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William Toiva "Bill" Johnson Sr.

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William Toiva "Bill" Johnson Sr.

AGE: 70 • Spring Lake Heights

William Toiva "Bill" Johnson Sr., a longtime resident of Spring Lake Heights, passed away at home at the age of 70 on May 21st. Bill was born and raised in Maine. He served his country as a Marine in Vietnam completing a tour from 1965-1966 as a Corporal in the 1st Battalion 3rd Marines 3rd Marine Division where he was engaged in combat. He later worked as a field consultant for McDonalds and followed that career to New Jersey. He then tried his hand in small businesses owning Pine Cone Liquors and Sweet Treat Ice Cream Shop in Lakewood. Eventually he found his calling as a Master Club Maker owning Johnson's Golf Clubs.

Bill enjoyed activities like boating, fishing, golfing and watching baseball. His biggest passion was for friendship. He would talk to all his friends about a multitude of topics. If he didn't catch them in person then he would call them on the phone. He was always planning his next big adventure like going to a NASCAR race, driving across the country or catching a baseball game. Most importantly, his favorite topic was his grandchildren whom he loved dearly. He was member of the Freehold Marine Corps League and the Lacy Golf Association.

Bill is predeceased by his father William Johnson and his mother Lempi Johnson. Bill is survived by his beloved wife Brenda of 46 years, his brother Robert Isosaari, his sons William (Billy), Matthew, and grandchildren Grace, Matthew, Emma, and Amanda.

Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation on Wednesday, May 24, from 4-8 pm at Orender Family Home for Funerals, with a Marine Corps Ritual at 7pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Wounded Warriors. To send condolences to the family or obtain directions to the funeral home please visit www.orenderfamilyhome.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on May 23, 2017
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