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Elected in 1981 … 1940 Suffern H.S. alumnus … salutatorian of his class… excelled in four sports for the Mounties: football, basket-ball, baseball and track … those were golden years for Suffern athletics, and Johnson was a major reason why … during his four-year high school career (1937-40), Suffern won the Rockland County track title four times, the county football championship three times, and the county baseball crown twice … Johnson was an All-County quarterback in football, a two-time All-County forward in basketball, a two-time All-County second baseman in baseball, and the county 100- and 220-yard dash champion in 1939 and 1940 … played with talented teammates such as Frank Consiglio, Frank DePatto, Paul Nail, Jute Perry and Sam Ventrola … served in the Navy during World War II, and did post-graduate work at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., but did not participate in collegiate athletics because of a ruptured appendix and a hernia while at the Naval Academy … went on to a career in management at Avon Products in Suffern.