mailing Amherst Recreation Commission, 4 Cross Road, Amherst, N.H. 03031. Services: A memorial service will be at 3:15 p.m. Dec. 7 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Milford, N.H. Arrangements are by Lambert Funeral Home in Manchester, N.H.