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Hubert McClain Johnson, fondly known as “Tony”, was born on February 2, 1952, at Mercer Hospital in Trenton, New Jersey.
He was the youngest of three children born to Beatrice Dingman Johnson and Robert Jarrington Johnson Sr.: the oldest, Robert “Bobby” Jarrington Johnson, Jr., and middle, Robin Ray Johnson. The family lived at 130 Spring Street in Trenton, NJ from the 1930’s until 2001.
Tony attended Junior High School #5 in Trenton, NJ from kindergarten to 9th grade. He also attended St. Emma Military Academy, a school for black youth in Powhatan County, Virginia. He later graduated from Trenton Catholic High School. Tony continued his education and attended Trenton State College (currently known as The College of New Jersey) in Ewing, NJ.
Tony was a Vietnam Era Army Veteran who entered active duty on December 18, 1972, thru November 18, 1974. He was presented with The Purple Heart Medal for his service and was honorably discharged.
Tony accepted Jesus Christ at a young age and lived his life as a devote Catholic. He was a member of St. Mary’s Cathedral located in Trenton, NJ.
Early in Tony’s career, he was employed as a Housing Inspector for the City of Trenton. After relocating to Atlantic City, New Jersey, he began his career at the City of Atlantic City and worked his way up to Mercantile Inspector and retired from the Public Works Department. Tony was also employed by Atlantic County as a Case Manager for the Deptartment of Social Services. Though he held many jobs; he enjoyed driving and worked as a Chauffeur, and often talked about the celebrities he encountered and befriended.
Tony enjoyed spending time with his family, loved to played pool, basketball, ride his bike, cook and travel. He also was very talented on roller skates and taught many of his children how to skate. No matter where Tony resided, he would always come home and look up his friends and make rounds to visit loved ones.
Tony was predeceased by his mother and father, Beatrice and Robert Johnson, Sr.; his brother, Robert “Bobby” Jarrington Johnson, Jr.; his grandparents, Mabel & Clarence Dingman and Adelle & Levi Johnson, Sr.; his aunts and uncles: Gladys Williams, Katherine Usera, Clarence “Brud” Dingman, Levi Doyle Johnson, Hubert McClain Johnson, Sr., and Rachel Russell.
Tony leaves behind to cherish fond memories: his wife, Cynthia D. Johnson; his children: Rasheem Harris, Kareen Harris, Ahmad Harris, Alicia Saxon, Sophia Johnson, Anthony Johnson, Melony Johnson, and Steve Worthy; his stepchildren: Anastasia D. Jackson and Sasha C. Harley; 20 grandchildren that he was extremely proud of; his sister, Robin R. Johnson-Beard; and many blended and extended family, cherished cousins, children that loved him like a father, a host of friends, co-workers and loved ones who will miss him dearly.
Funeral service will be 11am Thursday, February 15, 2024 at Shiloh Baptist Church, 340 Rev. S. Howard Woodson Jr Way, Trenton, NJ 08618. Calling hours will be 9am until time of service. Interment will be at Washington Crossing National Park, Newtown, PA.