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Edway Johnson Obituary

Edway Richard Johnson
Edway Richard Johnson

December 13, 1927 - November 28, 2012
Resided in Fairfax, VA
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Edway Richard Johnson "Ed" passed away peacefully on November 28, 2012 at Fairfax INOVA Hospital, Fairfax, VA following a lengthy illness. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Geraldine Love Johnson "Jerry" and seven children Melinda Johnson Emery (Rockford) Springfield, VA, Deborah Johnson Sutton (Steve) Knoxville, TN, Jillanna Johnson Lane (Gerald) of Knoxville, TN, Marianna Johnson Corum (Alvin, deceased) Knoxville, TN, Lt. Col. Edway R. Johnson II (Kelly) of Leesburg, VA, Constance Johnson Barton (Craig) of Manassas, VA, and Lt. Col. Theodore A. Johnson (Monica) of Ft. Leavenworth, KS.

Ed was born on December 13, 1927 in Lima, Ohio and grew up in Lima and Columbus, Ohio where he attended West High School. Following graduation Ed spent two years in the U. S. Navy. After being discharged from the Navy, Ed attended Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, then began his career with Monsanto Chemical Company, in Fernald, Ohio as a chemist. Following that Ed worked for National Lead Company at the AEC plant in Fernald, Ohio where his interest in the nuclear energy field began. At that point he and three associates with the same interests in nuclear energy led the effort to begin what would become Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc. of Erwin, TN, a supplier of nuclear fuel to the U. S. Navy. Ed was also involved in the development of Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc. at West Valley, NY. In 1964 Ed formed E. R. Johnson Associates, an engineering firm, which later evolved into JAI Corporation. He headed JAI Corporation until the end of 2011. During the past year Ed had continued working as a private consultant in the nuclear energy industry for companies in the US and abroad.

The Rite of Christian Burial is planned for 11 am on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at St. Leos Catholic Church located at 3700 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030 followed by burial in the Fairfax City Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to further celebrate Ed's life at the Army Navy Country Club located at 3315 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers contributions be made to the Edway R. and Geraldine L. Johnson Scholarship for Science at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403, which has been giving scholarships to outstanding young people in the sciences for the past several years.

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Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home
9902 Braddock Road
Fairfax, VA US 22032
St. Leo the Great Catholic Church
3700 Old Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA US 22030
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
11:00 AM
Fairfax City Cemetery
1056 Main Street
Fairfax, VA US 22030
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Reception to Celebrate Ed's life
Army Navy Country Club
3315 Old Lee Hwy
Fairfax, VA US 22030
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
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