JOHNSON, Robert Lynn, 55, of Salineville Road, Mechanicstown, died Friday morning, December 21, 2012, in Mercy Medical Center at Canton.
Born September 9, 1957, in Alliance, he was the son of the late James Ross Johnson and Betty Roudebush Johnson of Mechanicstown.
Robert was preceded in death by his father, James Ross Johnson, on December 24, 2011.
In addition to his mother he is survived by one sister, Cheryl Anne Groth; honorary sister, Tammy Newbold; two nephews, John Groth and Eric Groth; one niece, Rebecca Groth; honorary niece, Tammy White; and his beloved cat, Jill.
Robert was a graduate of Carrollton High school where he enjoyed athletics and served as a manager for the basketball team. He had played baseball for the former Mechanicstown Kangaroo baseball team. He had been employed at the former Town Pump Restaurant in Mechanicstown.
Robert is a member of the Cornith Presbyertian Church in Mechanicstown. He was an avid Pittsburgh fan of both the Steelers and the Pirates. He also rooted for the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Funeral services will be Friday, December 28, 2012, at noon in the Sweeney- Dodds Funeral Home at Carrollton with Rev. Ryan Hale officiating.
Burial will follow in the Mechanicstown Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday from 10 a.m. until service time.