The Post-Journal

Leonard T. "Len" Johnson

OBITUARY: Leonard T. "Len" Johnson, 87, of 138 N. Dow St., died unexpectedly at 5:19 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2005 in WCA Hospital.

A lifelong area resident, he was born Nov. 17, 1918, in Jamestown, the son of Edward N. and Ada Stalhandske Johnson.

He was a 1937 graduate of Jamestown High School, and had served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He had been employed at MRC for 19 years. From 1958 to 1972 he had managed the Fountain Bowl Lanes, and from 1972 until his death he operated Len's Bowling and Tennis Pro Shop in Lakewood.

He was inducted into the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame in 1986 for his accomplishments in tennis. He was city of Jamestown tennis champ for 23 years and had been active in area bowling for more than 50 years. Len was very helpful to many children in bowling and tennis for many years.

Surviving are his wife, Doris M. Johnson, whom he married May 29, 1943, in First Lutheran Church, two sons: Dale (Sharon) Johnson and Kenton (Shirley) Johnson all of Falconer, a daughter, Dawn Westrom (Curt) Westrom of Bemus Point, 10 grandchildren: Rodney, Richard and Corey Chipman, all of Connecticut, Ryan Westrom of Colorado, Karin Westrom of Bemus Point, Christopher Johnson of Ohio, Wendy Sanfilippo of Jamestown, Stacy, Andrew and Leanne Johnson, all of Falconer, and 10 great-grandchildren.

Internment will be in the Pine Hill Cemetery, Falconer.


The additional financial assistance of the community is critical to the success of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame. We gratefully acknowledge these individuals and organizations for their generous support.