Obituary of Edward Johnson
Edward Johnson, 88, of East Norriton, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2022, at his residence. He was the beloved husband of Mary (D’Ippolito) Johnson to whom he was married for over 34 years.
Born March 14, 1934, in Buffalo, NY, he was a son of the late Don F. and Helen (Szkodzinski) Johnson. Ed graduated from Canisius High School in 1951 and earned his Bachelor’s degree from Canisius College. He was the proud owner of Johnson American Fastener Company which he started from the trunk of his car when he moved here from Buffalo in the 1960s. Ed was a founding member of the fastener trade association known as the Mid-Atlantic Fastener Distributor Association (MAFDA) and was a 10 year board member who diligently oversaw the growth and success of the association. He was a devout Catholic who dedicated much of his free time to his parish and community. Ed served as coordinator of CYO and CCD programs, as well as the ministry leader for the Eucharistic Ministers for over 30 years. In addition, Ed served as a lector, a member of the Liturgy Committee, and a member of the Prison Ministry. In his spare time, he liked to read, play cards and board games, complete crossword puzzles and other word games, and enjoyed dining at many restaurants in the area, especially his favorite, the Bay Pony Inn.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Philip Johnson and his wife, Cindi, of Oley, PA; Edward Johnson, Jr. and his wife, Mary Ann, of West Norriton; Mary Kathleen Johnson of East Norriton; and Andrew Johnson of Collegeville; and seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Mr. Johnson was predeceased by his first wife, Rosella (Gravinese) Johnson; his son, Donald Johnson; and his brother, William Johnson.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral Mass at 11 AM on Saturday, July 30, 2022, at Visitation B.V.M. Catholic Church, 196 North Trooper Rd., Norristown, PA 19403, where friends may call for the viewing from 10-10:45 AM. Burial will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to Canisius High School, 1180 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209, or Visitation B.V.M. at the address above. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.RLWilliamsFuneralHome.com