The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

July 12, 2013

Ray M. Johnson

VIRGINIA — JOHNSON – Ray M., formerly of Stoystown, died Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Maryview Medical Center, Virginia. Ray was born Dec. 15, 1927, near Stoystown, to Louis K. and Carrie B. Johnson. After graduation from Shade High School, Ray enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served on USS Bordelon, USS Missouri and at Lueluelaii, Hawaii. Following completion of his naval service, Ray earned an engineering degree from Pennsylvania State University. After a few years as a math teacher at Rockwood Area High School, Ray started his career at Johnstown Works of U.S. Steel, first as an engineer and eventually as superintendent. He was instrumental in establishing a computer-aided manufacturing capability there. In addition to his professional career and his role as son, brother and uncle, Ray was well-known as an avid and often well-appreciated fan of Penn State football and attended many of the PSU bowl games around the country. After living most of his life in the house where he was born, Ray moved to Virginia in 2009 to be closer to family. Ray survived his parents; nephew, Daniel; and sisters, Florence Krajnak and Virginia Whisenant. Survived by sisters, Louise Lenio, Windber; and Vanda Sweet, Anchorage, Alaska; brothers Ken (Barbara), Vienna, Va.; Tom (Judy), Williamsburg, Va.; and Michael (Gloria), Portsmouth, Va.; and by 20 nieces and nephews and their families. Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 15, at Loving Funeral Home, Portsmouth, Va. Interment with military honors will follow at Albert G. Horton Memorial Veteran’s Cemetery, Suffolk, Va. Online condolences may be made at www.lovingfuneralhome.com.

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