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Coral Ridge Funeral Home & Coral Ridge Cemetery

950 Chiquita Blvd. S, Cape Coral, FL

OBITUARY

William John Johnson

October 7, 1959June 21, 2020
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William John Johnson, 60, of Cape Coral, Florida passed away Sunday, June 21, 2020.

William Johnson was born October, 7, 1959 in Queens, New York to Ernest and Marjorie (Symonds) Johnson. He grew up in Seaford, New York, where he met his future wife, Regina “Gina” (Consalvo) Johnson, at just 18 years old. He went on to join the United States Marine Corp, where he served as a Lance Corporal from 1979-1983, and a reservist until 1985. He spent a year in Japan with the USMC, before returning home and graduating from Farmingdale University with a degree in Business.

Billy and Gina married in 1985 and spent the next 35 years together. In Fall of 1990, Billy and Gina relocated to Cape Coral, Florida, where Billy decided to open a New York style deli and pizzeria. He became a father to a baby girl in December of 1990. Billy and his family would spend the remainder of his life enjoying sunny southwest Florida, or “Paradise” as Billy would call it.

Billy was a kind, quiet, gentle, laid back spirit, who loved to relax and have a good time. He had a great sense of humor, and would quietly crack a joke at just the right time. He always accepted people for who they were, never said no, and was a friend to all. He enjoyed 5,000 piece puzzles, the stock market, fantasy football, hanging out in his man cave watching sports and playing video games, and making drinks for everyone to enjoy by the pool. He had a zest for traveling, cooking, trying new foods and restaurants. He loved dogs, red wine, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Regina Marie Johnson; one daughter, Brianna (Stefan) Zhivkov; two grandchildren, Mason Zhivkov and Avalyn Zhivkov; his mother, Marjorie Johnson; and two siblings, Linda (Steven) Aronowitz and Richard (Dianne) Johnson.

A visitation will be held between the hours of 11 - 2pm on Monday, June 29th at Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery with service to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Cape Coral Animal Shelter.

  • FAMILY

  • Ernest, Father (deceased)
  • Marjorie, Mother
  • Linda (Steven), Sister
  • Richard (Dianne), Brother
  • Regina, Wife
  • Brianna (Stefan), Daughter
  • Mason, Grandchild
  • Avalyn, Grandchild

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Mike Shinn

June 30, 2020

I did not know Bill personally, but I want to extend my condolences to Regina, her daughter, and their extended family.

Linda Aronowitz

June 27, 2020

You are my younger brother. I have loved you since the day you were born. We were all proud of the man you became. You followed your passion and enjoyed life! You reminded me so much of Dad, that quiet gentle way you both had. I will miss you so very much!

Sherry Reed

June 26, 2020

Willie,

It was an honor working with you. I loved your stories! I loved your scene of humor, and I loved that you laughed at my stupid jokes.

You taught me not to take myself so seriously, and to know the difference between what was important and what I could walk away from.

You helped keep me grounded but encouraged me to reach for the stars.

RSW TSA

June 26, 2020

Son, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Friend, Confidant, Entrepreneur, Marine, TSO.

Willie has held many titles in his life. At RSW he wasn’t just a TSO. He was our friend, brother in blue, and confidant. Willie was part of our RSW family. He carried himself as a humble man who had compassion and understanding for every officer, no matter what stage of experience they had in life. He looked upon the young with no envy, just secret understanding. He looked upon the old with honor, appreciation and admiration.

Willie enjoyed his life. He often shared his stories of his travels and previous successes with new officers. His love for fine food was no secret. What he loved most about the finer indulgences, was enjoying them with his family. His love of sports was evident with basketball, football or baseball; he had a sport for every season. As long as the team was from New York, he was cheering. Many officers at RSW enjoyed friendly debates with Willie on whose teams were the better teams. Trips around the world, NY sports teams, trying new things, stopping and smelling the roses; he enjoyed every breath.
Willie was the definition of kind. With compassion, he checked in on his co-workers. He has seen us through heartbreak, mistakes, worry, anxiety, hurricanes, government shut downs, and on and on. He understood what we experienced and shared his words of wisdom. While not a man of many words, his words were impactful, everlasting, and executed with perfection. He knew our pain would pass. When we could see no light, he would point the way.
Willie loved his country. He was a US Marine Veteran (once a Marine, always a Marine). He continued to serve his country as a Transportation Security Officer. He wanted every American to have the opportunity to succeed in life and enjoy life. He was willing to sacrifice his life for what he believed in.
RSW salutes you Officer Willie Johnson. Thank you for your service, friendship, advice, and understanding. Semper Fidelis!

Lane Johnson

June 26, 2020

Dang Uncle Willie,
You will be sorely missed around the workplace. You were easily approachable, always had a interesting story, and brought a peaceful way of being when we worked together. I'm sure all of us that worked with you at TSA knew you were always reliable, friendly, encouraging and professional. I know you aren't an actual Uncle to me and always cracked a smile when I referred to you as such. God speed my friend, They are getting one of the good one's. Thanks for your kindness.
To his family and friends, please remember all the good times you must of had together. When the sun hits your faces, be sure to smile when you think of him. I certainly know he'd want to know you were smiling about his life and the memories you shared.
Peace be with you all.

Jess Kelly

June 26, 2020

Will, this hurts. I appreciate your friendship and relied heavy, on your ear and your advise. You are important to me. Your friendship was everything to me, because I truly needed it. Thank you for being a good friend. I know that your daughter will miss you the most. You spoke highly of her. I know how much you love her and how proud of her, you are. I hope that your spirit made it to a better place. You are already missed, a lot.

Lori Kuehl

June 26, 2020

My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Johnson family. It was such a joy to work with Willie. I will never forget the warmth of his smile he brought to work every day. The loss of Willie is felt by his co-workers at TSA at RSW. Our hearts are saddened by this loss. May the memories of his wonderful personality be remembered by all who knew him. May the peace that comes from your memories comfort you now and the days ahead. May the Lord bless and comfort all of you during this very difficult time.

Rick Johnson

June 25, 2020

Bill you were the best brother anyone could of wished for. I will miss your kind and considerate ways. You were always thoughtful and kind to every one you spoke about. I loved the basketball games we had growing up in Seaford NY. I can't express enough how much of a blessing it was for me to call you my brother. You also transitioned to a thoughtful and caring man. I was always proud to call you my brother. You always had my back and you will be missed immensely RIP Bill

theresa manley

June 25, 2020

So sad to hear about Billy many great memories with him at the Deli I will always remember his happy go lucky ways. He had the best smile and he was a kind and caring man. RIP Billy .

Victor Davis

June 24, 2020

We will miss Bill greatly. He was very kind and always had a nice word.

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