Johnson, Robert E. Jr. 89 of Ocean City passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at his home. He was an alumnus of St. Benedict Prep in Newark, NJ, class of 1945 and a graduate of Rutgers University of Newark class of 1949. Mr. Johnson was a veteran of the US Army during the Korean War, serving in Germany.
Born and raised in Newark, NJ, Mr. Johnson worked as an underwriter for the Allstate Insurance Company. Since 1964, he worked as a computer programmer for various companies, including the Prudential Insurance Company in Newark, where he met and then married his wife of 45 years, Eleanor Jasko, who predeceased him in 2013.
A resident of Westfield, NJ since 1970, he moved to Ocean City in 1997 where he has resided since.
He is survived by his wife’s sister, Cecelia Thumann of Woodbridge, NJ and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Sunday evening from five until seven o’clock and Monday evening from seven until nine o’clock at The Godfrey Funeral Home of Palermo, 644 South Shore Road, Palermo, NJ.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock from St. Augustine’s RC Church, 13th Street at Wesley Avenue, Ocean City, NJ. Burial will follow in Seaside Cemetery, Palermo, NJ.
For condolences and information, www.godfreyfuneralhome.com.