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BALLSTON SPA, NY – Walter W Johnson, 88, of Ballston Spa, formerly of Hebron NY, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady.
Born January 17, 1930 in Troy NY, Walter was the son of the late Woodus and Harriet (Jones) Johnson.
Walter proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Among his duties was being Military Policeman stationed in Germany.
For many years he worked at several auto body shops in the Troy area, retiring from Nopper’s Collision Repairs in East Greenbush.
Walter worked with sheet metal with an interest in welding. Furthermore, Walter did auto body work from his home. He was a very social person and enjoyed being with his family and friends.
In addition to his parents, Walter was predeceased by his wife, Joan Keville Johnson who passed away March 9, 2009 in addition to his siblings, Woodus, Jr., George, Albert, Robert and Gertrude Nelson.
He is survived by his second wife, Carol Wadsworth Johnson who he married in November 2011. Walter is survived by his children, Mary (William) Broderick of Schaghticoke, Elaine (Timothy) Larson of Argyle, Nancy (Randy) Crosier of Hebron, In addition to William Johnson of Middle Grove, Daniel (fiancé, Cheryl) Johnson of Selkirk and James (Elizabeth) Johnson of Melrose; as well as a step-daughter, Susan Duell of Ballston Spa. Also Surviving are 14 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours for Walter W Johnson happened from 5-7 pm Thursday, July 12, 2018 at the McClellan-Gariepy Funeral Home, 19 East Broadway in Salem. A funeral service took place at 11:00 am Friday, July 13, 2018 at the funeral home.
Interment with military honors was held at the East Hebron Cemetery in Hebron.
Make Memorial contributions in memory of Walter to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.