Russell C. Johnson

Nov 29 1927
Mar 12 2019
91 Years

Russell C. “Old Pennsylvania Bobcat” Johnson, 91, formerly of Coatesville, PA, passed away Tuesday, March 12,  2019 in Ephrata after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Dawn Seese Johnson, with whom he shared 68 years of marriage. 

Born in Glenmore, he was the son of the late Walter A. & Lula E. Greist Johnson. He was a long-time member of Wagontown Chapel and graduate of Scott High School. He retired from PECO, building maintenance division.

He is survived by three daughters: Linda S. Diem, wife of M. James Diem, of New Holland, Carol A. Baughman, wife of James R. Baughman, of Manheim, and Rebecca J. Glick, wife of Elam S. Glick of Paradise; seven grandchildren, Troy Gehring, James D. Baughman, husband of Kelly, Eric D. Baughman, husband of Jennifer, Kerri Gonzalez, wife of Mark, David A. Glick, Jesse B. Glick, husband of Tianna, and Kyle C. Glick; eight great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and six step great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews.  Additionally he survived by his sister-in-law Frances Johnson who is the widow of the late John Johnson. 

A celebration of Russell's life will be held at 11 AM on Monday, March 18 from Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St., Parkesburg, PA 19365. A visitation period will take place from 10 AM until the start of the service. Interment will directly follow at Hephzibah Baptist Cemetery of East Fallowfield. 

Service Date: 
Mar 18 2019 - 11:00am




Dearest Carol & Jim,

Our hearts are sharing your sorrow, friends.  Please know we love you and will keep your family in our prayers in these sad days.  We know our Lord will fill your hearts with his peace and give you comfort and strength.


Don & Micki Richter




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Dear Carol and Jim,

It is so difficult to say the right thing when you lose someone.  I'm sorry seems to little to say to help fill that hole in your heart. I only met your father a few times but you could feel the love he had for your Mom, and now they are reunited.  May that help you find peace. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.  

With Love, Jane Hallman

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Dear Carol and Jim,  Our condolences to you on your recent loss. Lean on our Almigty God during this time of sorrow. We love you guys.

-- Roy and Pattie Tome

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No matter where I ran across Russ, whether in the hallway at PECo. or on the street, his greeting was always the same. "Peace Cat!" I don't even think he knew my name! Peace to you my old friend, and condolences to all.

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