Frank E. Johnson
1936 - 2015
Walter J. Kent Funeral Home
858 Lake Street
Elmira, NY

Age 79 of Millport, NY. Frank was born June 28, 1936 in Elmira, son of the late Harry & Deletha (Gardner) Johnson and passed away, Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; stepchildren, Elizabeth & David Zinck with their children, David Jr., Codi Lynn & Rocky Zinck of Pine Valley; Tina Watkins with her children, Timothy Watkins & Robin Barber of Elmira; Arthur & Andrea Watkins with their son Trey Watkins of Windsor, ME; and Daniel Watkins and Ginnette Bell of NJ; sister, Louise Palmer of Horseheads; brother , Roger & Karen Conklin Johnson of Horseheads; their daughter, Deletha (Benjamin) Martin and children, Noah & Nicholas; son, Casi (Stephanie) Johnson, Luis (Amanda) Johnson and their son Zander; brothers-in-law, Irvin & Bernie Mower, Verne & Mary Mower, of Pine Valley, Stephen & Sue Mower, and Tony & Denise Mower, of Elmira; sisters-in-law, Sandra Keyser of TX, Karen & Daniel Morse of Pine Valley, April & Mike Van Syckel of Rifle, CO and Terri & Joe Reed of Erin; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. Along with his parents, Frank was predeceased by his brother Emery Johnson; brother-in-law, Francis Palmer; nephew, Joe Palmer; niece, Bonnie Austin and great nephew Scott Palmer. Frank was a charter member of the Chemung Valley Old Timers, and a member and participant in the New York Steam Engine Association Annual Pageant of Steam, Pioneer Gas Engine Association Show, Southern Tier Antique Gas & Steam Engine Assn., Yates Annual Tractor & Engine Show, Endless Mountain Antique Tractor & Machinery Assn. Show, Knoxville Antique Engine and Equipment Show, Tioga County Early Days and Bradford County Old Timers, Inc. Frank organized and hosted an annual Antique Tractors & Engines show for 25 years, donating more than $185,000 to MDA. Starting with the 2015 show, proceeds will be split between the American Diabetes Assn., Secret-Santa of Schuyler County and the Arctic League of Chemung County. In keeping with Frank's wishes, the show will go on in 2016; your continued support would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, October 23, 2015 from 4 -7 pm. Frank's funeral service will take place there on Saturday, October 24th at 10am with Pastor Andrew Gable officiating. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads.

Published by Star-Gazette from Oct. 22 to Oct. 24, 2015.
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Dearest Aunt Barbara, Our sympathy on hearing of Franks death. May God give you strength and Keep you in his embrace.
Your nieces and nephews in the Watkins Family from Millerton. PA. Amy Ohl, Joseph C. Watkins and Katie of AZ.
Amy Ohl
October 27, 2015
Barb, So Sorry for your loss we just heard today of Franks passing.
Linda & Randy
October 25, 2015
So sorry for your loss
Joanne Sherwood
October 23, 2015
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
October 23, 2015
Barb, Sorry to hear of Frank's passing. He will be missed.
Patt Dzikowski
October 23, 2015
May God grant you strength and comfort now and the days that follows.
October 23, 2015
To the Johnson family, so sorry for your great lost of a great man, I was just talking to Frank at his last Tractor show, My prayer are with you all
Carlton Eddy III
October 23, 2015
Barb, We are so sorry to hear about Frank! You folks have touched the hearts of many many people... Franks legacy will live on forever!! You are in our thoughts and prayers....
Mark and Valerie Congden
October 23, 2015
To Franks family and friends,
I was sadden to hear about the your loss.Please accept my deepest sympathies.
I worked with Roger and Vern so,I know many stories about his life and his caring ways. May you all find peace in your memories.
Linda(Root) Welch
October 23, 2015
We will certainly miss his warm smile and kindness he showed us over the years at each Tractor show we attended on his farm. Frank and Barb always treated us like family and we always enjoyed being a part of each show. Rest in peace, Frank
Ron and Barb Merithew
October 23, 2015
We are very sorry for your loss...
Mark Orshaw
October 22, 2015
Frank had the biggest heart of anyone I knew, he always thought of others first. His inspiration for giving will live forever, losing a great part of our family, RIP Frank, love and miss you.
Terri Reed
October 22, 2015
So sorry for your loss Frank will be deeply missed and Remembered. Sorry cant come up. You all will be in our prayers
Richard & Charlotte Jenkins
October 22, 2015
Barb, sorry for your loss. Frank was a great man. A friend of mine and my dad' they both can reminenc on the good times they had at the shows. Again sorry for your loss.
mark and cindy Payne and family
October 22, 2015
Uncle Frank was such a wonderful guy He will be missed by all
Darla Decker
October 22, 2015
Our deepest sympathies to your whole family.
Belinda Wilcox
October 22, 2015
Dear Barb, and Family..We were so sorry to hear of Frank's passing - a great Man, will be missed by many...
Joanne Martz
October 22, 2015
so sorry for your loss, he was such a great man. we used to go to 4-h with my bothers and help build the floats for the big flats parade. love going to the tractor shows in Montour.
yvonne wead
October 22, 2015
So very sorry for your loss, Barb and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Linda Leonard
October 22, 2015
We are so sorry to hear of Mr. Johnson's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Barb and the family.
Scott, Rene, Roxanne & Joshua Hodge
October 22, 2015
Aunt Barb & family, You are in my thoughts and prayers. Uncle Frank will be greatly missed.
Dee Martin
October 22, 2015
So sorry for your loss. Frank will be missed at the Bradford County Old Timers.
Amy White
October 22, 2015
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Ruth Powers
October 22, 2015
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Bob Biery
October 22, 2015
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