David L. Johnson

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David L. Johnson, 81, of Nanticoke, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2024 at Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center. Born in Berwick November 8, 1942, he was a son of the late Harlan and Blanche Whitenight Johnson. David was a 1960 graduate of Berwick High School. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He also served with the Pennsylvania National Guard. David was employed as a machinist, working for Berwick Forge & Fabricating, U.S. Steel, Berwick, Vulcan Iron works, Wilkes-Barre, Medico Industries, Plains Township, and lastly Pride Mobility, West Pittston. He and his wife Norma were formerly members of Back Mountain Harvest Assembly, Dallas. They later joined and were faithful members of Nebo Baptist Church, Nanticoke, where they were very active in all church activities. David also enjoyed writing songs and poetry, which he shared with his church family on many occasions. He had a kind heart and always looked for the good in everyone he met. He was a member of the American Legion Post 350, Nanticoke, V.F.W. Post 821, Berwick, attended Newport Township Seniors, and Nanticoke Senior Center. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of twenty-seven years, Norma M. Zabiegalski Johnson, who passed away July 8, 2021; a brother, Richard Johnson; a sister, Virginia Johnson; and a daughter, Kelly Johnson, who died in infancy. Surviving are his children: David E. Johnson and his wife, Laura, Kristin Bohner and her husband, Robert, Amy Bacon and her husband, Max, and Kimberly Johnson; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren; a brother, William Johnson; three sisters, Diane Crawford, Nancy Hess and Paula Hess; six nieces, and eleven nephews. A private funeral service with military honors will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no public viewing or calling hours. Arrangements are in the care of Dinelli Family Funeral Home, Nanticoke.
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