Barbara “Babs” Johnson Gay

Born: 10/29/1946 Passed:

Barbara “Babs” Johnson Gay, 72, of Twinsburg, Ohio, passed away at 10:58 PM on June 4, 2019, at Grande Village Manor in Twinsburg, Ohio, following a long illness. She was born in Medina, New York, daughter of Evelyn R. (Payer) Johnson and Oscar H. Johnson. She also spent time growing up in South Charleston, West Virginia and Westport, Connecticut. She graduated from Hiram College in Hiram Ohio, with a degree in mathematics. She was employed by Sherwin-Williams in Cleveland, and after moving to Springfield, Virginia, she was employed by Amtrak and Computer Associates in Washington, DC, as a systems analyst. She moved to Twinsburg, Ohio in 2005 and spent the rest of her years there. She enjoyed music, gardening and her cats. She maintained her sense of humor to within days of her passing.

She is survived by her daughter Rachel Laula of Richmond, Virginia and her brother Gerald Johnson of Twinsburg, Ohio.

She always believed that “Things happen for a reason”. Her ashes will be placed in Crown Hill Cemetery, Twinsburg, Ohio.


1 Tribute to Barbara “Babs” Johnson Gay

  1. Barbara Passero says:

    Aaaahhhh, so many memories. Babs and I lived in the same dorm for our senior year at Hiram College and became great pals. I found her down-to-earth, full of fun, and also funny. We loved driving around the beautiful countryside in her bright yellow sports car. Food at Hiram was pretty bad so we drove to the various local restaurants (3-10 miles from school) for “steakburgers.” YUMMMMY.

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