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James "Cliff" Johnson

Thursday, October 9th, 1941 - Saturday, May 16th, 2020

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James “Cliff” Johnson, 78, passed away May 16th at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, NY.

Born and educated in Schenectady, Cliff was the son of the late Bertram and Mary Ann (Kelly) Johnson and a graduate of Mont Pleasant High School.

A veteran of both the United States Army and the United States Navy, Cliff worked in HVAC for the Siemen Company in Schenectady, NY for many years.

A member of the HVAC union, Cliff enjoyed spending his time with family and friends and could always be found working around his house or in his yard. He enjoyed road trips and really loved being a grandpa.

Predeceased in 2009 by his beloved wife Mary Lou (Cupo) Johnson and by his canine companion Lexi, Cliff is survived by his children, James Johnson (Lucy) of Scotia, Jason Johnson (Jill) of Florida and Julie Johnson of Scotia, his sisters, Judy DeSantis and Margaret Hurd, his 10 grandchildren,2 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions a celebration of life will be held in July.

Interment will take place on Thursday May 21st at 11 am at Schenectady Memorial Park in Rotterdam, NY.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital ,262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Service Details

  • Service

    Thursday, May 21st, 2020 | 11:00am
    Schenectady Memorial Park
    Giffords Church Road
    Rotterdam, NY
    Thursday, May 21st, 2020
    11:00am
  • Interment

    Schenectady Memorial Park
    Giffords Church Road
    Rotterdam , NY

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Jerry Wilson

Oh my !!! So very sorry to read of the loss of my old next door neighbor on Guilderland Ave. He took me squirrel hunting when I was about 12 years old and readied me for Naval boot camp back in 1976. Cliff and Mary Lou were just GREAT people !!! I will truly miss them both !!!
Comment | Posted at 01:19pm via Condolence
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Linda Collins

Sorry to her about your brother's passing. He was such a good person and I will always remember him for his kindness growing up. The Arthur St. gang.
What good memories I have growing up there. I'm sure you will miss him.
We lost our brother John in April this year. I glad I had the chance to keep in touch and I'm sorry for your loss. May God bless you all.
Love, Linda Collins (Masotti) Now living in Texas.









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Alice Ryan

I was so sorry to hear of Cliff's passing. We were all hoping and praying for his recovery. He has dear friends who will miss him very much. My condolences to all of his family.
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Kent Schiemer

Judy & Family,
We are so sorry for your loss.
Kent & Valerie
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