Alton Edwin Johnson, 88, a resident of Luther Care, Lititz, Pa., formerly of Saxonburg, Pa., died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014.
Born in Jamestown, N.Y., on June 21, 1925, his parents were A. Edwin and Elsa S. Berglund Johnson.
Alton grew up in Lakewood, N.Y., graduating as valedictorian from Lakewood High School. He served in the U.S. Navy 7th Fleet as an electronic technician's mate, first class in the Philippines during World War II.
Upon his return from the U.S. Navy, Alton entered and graduated from Alfred University in Alfred, N.Y. In 1949, he married Dorothy M. Gustafson of Jamestown, N.Y., and they moved to Milwaukee, Wis. Four children were born there. Later they moved to Saxonburg, Pa., where Alton worked many years for Du-Co Ceramics.
Alton was active in his family, his church, his career and his community. He served many years and on many committees on the Saxonburg town council. He was a member of the American Ceramic Society and a vice-president of en-gineering at Du-Co Ceramics. He served as an assistant layminister, was on the church council and a treasurer for the St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Saxonburg. After his retirement he was active in the Saxonburg Summer Theater.
Alton and Dorothy had a busy family life with four children. They enjoyed their home in Saxonburg, but also loved to travel to visit with their family. Alton was a wonderful care-giver to Dorothy prior to her death in 2000.
Alton is survived by his children: Craig A. Johnson of (Carol) Ocala, Fla., Dale E. Johnson (Susan) of King George, Va,, Connie M. McKane (Robert) of Lititz, Pa., and Ann L. Wilson (Dennis) Webster Springs, W.Va. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services were private for the family with burial at Sunset Hill Cemetery in Jamestown, N.Y. If desired, please send a memorial contribution to St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church. P.O. Box 187 Saxonburg, PA 16056.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Alton at www.lindfuneralhome.com.