Henry Johnson, Sr., 92
Henry Johnson, Sr., passed away peacefully at his home in Saratoga Springs, NY, at the age of 92 with his family by his side. Born in Barnstable, MA, he was the oldest son of Finnish cranberry farmers from Cape Cod. Henry lived a very rich and full life. With an Engineering degree from Northeastern University in Boston, his 35-year career at General Electric began in Everett, MA, and ended as Plant Manager in Portland, ME. He met the love of his life, Alexandra (Sandy) at GE in Philadelphia, PA.
Henry enjoyed sports throughout his life. He was a prolific "knuckleball" pitcher as a youth in the Cape Cod Baseball League and a cagey paddleball opponent at GE for anyone willing to take him on. Henry and Sandy became involved in racing harness horses in the 1960’s. Over the next 40 years, Henry owned, bred, trained, and drove Standardbreds throughout the northeast.
Henry is survived by his wife Sandy of 52 years, daughter Cheryl and sons; Robley, Henry, Jr., (wife Patricia), and Peter (wife Becky). He leaves two grandsons Jacob and Kyle, a granddaughter Stephanie and a great grandson Dylan. He also leaves numerous nieces and nephews and their families with roots in the Wareham and Cape Cod areas.
Funeral services were held for Henry on Monday, May 3, 2021at Christ The Savior Orthodox Church, Ballston Lake, NY. Visitation took place the following day at Wareham Village Funeral Home, Wareham, MA. Burial took place in Agawam Cemetery.
Memorial donations can be made in honor of Henry to Christ The Savior Church, PO Box 1393, Ballston Lake, NY 12019.
Online remembrances may be made at burkefuneralhome.com.