Johnson, The Honorable Earl T.

May 30, 1933 – August 30, 2017 U.S. Veteran 84, of Brooklyn, N.Y., passed away on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at the New York Memorial Hospital. Earl worked for Plastigraph Industries for most of his career. He was transferred to Chicago to open a Midwest division for that company. When the operation was up and running he was transferred back to New York where he retired and moved to the Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn. He later worked for the office of the Public Administrator. He loved his Brownstone neighborhood and became involved in obtaining landmark status to save the brownstones and the historical value of the area. He immediately became involved in his neighborhood and grassroots politics. He was elected to the office of New York State Committeeman 57th Assembly District where he served for eight years. Earl stepped down from that position undefeated. He was a one-time President of the Pratt Area Community Council, President of the Weeksville Society, President of the Board of Directors of the Saint Mary’s Community Services, President of the Clinton Hill Society, and served on the Planning Board and as President of the Cambridge Place Block Association. He was very generous and helped many community organizations. He often said, “he didn’t need a home because he was never there.” Earl loved people and people loved him back. Earl loved to travel and spent a lot of time in the Dominican Republic which he called his second home. He traveled to South America in July, just weeks before his passing, and enjoyed this time vacationing with family. He was the son of the late Frank Johnson and Madie Johnson. Survivors included two sisters, Deanna Easterling of Bowie, Maryland and Linda Williams of Danville, Virginia, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by four siblings, Shirley Plunkett, Mildred Johnson, Maye Morrison, and Frank Johnson, Jr. A graveside service with Military Rites by Army Honor Guard will be conducted on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Highland Burial Park in Danville, Virginia assisted by the Fisher and Watkins Funeral Home.

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