Milton Henry Johnson was born in January 1926 in New York, NY to Rudolph Johnson and Mae Bernhardt Johnson. He was the middle child of three, his older sister being Florence Johnson Rennenkampf and his younger brother being Iver Johnson. The family faced challenges that placed the boys in the Wartburg Orphans' Farm School in Mount Vernon, NY. Milt recalled his time at the Wartburg with genuine appreciation for the loving care he received, as they taught him lessons in working diligently, shouldering responsibilities, and the qualities of honesty and integrity. \n\n \n\nBefore joining the U.S. Navy, Milt worked on the Manhattan Project in a facility at Columbia University in New York City. In the Navy, he was part of the V12 program and was in pilot training when WWII ended. After his service ended, he attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, where he graduated with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. It was during this time that he met the love of his life, Geraldine Mitchell. They were married in May 1949 and moved to New York City where Milt worked for the Rheingold Brewery in Brooklyn. After leaving Rheingold, he worked for Royal Dutch Shell until his retirement.\n\n \n\nMilt is survived by his wife, Geri, and three sons, Mitchell (Diane), Milton Jr. (Eileen), and Keith (Cathy), and one granddaughter, Tess. \n\n \n\nThroughout his life, Milt was well respected and loved by his family, his colleagues, and his friends. Donations in Milt's memory can be made to Wartburg Development Office, 1 Wartburg Place, Mount Vernon NY 10552(https://wartburg.org/donate/) or to a charity of your choice.