Jerry Louis Johnson, 80, of Harborcreek Township, died Sunday, April 3, 2022. He was born in Warren, Pennsylvania on March 9, 1942, the son of the late Gerald D. and Margaret E. (Mullen) Johnson.
Jerry worked for General Electric from 1960 as an apprentice before holding numerous management positions with control and manufacturing, until his retirement in 2000. He was a member of GEER, as Vice- chairman, president and travel coordinator, where they went on trips to Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, the Canadian Northern Rockies, Alaska and many more. He graduated from Gannon University in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering. He was a member of Lawrence Park United Methodist Church. Jerry enjoyed his outdoor hobbies and was an active member of many clubs throughout his life. He was a member of the East Erie Moose Lodge, the Elks Club and the Eagles. He loved golf and was a member of the Lawrence Park Golf Club. He was the founder of the Cherry Grove Open and loved golfing in Oglebay, WV for many years. I loved riding UTVs and snowmobiling as a member of the Wales Snow-Drifters Snowmobile Club. He enjoyed pistol shooting at the Gem City Gun Club, travelling, hunting and fishing. As an outdoor enthusiast, he was a member of several fishing and hunting organizations: Sheffield Rod & Gun Club, Farnsworth Trout Club and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Above all, he enjoyed spending time in the family log cabin, built by his father, in Cherry Grove, Pennsylvania. He was also a member of the Classic Cruisers Car Club and was specifically a Mustang enthusiast. His most prized possession was his special 2014 California Ford Mustang.
Jerry is survived by his wife of 60 years, Rebecca L (Irwin) Johnson; two children: Ted (Betty) Johnson and Wendy (Brian) Trejchel; five grandchildren: Eric (Megan) Johnson, Timothy Johnson, Michael (Ericka) Johnson, Cassidy Trejchel and Becca Trejchel; two great-grandchildren: Riley and Eli; two sisters-in-law: Dorothy Pierce and Cynthia (Dennis) Strandburg; nieces: Cynde (Doug) Bell, Melanie (Pete) Mahood, Leslie (Andy) Kucserik; one nephew, Dean (Alden) Strandburg; and cousins: Daniel Ruhlman and Leslie Johnson.
In addition to his parents, Jerry was predeceased by a brother, Dennis Johnson; stepfather, Russell Irwin; brother-in-law, Robert Pierce; and his stepmother, Jeanne Low.
Family and friends can call Dusckas-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 5151 Buffalo Rd. (in Hannon Rd., Harborcreek Township), Friday from 3-7 p.m. and are invited to attend a service funeral on Saturday at 10 a.m. which will be led by the Reverend Karen Trask. After the service, Jerry will be interred at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cherry Grove Fire Department, 6045 Cherry Grove Rd., Clarendon, PA 16313.