Charles (Chuck) A. Johnson, 90, of Sharon Twp. was reunited with is wife of 70 years, Pearl, as he went to live with his Lord, Tuesday, May 23, 2017.
Chuck was born in Milford, Ct. to the late Charles A. Taggert and Dollie Klein-Johnson the youngest of three boys. He later moved to Lancaster, PA where he remained until his early twenties.
As a teenager he took a dare from a friend and invited Pearl Z. Dart out on a date. Pearl was different from other girls he’d been dating ad soon became the love of his life. They married in 1944 beginning a loving marriage that spanned 7 decades with them celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary in July 2014.
Love and marriage was as it often happens, followed by a baby carriage in fact two as he was blessed with 2 daughters, Nancy and Doris. He and his family flourished in Lancaster but career opportunities were limited there. A sense of adventure, desire for opportunity, family in tow, the Johnsons migrated west tot he Cleveland Area in 1950.
Chuck possessed excellent verbal skills and had no trouble landing jobs, selling everything from Bibles to Houses. His skills and hard work led him to become Executive Vice President of Imperial Aluminum where he took the company from $50,000 to $250,000 per month.
Full time career, family to raise and he still managed to be very active in his community. He helped to start Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Brunswick and brought Santa to Brunswick in its first Christmas Parade and with his wife started the First Girl Scout troop in the area, remaining active in both for many years.
Time moved on and as it did he became an enthusiastic horseman, a world traveler and a father for the third time with the arrival of her third son Charles Jr.
A move to Sharon Twp. in the 1970’s provided new opportunities, Chuck started his own remodeling business, “Chuck and Charlie’s Home Remodelers” where he was the brain not the brawn of the company. The arrival of his son provided a shift in scouting involvement from Girl Scouts to Boy Scouts where he served in many leadership roles for the next 18 years, including Scout Master of Troop 411.
Charles truly loved his family, Christmas, horses, travel, playing with his grandchildren and a good cigar. He loved life, all of it!
Beloved by his family and his community, the world was truly a better place because of Chuck!
Preceded in death by his parents Charles and Dollie, beloved wife Pearl and brother Robert.
Survived by; his children Nancy Smith, Doris Gaddis, Liza and Charles Johnson Jr., grandchildren; Lisa and Ward Weber, Charlie and Grace Gaddis, Jeff Smith, Stavo, Marissa, Miranda and Brendon Johnson, great grandchildren; Desi, Gabby and Chip Gaddis and Heidi and Logan Gregory and Andrew Weber, Great grandchildren Lee and Katy-Pearl Gregory.
Viewing : 2-4 & 6-8 pm Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at the Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth, OH.
Funeral service 11 am Thursday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1600 Pearl Rd. Brunswick.
Interment Sharon Cemetery.