Jeffrey S. Johnson, 58, of West Pittsburg passed away at his home on May 25, 2016, following his courageous battle with cancer.
He was born on June 4, 1957 in New Castle, the son of the late Edwin R. and Nancy K. Armstrong Johnson. Surviving at home is his beloved wife and soul mate, the former Tracey L. Rice, whom he married June 22, 1990.
He graduated from Neshannock High School in 1975 and enlisted into the US Army, proudly serving 12 years, participating in search and recovery of US soldiers missing-in-action from the Vietnam Conflict. He was a graduate of E.T.I. Technical College with an Associate’s Degree in Electronic Engineering and also graduated from Jameson Hospital’s School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse. His career as an RN provided the greatest satisfaction in being able to provide relief for the sick and disabled.
Jeff enjoyed many sports, including football, baseball, hockey, and boxing. Some of his favorite memories included attending Super Bowl X, Miami, FL with Pittsburgh Steelers beating the Dallas Cowboys, his dad at his side; teaching his granddaughter, Callie Jo, the art of fishing; and also attending the Mayweather boxing matches at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas, with his wife.
In addition to his wife, Jeff is survived by a daughter, Christy and husband Robert Fullwood; and granddaughter, Callie Jo Fullwood of West Pittsburg; brothers in law, Terence D. (Florence) Rice of West Pittsburg, Scott A. (Kelly) Rice of New Castle, Delbert W. (Deanna) Rice of Riverside, CA; sisters in law, Leslie R. (John) Brady of Tomah Wisconsin, and Billie Jo (Paul) Bryant of Murietta, CA; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A private memorial service was held for the family at Marshall’s Funeral Home in Wampum. Rev. R. Tod Custer officiated. Interment followed in Greenwood Cemetery. Military rites were conducted by the Veteran’s Honor Guard.
Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.