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Roger R. Johnson

07/07/1941 - 03/05/2023

Roger R. Johnson passed away on March 6th, 2023 after a long illness. Roger is survived by his long time love Pat Parkin; his Guardian since 6 years of age/Aunt Alma Bossard; and many cousins, nephews and niece.  He is predeceased by his mother Marie, and his brothers and sisters-in-law, Romaine (Jean), and Ronald (Joan).

Roger was originally from Ithaca, New York but more recently resided in Gold Canyon, Arizona.  Roger graduated from Ithaca High School and was a veteran of the USAF.  After his retirement as an Industrial Designer with Hi-Speed in Ithaca, Roger and Pat toured the country in their motorhome with their dear Schnauzers before settling in Arizona.   He was an avid bowler, golfer, and softball player.  A long suffering NY Mets and Jets fan, he really enjoyed watching them beat up on the other NY teams.

Services will be planned at the convenience of the family at a later date.


Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.


  • Richard LaBombard

    So sorry for your loss Pat, but glad we had the chance to see him last week. Roger and I never agreed on our sports teams and had many good natured discussions on the merits of our New York teams. We will miss him!

  • Jim and Kathy Roberts

    Our hearts go out to you Pat. You know how we loved Rolly and all the good times we had together. May you cherish the memories as we will. Hugs and love to you.

  • Merle Libbrechtr

    So saddened to hear of your loss. I am glad that I was able to visit both of you last week
    Remember all the wonderful times you had together

  • Rick Beardsley

    Pat I’m so sorry hon. Rog will be missed.

  • So very sorry. Hugs to you!

  • April Roberts

    Condolences to the family. Rolly was a great man wonderful friend. He taught me to golf and bowl and because of his strict methods of teaching I excelled and won a few tournaments meaning if he believed in you he never gave up. That’s a good friend. Well Rolly fly high my friend I love you and we’ll meet again. I’m sure Rommelle met you at the gate.

  • Maureen Klein

    My heart is broken. Long time softball friend in Gold Canyon. Wonderful man and loved New York, Pat and then added Sister Kathy and Jonathan to Arizona. Ted and I enjoyed time with them in Prescott. Nice softball reunions. RIP awesome man.

  • Linda & Doug Bayless

    We were saddened by seeing the passing of Roger. Pat we are truly sorry for your loss. I remember all the good times at Gold Canyon on our corner. All the times you would wallk the dogs together. Lots of fun times spent with you kids. He will be missed. Our love, thoughts, ,Prayers & Condolences go out to you Pat, his family & your family. We will be Praying for you
    always. Much Love, Linda & Doug Bayless

  • Pat my heart goes out to you. I enjoyed knowing him and all the good times we had at Trade Winds. Well Wayne and Roger are together again planning the next Joke.

  • Pat, Jessie and I are deeply saddened with the news of Rogers passing. We still talk about the wonderful softball reunion that the both of you sponsored in Ithaca. Our prayers go out to you during these difficult days. I’m still playing ball with Roger’s glove.

  • Dana Buchanan

    So sorry to hear about your loss. Roger left a lot of memories for us to remember . He will be missed dearly.

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