February 11, 1937 ~ March 5, 2006
Bethany - Gerald E. Johnson, 69, of 611 Carrington Road died Sunday, March 5 in his home following a lengthy illness with his loving family by his bedside. He was the husband of Barbara Clout Johnson. Mr. Johnson was born in New Haven on Feb. 11, 1937, a son of the late William and Kathryn Peters Johnson. He was a graduate of the Ward School of Electronics and worked as a Technical Specialist for Yale University for forty years until his retirement in 2000. He was a member of the Yale Pistol Club, restored Antique Edison Phonographs, enjoyed Beekeeping and belonged to the Pioneer Valley Live Steam Club where he served on the Board of Directors for thirteen years and as President for the past two years. Besides his wife, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Garrett and Veronica Johnson of Morris, CT, a sister, Sandra Shiflett of Kent, CT, and a brother, William Johnson of Wall, NJ. He was predeceased by a son Robert Johnson. A Memorial Service will be held Sat., March 11 at 11 a.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Burial at Beaverdale Memorial Park will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 10:15 to 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405 or to the Pioneer Valley Live Steam Club, P.O. Box 105, Southwick, MA. 01077.