Raymond G.  Johnson


UNADILLA - Raymond Johnson, 90, of Unadilla, passed away at Valley View Manor Nursing Facility in Norwich, on Tuesday, May 21, 2019
He was born Oct. 7, 1928, son of the late Orville and Bessie (Schmerhorn) Johnson in Mount Upton.
Ray graduated from Mount Upton Central School with the Class of 1947.
Ray served his country in the United States Army from 1948 to 1952. He was honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant.
He worked for Amphenol in Sidney from 1952 to 1987 and served as assessor for Town of Unadilla for 49 years retiring in 2017.
Ray was a 66 year, life member of the Unadilla American Legion Post 578. He served as Post, County and District Commander and the Department of NY, as Vice Commander.
Ray is predeceased by a brother; sisters; many nieces and nephews and his son, Edward.
He is survived by his wife, Carol (Cook) Johnson of Unadilla; sons, Raymond Johnson and wife, Mary Ann of North East, Maryland and James Johnson and wife, Linda of Unadilla; daughter, Constance Jones and husband, Joel of Masonville; stepdaughter, Lori Lavelle and her family; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Graveside services, with military honors, will be held at 10 a.m.,Thursday, June 6, in Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Unadilla.
In lieu of flowers, Ray asked that donations be sent to the NYS Veterans Home, Recreation Department, 4207 State Highway 220, Oxford, NY 13830.
Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.landersfh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.
Published on May 22, 2019
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The Jablins - Sharon and Louis, Benjamin, Megan and Melissa
Jun 10, 2019
So sad to lose the last of the three Johnson brothers, my Uncle Ray. Will always remember his help and support with Dad's illness. And of course there is always the picture in my mind of the three of them - young, strong and handsome.
Robert and Vivian Gardner
May 22, 2019
Our Condolences and Prayers to Carol and family. Ray was a Great Friend and will be surely missed by all of us in the 6th District American Legion. We are proud to have spent these many years knowing him.