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Ira "Fonzo" Johnson, 73, died Saturday April 9, 2016. Ira was a graduate of Roosevelt High School class of 1960, after graduating he attended Wiley College before entering into the U.S. Army in the summer of 1961. He also served in the U.S. Army Reserve and completed his military duty in 1961. Ira was a former correspondent for WGN-TV for "Issues Unlimited", as a news reporter for WLS radio and an instructor at Columbia College at night. Ira is preceded in death by his parents Ira Johnson and Clifton Shutes and sisters Marva Coutee-Meeks, Shirley Williams and baby girl Johnson. He is survived by 2 siblings Eddie Johnson and Cassandra Johnson; nephew Julius Roscoe Johnson; dear friend and caregiver Debbie Smith and niece, Florence Johnson; longtime friends Ariel Anderson, Carla Box, Dorothy Jones, Gwendolyn Turner West and a host of other family and friends. Memorial services Friday, April 15, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Guy & Allen Chapel.
Published in the Post Tribune on Apr. 13, 2016
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