In Memory

Robert Johnsen ("Cooz") - Class Of 1968

Robert D. Johnsen, 65, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday May 29, 2014, at the Glens Falls Hospital with his family by his side.

Born in Brooklyn, NY on November 30, 1948, he was the son of the late George and Ruth (Elb) Johnsen.

He was a graduate of Guilderland High School, and in 1969, he was drafted in the United States Army and proudly served his country. After his 2 years of service, Robert went to Hudson Valley Community College and received his Associates in Applied Science.

On June 9, 1979, Robert married the love of his life Deborah Glass.

Robert worked for the NYS Department of Corrections for 32 years, serving as Sargent for 15 of them.

He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, camping, and gardening, but most of all he loved spending time with his family. Robert treasured his family and lived his life for his family.

Besides his parents, Robert was predeceased by his step-mother, Gloria Johnsen.

Left to cherish his memories are his loving wife of 33 years Deborah Johnsen, three sons, Dustin Bradley Johnsen and his significant other Stephen Joseph Plante of Hartford, Robert Daniel Johnsen and his significant other Bobbi Jones of Gansevoort, and Gabriel Lansing Johnsen of Hartford, sister, Laurie Merril and her husband Rolland of Queensbury, two brothers, George Johnsen and his wife Barbara of Altamont, and John Johnsen and his wife Carol of FL., along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call from 2pm- 5pm on Monday, June 2, 2014 at M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home, 82 Broadway, Fort Edward. To view Robert’s Book of Memories and post online condolences, please visit

A funeral service will follow calling hours at 5pm on Monday, June 2, 2014 at the funeral home with the Rev. Patti Girard, pastor of the Hartford Yoked Parish, Hartford, officiating.

Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Donations in Robert’s memory may be made to SPCA of Upstate New York, PO Box 171, Hudson Falls, NY 12839 or Hartford First Responders c/o Hartford Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 121, Hartford, NY 12838.