TOPSHAM — Louis Eric Johnson, 81, died March 29 at the Maine Veteran’s Home in Augusta.

He was born in Ridgewood, N.J., March 6, 1928, a son of Otto H. and Mary M. (Dorion) Johnson.

He served in the U.S. Air Force for 24 years, including during World War II and the Korean War. After his retirement from the Air Force, he attended Southern Maine Community College and earned an associate’s degree in carpentry. He was also a private pilot and instructor for more than 20 years. A memorable assignment was flying Puffins from Maine during their reintroduction to Newfoundland.

He volunteered at the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program in Brunswick and was a member of the Maine Coast Railroad.

He was predeceased by his wife, Dorothea McCormick, in 1997, brothers, Edward, Paul and Joseph and a sister, Marguerite Honaski.

Surviving are his sons, Eric M. Johnson of Herndon, Va., James J. Johnson and his wife, Kellie of Topsham, and Mark A. Johnson of Topsham, daughters, Kathleen M. Vaillancourt and her husband, David of South China, and Anne M.J. Jameson and her husband, Glenn of Bowdoinham; his sister, M. Jackie Ammons of Brunswick; seven grandchildren, Abbey, Erin, Julia, Tyson, Lindsey, Bayli and Lauren; and two great-grandchildren, Maddie and Morgan.

Memorial services were held last week.

Arrangements are by Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal St., Brunswick.

Memorial donations can be made to St. Charles Borromeo Church, 132 McKeen St., Brunswick, ME 04011, or to the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program, 84A Union St., Brunswick, ME 04011.

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