Clyde A. “Ike” Johnson, 78, of County Rd. 23, North Norwich, NY, passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at his home.
He was born July 26, 1933 in New Berlin, a son of the late Claude and Ethel Maine Johnson and received his education in local schools. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army who proudly served his country in the Korean Conflict. On July 7, 1956, Claude married Rosalie Curns in Norwich. “Ike” was a heavy equipment operator for the NYS Department of Transportation until his retirement. He enjoyed hunting and stock car racing.
Ike was a member of the American Legion Post in Norwich; the North Norwich and Smyrna Volunteer Fire Departments.
Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Rosalie; his children, Bryan and Rebecca Johnson of Smyrna; Dawn and Mitch Gibbs of North Norwich; sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty Seeber, Hot Springs, AR; Lucy Johnson, Norwich; Claudine and Henry Parker, Hot Springs, AR; Sally Rothwell, Plymouth; Marjorie Parker, Sherburne; Linda and Bill Excell, Earlville; and Claudia Gesslin, Sherburne; brothers and sisters-in-law, William and Catherine Johnson, Richard and Margaret Johnson, all of Sherburne; and Claudia Johnson of Norwich; his beloved grandchildren, Shane Johnson, CA; Matthew Johnson and Samantha Johnson, both of Smyrna; Heather and Gary Miller, Sherburne; Danielle Gibbs, Norwich; and Todd Gibbs, North Norwich; a great-granddaughter Chesnee Miller; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Sandra Johnson and a brother, James Johnson.
Graveside services will be held at 1pm Friday, September 30, 2011 in the North Norwich Cemetery.
There will be no calling hours.
Contributions in his memory may be made to Hospice of Chenango County, 21 Hayes St., Norwich, NY 13815.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 10 S. Main St., Sherburne.