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Ernest C. "Bink" Johnson

February 20, 1938 ~ March 23, 2020 (age 82)


Ernest C. "Bink" Johnson, 81 , of Madera passed away peacefully Monday March 23, 2020.

Born February 20, 1939, he was a son of the late Ernest W. and Helen (Finney) Johnson

Bink was a life time member of the Houtzdale Loyal Order of Moose # 327, American Legion Freeberg Post #591, Croation Club, Smoke Run, and the Morann Rod and Gun Club.

He served with the United States Army in France.

Bink was employed by Lee Industries in Philipsburg until his retirement.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing cinch in his younger years. In later years he enjoyed going for rides on his side by side and watching football and races with his dog maggey.

On April 15, 1961 he married Barbara Baughman, who preceded him in death on June 29, 2016.

Surviving are two daughters: Letitia Johnson and her companion Alan Rodkey,  Jennifer Johnson and her companion Tom Lombardi and a granddaughter Mikalyn Travis.  Also surviving is a sister Deloris Hicks of Atlantic, a sister in law Donna (Ronald Eckberg of Brisbin and three nieces.

Preceding him in death were his parents, wife and a brother-in-law Loren.

A private service was held at the convenience of the family with Pastor Clare Pannebaker officiating.

Ernest was laid to rest next to his wife Barbara in the American Legion Cemetery, Brisbin.

The Birger A Freeberg Funeral Home, Houtzdale is in charge of the arrangements.

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