Arthur Andrew Johnson Sr., 68, of Tunkhannock, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 24th. He was born on November 29, 1947 in Scranton, son of Rosella Yurksza Johnson and the late Arthur E. Johnson.
Arthur grew up in Tunkhannock and graduated from Tunkhannock Area High School in 1966. Art worked at the Endicott Johnson Shoe factory in Tunkhannock for 23 years and afterward for the Tunkhannock Area School District for 20 years, retiring at age 62. He and his brother Don played little league baseball when they were kids and in baseball leagues when they were adults. He was a dedicated “Yankees” and NY Giants fan all of his life. Artie enjoyed classical country music, especially Johnny Cash and the Statler Brothers. He went to the American Theater in Lancaster, PA with his daughter to see the Statler Brothers. And in August of 1995 he went with his son to see Johnny Cash at Harvey’s Lake.
He enjoyed his family and friends, especially his grandchildren. Every year we took our grandchildren to Knoebels Amusement Park in Elysburg, PA to ride the rides and enjoy the goodies. Artie enjoyed going to the movies with his son, grandchildren and wife. Everyday his daughter talked to him on the phone. Art enjoyed the men’s bible study group at the Waverly Community Church in Dalton, PA. We will miss Art’s sense of humor and love for family and friends.
In addition to his father, Art was preceded in death by his loving brother, Don Johnson.
Arthur is survived by Kathy, his wife of 46 years, of Tunkhannock; his son Arthur A. Johnson Jr. and wife Mildred of Tunkhannock; daughter Kimberly Johnson Brown and husband Andrew of Horsham, PA. Three granddaughters, Katie Johnson of Tunkhannock and Jordan and Cameron Brown of Horsham; grandsons, Connor Brown of Horsham and Kyle Johnson of Tunkhannock as well as several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 29th, from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, PA with Pastor James Cohen of the Waverly Community Church, and Pastor Gary Myers officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday October 28th from 7 – 9 pm at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.sheldonkukuchkafuneralhome.com.