Charles W “Chuck” Johnson


Charles W “Chuck” Johnson, 88 years old of Fredonia, New York passed away Thursday November 29, 2018 at Westfield Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.

Chuck was born in Pomfret, New York on August 18, 1930 and was the son of the late John and Anna Lawson Johnson and was an area resident his entire life. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy aboard the USS Little Rock during the Korean Conflict. After serving his Country, Chuck began his career as a Truck Driver for 23 years for the Red Wing Co. of Fredonia, New York. In his younger days he loved working in his garage, welding and hanging out with his buddies. Chuck also loved spending time with his family, was a great fan of the New York Yankees, loved the outdoors, fishing, camping, snowmobiling and being a snowbird with his wife Ann whom he married on August 31, 1974 and who passed away June 28, 2014.

Chuck had also been a member of the American Legion John W Dill Post 434 of Brocton, a retired member of the Fredonia Fire Department, and a Masonic Lodge Member of the Brocton / Fredonia Masons.

He is survived by one son Dave (Caroline) Johnson, one daughter Cindy (Warren) Erdle, two step-children Robert (Denice) Bailey and Lisa (Scott) Brisley, Two grandchildren Kari (Jeff) Potter and Brandon (Sarah) Tarnowski, great-granchildren Nolan and Bryce

Potter and Brayden and (baby to be) Tarnowski, step grandchildren Ashley (Jim) Karalus, Christian Bailey and Makayla Brisley and two step great-grandchildren Nataleigh Fox and Wyatt Karalus. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews; Joene (John) Pease of Lakeview,New York, Barb (Jim) Wright of Fredonia, New York, Robert (Christie) Johnson of Chicago,Il, Ken Johnson of Fredonia, New York and Bruce Stone of Portland, Maine.

Besides his parents and his wife Ann Bernice Johnson he was predeceased by four brothers Milton, Lester, Raymond and Robert Johnson and two sisters Florence Stone and Ruth Sherman.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday December 3, 2018 at 11 am from the Morse Funeral Home in Brocton, New York. Rev. Larry Morrison of the Brocton Baptist Church will be officiating. Full Military Honors will be accorded to Chuck by the American Legion John W Dill Post 434 of Brocton at the conclusion of the services at the Funeral Home. Interment for the family will be at Portland Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers. Friends are invited to call at the Morse Funeral Home 51 Highland Ave. Brocton, New York from 4-7pm on Sunday December 2, 2018. Memorials in Chucks memory may be made to The American Cancer Society P O Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or online at American Cancer Society / or Fredonia Rescue Squad, West Main St. Fredonia, New York 14063.