Mark Johnson, age 55, of Grand Island, NY, formerly of Somers Point, NJ passed away peacefully on September 12, 2017. Mark was born in Somers Point, the son of Elsie and Bill Johnson. Mark graduated from Mainland Regional High School, class of 1979. Mark worked for many years as a Technician for Praxair Chemical Company in Niagara Falls, NY. He had a great passion for racing Hydroplane boats and was several times National Champion and a 2-time APBA Hall of Champions inductee. Mark is predeceased by his mother Elsie Johnson, survived by his father Bill Johnson (Barbara), his son Joshua Johnson, sister Peggy Rodriguez (Michael), fiancé Shari Shields, niece Alison Struzek (Tim), nephews Ahren Dennis, Tyler and Dalton Rodriguez, and great niece Paytyn Struzek. He is also survived by Jeremy Smith who Mark raised as a son.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Wednesday evening from 7-9pm and Thursday morning from 9-10am at MIDDLETON-STROBLE & ZALE FUNERAL HOME, 304 Shore Road, Somers Point, NJ 08244. PH (609) 927-3844. Burial will follow at Zion Cemetery in Egg Harbor Township. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm & Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY14263.