The Life of James H Johnson
JAMES HAL JOHNSON STRUTHERS – Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel for James Hal Johnson, 69, who passed away Friday morning at the Hospice House, after a short battle with lung caner. Hal was born Sept. 13, 1942, in Youngstown, a son of the late Adam and Emma (Evans) Johnson. A 1960 graduate of Fitch High School, he played trumpet in the U.S. Army Military Band in Germany. He worked at GATX making tank cars, played in the Warren Junior Military Band and enjoyed listening to Drum and Bugle Corps. Hal was also a master woodworker. He will be sadly missed by his wife, the former Sally Domagalski, whom he married Sept. 25, 1993; one son, Michael Johnson of Youngstown; one daughter, Cynthia Lou Domagalski of Struthers; one sister, Margarett Hegel of Hubbard; one brother, Adam “Butch” Johnson of Mineral Ridge; and one grandson, Brandon Domagalski. Besides his parents, Hal was predeceased by a son, David Hal Johnson; and a sister, Marilyn Love. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home prior to the services.