Cohnway Matthew Johnson

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"Auntie" Pam
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68 years old
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I'm Aunt Pam, "Auntie" as Cohnway called me.  His Daddy, Mike, is my Brother.  We were all blessed to have Cohnway as part of the family for 26 years.  He enriched all our lives and he is missed everyday.  His spirit is strong and with us always.  He lived his dream and will never ever ever be forgotten.  We didn't want him to leave us, but God must have needed him more.  Cohnway, you will remain in my heart, mind, and soul forever.

Love, "Auntie Pam



BJ Chomout
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I live in Yoakum Texas.  Cohnway was like a brother to me and a best friend anyone could have.  He will be truly missed by his fellow friends and by our Bar-B-Que Team.( Smoke Eaters Bar-B-Que)  He truly touched many people during his life.  He will be forever in my heart and deeply missed.. Cohnway, God Bless my Brother and love ya!!!!



Big J
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67 years old
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Really, I am just Dad ( and Pawpaw to Sterling ) but Cohnway and all of his friends always just called me "Big J".



Blake J. Anderson (Focker)
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35 years old

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Elizabeth Hill Carter
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Cohnway was my cousin.  I remember him as a little boy and the sparkle in his big brown eyes.  What a joy he was to Mike and Candy... not to mention "Little Michael", as we called him back then.  He was sooooo proud of his little brother!!  Cohnway will always be missed, but never forgotten.  If there is any comfort at all in this tragedy, it is knowing Cohnway was living his dream.  And, Michael, your son Sterling, looks just like Cohnway.  Cohnway's memory will live on forever, especially in the eyes of your little boy!   Love you Mike, Candy and Michael.



JOHN GILL
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Rusty
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I worked with Cohnway at Oak Hill Fire Dept. for 2 1/2 years. I am fortunate to have worked with him and to have him as a friend. Works just not the same without him. 375 Never Forgotten.



Candy Fritcher
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Doug Hogan
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Joel Soto
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Kristine Faust
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LKKnezek
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Wife of Harvey, mother of John, James and Mark, mother-in-law of Julia and Grandma of Aiden James. Extended family Clifford, Mary Lou, Pamela and Michael Johnson since 1960.



Mandy
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Cohnway worked with my husband Rusty for 2 1/2 years at Oak Hill Fire Department. They became the best of friends and Cohnway lived with us for the past year. Cohnway was truly a blessing in our lives and we are thankful for the wonderful memories we have of him. We miss him so much but know he is still with us in spirit.



Mary Retzloff
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I live in Lexington and have worked with Candice for a little over a year.  I did not have the privilege of getting to know Cohnway but I know that if he was anything like the rest of his family he was a great person. 

 

I am an EMT and run with the volunteer ambulance service in my town. We work very closely with our volunteer firefighters and I have such a respect for what they all do.



Sam Furman
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I remember the first day Cohnway showed up at the fire station in Oak Hill. I remember thinking, "I hope I never make that guy mad!" Over time though I got to know Cohnway and had the privilege and fun of working with him on C-shift. He was never shy to tell you what he thought, and could crack a smile on anyone's face. I think Cohnway passes that ulitmate test that every firefighter hopes they will when the question is asked about them..."Is he a good guy to work with?" You see, Cohnway was a firefighter's firefighter. He was a great guy to work with---I knew he had our backs. We'll miss you buddy....but we'll never forget you.



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Stacy Kubin
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Brother it's not your turn to go. I ask myself why? But still I don't know. You came to our fire house, Brought laughter and good cheer. You became a friend throughout the years. When I heard you had collapsed after that 4 mile run. I just knew you would bounce back, Like the rays from the sun. However you did win the race, To pick and choose, Your firehouse place. The scars on your body, Tell a story to all. What kind of man you have become, I know everyone saw. Like the burnt circles on your arm, It showed so well, How brave you were, When you got burned and said - oh hell? But you knew the girls would like the story, Of your new scars, Your pride and glory. I still don't understand why you're gone, But we will do our best to move on. One thing is for sure You will never be forgotten, We love and miss you, Firefighter Cohnway Johnson. By: Stacy Kubin



angie
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My name is Angie Heusinger of Buffalo, Ny, and I lost my son, FF Jonathan Simeon Croom, in the line of duty on August 24, 2009. And I  had the honor of meeting Cohnway's Mom this year at the Survivors Convention in San Antonio, thru all of you, I now get to know Cohnway, thank you for the privilege!


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