GOWANDA - James B. Johnson, age 86, of Fairview Drive, passed away Saturday April 14, 2012 at Buffalo General Hospital, Buffalo, NY.
Born July 20, 1925 in Syracuse, NY, the son of the late Herbert and Marguerite (Blum) John.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. John (Mary) McCann of North Collins and a son, William (Karen) Johnson of Eden. Granddaughter Melissa McCann of East Eden. Jim was expecting his first great grandchild in July. Jim is also survived by a brother, William Johnson of Syracuse along with several nieces and nephews.
James B. Johnson
Besides his parents and brother Richard, Jim was preceded in death by his wife, the former Jeanne E. Erickson, whom he married August 12, 1957 in Chicago. Jeanne passed away Dec. 22, 2003.
Friends may call today from 4-7 p.m. at the SCHINDLER FUNERAL HOME 44 Center St. Gowanda, (716) 532-4200, Phoenix Lodge No. 262 will hold a memorial prayer at the close of visitation to-day at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 18, 2012 @11a.m. from the funeral home with full Military Honors. Interment in the Johnson family lot, South Onondaga Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children (www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org)