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Arthur R. ("AJ"/Artie") Johnson

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Arthur ("AJ"/Artie") R. Johnson

AGE: 83 • Barnegat

Arthur R. ("AJ"/Artie") Johnson, 83, of Barnegat, formerly of Manahawkin, went home to be with The Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, after a brief illness surrounded by his loving family. Arthur was a generous, loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, & friend and fought a hard battle to the end. He loved walking on the Atlantic City boardwalk and swimming in the pool. He retired from Stafford Township DPW in 1999 and he attended the Manahawkin Baptist Church. He was a Korean War veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy, and was a member of the American Legion Post 511 and VFW Post 3729. He was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth (Reitmeier); parents, Arthur W. and Evelyn A.; brother, Barry Johnson and sisters, Edith Foster and Joyce Anderson. He is survived by his children, Gayle Mousley (Ron), Alstead, NH, William Johnson (Elaine), Manahawkin, Sally Horn (Bill), Barnegat, with whom he resided, and Kimberly Riley (Arthurlin), Durham, NC. He also is survived by nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

The celebration of his life will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 at Manahawkin Baptist Church, 400 Beach Ave., Manahawkin. Friends may call one hour prior. Cremation will be private at the request of the family.

Published in Asbury Park Press on Aug. 22, 2014
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