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Industry Mourns Loss of Jeff Johnson

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Johnson, president of A-Active Termite & Pest Control, passed away on Monday, at age 49.

Brad Harbison | September 20, 2012

Jeff Johnson

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Jeff Johnson, president of A-Active Termite & Pest Control, passed away on Monday, at age 49.

Johnson is survived by his wife of 14 years, Amy, and son Michael, as well as other extended family members. He also leaves behind his family at A-Active Termite & Pest Control, including “wingmen” Kevin Kordek and Chuck Roach, and his many friends from the pest control industry.

A former U.S. Marine, Johnson joined the pest control industry in 1984, when he went to work for Paramount Pest Control. While at Paramount, Johnson became a co-worker and friend of Kordek. In 1995, Kordek left Paramount to purchase A-Active, and Johnson soon joined his friend, becoming general manger. Four years later he was promoted to vice president of operations. Under the direction of Kordek, Johnson and the rest of the A-Active team, the Virginia Beach company has become one of the pest control industry’s true success stories.

Johnson also was an active Virginia Pest Management Association (VPMA) member and served as its president. He received his Associate Certified Entomologist designation and VPMA’s prestigious Industry Stewardship Award. In 2011, he was named one of the PCT/Syngenta Crown Leadership Award winners.

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A viewing will be held on Friday, Sept. 21, at H.D. Oliver, on Laskin Road in Virginia Beach from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., with eulogy at 7 p.m. Funeral mass will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church on Sandbridge Rd, Virginia Beach at 11 a.m. Johnson was an advocate for education and research. A donation will be made in his honor to a foundation that supports his vision. At this time, donations can be made to Johnson's Hope for a Cure, P.O. Box 41204, Norfolk, Va., 23502 — Bank of Hampton Roads — or flowers may be sent to H.D. Oliver, Virginia Beach.

Condolences can be offered to the family at hdoliver.com.

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