Walter C. Johnson, 68 of Butler passed away on Friday, May 18, 2018 at the Butler Memorial Hospital.
Born May 26, 1949 in Butler, PA, he was the son of the late Joseph E. Johnson and Helen I. Noble Johnson.
Walt was a 1967 graduate of Knoch High School and a 1971 graduate of Penn State University with a degree in accounting. He retired from Armstrong Group of Companies as an accountant after 40 years.
In his retirement, he enjoyed his Tuesday golf game with cousin Dan Roenigk and his Thursday evenings with his friend Jim Krenicky. He also enjoyed being a volunteer at Preston Park on Monday mornings. Walt also enjoyed the KHS Class of 67 monthly lunches and getting to chat with his classmates. Family heritage was always most important to Walt and he spent 3 years researching his family's genealogy. He loved spending time with his family. He was proud to witness his nephew Dillion's graduation on May 4th from Penn State University.
His love of animals was demonstrated with his volunteering for several animal groups throughout his lifetime. He loved his cats, Buddy, Smokey and Missy.
As a member of Zion United Methodist Church he served actively on the financial board for many years.
Walter was a given the gift of life receiving a kidney transplant 27 years ago and a pancreas transplant 14 years ago. We will always be indebted to the families that blessed him with those organs.
Surviving are his loving wife, Colleen, his brother, Ed (Carol) Johnson of Cabot and their children, Greg (Denice) Johnson of Cleveland and Jennifer (Rick) Lawrence of Port Matilda and their kids Josie and Ella Johnson, Lilly, Olivia and Jackson Lawrence. Also surviving are Colleen's brother Tony (Danna) Burke and sister Amy (Charlie) Holben and their children, Nikita and Collin Burke and Tiffany (Seth) Bandi, Dillion Holben, Madison Holben and great nephews Wyatt and Lane Bandi.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Tom Johnson and his very dear friend Mike Rinker.
Friends will be received on Monday, May 21, 2018 from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at the Fox Funeral Home, Inc. 410 W. Main Street, Saxonburg.
Additional visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 from 10-11 am at Zion United Methodist Church. A funeral service will follow at 11am at the church with Rev. Robert H. Wilson officiating. Everyone please meet at the church.
Interment will follow in Butler Co. Memorial Park.
Memorial donations may be made to the Zion United Methodist Church, 438 Bear Creek Road, Sarver, PA 16055.