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Milford R. Johnson

Johnson – Milford R., “Jake”, 96, Lower Yoder Township, went to be with the Lord on April 2, 2017 at LaurelWood Care Center. Born on April 3, 1920 in Johnstown, son of Charles F. and Emma (Weimer) Johnson. Preceded in death by his parents; sister, Bertha M. Witherow, and brother, Maurice F. Johnson. He is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Bobbie J. (Anderson) Johnson; daughters, B. Darlene, wife of Robert W. Horten, Windber, and Sandra L. Huchel, Sinking Spring, PA; granddaughter, Laura L. Huchel, Johnstown. Jake was a graduate of Johnstown High School. He was a US Navy Veteran serving during WWII. He retired May 1981 from Penelec, where he worked in the Transformer Repair Shop.  He was a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church. Jake was also a member of the Alma Lodge #523 and William F. Packer Encampment #127 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, where he held various positions. He was the last surviving charter member of the St. Clair Trap & Field Club. Jake enjoyed hunting, fishing, as well as spending time in the outdoors. He loved his family and will be dearly missed. Friends will be received from 3-7 p.m. on Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, with Pastor Denise Ann Todero officiating. Interment will be at Grandview Cemetery with military rites conducted by Menoher Post #155 VFW Ritual Team. The family suggests contributions be directed to Bethany Presbyterian Church, 228 Blaine Street, Johnstown, PA 15906 in memory of Jake. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.

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We are sorry for your loss. We have known Jake for many years and served on the Grand Encampment and Grand Lodge staff with him many years ago. We will keep all of you in our prayers.

John and Emilie Cupp Apr 4 2017 12:00 AM

Jake was a wonderful person. The day he was born, the world became a better place. I will never forget dancing with him on Broad St in from of Penelec. He was so kind to turn what could have been a bad situation into a laughable one. Thanks Jake! My sympathy to all the family. He is at peace now. God's peace be with you. Barbara

Barbara (Nesbitt) Sivi Apr 3 2017 12:00 AM

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Expression of Sympathy Apr 3 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Milford Johnson

Jim and Gracie Devine Apr 3 2017 12:00 AM

So sad. What can we say?Our hearts are torn and we cry for you.We know it must come and we hurt. I know God will sent the comforter. Know he is with you. I'm sure Jake is with the Lord as is all who have gone before us.To say we miss them is an understatement! May GOD wrap you in his arms and collect all your tears. We will see them again and until then we wait and pray. GOD BLESS!!

Betty and Frank and family. Apr 3 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Milford Johnson

Carl and Linda Thomas Apr 2 2017 12:00 AM