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James Eric Johnson

September 17, 1963 — February 13, 2024

Arlington Heights


James (Jim) Eric Johnson, 60, of Arlington Heights, passed away on the evening of February 13th after a 10-year battle with Parkinson's Disease that he handled with precision, humor, and grace; never losing his love for life.

Jim was born on September 17, 1963, to Jon and June Johnson in Chicago. Raised in Mount Prospect he was an Eagle Scout and graduated from Prospect High School in 1981. He went on to study Accounting at Northern Illinois University, where he received his Bachelor's and later his MBA.

He held jobs at Universal Oil Products, Honeywell UOP, Dacor (SCUBA Diving Gear), John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. and Northrup Grumman in the Accounting Departments.

Jim was predeceased by his father, Jon Johnson. He is survived by his mother, June Johnson, his sister, Jill Gifford, and his brother, Jon Johnson (and sister-in-law Ardis). He is also survived by his nieces and nephews, Alexandra Narvaez (Gifford), Matthew Gifford, Jordan Johnson, Jenna Lacy (Johnson), and four great-nieces and nephews and many extended family and friends.

Jim was known for his love of conversation and intellectual debate. Jim's family and friends will always remember him as a compassionate and generous son, brother, uncle, and friend.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, May 4. If you are interested in attending please send your name to We would like an approximate head count and will keep you updated as to the plans that day. 

In lieu of sending flowers, we invite you to donate to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research in his honor.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of James Eric Johnson, please visit our flower store.


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