George L. Johnson

February 26, 2021
George L Johnson
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Gorham- George L. Johnson, age 88, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, following a courageous battle with cancer.

A private Memorial Service will be held at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A public Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Gorham Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gorham Fire Company, 4676 Kearney Rd., Stanley, NY 14561; or to Ontario-Yates Hospice, 756 Pre-Emption Rd., Geneva, NY 14456.

George was born July 26, 1932 in Geneva, NY. He was the son of the late Carl and Margaret Nelson Johnson. George retired from L.A. Johnson Construction Co. after 50 years of service. He had thoroughly enjoyed his work.

George was a member of the Bellona Memorial Presbyterian Church; and a life member of the Gorham Fire Department. He was an International Tractor enthusiast; his favorites being the Cub and the H. George loved hunting, fishing, golfing and all things outdoors. His hunting stories will live on forever. George’s greatest love was spending time with his family. Nothing pleased him more than a family gathering.

George is survived by six children, Marsha (Dan) Bardeen, Nancy (Bob) Brunskill, Daryl (Linda) Johnson, Lorelie (Bill) Avellaneda-Reader, Steven Jensen and Bradley Johnson; former son-in-law, Santiago Avellaneda; three sisters-in-law, Shirley Fredenburg, Linda Johnson and Norma Johnson; 9 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. George will be forever missed by his family and his friends.

George was predeceased by his wife, Joan C. Johnson on Feb. 27, 2013; and his two brothers, Bernie Johnson and Alfred Johnson.

A special thanks to caregiver, Jeanie Flook, and all the friends and neighbors who have helped George and his family.

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