ORRINGTON and BANGOR - Ryan Steven Johnson, 4, adored son and brother, passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, as a result of a tragic fire that also claimed the lives of his father, Benjamin H. Johnson III; older brother, Benjamin H. Johnson IV; and older sister, Leslie L. Johnson. He was born June 10, 2008, in Ellsworth, the son of Benjamin H. and Christine G. Johnson III.
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Ryan had a wonderful imagination, like his older brother. He loved the outdoors, loved to run, and most of all, loved to be with his big brother and sister. Ryan's favorite foods were hotdogs and chicken nuggets, often asking for cold hotdogs for breakfast. Ryan, Ben and Leslie would often play "spies" together, running around with notebooks and collecting clues. Ryan loved watching "Phineas and Ferb" and "Barney" as well.
Ryan is survived by his loving mother, Christine G. Johnson; paternal grandparents, Benjamin H. and Ethel J. Johnson II; maternal grandparents, James A. and Linda F. (Clark) Burrill Jr.; maternal aunt, Kasie Hartstock; maternal uncle, Jeremy Hartstock; paternal aunts, Ronnelle A. Miller and husband, George, and Jennifer DesJardin and husband, Shawn; paternal great-aunts, Lenora Johnson, Amelia Chryss and husband, Peter, and Joanne Mangan; paternal great-uncles, Everest "Sonny" Doucette and Clarence "Dougie" E. Crawford III; maternal great-grandmothers, Della Burrill and Linda Clark; maternal great-aunt, Brenda "Kaye" Alexander and husband, Michael; maternal great-uncles, Scott Burrill, Arthur Thomas Clark Jr. and Jimmy Clark; and cousins, Juliann Doucette, Everest and Audrey Doucette, Mark Doucette, Renee and Larry Overlock, Donny Mahoney, Laura, Ben and Corey Mahoney, Christopher and Michele Doucette, Christine and Sarah Doucette, Ethan R., Amy L. and Emily J. DesJardin, Andrew B. Miller, Dennise and Troy Pomeroy, Alexis and Trent Pomeroy, Chrysto and Ellen Chryss, Christina and Willie Knix, Kerry, Stacey and Jason Knix, Robyne Hinkley, Savannah Burrill, Rebecca and Jasper Prier and their daughter, Lorelai, Cheryl and Adam Frost, Zachary, Chloe and Madison Frost, Janet Williams, Rona Alexander, Lilly and Leslie Alexander, Robbie and Trey Clark, Jessica, Jamie, Tyler and Katherine Clark. He was predeceased by his brother, Thomas James Johnson; paternal great-grandfathers, Benjamin H. Johnson and Clarence Crawford; paternal great-grandmothers, Pearl Johnson-Standley and Briget Jacques; maternal great-grandfathers, James A. Burrill Sr. and Thomas Clark; a great-aunt, Delcina Doucette; and a cousin, Angie Mahoney.
Friends are invited to call 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, where funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 17, prior to calling hours, at the Lancaster Room of Hollywood Casino, Hotel and Raceway. Interment will be private. Contributions in the Johnson family's memory may be made to The Johnson Family Fund, Seaboard Credit Union, P.O. Box G, Bucksport, ME 04416. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.
133 Center Street
Bangor, ME 04401
Published in BDN Maine on Nov. 16, 2012