Arthur “Frank” Johnson, Sr, 80, a 50-year resident of Brookfield, beloved husband of the late Marion (Joyce) Johnson, died peacefully at Bethel Healthcare, September 8. He was born in Syracuse, N.Y., November 20, 1932.
He will be sadly missed by his son, Arthur Johnson, Jr, and his wife Christine, of Newtown; his daughter, Sheryl Johnson, and her partner Mark Sternburg, of Brookfield; three grandchildren; and his brother-in-law, John Joyce of Fishkill, N.Y.
Mr Johnson was a veteran of the Korean War, proudly serving with the United States Marine Corps. In the years of 1951 until 1954, he served as a sergeant in the 1st Engineering Battalion, 1st Marine Division; from 1956 until 1961, he served as a training instructor for the 107th Infantry Regiment, 42nd Infantry Division of the New York Army National Guard.
He worked for New York Telephone and later SNET in various capacities, retiring after 32 years of employment as a construction supervisor. During his retirement years, he worked for Sears as a service technician and later as a sales associate for Office Max.
Mr Johnson was active in the Brookfield community, serving as special constable for the Brookfield Police Department. He was also involved in many organizations; was acting Commander of the VFW Post 10201 in Brookfield; and was acting Commandant of the Hat City Detachment of the USMC League; was a member of the Korean War Veterans; and the Danbury Council of Veterans.
He enjoyed spending time with and attending his grandchildren’s activities. He traveled with his friends from the Brookfield Senior Center, and enjoyed going to casinos.
Funeral services will take place at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White Street, Danbury, Wednesday, September 11, at 10 am. Entombment in the St Peter Garden Mausoleum will follow with military honors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday, September 10, between 2 and 4 pm, and 7 and 9 pm.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethel NJROTC Booster, c/o Bethel High School, 300 Whittlesey Drive, Bethel CT 06801 or to Brookfield Police Canine Program, Attn: Chief Robin Montgomery, 63 Silvermine Road, Brookfield CT 06804.
To light a virtual candle visit www.CornellMemorial.com.