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Paul Edwin Johnson
August 7, 1930 ~ June 26, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Paul Edwin Johnson, 92, peacefully passed on Monday, June 26, 2023 at his residence. He was born August 7, 1930 in Youngstown, OH the son of Lewis and Olive (Pearson) Johnson.
Paul proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Alaska. He attended The Ohio State University and was later employed as an engineer from Ameritech where he retired in 1986. He was an active member of the Beaver Ruritan in North Lima, OH where you could find him passionately frying fish for their annual fish fry or serving up milkshakes at the Canfield Fair.
Paul was a member of Paradise Church in Canfield, OH since 1958 where he contributed to the church choir, served as an elder, deacon, and a custodian for 25 years. Because of which, he was known within his family to lead everyone in prayer at gatherings.
Being an avid fisherman, he was a member of Redbrook Boat Club in Ashtabula, OH for many decades. He supported their chili cook offs, steak frys, and pig roasts. The things Paul loved to do the most were fishing, gardening, and being with his grandkids and great grandkids. In his younger years, he enjoyed woodworking. His last full day of life was able to be celebrated with a boat ride on Lake Erie with his closest friends and family where he even commented he had never seen the lake so smooth.
Cherished memories of Paul will be carried on by his wife of 71 years, Donna (Allison), daughter Paula (Rick) Skrinyer, granddaughters Kristin (Trace) Baum, Kelly (Joe) Leson, Stehpanie Johnson, and grandsons Paul and Rick Johnson as well as three great-grandchildren Trey and Paige Baum, Tessa and Colton Leson, and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding Paul in death were his sister Viola Matak, brother Harry Johnson, son Roger Johnson, and infant daughters Susan Lynn and Sally Lou.
Family and friends may call on Friday, June 30, from 10AM-Noon at Paradise Church located at 10020 New Buffalo Rd. with service to follow at noon. Paul will be laid to rest in Paradise Church Cemetery.