Belfast, NY - Kathleen J. Johnson, 56, of 71 Sherman Avenue passed away Friday, April 12, 2013 at the Comfort House of Allegany County following a long illness. She was born December 12, 1956 in Cuba, NY the daughter of John and Rita (Shaffer) Johnson.
Kathleen was raised in Belfast, was a graduate Belfast High School and was a former resident of Belmont. She was a member of the Herbert DeLong Post 808 American Legion Auxiliary.
She is survived by a daughter, Lacie (Lance) Lavallee of Belfast, two grandchildren, Camden Smith and Layla Lavallee, both at home, her mother, Rita Winterhalter of Belfast, a brother, Dale (Karen) Johnson of Rochester, two sisters, Rita (Tom) Higley and Carol (Roy) Benjamin Both of Florida, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her father, John Johnson, her step-father, Fred Winterhalter and a brother, Ronald Johnson.
Friends are invited to call on Monday, April 15, 2013 from 12 noon to 1:30 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc., 17 Schuyler Street in Belmont. A memorial service will follow at 1:30 pm in the funeral home with Pastor Richard Helms presiding. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Belmont. The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Comfort House of Allegany County. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.