Dec. 13, 1948-Jan. 31, 2013
TORRINGTON – John Lloyd Johnson, 64, died on Jan. 31, 2013 at the emergency room at the Torrington Community Hospital. The Colyer Funeral Home assisted the family with cremation arrangements, and there are no funeral services planned at this time.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may direct memorial contributions in John’s memory to either the North Platte, Neb. Hospice or to the Special Touch Program at the Torrington Community Hospital.
John was born on Dec. 13, 1948 in Easton, Pa. He grew up and attended school at Phillipsburg, N.J. He then worked for Binney & Smith, the “Crayola” company in Easton. In 1979, John married Betty Frosh in Casper. He was a heavy equipment operator in the mining industry for several years.
John volunteered for hospice work in North Platte, and, in 2006, the couple moved to Torrington, where John volunteered at Special Touch at the Community Hospital and also for Lifeline in Torrington.
John enjoyed carpenter work, and he had a handyman business. He loved to go to auctions, and he enjoyed working with computers. John also liked fishing and cooking.
He is survived by his wife, Betty, of Torrington; his son, John Johnson, Jr. of Scranton, Pa.; and his sister, Elaine Sabo, of Rock Springs. He was preceded in death by his parents, one infant daughter, his Grammy Johnson and an aunt, Diane De La Rosa.
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