The longtime Wilson Point resident was 61.
Born in Baltimore and raised on Beaumont Avenue in Govans, Mr. Johnson was a 1968 graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School in Irvington.
He served from 1969 to 1973 in the Marine Corps, where he attained the rank of sergeant.
For almost 40 years, Mr. Johnson worked in mechanical contracting and construction management. He had worked as a project manager for Tatitlich Inc. and retired earlier this year because of failing health from J. Vinton Schaefer & Sons.
Mr. Johnson enjoyed sailing on the Chesapeake Bay, fishing and crabbing.
Services were private.
Surviving are two sons, Joseph E. Johnson III of Woodstock, Ga., and Daniel P. Johnson of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; a daughter, Meghan Kathleen Johnson Homa of Montgomery Village; and four grandchildren. An earlier marriage to Mary Patricia Kilcullen ended in divorce.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun