Robert O. Johnson

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April 1, 2010

Robert O. Johnson, 86, of Dallas, formerly of Harveys Lake, died late Thursday evening, April 1, 2010, at the Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Dallas. Born November 8, 1923, in Wilkes-Barre, Bob was a son of the late J. Edwin and Elizabeth Davis Johnson. He attended Wilkes-Barre schools and graduated from Elmer L. Meyers High School, Class of 1941. He also attended Manlius Military Academy, Manlius, N.Y., and Penn State Extension, Wilkes-Barre. Bob retired as a field service engineer from Monroe Systems for Business Inc., Wilkes-Barre. He lived in Wilkes-Barre until 1967. He then moved to Harveys Lake and most recently resided in Dallas. Bob enjoyed outdoor activities. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed swimming, boating, and fishing. He was a devoted friend and family man who would always do a favor for anyone in need. He showed concern for those less fortunate by donating his time to various volunteer efforts, especially Meals on Wheels. He will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him and especially by his family and close friends. He was an active member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Dallas. He was a life member of Masonic Lodge No. 61 F. & A.M., Wilkes-Barre; Irem Temple, Dallas, and Keystone Consistory, Scranton. Preceding Bob in death, in addition to his parents, was an infant son, Thomas Robert; brother, J. Edwin Jr.; and sister, Elizabeth "Sis" Collins. Surviving are his wife of 59 years, the former Margaret "Marge" Schall; daughter, Greta Ruckno, Forty Fort; granddaughter, Heidi Ruckno, Forty Fort; grandson, John R. Ruckno, Wilkes-Barre; sister, Margaret Harrison, Binghamton, N.Y.; as well as numerous nieces; nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Dallas (junction of Routes 415 & 118). The Rev. Charles Grube will officiate. Interment will be made in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home Inc., 140 N. Main St., Shavertown. The family would like to thank the Meadows staff and the Hospice of the Sacred Heart for taking such wonderful care of Bob. They gave him comfort when he needed it most. Memorial donations, if desired, may be sent to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 802, Dallas, PA 18612-0802, or the Meadows Auxiliary, 55 W. Center Hill Road, Dallas, PA 18612.

Published in Times Leader on Apr. 4, 2010