Robert A. Johnson, 65, of Niagara Falls, NY, passed from this life suddenly on May 6, 2021, after his 10 year battle with mental illness. Born on June 15, 1955 in Niagara Falls, NY, he was the son of the late James A. Johnson and Josephine (nee Jasek) Johnson and the step-son of the late Edward T. Selfridge. On May 15, 1982, Bob, as he was known, married Linda M. Schucker.
Bob was a lifelong resident of Niagara Falls and graduated from Niagara Wheatfield High School. For 44 years, he was employed as a Patient Care Assistant in the surgical department for Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, up until his passing. In his spare time, Bob cared for others doing odd jobs and lawn care. Above all, he loved family vacations, especially cruises and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
In addition to his beloved wife, Bob is survived by his children, Kristina (Randy) Zaffran and Kevin Robert Johnson; grandchildren, Bryce David Bilotte-Johnson and twins, Aria MacKenzie and Jacob Byron Zaffran; grand-pups, Legacy and Sabre; siblings, Douglas (Linda) Johnson, Diane (Steve) Colosi and Sharon (late Dennis) Perry and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Kevin (Julie) Schucker. Besides his parents and step-father, Bob was predeceased by a brother, David Johnson and brother and sister-in-laws, David Schucker, Michael (living, Veronica) Schucker and Teresa Polka.
The family will be present on Monday, May 10th from 3-6:30 p.m. at the OTTO REDANZ FUNERAL HOME, 2215 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY (716-297-9007), where a prayer service will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, with Rev. Laura Norris-Buisch officiating. Bob’s funeral services and interment will be held privately with his family at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings may be made to a Suicide Prevention Charity of one's choice. Professional arrangements are under the direction of Michael R. Goodlander. Share condolences and memories at GOODLANDERCARES.com
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