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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Merle G. Johnson, 89, of Route 155 Port Allegany, PA

Merle G. Johnson, Attorney at Law

Merle G. Johnson, 89, of Route 155, passed away at his home, Tuesday (Feb. 5, 2013).

Born October 29, 1923, in Bradford, he was a son of Emery H. and Alma Holly Johnson. On June 17, 1967, in Syracuse, NY, he married Elaine D. Douvlos, who survives. They were married 46 years.

Mr. Johnson was a lifetime resident of the area and a graduate of the Port Allegany High School, Class of 1942, which he was valedictorian.

He operated a trucking business for 10 years, before entering the Cart Care Floor Cleaning business.

In 1963, after being out of school for 21 years, he decided to seek a college degree. He enrolled in Syracuse University, and received his BA degree in Liberal Arts, and in 1969, he received his Juris Doctor Degree in Law, from Syracuse University.

He was a member of the New York State Bar Association, Cattaraugus County Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, McKean County Bar Association, American Bar Association, and Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity. He was also a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.
Merle was past president of the Port Allegany Rotary Club, member of the board of directors of the First National Bank, Port Allegany for 29 years, McKean-Potter Farmers Farm Bureau, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association for 50 years, McKean Aviation Association where he was secretary and treasurer. He was a member of the S. Bus. Men’s Association. He was solicitor for Liberty Township for many years.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Elaine, are a son, Michael G. (Nanette) Johnson of Chicago. IL; three daughters, Susie Darlene (William) Kelley of Griffin, GA, Nancy J. McGuire of Chattanooga, TN, and Teri A. (Luke) Summa of Central FLorida; 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Larraine Klesa Johnson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Harold Johnson.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Saturday and 1-2 p.m. Sunday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where a funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. with Rev. Randall Headley, pastor of the United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany.

Memorials can be made to Potter County Hospice or the donor’s choice.

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