C. Gilbert Johnson Sr., 69, a retired city employee who was active in the city's Irish community, died Saturday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center of heart failure.
A mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Loch Raven Boulevard and Putty Hill Avenue. Burial will be in the Maryland State Veterans Cemetery at Garrison Forest.
Born in Baltimore, he graduated from City College. He served in World War II with the Marine Corps and participated in the battle for Guadalcanal and other action in the Pacific. Among his military decorations was the Purple Heart.
Mr. Johnson worked many years for Hess Shoes on Eutaw Street and also sold cars at the Luby and Suburban Chevrolet dealerships. From 1981 to 1991, he was fleet administrator for the city's central garage.
He was past commander of Chapter 8, Disabled American Veterans, and was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Towson lodge of the Loyal Order of the Moose.
From 1973 until 1988, he was president of the St. John's Oldtimer's Association and was grand marshal of the 1982 St. Patrick's Day parade.
Survivors include his wife, the former Agnes C. Boland; three daughters, Mary Helene Miller of Baltimore, Winifred J. Buettner of New Freedom, Pa., and Anne Johnson-Wedge of Baltimore; a son, Charles G. Johnson Jr. of Baldwin; two sisters, Betty Waldner of Westminster and Eileen Fowler of Baltimore; and eight grandchildren.