Herbert S. Johnson
Herbert S. Johnson, 98, of Calcutta Smith Ferry Road, formerly of Erie Street, died at East Liverpool City Hospital on June 9, 2001 after a lengthy illness. He was born in Cross Creek, PA on November 13, 1902, a son of the late Homer L. Johnson and Lenora Maude Rogers Johnson.
Mr. Johnson worked as a packer at Hall China for 36 years before his retirement in 1970. He was a member of the Grace Presbyterian Church, the National Rifle Association and IBPAW, Local #25. Mr. Johnson was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates. In his younger years, he had pitched for many baseball teams in East Liverpool and Salem. He was a member of the original Tri State casting Club and for many years cooked hot dogs for the winter ice skaters at the club. Mr. Johnson was an avid hunter and continued to play golf until he was 92.
His wife, V. Glee Diehl Johnson, whom he married on January 24, 1931 died on April 4, 2000.
He is survived by a daughter Nancy Downard and her husband, Jack with whom he resided, a daugher-in-law, JoAnn Johnson of Calcutta; a sister in law, Alice Johnson of Minerva, OH; his grandchildren:Lissa Ann Johnson of Scottsdale, AZ, Linda Chamberlin and her husband, John of Leetonia, OH, Greg Downard and his wife, Kristen of Parma, OH, Michael Downard of Wellsville, OH and Daniel Downard and his wife Sally of Lisbon, OH and his two great grandchildren, Jacob and Brittany Downard, both of Lisbon.
Besides his wife and parents, he is preceded in death by a son, James H. Johnson who died in February, 1993; two brothers: Lee Johnson and Raymond Johnson and two sisters, Bess Hodge and Hazel McLoney.
Services will be held at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Monday, June 11, 2001 at 1:30 PM with Rev. Allan Drake of the Church officiating.
Burial will follow in Columbiana County Memorial Park.
Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home in Calcutta on Sunday, June 10, 2001 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace Presbyterian Church or to your favorite charity.