Curvin C. (Charlie) Johnson, Sr., 82, affectionately known as Pap, a lifelong resident of Saybrook, Pennsylvania Sheffield, Township passed away at UPMC Kane Hospital on Saturday afternoon, October 30, 2021 with his loving family by his side. Charlie was born on May 26, 1939 in Kane, Pennsylvania, the son of Curvin F. McDowell and Elizabeth McNeal McDowell. After high school, Charlie served his country in the United States Air Force. He obtained employment at the National Forge, retiring in 2000 as a crane repairman.
He married the love of his life, Roxie A. Kipp on May 7th, 1957. Together they raised five wonderful children. Charlie and Roxie raised their children to have a strong, honest work ethic. He was Methodist by faith. He was an avid wood worker and in the summer months you could see Charlie mowing grass just about anywhere especially the Saybrook area.
Charlie loved socializing and his sense of humor was, bar none, amazing. He truly cared about people and was always concerned as to how they were doing on a daily basis. He would meet his friends at the Shaw House in Sheffield for coffee named the breakfast club and on Fridays he would meet his dear friends for lunch. Charlie would relax by doing crossword puzzles. He was a member of the McCulloch-Wagner Legion Post 109 in Corona, Arizona. It cannot be emphasized how much Charlie will be missed. He was the best father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend that anyone could ask for. The Sheffield community has lost a true icon.
Left behind to cherish Charlie’s memory are two sons, Curvin C. Johnson, Jr. and his wife Theresa of Sheffield and Rodney A. Johnson of Sheffield. Three daughters: Cindy L. Anderson and her husband Craig of Tiona, Renee A Dilley and her husband Bill of Sheffield and Carrie L. Hornburg and her husband Dan of Cherry Grove. His grandchildren: Conni J. Johnson, Benjamin C. Hornburg, Alex M. Hornburg, Jason C. Anderson, Jessi M. Johnson, Kelsi N. Anderson, Andrew Hulse, Brendan T. Winslow, Dylan P. McNeal, Landon G. McNeal and Kolton C. Johnson. Also his great grandchildren: Duane C. Wagner, Issac J. Spicer, Jada L. Weiser, Avri E. Hornburg, Evelyn M. Hulse, Nadia L. Hulse, Brinley A. Hornburg and Letti G. Hornburg. He also leaves a brother, Alfred W. Johnson of Vail, Arizona and a sister Anna A. Hollingshead of Clarendon, PA Public calling hours and services will be announced at a later date and will be held at the Borden Funeral Home of Sheffield.
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Memorial donations may be made to the Sheffield Volunteer Fire Department, P. O. Box 551 Sheffield, PA 16347, Sheffield Ambulance P.O. Box 491 Sheffield, PA 16347 or Shriners Childrens Hospital, 1645 W. 8th St., Erie, PA 16505 or the Wounded Warrior Project online.
His granddaughter shared the following: In this life, this man created a legacy with the woman he loved and today they were reunited. With heavy hearts we will mourn the loss of a man who had many roles…Husband, Dad, Pap to two generations, Chuck, Charlie, Herm….In his absence we will continue to share what he imprinted upon us – honor, integrity, loyalty, a sense of humor and above all else…love. It will take many of us to step up and fill the shoes he has left behind…just as we did with Gram. But I am thankful we were so well raised up to be prepared. I will never forget the story from three years ago when he came home from the hospital, against all odds. He walked through the door and hollered “Woman! I’m home!” And Gram came to meet him with a big kiss: Through the tears I smile because that’s how I would like to think he went home to Heaven. Swinging the door open and announcing to Grammie he was home with her now for eternity.
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