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PAUL JOHNSON JR., FORMER PIPEFITTER

Paul Johnson Jr., a pipefitter, died Wednesday (Sept. 22, 1999) in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

Johnson, 61, of Whirlpool Street, was born in Niagara Falls. He worked for Olin Chemical as a pipefitter from 1978 to 1991 and then worked for Southern Electric until his disability in 1997.

Johnson was a member of the Lodge 295 International Benevolent Protective Order of Elks of the World. He was also an avid football fan and enjoyed fishing.

He is survived by his wife of 15 years, the former Mary McTyere; four sons, Kenneth of Detroit, Keith, Kevin and Paul III, all of Atlanta; three daughters, Debra of Detroit, Paulette Carter of Mt. Vernon and Cynthia Palmer; three stepsons, John McTyere; Keith McTyere and Desmond Guy; a brother, Roger Johnson; a sister, Nell Hargood of Detroit; four stepsisters, Yolanda O'Neil of Germany, Carolyn McTyere, Brenda White and Janine Guy; and 16 grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Mount Erie Baptist Church, 1152 Fairfield Ave. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

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