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Clifford H. “Cliff” Johnson

Service Date: November 20, 2020
Visitation Info: Linnemann Funeral Home Erlanger
Interment Info: Linnemann Funeral Home Crematory
Service Info: Linnemann Funeral Home Erlanger
Service Info

Clifford H. “Cliff” Johnson, 70, passed away peacefully at his Crestview Hills, KY residence on Saturday, November 14, 2020.  Cliff was born in Washington D.C. on September 23, 1950 to the late William and Erma Johnson.  Cliff worked as a microbiologist for the EPA and retired after 35 years.  In addition to his parents, Cliff was preceded in death by his brother Brian Johnson and brother in law Mark Sheets.  He is survived by his wife of 39 years Peggy Johnson, daughters Andi Henry (Adam), Brittany King (Nathan), and Caiti Johnson, grandchildren Kensley, Brynn, Hadley, and Trapper, sisters Sandy Winburg (Roger), Beth Gundy (David), and Dorothy Sheets, and sister-in-law Pat Johnson.  A visitation will be held on Friday, November 20, 2020 from 11am until 1pm at Linnemann Funeral Home in Erlanger, KY.  A funeral service will immediately follow the visitation.  Online condolences can be made at

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Linnemann Funeral Home Erlanger

30 Commonwealth Avenue
1:00 pm

Linnemann Funeral Home Erlanger

30 Commonwealth Avenue

Linnemann Funeral Home Crematory

Address: 30 Commonwealth Avenue Erlanger, KY - Kentucky 41018
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Clifford H. “Cliff” Johnson


so sorry

I am so sorry to hear of Cliff’s passing. I worked with him at the EPA and he was a very nice man. He will be missed. He is in the best place. Michelle Miller

Deepest Condolences

Cliff was the model public servant and Federal scientist. He spent his entire career at EPA working on the most fundamental of human needs, safe drinking water. Countless Americans and other across the world benefitted from his hard work and the lives of many were saved and are better because of Cliff’s research. He was respected and admired by his peers and his managers. He was funny and serious at the same time. The nation has lost a giant. I know he has a very special place in heaven. With deepest condolences to his family and friends. Sally C. Gutierrez (Former Director. EPA Cincinnati)

Aunt Peggy and Girls

We are so very sorry for your loss. Uncle Cliff was the sweetest . We cherished our time that we had together . We had the best times at grandpa and grandma’s house as a family . We will cherish that forever. Love you all .
Love ,
Sarah and William Bolin

Sorry for your loss

Dear Peggy and family, sorry to hear of your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Your friend Bonnie Landis

Sharing in your sadness as you remember Cliff


We’re so sorry to hear of Cliff’s passing. Although we have not seen you guys in such a long time, we have fond memories of the family get gatherings. We always remember how kind Cliff was and how he enjoyed his children.

Although we can’t be there with you, we are sending prayers for you and your family.

With deepest sympathy,

Joe & Amy Dotson

My Condolence

So sorry to hear of Cliff’s passing. We worked together for several years at EPA. He was a man of integrity. May he rest in peace.
Karen White

With Sympathy

Dear Peggy and the rest of the Johnson Family,
I was so sorry to see that Cliff had passed. I got to know him at St. Pius X Church many years ago. He had similar interests working for the EPA. He was always a great guy to talk to, soft spoken and so kind. I’m glad I got to know him.
Dave Nutini

Sorry to hear,

Over the years Cliff and I became good friends. He was a great man to work with and always had a kind and gentle nature. So very sorry to hear of Cliff’s passing. I’m including a couple of photos of “Water Day” a few years back. Again, so sorry to hear of his passing.

I am sorry for your loss

I had the pleasure of working with Cliff for many years. He was one who every thought very highly of. This world will miss him. Kim R Fox