David A. Johnson, 80, of Marion, MA died Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Sippican Healthcare Center after a long illness. He was the husband of Barbara A. (Lukoff) Johnson.
Born in Hartford, CT, son of the late John O. Johnson, Jr. and Grace C. (Sabrowski) Johnson, he was raised in Norwich, CT, and had lived in Rochester, NY, Arlington Heights, IL and Topsfield, MA, before retiring to Charleston, SC. He had attended Norwich Public Schools and Norwich Free Academy. He was a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a degree in chemical engineering. While at WPI, he was involved in the ROTC program, President of SAE, and was a member of SKULL, honorary society.
He was a member of St. Gabriel’s Church in Marion, where he was active in church affairs at Sippican Healthcare Center.
Mr. Johnson was formerly employed as an executive in graphic marketing for Kodak for 30 years until his retirement.
He served in the U.S. Army, and retired with the rank of Captain after serving in the Reserves for 9 years. He enjoyed fishing, skiing, tennis, and golf, and had played varsity baseball and basketball in high school and in college. He also loved to sing.
Mr. Johnson was Vice-President and on the Board of Directors for the Kiwanis Club and Ronald McDonald House, both in Charleston, SC, and was also active and involved for nine years with the Charleston Historic Foundation.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara; a son, Paul Sherwood Johnson and his wife Hallie of Lake Forest, IL; a daughter, Cynthia Bliss Ray and her fiancé Mark Minton of New Bedford; four grandchildren, Samantha Alden Ray, Alyssa Wills Ray, Perry Reese Johnson and Luke David Johson; and several nieces and nephews.
His Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 11 am in St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, 124 Front St., Marion, with military honors following outside after the service. A private burial will be held in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. Visiting hours are omitted. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.