Karl S. Johnson January 2, 1949 - July 9, 2021

Karl S. Johnson, 72, passed away peacefully at his home on July 9, 2021. Born and raised in Parkside, PA, he was a graduate of Sun Valley High School, class of ’66. He has been a resident of N. Wilmington for the past 44 years and was a jeweler at Doubet’s Jewelry Store in Media for over 50 years. Karl was also a veteran of the National Guard. He is predeceased by his father George Johnson, his brother Kirk Johnson, and his grandson Brett Johnson.

Karl was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and loved Nascar. He enjoyed meeting his friends each morning at the Coffee Shop. Christmas time was his all-time favorite season and joy just radiated from him the whole month.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 50 years Kimberly Johnson (nee Bateman); his mother Margaret Johnson; his loving children Craig Johnson (Lynn) and Michelle Skelly (Dave); and his 4 grandchildren Taylor and Sean Johnson and Kyle and Natalie Skelly.

Memorial service Wednesday 12 noon at the Bateman-Allen Funeral Home, Edgmont Ave., Brookhaven, PA, 19015. Visitation Wednesday 11-12 at the funeral home. Burial private. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Heart Association, www.heart.org, 300 5th Ave., Suite 6, Waltham, MA, 02451. Online condolences can be sent via www.batemanfuneralhome.com.

Memorial service Wednesday 12 noon at the Bateman-Allen Funeral Home, 4220 Edgmont Ave., Brookhaven, PA, 19015. Visitation Wednesday 11-12 at the funeral home. Burial private.


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    Joy Holt Bardsley says

    Kim, I’m so sorry to hear about Karl. So many great memories about him at Sun Valley. Time passes so fast and we get so busy with our families but our memories will always be with us. Take care. Thinking and praying for you and your family.

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    Linda Ray says

    Kim and your family, so sorry to hear of your loss. May you all be comforted by your memories. Linda Armstrong Ray, Class of 66.

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    Rosenberg Gary says

    Kim, I am so very sorry and so very sad. We were all best friends in high school and after. This is such a sad loss. I have so many fun and happy memories. I’m praying for you and your family.

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    Candi Jones Caporale says

    Kim, I am deeply saddened to learn of Karl’s passing. I remember you both from high school with a smile, and my path crossed with Karl’s many times during his time at Doubets. Praying for you and your family that all the wonderful memories give you peace during this difficult time.

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    william sommerville says

    Kim; so sorry to learn of Karl’s passing. I last saw him about 10 years ago at the shop in Media as I stopped in to thank him for his excellent work resetting an old family ring as an engagement ring for our son’s bride. We had a nice visit! A long time since Sun Valley and all our activities together… who knew having lived in Maine for the past 45 years that our son would move to Media, meet a girl and have Karl craft the engagement ring… that gave Karl and I our final meeting. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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    Leonora & Glenn Lima says

    I only just learned about Karl having passed. I am so very sorry to hear this news.. He was a really nice person and customer when I worked bartending at the Thirsty Bulldog. He always loved for me to put Motor Trend on the Television, he spoke fondly about his daughter Ms. Skelly (at Talley Middle School where both my children attended just a couple years ago. I always wanted to make sure I had his miller high life on ice and ready when he would come in during my shifts. He was quite, polite and just a really nice man.

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