Roberts Johnson Sr.
Published in The Frederick
News-Post on August 15, 2012
Mr. Edwin Roberts Johnson,
Sr., beloved husband of the late Pauline Parramore Scott Johnson, to whom
he was married to for 61 years, died quietly at his home on Breeze Hill
Farm in Comus, MD on August 12, 2012.
He was born September 7, 1917 and was the son of the late Hazel Lee Roberts
Johnson and Walter Perry Johnson, Hall of Fame pitcher for the Washington
Edwin graduated from Bethesda Chevy-Chase High School and the University
of Maryland where he majored in agriculture. In his senior year at Maryland
he was president of student government and of his class. He was also president
of Phi Delta Theta fraternity and a member of Omicron Delta Kappa honor
society. Edwin was all conference in basketball and played second base
for the Terps baseball team.
After graduating he played baseball for the Yankees organization on farm
teams in Norfolk, VA and Easton, MD. He worked on his dad's dairy farm
in Germantown and raced thoroughbred horses in Maryland and Florida. Edwin
also sold real estate and obtained his brokers license.
In 1955 he purchased Breeze Hill Farm where he spent the rest of his life.
Edwin is survived by his sister Caroline Thomas, sons Ed, Jr. and David,
daughters Elinor and Nancy, four grandsons, seven granddaughters and seven
His final years were spent comfortably at Breeze Hill with his dogs, books
and music, lovingly cared for by his daughter Nancy and her family.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 18 at the
Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD
(hiltonfh.com), followed by a celebration of his life for family and friends
at Breeze Hill Farm.