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Remembering Winton Paul Johnson, 1947-1966
« on: July 28, 2011, 10:03:59 AM »
Beloved eldest son of Dr. and Mrs. Winton H. Johnson.
Wint was a graduate of Hackensack High School Class of 1965, and attended Hope College, Holland, Michigan. Services were held at Christ Episcopal Church, State Street, on Wednesday September 7, 1966. Interment was at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, N.J.
 
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Re: Remembering Winton Paul Johnson, 1947-1966
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2011, 07:48:35 AM »
I remember him well & can't think of anyone who didn't like him...I also, was a 1965 Grad & was shocked by his passing as were many others.

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Re: Remembering Winton Paul Johnson, 1947-1966
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2011, 05:16:41 PM »
Thanks so much for replying, Skip. I would love to read about all the high school memories of him. I know he was an Eagle Scout, and involved in the high school wrestling team.  He told me that he did not want to be a doctor.  He was thinking about being a pharmacist or a researcher. He was a free spirit, searching for purpose in life. Vietnam was looming in the background and this was in the back of anyone's mind who was 18, approaching 19, at that time. Back in 1966, my experience was such that it seemed that the accepted thing to do was to not talk about things like this, just "move on."  The idea of "closure" I don't think existed at that time.  I just wanted to say that it was so sad that he never got to live his life. We all were lucky to have had the short time that we did have together.
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Re: Remembering Winton Paul Johnson, 1947-1966
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2011, 09:48:00 AM »
Wint's portrait was added to the first post above. Thanks.
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Re: Remembering Winton Paul Johnson, 1947-1966
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2011, 10:12:09 AM »
"Thank you!!!"  to Skipx219 for sending me Wint's yearbook pictures.

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Re: Remembering Winton Paul Johnson, 1947-1966
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2011, 02:38:44 PM »
You are very welcome !!

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Re: Remembering Winton Paul Johnson, 1947-1966
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2015, 12:38:45 PM »
More information is available at http://digitalcommons.hope.edu/anchor_1966/19
(On page 7 of the September, 1966 issue of the Anchor is an article about Wint.)
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Repository citation:College, Hope, "The Anchor, Volume 79.01:September 16, 1966" (1966). Anchor:1966 Paper 19

 

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