Erling Roderic Johansen
E. Roderic Johansen, born June 29, 1934 to Erling and Selma Johansen in Petersburg, Alaska, died November 11, 2015 with his family by his side. Survived by his wife, Linda, of 44 years; 5 sons, Errol, Sterling, Trevor, Jerome, and Joel; daughter, Jessica Jee; their spouses; his brother, Gary, and sister, Joyce Haskell; and 8 grandchildren. As one of Jehovah's Witnesses, he was very active sharing the Bible's hope for the future. He was raised in Ballard and graduated from Ballard High School, class of 1953. Rod was known as a hard worker on the Seattle waterfront. Employed as an ILWU Local 52 marine supervisor and supercargo, he supervised the flow of cargo on shipping vessels for 37 years. Rod enjoyed boating, waterskiing, travel, his family and many friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, 25 Columbia Heights, Brooklyn, NY 11201-2483.
Memorial Services will be held 4:00 p.m. on Dec. 12, 2015 at Shorewood High School, 17300 Fremont Avenue N, Shoreline, WA 98133.
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Published by The Seattle Times on Dec. 6, 2015.