James N. Johnson (Jim)


James N. Johnson (Jim)                                                  

Rochester, NY: June 26, 2023, at age 77.

Predeceased by his parents, Emma (Emily)& William, brothers Paul, Gerard, Herb & Sister-in-law Marilyn.

Survived by brother Arthur, Sister-in-law Ellen, Thomas Schultz, Muriel (Mom) Schultz, Peggy Griffin, several nieces & nephews along  w/Great nieces & nephews, cousins & close friends Chuck Argento and Gail Mastrella.

Jim grew up on Maple Street in Rochester. He was a student and a long-time parishioner at St Peter & Paul Church and a member of the Dignity Integrity/Rochester faith community for many years.

 He worked at Monroe Community College as a horticulturalist, making the grounds of the college beautiful.  He loved the mountains, hiking and spending time at the family cabin in Caneadea NY, that his father built.  He loved planting and caring for trees and flowers. Jim was known for his kind heart & love of animals. He worked hard to see that the feral cats in the community did not go hungry and had a chance of survival, working with many rescue groups.

 Please consider making a donation to a local animal shelter or rescue in his memory.

A memorial mass with be held on Monday, August 7th at 4:00pm at St Theodores Church, 168 Spencerport Rd in Gates.

7 Condolences

  1. Gail Mastrella on July 19, 2023 at 8:45 pm

    Jim was one of my best & sweetest friends. He will be greatly missed!


  2. Fr. Michael Nicosia on July 19, 2023 at 10:21 pm

    A dear heart that embraced life with a smile. May his blessings endure.

  3. Barbara Lakeberg on July 20, 2023 at 12:39 am

    I’m so very sorry that Jim has died. He was so very kind to animals and especially loved my kitty BabyCakes whose posts on Facebook he enjoyed reading. She was a feral kitten I’d rescued in 2019 when she had a broken leg and needed surgery. Jim recently sent a kind contribution to help her and other rescued feral cats. Such a good person Jim was.

    • Patty Hayes on July 22, 2023 at 3:18 pm

      A beautiful heart embodied in a kind human! Many condolences to all those who are grieving. May Jim’s memory be a blessing.

  4. Karen Stooks on July 20, 2023 at 12:52 pm

    Jim was a very kind and generous man. When I walk thru my home and gardens Jim is alive in the plants he gifted me. He will be missed. Rest in peace my friend.

  5. Roz and Barb on July 20, 2023 at 8:36 pm

    Jim always had a warm smile for everyone. He had a kind and loving heart.
    Roz and Barb

  6. Liz Doyle on July 22, 2023 at 6:10 pm

    Always had a caring word and heart. His ability to make people smile was so amazing. May the words and love surround you in peace, comfort and love during this difficult time.

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