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Donald F. Johnson

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Born in Attica, NY on Jun. 16, 1919
Departed on Aug. 5, 2013 and resided in Troy, OH.
Visitation: Monday, Aug. 12, 2013
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Service: Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013
10:00 am
Cemetery: Riverside Cemetery
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Donald F. Johnson, age 94, of Troy, Ohio, passed away on Monday, August 5, 2013 at the Koester Pavilion, Troy, Ohio. He was born on June 16, 1919 in Attica, New York to the late Frank A. Johnson and Harriet (Baker) Johnson.
He was married to Iris B. (Gallagher) Johnson, his wife of 62 years, on April 20, 1946 in Niagara Falls, New York, and she preceded him in death on September 15, 2008.
Donald is survived by four children: Patricia L. Smith, David H. Johnson (wife Nancy), Rebecca S. Kraft, and Beverly A. Daly (husband Tom) all of Troy, Ohio. He has 11 grandchildren: Colleen Bevins of Arcanum, Ohio, Carmen Miller of Ludlow Falls, Ohio, Caryn Rix of Hinsdale, New York, Craig Childs of Wonder Lake, Illinois, Chris Childs of Dayton, Ohio, Timothy J. Kraft of Aston, Pennsylvania, Lindsay A. Jamison of Nashville, Tennessee, Ryan Daly of Nashville, Tennessee, Laura Johnson of Troy, Ohio, Ian Daly of Ft. Rucker, Alabama, and Logan Daly of Troy, Ohio. He was also the proud great-grandfather of 12: Ian, Kyle, Brennan and Blake Klingler of Ludlow Falls, Ohio; Nick, Natalie and Nathan Childs of Dayton, Ohio; Jaime and Riley Bevins of Arcanum, Ohio; Hunter and Reagan Rix of Hinsdale, New York; and Abby Childs of Wonder Lake, Illinois.
Don was a WWII US Army Veteran. He was a former member of the Grace Alliance Church in Olean, New York and Christian Tabernacle in Dayton and currently a member of the First Baptist Church in Troy. He was formerly active with Youth for Christ and Gideons International in Olean, New York and Miami County, Ohio. Don was a technical writer with Hobart Brothers Company for 15 years, retiring on December 30, 1984. He was also the owner and operator of DJ Signs in Troy for many years.
A funeral service will be held at 10:00AM on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at the First Baptist Church, 53 South Norwich Road, Troy, Ohio with the Rev. Douglas Magin officiating. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Troy, Ohio with veteranís honor guard services at the graveside. The family will receive friends from 5:00PM-8:00PM on Monday, August 12, 2013 at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Missionary Fund, 53 South Norwich Road, Troy, Ohio 45373; The Gideons International, PO Box 1174, Piqua, Ohio 45356; or Hospice of Miami County, PO Box 502, Troy, Ohio 45373. Friends may express condolences to the family through

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