Frank Edward "Ed" Johnson, 82 of Kinderhook, NY entered into eternal rest and peace on March 1, 2022 in Albany, NY.
Ed was the youngest born to Kenneth C. Johnson and Catherine H. (Miller) Johnson in Valatie, NY. He was a graduate of Ichabod Crane High School, Class of 1958 where he was a standout athlete on the basketball, baseball, soccer and track & field teams. Ed was also a member of the Ghent Band where he played the trumpet. In 1962 he entered into the US Army where he was stationed at Fort Lewis in Tacoma, WA. After an honorable discharge in 1965 Ed returned home to Valatie and worked for 35 years at Sterling Winthrop. After retiring, Ed loved following his Ichabod Crane Riders sports teams going to as many home and away soccer, basketball, and softball games. An active member at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Valatie, Ed volunteered for many of their programs and special events for the church and community such as the outreach dinners and Crop Walks. An avid NY sports fan, he loved watching the Rangers, Giants and Yankees. He had many fond memories of taking the train with his Dad to see the Yankees play in the late 40's and early 50's. He also loved going to RPI Hockey games and summer adventures to the Saratoga Race Track and Racino.
Ed is survived by his children, Tamara Johnson, Randy Johnson, granddaughter Natalie Johnson, sister Sherrill Harder, and several nephews, nieces, many cousins and lifelong friends throughout Columbia and Rensselaer Counties. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Kenneth and William, his first wife Pamela in 1966 and his wife of 50 years Cheryl in 2019.
A Memorial and Remembrance service will be held at St; Luke's Lutheran Church 1010 Kinderhook St. Valatie, NY 12184 on Tuesday March 8, 2022 at 1:30 Family and friends are invited to a reception in Fellowship Hall at St. Luke's.
Memorial donations in Ed's memory may be made in lieu of flowers to either St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Valatie, NY or the Columbia Greene Humane Society in Hudson NY.
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