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John W “Jack” Johnson

Birth
Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 2 Feb 2012 (aged 85)
Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Hanover, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 100147155 · View Source
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CPL US MARINE CORPS
WORLD WAR II


February 2, 2012

John "Jack" W. Johnson, age 85 of Dallas, passed away Thursday, February 2, 2012 at the Hospice Community Care Inpatient Unit, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. Mr. Johnson was born June 3, 1926, in Wilkes-Barre, and was the son of the late John W. and Blodwyn Richards Johnson. He graduated from E.L. Meyers High School, Wilkes-Barre in 1944 and during World War II he faithfully served in the 6th Marine Division in the Pacific. Jack was awarded the Purple Heart due to wounds he received in Okinawa. He closed his term in the U.S. Marine Corps after serving 2 years in China. Upon returning home, he served as a police officer in Wilkes-Barre city, retiring with the rank of detective. He then was employed by the Department of Justice in Harrisburg and was later employed by the United Penn Bank, Wilkes-Barre. Jack was an active member of the Welsh Bethel Baptist Church, Wilkes-Barre, where he had served as a deacon and was a member of the choir. He was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #35, Hanover Township and the Daddow Isaac American Legion Post 672, Dallas. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, the former Carolyn Lewis and daughters, Diane and Nancy Jane, both of Dallas. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. from the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., corner of routes 29 & 118, Pikes Creek, with the Rev. Donald Hartshorne of the Welsh Bethel Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be sent to Dallas Fire & Ambulance Inc., 184 East Center Hill Road, Dallas, PA 18612 or Hospice Community Care, 601 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, PA 18704.

Published in Times Leader on February 4, 2012


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  • Added: 4 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100147155
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John W “Jack” Johnson (3 Jun 1926–2 Feb 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100147155, citing Maple Hill Cemetery, Hanover, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by KinSearchin (contributor 47753948) .