Obituary of Charles F. Johnson
Funeral Services for Charles F. Johnson, 95 of Painesville, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church of Painesville, 71 N. Park Place, Painesville. Rev. Gerald D. Kalb will officiate.
Mr. Johnson graduated from the Cincinnati College of Embalming in 1930, and came to Painesville in 1937, to work for the Fiser Funeral Home. After Mr. Fiser's death, he opened his own funeral home at 109 N. State St. in Painesville, the present site of Morley Library. In 1968, he was one of the first businesses to be moved by urban renewal and relocated the funeral home to its current location on Mentor Avenue. He retired in 1990, but remained active in the business up until his illness in December 2003.
He was an active member of the United Methodist Church of Painesville, having served as a trustee for many years and was Past President and last charter member of the Lions Club of Painesville. He was a member of the following Masonic organizations: Temple Lodge #28 F& AM, Painesville Chapter 46 R.A.M., Painesville Council 104 R & SM, Eagle Commandery K.T. Lake Erie Consistory Valley of Cleveland, Urania Chapter 284 Order of Eastern Star, where he served as Worthy Patron in 1946, and was Worthy Grand Patron of the Grand Chapter of Ohio Order of Eastern Star in 1966. He was also a former member of the Al Koran Shrine of Cleveland, I.O.O.F. and Elks Lodge 549 BPOE Painesville. He had served on the former Painesville Police and Fire Pension Board, and Painesville City Department of Health for 30 years. He was a member of the Tri-County Funeral Directors Association, Ohio Funeral Directors Association and National Funeral Directors Association.
Survivors are his daughters, Marguerite Kay (Robert) Merchant, Kathie (John) Popovich; sons Richard (Carol) Johnson, Timothy (Bea) Root, Thomas (Ann) Root; grandchildren Matthew Popovich, Marjorie (Wayne) Walker, Charles (Jennifer) Johnson, Benjamin (Christina) Johnson, Melissa (Chad) Tekavic, Jeffrey (Pamela) Root, Gretchen (Chris) Joslin, Shelley (Anthony) Politis, and Cindy (George) Karamitos; and 11 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Marjorie (Lapham) in 1960; second wife Pauline (Humphries) Root Johnson in 1995; and brother Paul L. in 1994.
Friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Johnson Funeral Home, 368 Mentor Avenue (opposite Lake Erie College), Painesville.
Burial will take place in Evergreen Cemetery, Painesville.
Memorial contributions are suggested to United Methodist Church of Painesville, or the Endowment Fund of the Ohio Eastern Star Home, 1451 Gambier Road, Mt. Vernon, Ohio or the Life Care Fund, Breckenridge Village, 36855 Ridge Rd., Willoughby, Ohio.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Charles Johnson, please visit Tribute Store