Frederick Johnson

Obituary of Frederick Johnson

Frederick Johnson, of Pompton Plains passed away October 13,2020.  Fred was born to Charles and Ellen (Swanson) Johnson in Newark NJ. For the last 70 years he has resided in Pompton Plains. He attended NJIT then later received his master’s degree in engineering at Stevens College. He would take his education and pursue a career in Engineering at Picatinny Arsenal for 40 years.

Fred was a member of Vasa Order, Lodge No. 6. of Budd Lake and served as treasurer for the last 20 years. He was immensely proud of this position and was grateful to also take pride in his Nordic Scandinavian heritage. Fred when he was able to, enjoyed skiing. Although it was tough to find time to go skiing as the years went on, he would still make sure to renew his membership at the High Life Ski Club.

Fred will always be known for his generous kind heart. He would routinely see his family and check in on them, catch up on their lives and current events. He always came with a lending ear to listen to everyone. Family was important to him and made sure everyone was taken care of before his own needs. He showed compassion for not only his family but especially loved Django, cousin Andy’s dog. Fred was known for his good faith and believed in Jesus to guide him in the right directions of not just him but also his loved ones. Fred will be greatly missed but his optimism and good spirits will be remembered.

 Fred is survived by his cousins Kent, John, Carol and Vinny; his second cousins Andy, Danny and Paul. Fred is predeceased by his parents Charles and Ellen.

There will be a visitation at M. John Scanlan Funeral Home Tuesday October 20, 2020 10-12pm. A Funeral Service will follow at 12pm at the funeral home. 

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