Edward B. Johnson, 68

Edward Johnson

WINDHAM — Edward Bruce Johnson, 68, of Windham, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, in Portland.

The son of Herbert and Geneva (Tibbetts) Johnson, he was born in Portland, on Aug. 14, 1950. He attended Portland schools and graduated from Deering High School. He enjoyed sports and always followed his alma mater’s sports teams. He was also a big fan of the Boston Celtics. After graduation from high school, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Thomas College. He enjoyed electronics and built radio sets. He also enjoyed music, especially listening to it on his reel-to-reel player.

Ed’s father had been a firefighter, and this inspired a lifetime interest in firefighting. Ed was a certified public accountant, and worked for various companies. He eventually started doing bookkeeping and taxes on his own. He also worked at worked at Walmart for 20 years, the last few as a well-known greeter.

Ed is survived by his sons, Christopher Johnson of Cape Elizabeth and Nathaniel Johnson of Naples; his daughter, Julie Phillips of Auburn; his four grandchildren; his sister, Diana Johnson of Freeport; his brother, Thomas Johnson of Kennebunk; and his two nieces and nephew.

Visitation was held on Saturday, March 2, 2019, followed by a service at 2 p.m., at the Windham Chapel of Dolby, Blais & Segee, 434 River Road. Interment will be at Forest City Cemetery in South Portland at a later date.

Please visit www.dolbyblaissegee.com to view Ed’s tribute page and to sign his online guestbook.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ed’s memory to: The Shriner’s Hospital of Boston, attention Donor Relations, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114.

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