- January 1, 1927 - October 7, 2012
- Indianapolis, Indiana
of Judge Paul's Passing
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“Mr. and Mrs. Johnson always treated me with the greatest kindness and respect. Our deepest sympathies to the family.
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“I am so sorry for your loss. I remember being in Judge Johnson's court on many occassion and admired his ability to be a fair and impartial Judge....Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Robert Knox - Zionsville, IN
“WITH SYMPATHY FROM ALL OF THE RITCHIE FAMILY; NEWELL,ROSA,DALE, ANGELA AND LINDA. YOU WLL BE MISSED GREATLY.
3 of 11 | Posted by: NEWELL RITCHIE - ZIONSVILLE, IN
“I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing; While our encounters were limited to my frequent road trips between Denver and the East Coast (often...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Ray Gottesfeld - Denver, CO
“I wish to express my sincere and deep heartfelt condolences to the family of Judge Paul H. Johnson Jr. With Deepest Sympathy,Henry VinsonCincinnati,...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Henry Vinson - Cincinnati, OH
“Dear cousins and families - know that David's and my prayers are with you all. We have such great memories of visiting with Bud and Rita in...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Cindy Morrell - South Hadley, MA
“When I was a young attorney starting out Judge Johnson was kind enough to appoint me as a public defender on several cases. I always enjoyed...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Wayne Sturtevant
“My deepest condolences to the Johnson family on the death of my great-Uncle Bud. He was my grandmother's brother. I will always remember the visits...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Jeanne Hough - South Hadley, MA
“Judge Johnson was one of the finest jurists before whom I ever had the privilege of appearing. He was always engaging and jovial. Great guy. God...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Kathy Smith
“We are so sorry and have lost a very good friend We have such great memories. Back shore cocktails, Indy 500 parties and our trip to California and...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Joyce and Dan Doane - ME
“Dear Johnson Family,
There are few things more difficult than dealing with the loss of a loved one. We, along with our staff, are honored and...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers - IN
The Honorable Paul Hendricks Johnson, Jr.
of Indianapolis, formerly of Peaks Island, Maine, died October 7, 2012. A former Boone County Superior Court Judge and respected attorney, Paul was born in Indianapolis on New Year's Day, 1927 to the late Paul Hendricks and Fern Frances (Chambers) Johnson.
Paul served his country with the Army Counter Intelligence Corps, and was a graduate of Dartmouth College (1948) and Indiana University School of Law (1955). Paul was a judge for nearly 20 years and was Prosecuting Attorney from 1958 to 1962. He was named a Sagamore of the Wabash by Governor Evan Bayh in 1990.
Paul married Rita Gabrielle Michaud on November 25, 1950. They lived in Zionsville, Indiana from 1957 until 1990, when they moved to Peaks Island, Maine. They returned to Indianapolis in 2007. Paul was a member of St. Christopher Catholic Church, Peaks Island, and St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church in Zionsville. Paul was an Eagle Scout, and was active with the Boy Scouts of America much of his life, helping found Troop 358 in Zionsville.
Paul is survived by his children Paul (Donna) Johnson of Indianapolis; Henry Johnson(Christina) of Lebanon, Maine; Andrew Johnson of Indianapolis; Mark (Kathleen) Johnson of Lawrenceburg; Christopher (Cathie) of Zionsville; Gregory Johnson of Zionsville; and Claudia Woodard (John) of Lanesville. He is also survived by his loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Paul was preceded in death in 2008 by Rita, his wife of 57 years, and by his sister Barbara Jeanne White.
Friends may greet Paul's family at Flanner and Buchanan Zionsville, 105 W. Pine, on Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial is planned at a later date at St. Christopher Catholic Church, Peaks Island, Maine. Paul will be laid to rest next to Rita at Pond Grove Cemetery on Peaks Island. Memorial contributions may be made to ALS Association, Indiana Chapter, 6525 E. 82nd Street, Suite 115, Indianapolis, IN 46250 or St. Vincent Hospice, 8450 N. Payne Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268
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