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Richard D. ’’Dick” Johnson Sr.

January 21, 2008
Observer Today
FALCONER — Richard D.

‘‘Dick’’ Johnson Sr., 76, of

1911 E. Main St., died at

4:45 p.m. (January 19, 2008)

in his home.

A life-long area resident, he

was born January 25, 1931, in

Jamestown, the son of the late

Delmont and Cecelia Er-

newein Johnson.

Surviving are his wife Nor-

ma I. Ackerman Johnson,

whom he married January 9,

1953, in Warren; two sons:

Richard D. Johnson Jr. of Or-

lando, Fla and Patrick M.

Johnson of Appoka, Fla; three

grandchildren: Jason Christo-

pher LaDolce of Jamestown

for whom Dick was a loving

and devoted grandfather and

very involved in Jason’s life,

Jennifer Cowles of Ohio,

Charles Joseph Wisser of

Bethlehem, Pa.; and several

nieces and nephews.

Dick attended Falconer

High School and was a veteran

of the U.S. Navy, serving from

1948 to 1952 on the Franklin

D. Roosevelt Air Craft Carrier,

and he had also served 16

years in the U.S. Naval

Reserves. In earlier years Dick

had been employed by the

Town of Ellicott Police

Department serving as a part

time officer. Prior to retire-

ment, he was employed by

Jamestown Container for 23

years retiring in 1994.

He was a life member of the

John W. Tiffany Post 53, VFW

and the Herman Kent Post

777, American Legion. Dick

was also a member of the War

Vets Recreation and the Morn-

ing Maniacs walk club at JCC. After walking at JCC he en-

joyed morning breakfast at

Davidson’s Restaurant and

harassing waitresses Lou Ann

and Cathy Jo.

Dick was a faithful

volunteer for the Resource

Center and enjoyed participat-

ing in many events with

residents and staff. He also en-

joyed a hobby of collecting

black powder guns.

Besides his parents he was

preceded in death by a

daughter, Jody LaDolce in

1987; a granddaughter, Jessica

Johnson in 1983; and a broth-

er, James R. Johnson Sr. in


A memorial service will be

held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in

the Falconer Funeral Home.

Rev. Doug Penhollow will of-

ficiate. Inurnment will be in

Lake View Cemetery.

Friends will be received by

the family from 11 a.m. to 1

p.m. Wednesday in the funeral


In lieu of flowers memorials

may be made to Hospice of

Chautauqua County, 4840

West Lake Rd, Mayville, NY

14757 or to The Resource

Center 880 East Second St.,

Jamestown, NY 14701.

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