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Charles R Johnson

Charles Johnson, died May 13, 2023 in Doylestown, PA. He had just celebrated his 75th birthday.

He was the husband of Ann Nitka-Johnson; the couple had shared 20 years of friendship, laughter and love.

Born in Lower Merion, PA, Charles was the son of the late Charles G and Anna P Fry Johnson. He is the brother of the late Linda Roberts.

Charles served in the US Army from 1966-1969 and was stationed in Viet Nam. He was a crew chief for a helicopter unit, from which his love of aviation was born.

After returning to the US, he worked in various jobs in the Berwyn area, as well as volunteered with the Berwyn Fire Company. He worked as both a firefighter and rode with ambulance crew for many years. During that time, he could often be found at the bowling alley perfecting his game.

He decided to pursue a degree in aviation maintenance and was accepted at Embry Riddle in Daytona Beach, FL. He graduated in the early 1980s with a degree in machine maintenance and went to work for GE for 24 years. While there, he supported both business jets, as well as commercial jets. While working for GE, he lived in Sweden and Norway, as well  as Missouri, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. When he retired, he went to work for a local company that manufactured aircraft parts which allowed him to stay in an industry he loved.

In his spare time, he loved to do woodworking, photography, and tinker with computers. Most recently, he purchased a competition grade smoker and was working on perfecting the perfect smoked cut of meat. He relished sharing the food that he smoked with his family and loving neighbors and got immense joy from watching others enjoy his food. During the winter months, he would also make huge batches of soups that he shared with friends and family with an equal amount of zeal. In the community he lived, he served the HOA board for many years.  Charles was a lover of Philly sports, especially the Phillies and the Eagles. He and Ann always looked forward to their season tickets for the Phillies. He and Ann also loved to travel. Together, they have seen Europe, China, Mexico and many parts of the United States. Charles loved his family and friends and was most happy when he was with those that he loved.

In addition to his wife Ann Nitka-Johnson, he is survived by sister Nancy Wolff (Keith), his nieces and nephews Kelly (Ron), Shannon (Bobby), Peter (Jaclyn), Gabe and Evynn. He is also survived by his mother-in-law Betty Casey; his sister-in-law, Sharon Suarez and his beloved dog Zoe.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet Charles’ family on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 from 5:00pm-7:00pm at the Joseph A Fluehr III Funeral Home, 241 East Butler Avenue, at Sandy Ridge Road, in New Britain, PA 18901. His interment will take place on Thursday, May 25, 2023 at Washington Crossing National Cemetery at 830 Highland Road in Newtown, PA 18940. Those attending are encouraged to arrive promptly at 9:45am at the Administration Building, to join the procession.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Berwyn Fire Company or to the Lambertville New Hope Ambulance and Rescue Squad.


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Service/Memorial Information
  • Evening Visitation

    Wednesday, May 24th, 2023
    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, New Britain
    241 East Butler Avenue
    New Britain, PA 18901

  • Interment with Military Honors

    Thursday, May 25th, 2023
    10:00 AM

    Washington Crossing National Cemetery
    830 Highland Road
    Newtown, PA 18940

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