It has been confirmed that former Roselle Park resident Richard O. Johnson, the president of Hexacon Electric Company from 1951-1995 passed away yesterday at the age of 89.
Hexacon Electric was founded in 1932 in Roselle Park and is located on West Clay Avenue. Hexacon has been – and continues to be – a designer and manufacturer of soldering equipment for 85 years.
Mr. Johnson took over for his father, Arthur L. Johnson, in 1951 and was the president for more than half of the company’s years in existence.
Kathryn Lynn Johnson Schwaiger, Richard Johnson’s daughter, is the current company president.
Details on arrangements for those wishing to pay their final respect will be published as they become available.
Richard O. Johnson (December 21, 1927 – November 29, 2017)