Warren C. Johnson Sr., 82, of Penn Yan, died Wednesday March 28, 2018 at home.
Friends are invited to calling hours from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 3 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, where his funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday April 4 with Lay Pastor Lew Ann Giles officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee.
Memorial contributions may be made to Himrod Conservation Club 770 Rice Hill Rd. Himrod, N.Y. 14842.
Warren was born Aug. 4, 1935 in Little Marsh, Pa., the son of Curtis C. and Lillian Mae (Shaw) Johnson. He graduated from Dundee Central School in 1953. He worked for the Town of Starkey for one year before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force in 1955. He retired 12 years later after being injured in the Philippines in 1967. After three years of recuperation he went to work for his father, before buying his own farm, which he worked until 1977. On March 23, 1979 in Dresden, he married the former Martha A. Valerio. Besides his cattle farm, he also was a fur buyer from 1970-1981 when he retired fully.
Mr. Johnson was a member of the N.Y.S. American Legion, a former member of the Himrod Conservation Club, the NRA, the Penn Yan Country Club, and Watkins Glen Golf Club. He loved golf, playing in golf leagues, and was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying both hunting and fishing.
He is loved and will be dearly missed by his wife of just 39 years, Martha A. Johnson at home; three sons, Eugene Allen (Yong) Johnson of Penn Yan, Warren C. “Bubby” (Lori) Johnson, Jr. of Himrod, Richard A. Mosier of Penn Yan; two daughters Cathy M. (Skip) Earl of Penn Yan, and Kimberly A. (Dirk) Glen of Durham, N.C.; two brothers, Robert (Pam) Johnson of Keuka Park, Lester D. Johnson of Wayne, four sisters, Frances Hodge of Wayne, Betty Conrad of Dresden, Nancy Johnson of Bloomfield, Joanne (Dave) Williamson of Watkins Glen; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a daughter, Karen M. Snyder in 2009, a brother, Darwin Johnson, and two sisters, Shirley Berquist, and Carol Plante.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.