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Ralph E Johnson Sr.

July 28, 1934 ~ January 25, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Ralph Johnson Sr. Obituary

Ralph E. Johnson Sr., a cherished husband, father, brother, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away on January 25, 2024, at the age of 89 in Holmdel, New Jersey. Born on July 28, 1934, in Belford and was a life-long resident of Middletown.

Ralph's journey began as the beloved son of Harold and Jessie Johnson, who predeceased him, as did his two sons, Kevin Johnson in 2014 and Ralph Johnson Jr. in 2006. His legacy continues through his devoted wife of 70 years, Barbara Johnson, with whom he built a life rich in love and shared experiences. Together, they raised a family that includes their daughters, Barbara (Jeff) Curci and Michele (Corey Stubblefield) Johnson, both of Middletown, NJ.

He is also survived by his brother, Harold (Patricia) Johnson of North Carolina; his sisters, Mildred Kiernan of Florida and Joyce Scanlon of Hazlet; and his adoring grandchildren, Michael, Nicholas, Michele, and Kira. His three great-grandchildren, Bentley, Mason, and Landon, will grow up hearing stories of their great-grandfather.

For 37 years, Ralph was a familiar and friendly face along his route as a salesman for Pepsi. He was an avid fisherman, finding peace and contentment by the water's edge. Summers were spent at Reeds Beach, where he basked in the warmth of the sun and the company of his family. Winters found him in Fort Meyers, Florida, where he enjoyed the gentle Gulf breezes and the laid-back lifestyle. Whether canoeing or boating, Ralph was happiest when on the water.

Ralph's life was a journey of joy. We take comfort in knowing that his spirit lives on in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to know him.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Jacqueline M. Ryan Home for Funerals 233 Carr Ave. Keansburg. Cremation will be private.

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