MILTON - Edwin L. Johansen, 96, passed away on March 18, 2022 after a short illness.
Born in Hook Creek, Long Island, New York to Christian and Ella Johansen on November 7, 1925. Ed enlisted in the USN in November 1945 rising to the rank of Electrician’s Mate First Class. Upon leaving the Navy, Ed worked for Bethlehem Steel rising to the level of Assistant General Manager in the Bethship Hoboken Division. He retired in 1982.
Ed was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years Maria (nee Loeffler), his older sister Jessie Petersen and brother Charles Johansen.
Ed is survived by his daughter Karen of Milton, son Doug and his wife Kriss of Wantage New Jersey, his granddaughters Pamela Johansen-Buresh and her husband John of Wantage New Jersey and Victoria Johansen of Beaufort South Carolina and his great-granddaughter Delainey Buresh.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Gary Sinise Foundation (www.garysinisefoundation.org).
A viewing will be held for Ed on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. at Dale Ranck Creamation & Funeral Care, 125 N. Front Street, Milton. Private burial will take place at a later date in Fort Indiantown GAP National Cemetery, Annville with full military honors.