Gerald Blair “Jerry” Johnson, 73, of Meyersdale, died March 29, 2020 at home. Born July 9, 1946 in Rahway, New Jersey, the son of Howard E. and G. Elizabeth (Keim) Johnson.
Preceded in death by his parents; and brother: Barry Snyder.
Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Odessa (Hynde) Johnson; children: Gregory B. Johnson and wife Mauri; Denise R. Thomas and husband Randy; Joanie R. Rubin and husband Micah; and Jennifer B. Johnson and fiancé Eric Minnick; grandchildren: Alexander and William Johnson, Collin, Cameron, Ian, and Emilee Sherlock, Cody, Jessica, and Paige Thomas, and Adina Rubin. He is also survived by numerous special friends.
Jerry had a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. He was the owner/operator of Johnson Memorial Company, Meyersdale, where he was the 3rd generation owner of the family business. The business began in 1905 by Alex Johnson, and is currently being operated by Jerry’s son Greg, the 4th generation. Jerry was proud to have invented and patented the Power Carrier for setting cemetery memorials. He was a member of Amity United Church of Christ, Meyersdale.
Due to the current health issues, services will be private for the family, with Rev. Connie Garlick officiating. A celebration of Jerry’s life will be celebrated at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to AseraCare Hospice, 100 CTC Drive Suite 110, Johnstown, PA 15904 or Pancreatic Cancer Action Network®, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Arrangements by Price Funeral Service, Inc., Meyersdale, Pennsylvania.
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