|Death: ||Feb. 18, 2010|
US Marine Corps
The Scranton Times - February 26, 2010
Lance Cpl. Larry Michael Johnson, 19, of Scranton, died Feb. 18 as a result of a hostile incident while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province of Afghanistan.
Born in Scranton, son of Larry Johnson and Johanna Thomas Johnson, both of Scranton, he was a member of Divine Mercy Parish, educated in Kennedy Elementary School and South Scranton Intermediate School and a graduate of Scranton High School, class of 2008.
A Marine Corps veteran, graduating from Parris Island, S.C., he received the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Deployment Ribbon and Rifle Sharp Shooter Badge.
With great pride and excitement, Larry became a lance corporal on Dec. 1.
He enjoyed snowboarding, swimming, boating at Lake Wallenpaupack, knee boarding, playing Little League, Teener League at the Minooka Little League, dancing and singing with his friends.
He was a loving, caring son, brother and uncle who will be deeply missed by his family, his fellow Marines and his friends.
Also surviving are his stepfather, Jeffery Whitney, Scranton; a brother, Matthew T. Johnson, Scranton; two sisters, Janis E. Johnson and Ashley M. Johnson, both of Scranton; a stepsister, Melissa Bouwkamp, Florida; his paternal grandfather, James H. Johnson, Scranton; a niece, Mauriann Johnson, Scranton; a nephew, Ryan Kester, Scranton; a stepniece, Lacy Bouwkamp, Florida; eight aunts, Ann Marie Marshall, Sue Ellen Civiello, Patricia Pullum, Jeanette Thomas, Darlene Hall, Bonnie Lewis, Lenore Johnson and Judy Bidwell; two uncles, William Thomas and Lee Johnson; cousins and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Cecillia Boyko Johnson; and maternal grandparents, John Thomas and Blanche Singley Thomas.
Friends may call today, 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m., in the Eagen-Hughes Funeral Home, 2908 Birney Ave., Scranton.
Lance Cpl. Johnson will be transferred at 9 p.m. by the Marine Corps Honor Guard to Divine Mercy Parish, 312 Davis St., Scranton, where his remains will lie in state until the Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday at 10:30 a.m., to be celebrated by the Rev. Francis Pauselli, pastor. Interment with full military honors will follow in Cathedral Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Center, 2010 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509. Funeral arrangements by the Eagen-Hughes Funeral Home.
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Record added: Feb 19, 2012
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