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Robert Kinnaird Johnson Jr., 91, of Cincinnati, OH, passed away on June 19, 2014. Robert was born January 4, 1923 in Parkersburg, WV, son of the late Robert Kinnaird Johnson Sr. and Helen Mar Clephane. He grew up in WV, moving to Cincinnati at age 12. He graduated from Milford HS, and then went to The Ohio State University until the United States' entry into World War II. He worked building Wright engines for the war effort, before enlisting in the Army-Air Corps where he served from 1942-1945. He was stationed in Egypt in 1944. After the war, he completed his degree in chemistry at OSU in 1949. He also obtained a MBA from Xavier University. Mr. Johnson worked at Hilton Davis Chemical Co., becoming the Director of Quality Control. He was a long time member of College Hill Presbyterian Church, serving several terms as a deacon, elder, and the clerk of session. Robert was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and the Scottish Rite. He was an avid reader, golfer, and family man. Surviving is his beloved wife of 63 years, Doreen Lindemann Johnson; three children: David Kinnaird Johnson (Patricia) of Centerville, OH, Cynthia Doreen Beitman (Bruce) of Westerville, OH, Cathleen Roberta Perry (David) of Indianapolis, IN; nine grandchildren: Peter Johnson (Emily), Rebecca Larson (Daniel), Karen Johnson, Drew Beitman (Rachel), Laura LeFlore (Lance), Robbie Beitman, Brian Perry (Katie), Andrew Perry, and Neil Perry; and also nine great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, William Clephane Johnson; a niece and two nephews.Visitation will be from 12:30-2:00 pm on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 with a Celebration of Resurrection service at 2:00 pm at College Hill Presbyterian Church located at 5742 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45224. Procession will follow to the Garden Mausoleum at Spring Grove Cemetery for the entombment. The family then welcomes visitors back to the church for refreshments. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, Vitas Hospice, or the .

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Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer from June 22 to June 23, 2014
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