The Best Dad in the World, and my Best FriendOn July 19th, 2017, dad passed away at the age of 79 at Saint Joseph Medical Center. He resided in Cockeysville, MD. Born September 23d, 1937 to Catherine Louise (Wolf) Johnson and George Francis Johnson, Grandfather George Johnson from County Mayo, Ireland (born 1855, died in America, 1947). George Earl was the brother to three sisters, Catherine (Sissy), Mary, and Eleanor May, was married twice; two sons from his first marriage, George and Craig, and one from his second marriage, Patrick; he had another son, Michael. Dad served three years in the Army Reserves with an honorable discharge, was a manager at Commercial Credit, then later a Media Technician at the Office of Administrative Hearings, until he retired in 2005.
Dad was a loving, devoted father. The kindest, most open, warm person you could meet, down to earth completely. He didn't have a fancy education, yet knew more about history and all manner of topics than most who graduate from Ivy League schools. He was completely comfortable in his own skin, completely happy just relaxing, being with his closest family, and telling jokes over some beers, and listening to his favorite tunes. He was the most naturally funny and genuine person you could meet. Through adversity, he persevered, overcoming bankruptcy when I was a child, where we lost our home and wound up with nothing but our car to live out of, to rise back up again in the workforce, doing what he needed to do in order to take care of his family. He had a lot of back pain and health issues the past year and half, due to some form of cancer, most likely, and perhaps it wore him down, He died of a sudden heart attack, having trouble breathing until his heart gave out, though he said he had no pain. Blessed thanks to the good people at Saint Joseph Medical Center's Emergency Room staff for all that they did to try and save him. I know he is up there with his sisters, his mother, father, and all else, including our cat, Sandy, watching over us. He is survived by his sons and his sisters' respective families. Until it is my turn and I see him again, I feel him with me still. I love you, dad.
Dad will be laid to rest at Parkwood Cemetery on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 at 11:00 AM. A small service will be held. If you wish to attend, please sign the Guest Book below.
The address and phone number for the cemetery:
3310 Taylor Ave
Baltimore, MD 21234
Phone: (410) 444-5474