Walter J. Johnson of Medway, who leaves family in Falmouth, died May 31. He was 93.
He was the husband of Carolyn (Clough) Johnson, to whom he was married for 72 years.
He was born in Milford, the son of John and Rose Johnson. His family moved to Medway during World War II, and he became accomplished at baseball and football. He graduated from Medway High School with the Class of 1945.
Soon after his graduation, he enlisted with the US Navy and served on the USS Chicaskia, an oiler that serviced ships in the Pacific. He was honorably discharged a year later.
After returning home, he married his high school sweetheart, Carolyn Clough.
Mr. Johnson worked for Dyer Construction in Framingham while studying for a bachelor of science degree in education from Fitchburg State College. He taught industrial arts at Medway High School and later taught house carpentry at Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School.
In Medway Mr. Johnson served as the town’s part-time building inspector and was elected to terms on the board of health, planning board, housing authority and board of selectmen.
He belonged to The Odd Fellows organization, of which he became the Grand Master of Massachusetts in 1997, and was a member of the Medway Community Church, the American Legion, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. In his earlier years, he volunteered with the Boy Scouts and coached Little League.
Trips to Cape Cod were among his favorite pastimes.
In addition to his wife, he leaves a daughter, Kristen Kirby of Medway; two sons, David Johnson and Steven Johnson, both of Falmouth; five grandchildren, Brendan Kirby, Melissa Healy, Ryan Johnson, Alexa Johnson and Victoria Johnson; and extended family.
He was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters; and his 7-year-old son, Randall Walter Johnson.
Calling hours will be Sunday, June 6, from 2 to 5 PM at Ginley Crowley Funeral Home, 3 Barber Street in Medway.
His funeral service will be Monday, June 7, at 11 AM at Medway Community Church at 196 Main Street, followed by burial at Evergreen Cemetery in Medway.