Canastota-Walter T. “Bud” Johnson, 67, passed away peacefully on November 4, 2022, at his home, with his beloved wife Mary and his family by his side.
He was born on August 19, 1955, in Oneida, the son of the Gilbert F. and Clara Jean Albee Johnson. Bud grew up in Oneida and was a graduate of Oneida High School. Bud had worked at the former Oneida Limited for several years. He went on to do road construction work. He eventually went on to start his own construction and trucking business, Johnson Trucking. In Syracuse, on May 24, 1980, Bud married Mary Hanyak. Bud worked hard and found the time to play ever harder. Family time was very important, especially the “great” bonfires. A cold Coors Light Beer, would always put a smile on Bud’s face. An avid outdoorsman, Bud enjoyed both hunting and fishing. Bud found his sanctuary at the family home in Forestport. As a young man, Bud idealized his dad, as a “jack of all trades, but a master of none;” Walt fulfilled his dream of growing up just like his dad.
He is survived by his wife and soulmate Mary; his beloved mother Clara Jean Johnson of Canastota; his sons Walter G. (Cheyenne) Johnson of Canastota and Fredrick T. (Jenna) Johnson of Bridgeport; his daughters Kathryn A. Bartholmew, and her fiancé, Pat Emerson, and Joanna J. Johnson and her fiancé Jack Coots; his brothers James “Rick” Johnson and Peter (Renee) Johnson; his sisters Marjorie Johnson, Judy (Tom) Zesky and Lorrie Storozvk; his beloved grandchildren: Dylan, Gavinn, Pyper, Maddox, Jade, Parker, Kennedi, Owen, Jasper, Nora, and Caroline. Walt leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many close friends.
Walt was predeceased by his dad, Gilbert; his brothers, Daniel “Dozer” Johnson and Steve Johnson.
Grave side services will be held for Bud on Thursday, November 10, 2022, at 12 PM (Noon) at the Boonville Village Cemetery. There will be a public visitation to be held on Wednesday, November 9, from 4-7 PM, at the Coolican-McSweeney & Paul Funeral Home, 322 Washington Avenue, Oneida. On Thursday, November 10, starting at 3 PM, Bud’s family and friends will gather to celebrate his life, at CJ Rocks Frogs Bar, (formerly Jacks or Better,) 1079 Lake Road, Oneida, New York, all are welcome to attend. Bud and his family are being cared for by Jeffrey T. Paul, Director of the Coolican-McSweeney & Paul Funeral Home of Oneida. To offer a condolence or share a message, please visit: coolican-mcsweeny.com