YARMOUTH — Francis Pendleton “Frank” Johnson, 76, died peacefully with his family holding him by the hand on Sept. 20.
Born in Belfast on Sept. 13, 1935, son of Robert W. and Catherine Pendleton Johnson, he attended schools in Belfast and Rumford, where he graduated from Stevens High School. At Stevens he was an outstanding athlete and was All-American in football, baseball and basketball.
While attending Bowdoin College he was active in basketball, president of DKE fraternity and other organizations and formed friendships that lasted a lifetime.
After Bowdoin he and his new bride Sally moved to New York City where he entered Columbia University and earned an MBA.
Later on they moved to Maine and he worked as a partner for many years at Ernst & Ernst before working as a principle at BerryDunn.
He belonged to a number of professional organizations, was a trustee at St. Josephs and Falmouth Memorial Library and was a member of the Portland Country Club.
His best times were spent with his wife and three children, Linda, Samuel and Elizabeth on the ski slopes and at the many camps they rented over the years. He enjoyed coaching his son Samuel’s little league baseball team even though they never won a game. He and Sally had 53 beautiful years together and enjoyed being together whether traveling, on the golf course, or elsewhere. They lived most of their married life in Falmouth, before moving to Yarmouth, and spending winters in Stuart, Fla.
He was predeceased by his brother Samuel.
Surviving are his loving wife, Sally; his beloved children and their respective spouses, Linda and Victor, Samuel and Kristen, and Elizabeth and Titus; and by his grandchildren, who affectionately called him “Bumpy,” Hugo, Maxwell, Emily, Jacob, Grace, William, and Anna.
Memorial services were held last weekend.
Arrangements are by Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth.
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