Eugene E. Johnson May 12, 1926 – June 24, 2010 Norwich –

Eugene E. Johnson, 84, husband of Gwyneth (Evans) Johnson, of Norwich, formerly of Bozrah passed away Thursday morning at the Backus Hospital.

Gene was born in Charleston, West Virginia, May 12, 1926, a son to the late Phillip and Willa (Ruckman) Johnson.

He began his business career working for the Hoover Co.

For many years, he was the owner and operator of the former Johnson’s Vacuum Repair.

He was a 32nd degree mason as a member of the Somerset, St. James Lodge of Masons, the Nemrod Grotto, he was a member of the CT National Guard during WW II and a member of the Central Baptist Church of Norwich, where he was Deacon Emeritus.

Surviving beside his loving wife, are a son, Alan E. Johnson, 2 Grandchildren: a sister and her husband, Elizabeth and Robert E. Krodel, Sr.

He was predeceased by his daughter Patricia L. Johnson-Brown. The family will be receiving relatives and friends Saturday at Central Baptist Church, Norwich from 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m.

Burial will follow in the Bozrah Rural-Johnson Cemetery, Bozrah. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to Central Baptist Church, 2 Union Square, Norwich, CT 06360.

Labenski Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Published in the Norwich Bulletin on 6/25/2010

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