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Joshua M. 'Jiffy' Johnson, age 18, of Wilson, died unexpectedly on Friday, February 3, 2017 at Mt. St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston. Joshua was born on March 13, 1998 in Lewiston, the son of Darryl C. and Jeanine (DeBiase) Johnson of Wilson. Raised in Wilson, Joshua was a 2016 graduate of Wilson High School and was attending Alfred State University pursuing a degree in the Building Trades.
He was a member of the Cambria Boy Scout Troop 8 and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout this past May 16th. While at Wilson High School he was an avid member of the Soccer Team. Joshua also was a lifeguard at the Wilson Community Enhancement Charity. He enjoyed spending time with his father doing excavation work and operating heavy equipment, hunting and fishing. He loved his time at Alfred studying Building and Mechanics. Joshua along with his family are members of St. Brendan on the Lake RC Church in Wilson.
In addition to his parents, Darryl and Jeanine, Joshua is survived by his brother, Patrick; his grandmothers, Sonja DeBiase and Barbara Johnson; his aunts and uncles, Sue Sheldon, Jay (Sheri) and Richard (Tara) Johnson, James K. (Esther), Jerauld, and Jonathan (Kim) DeBiase; his Godparents, Rick and Judy O'Hara, and Craig Cobb. He was predeceased by his grandfathers, James DeBiase and Adorno Johnson.
Friends may call at HARDISON FUNERAL HOME, 3648 Ransomville Road, Ransomville on Thursday from 4-8 PM and Friday from 4-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 11th at 10:00 AM at St. Brendan on the Lake RC Church, 369 Lake St., Wilson, with the Pastor, Rev. Josef Dudzik officiating. (Please assemble at Church). Burial will follow in North Ridge Cemetery, Church Rd., Town of Cambria. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wilson Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 609, 250 Young St., Wilson, NY 14172, the Wilson Community Enhancement Charity, PO Box 875, Wilson, NY 14172, or to Cambria Boy Scout Troop 8, PO Box 919, Wilson, NY 14172.
Please visit hardisonfuneralhomes.com for online condolences.
Published on February 6, 2017
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