John N. “JJ” Johnson, Age 78, of Robinson Twp., passed surrounded by his family on Sunday, December 2, 2018. Beloved husband of 56 yrs of Loretta G. Johnson; Loving father Craig (Debbie) Johnson, Michelle (Bob) Eritz; Mark (Lori Davis) Johnson; Cherished grandfather of Eric, Keith, Phil (Rachel), Zach, Tyler, Paige, Jessica (Mark), Joshua and Gabby; Great-grandfather of Eli, Nori, Marley and Weston; Son of the late Willis and Virginia Johnson; Brother of the late Jerry (Patty) Johnson and Betty Johnson; Son-in-Law of Margaret and the late James Basiorka; Brother-in-Law of Dennis (Mary Jane) Basiorka, Brenda (Rich) Pekar and the late James (Loretta) Basiorka; also survived by many nieces and nephews.
John was a retired Boilermaker and a life-long member of the Boilermakers Local #154. He was an avid golfer. He loved gardening and enjoying the outdoors. John was a faithful Catholic and truly loved his family and spending time with them and especially his grandchildren. John fought a long, brave battle with pancreatic cancer. He was grateful for the care he received from the oncology team at AGH, including his compassionate doctor, Dr. Gregory Long.
Friends received Tuesday, 6-8pm and Wednesday, 2-4 and 6-8pm. Boilermaker Ritual will be on Wednesday at 7:45pm. Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Trinity Church 5718 Steubenville Pike, Robinson Twp. on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 11am. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Private arrangements entrusted to Pittsburgh Cremation and Funeral Care 5405 Steubenville Pike Robinson Twp., PA 15136. Memorial contribution in honor of John can be made to Holy Trinity Church.