Saratoga Springs - 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 fill 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.
Memorial donation can me made in honor of Henry to Christ The Savior Church, PO Box 1393, Ballston Lake, NY 12019.
See link at bottom of page for more information about the church.
Online remembrances may be made at:
Burke Funeral Home
628 N Broadway, Saratoga Springs NY 12866
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Christ The Savior Orthodox Church
PO BOX 1393, Ballston Lake NY 12019