Robert L. Johnson, Sr., age 73, of Hartstown, passed away Friday morning May 8, 2020 in his residence.

He was born in Greenville on November 12, 1946 a son of Leonard and Dora (Williams) Johnson. He was a 1964 graduate of Jamestown High School. On August 13, 1965 Bob married the former Wanda Artman, she survives. He was employed as a welder at Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. for 17.5 years, Joy Manufacturing, Harvey Byler Construction, he was a welder and heavy equipment operator at Riley Power in Erie, and was a school bus driver for Conneaut Area School District and Jamestown School District.

Robert was a member of Grace Chapel Community Church, Hermitage. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, playing cards, bingo, trips to the casino and he especially enjoyed spending time with family.

In addition to his wife he is survived by a daughter, Brenda White and her husband Brian of Jamestown; a son, Robert L. Johnson, Jr. and his wife Amy of Hartstown; a brother, Gary Lee Johnson and his wife Lori of Transfer; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Shelly Johnson, and a sister Beverly McGirr.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions and safety concerns, a private family funeral service will be held at 1:00pm on Monday, May 11, 2020 in LOUTZENHISER-RANDALL FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, 416 LIBERTY ST., JAMESTOWN with Rev. Aaron Lego, Pastor of Grace Chapel Community Church, officiating. Burial will be in South Shenango Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Crawford County, 766 Liberty St., Meadville, PA 16335.



  1. Jody Owens Fortney Jody Owens Fortney
    May 9, 2020    

    So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. My prayers are with the family for peace and comfort.

  2. Rich and Sandy Stuntz Rich and Sandy Stuntz
    May 9, 2020    

    Very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. My condolences to Wanda, their children and Amanda, Shelly and Jessy. Best wishes.

  3. Ffrank Luciani Ffrank Luciani
    May 9, 2020    

    We will miss him. He was a great cousin. You have our sincere condolences

  4. Cheryl Saylor Platton Cheryl Saylor Platton
    May 9, 2020    

    Wanda, I am sure that Bob is reminiscing with both of my parents in heaven and laughing over all of the good times and card games. I am very terribly sorry for your loss and I pray that God’s angels surround you and lift you during this most difficult time. Gentle hugs.

  5. Dianne Knauff Hill Dianne Knauff Hill
    May 9, 2020    

    So sorry to hear about this. There was a time long ago that our families spent a lot of time together and made some good memories. My deepest sympathy to you all.

  6. Bonnie Shannon Bonnie Shannon
    May 9, 2020    

    Sorry to hear this. my deepest sympathy to you and your family

  7. Marlene Winkler Lucas Marlene Winkler Lucas
    May 9, 2020    

    Sorry to hear of his passing Bobby was one you knew would always come to a family function.

  8. Jay Frye Jay Frye
    May 10, 2020    

    so sorry for your loss… my sincere sympathy to Wanda and the Johnson family

  9. Virginia Axtell McGranahan Virginia Axtell McGranahan
    May 11, 2020    

    Wanda I am so sorry to hear of Bob‘s passing. You were a special couple. Our sympathy

  10. John Fitzgerald John Fitzgerald
    January 8, 2021    

    Wanda, Bub, Brenda, Gary, and family,
    I am so sorry about Bob. Its January 8th 2021 and I just learned now of his passing.
    I still remember the day years ago when I met him in Maine on a bear hunt and he invited me to come to Hartstown to go Turkey hunting. It was the start of a long friendship. I would travel there to hunt turkey and deer, golfing, and fishing in Lake Erie. He and Bub would come to Connecticut for fishing and deer hunting and our trips to Glouster for Codfish. I’ll never forget the trips to Bub’s weddings, Elmer’s barbeque’s, and working in Wanda’s greenhouses. Gary we miss your visits to Connecticut when you were a long haul trucker. Bub, remember the poncho incident on Lake Erie where you made fun of my expensive poncho while your 99 cent bargain poncho came apart in the wind? Gary your still probably laughing about the color of the dress Jason’s date wore to the prom. So many fond memories.
    I would like to call and talk to one of the familty, but Im not home in Ct where my records are and I wont be there for months. Tchwritr@aol.com is my e-mail. I would love to hear from you.
    John and Pat Fitzgerald

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