The Obit For Edwin Johnson

Edwin 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 Senators.

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 great-grandchildren.

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.