Mahlon M. Johnson, 87

Mahlon Johnson

Mahlon Johnson

BRIDGTON — Mahlon Marshall Johnson, 87, peacefully passed away at home on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, in the early morning.

Mahlon was born on Dec. 19, 1927, in South Portland, the son of James George Johnson and Melinda Johnson. Mahlon graduated from South Portland High School in 1947.

In April of 1950 he married the love of his life, Lucille Winnifred Whitney. They would have shared 65 years of marriage this April. After graduation Mahlon started his career as a glazier at Farley Glass Company, then worked for Soule Glass and Glazing Company for 30 years as an architectural estimator until the company closed. In 1986, Mahlon and Lucille opened Johnsonway Products Company in Naples, selling windows, doors and cabinetry, until they retired in 2000.

Mahlon was a busy member of People’s Methodist Church for 28 years when in South Portland, and an active devoted brother for 40 years in the Knights of Pythias Fraternal Organization. He loved his lake and Floridian friends. Since 2000 Mahlon enjoyed town politics and served on the Town of Bridgton’s Recycling Committee, with a special interest in encouraging recycling in the community at large. He held a deep interest for single-sort re-cycling and the mission of ecomaine.

His greatest love was his family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and special friends. He took great pride in his home and welcoming his grandchildren to visit and play. He was an outstanding high school athlete and continued a lifelong love of sports, attending high school and college games. He never missed watching the Patriots, Red Sox and Celtics games. He loved the game of golf, as well as watching football, girls’ gymnastics and equestrian events — sporting events his grandchildren embraced.

His parents, his sister Ruth and brother Harold predeceased him. Survivors include his wife Lucille; children, daughter Kathy Dyer and her husband Ron, and son James; grandchildren Sarah Wood and husband Thomas, Amy Grace and husband Jonathan, and Nicholas Johnson and wife Ashley; great-grandchildren Ryan and Emily Wood, Penelope Johnson and daughter-in-law Debra Johnson; as well as many numerous family members, nieces, nephews and longtime friends he dearly loved.

The family gives special thanks to Androscoggin Hospice for the wonderful care and support extended to their family over the past month.

There will be no visiting hours at his request. Burial will be in Bridgton in early summer, at which time there will be a gathering to celebrate Mahlon’s life.

Arrangements are in the care of Chandler Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 8 Elm St., Bridgton. Words of condolence and tribute may be shared at www.chandlerfunerals.com

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