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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Alton N. Johnson, 91, of Cyclone, PA

Alton N. Johnson, 91, of Cyclone, PA, passed away, Wednesday, February 26,2014, at The Pavilion at BRMC.

Born October 17, 1922, in Bradford he was a son of the late Edwin and Nina (Cheeseman) Johnson.

On October 17, 1946 in Cyclone, he married Marian (Mealy) Johnson, who died March 29, 1975. In April of 1976, he married Joan M. (Kightlinger) Johnson who survives.
WWII Veteran

Mr. Johnson attended Cyclone and Smethport Schools. He then enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps, in 1943 and served during WWII. He received the American Theater Medal, Asiatic/ Pacific Theater Medal with 2 Bronze Stars, the Philippine Libertine Medal with three Bronze Stars, the Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal and was honorably discharged in 1945.

He returned home from the service and worked for W.R Case and Sons, Dresser Manufacturing, and the State Liquor Store. He then worked for B & O Railroad and then the Chessie System as an agent /operator and retired after 35 years of service. He was a member of the Smethport American Legion and the VFW. He was also a member of AARP, active in the Boy Scouts of America and local Little League Baseball teams.

He is survived by two sons, Jerry L. (Diane) Johnson, of Bradford and Dennis W. (Cindi) Johnson, of Cyclone, four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife and one sister, Artis Pais and four brothers, Clifford Johnson, Ronald Johnson, Kenneth Johnson and Rex Johnson.

Family will be receiving friends on Friday, February 28, 2014, from 4:00 to 8:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., 33 South Ave., where funeral services will be held, at 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 1, 2014, with Rev. Glenn Hamilton, Pastor Emeritus of the Lighthouse Community Free Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery in Smethport.

Memorials if desired may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the charity of the donor's choice.

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