ASHTABULA — MEMORIAL SERVICE for Rev. Dr. George Arthur Johnson, Pastor Emeritus of First Presbyterian Church, will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in the Sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church, 4317 Park Ave., Ashtabula, Ohio.
The Rev. George A. Johnson, age 90, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, in Cary, N.C. He was born May 5, 1922, in Rochester, N.Y.
George served as the Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Ashtabula for 29 years (April 1956-April 1985). During his pastorate in Ashtabula, Dr. Johnson (Ph.D. in Church History from the University of Chicago) was a community leader serving on numerous boards including The Ashtabula Foundation, The Ashtabula Metropolitan Housing Authority, The Smith Home Board and The Ashtabula Area Ministerial Association.
The Rev. Dr. Stephen R. Long, Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, will officiate the Memorial Service on Reformation Sunday. Lyn Rocco will serve as organist for the service.