Donald Theodore "Teddy" Johnson (1933 - 2016)

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Donald Theodore "Teddy" Johnson, 82, formerly of Chestnut Ave., DuBois, passed away Sunday, Nov. 20, at Christ the King Manor.
He was born Dec. 28, 1933, in Bradford, Pa., son of the late Ernest and Ellen (Pittsley) Johnson. He is also preceded by his foster parents, William and Jenny (Christian) Ditch.
Ted was married to Minnie "Irene" (Shaffer) Johnson for 55 years; she survives in DuBois. Ted is also survived by three children, Barry (Toni Lynn) Kaplan of New Hampshire, Daniel (Beth Ann) Shephard of DuBois and John (Deneen) Johnson of DuBois; step-sister, Nancy Prentice of New Hampshire and step-brother, Richard "Dick" (Gabrial) Brobst of Irwin, Pa.; and four grandchildren: Beau, Zachary, Jacob and MacKenzie.
Ted graduated from DAHS in 1951. He was working at a steel mill in Aliquippa, Pa., from 1952 until 1955 when he left for two years to serve in the US Army and then returned back to the steel mill in 1957 until retirement.
Ted attended Christ Lutheran Church.
Ted enjoyed playing baseball for many years. He umpired numerous games from 1982-1989 for the Senior Little League. He also enjoyed his time at the YMCA, gardening and flowers. He will be sadly missed by all his friends and family.
There will be no public visitation. Ted will be buried in Morningside Cemetery.
Family suggests memorial donations to Showers Field Fund, C/O: DuBois Area United Way, 223S. Jared Street, DuBois, PA 15801.
The family will also be taking online condolences at www.nedzafamilyfuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Courier Express on Nov. 23, 2016