William Noble Johnson, 82, a native Washingtonian who became a manager with
Ingersoll-Rand, an industrial engineering company, died Jan. 8 at a hospital hospice in
Boynton Beach, Fla. He had a seizure disorder and neck cancer.
Mr. Johnson was a 1941 graduate of Western High School, where he was senior
class president, and a 1943 graduate of Yale University.
He served on Navy submarines in the Pacific during World War II and was a Navy
veteran of the Korean War.
He spent his career away from the Washington area with Ingersoll-Rand. Among his
assignments was general manager for the company in London. He retired from the New
Jersey office around 1980 and moved to Boynton Beach.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Kathleen Kuldell Johnson of Boynton Beach; four
daughters, Sandra Johnson of Boynton Beach, Kristin Johnson of Telluride, Colo.,
Barbara Johnson of Portland, Ore., and Judith Heller of Quincy, Mass.; a sister, Alice
Miller of Annapolis; and five grandchildren.