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Gustav Johnson, 89, was an electrician

Published 8:59 pm, Wednesday, January 30, 2013
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Gustav F. Johnson, 89, of Roxbury, formerly of Danbury and Norwalk, died Jan. 23 at the Candlewood Valley Health & Rehabilitation Center in New Milford. He was the widower of Katherine (Wilson) Johnson.

Mr. Johnson was born Dec. 9, 1923, in Lewisboro, N.Y., the son of the late Martin and Mary (Burns) Johnson.

As a young man, he lived in Norwalk, where he attended local schools. He later he served in the U.S. Army with the 402nd Air Depot in the European Theatre of Operations during World War II.

Mr. Johnson was employed as an electrician for many years, most recently alongside his son, Martin, at M. Johnson Electrical Contractors, until the time of his retirement.

A resident of Danbury since 1965, Mr. Johnson most recently had resided in Roxbury, and enjoyed spending special times with his family.

Mr. Johnson is survived by his son, Martin F. Johnson, and his wife, Jeanette, of Roxbury, with whom he had made his home; three grandsons, Jeremy, Kyle and Darryl Johnson, all of Roxbury; two sisters, Doris Peterson, of Ringwood, N.J., and Emily Richmond of Naples, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Martin Johnson Jr. and Alfred Johnson, and a sister, Marion Cosmo.

Burial with military honors was at St. Peter Cemetery in Danbury.

The Green Funeral Home in Danbury was in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society , 372 Danbury Road Suite 159, Wilton CT 06897.