John Johnson
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2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday, April 13, 2019
G. Thomas Gentile Funeral Home
397 Union St.
Hackensack, New Jersey, United States

Obituary of John J. Johnson

JOHNSON, JOHN J. of Hackensack, passed away on Monday, April 8, 2019, at the age of 88 years. He worked as a Tax Assessor for the City of Hackensack from 1971 to 1993 and was a Lieutenant for the Hackensack Fire Department from 1957 to 1971. He was a past president of the Firemen's Mutual Benevolent Association, Local 16. He was instrumental in implementing the change in the firefighters work week from 56 to 42 hours. John was an Army Veteran of the Korean War (receiving two Bronze Stars), a loyal fan of the New York Giants, a life time member of the NRA . He loved hunting with his son and grandsons for many years with the Bragg Hollow Hunting Club in Halcottsville, NY. He was the beloved husband of the late Theresa M. (Mayo), 2011; Devoted father of Lee Anne Greene and her husband Stuart of Boonville, NY , Karen M. Johnson of Hackensack , ,John R. Johnson and his wife Jeanne of Bristol, NH; and half brother, the late Edwin Luecke, of Concordia, KS. Cherished grandfather of John, Matthew, Joanna, Hailee, Theo and great grandfather of Ravenna Rose; Devoted son of the late John Johnson and Wilma (nee Wood). Dearest brother of Joy Marchesani and her husband Peter of Hackensack; Fire Chief Richard Johnson(retired) and his wife Patti of Hackensack and the late Martha Creager and her husband William; Sister in-law Rosemarie Mayo of Barnegat, formerly of Hackensack. John is also survived by several nieces and nephews. A Memorial service will take place on Saturday April 13th at the G. Thomas Gentile Funeral Home, 397 Union Street , Hackensack , from 2:00 – 6:00PM.

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