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Ephriam Herschel Johnson

04/16/1934 - 11/03/2016
Service Date: 11/11/2016
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 6265 N. 82nd St, Scottsdale, AZ

Ephriam Herschel Johnson, age 82, passed to his Heavenly Father’s Kingdom on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona.

This man was an outstanding husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He worked as an air traffic controller for 30 years. He served many callings for his church; working with the missionary program was his favorite calling. Being an Eagle Scout, he worked with the Scouting organization for many years. He also loved prospecting for gold. Hersh spent 12 years at the OS & SO Home in Xenia, Ohio. He was in the ROTC as it was also his desire to learn a trade and experience that he could use in his future career.

He is survived by his wife, Frances; his four children, Tamara, Jeff, Beth and Marsha; and his sister, Shirlee DeChiaro. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

The services will be Friday, November 11, 2016 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 6365 N. 82nd Street, Scottsdale, AZ. The Viewing will be at 9 am followed by the Church Service at 10 am.  Graveside services will be at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona at 12:30 pm.

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the renovation of the Chapel Fund. This is the chapel where Hersh and I were married.  Association of Ex-Pupils Chapel Fund, 650 Elliott Dr., Xenia, OH 45385 In the name of “Ephriam Herschel Johnson”.

Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel.


  • I’m very sorry for your loss and wanted to reach out to your family to share a scripture that I found to be comforting. In John 11:25 Jesus said “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.” I hope this verse brings you some comfort in this hard time.

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