Russell A. Johnson, 79, passed away on January 9, 2020. He was born on March 1, 1940 in Martins Ferry, OH and the son of the late David & Agnes Johnson. He was a man of great faith and was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church. Russell was greatly involved with education, counseling and coaching with the Plain Township School system and retired after 40 years in which he enjoyed mentoring and teaching. He enjoyed playing and watching sports. Russell had a green thumb and was known for his beautiful garden and especially his Hostas. He had many achievements but his greatest was his love for his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers David, Thomas, and Charles.
Russell is survived by his loving family, his wife of 57 years, Savaria Johnson; sons Russell J. Johnson, and Anthony "Tony" (Heather) Johnson; grandsons Nicholas and Nathan; sisters-in-law Nina Von Johnson, and Helena Dellatore; many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Friday from 5:00PM to 7:00PM at the Reed Funeral Home (NORTH CANTON CHAPEL) 801 Pittsburg Ave NW.
A Mass will be held at 10:00AM Saturday at St. Paul's Catholic Church, (241 S. Main St., North Canton) with Father John Keehner as Celebrant.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to American Heart Association.
The family invites you to sign the online guestbook and share fond memories.