Stephen Johnson

Obituary of Stephen C. Johnson

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Stephen C Johnson of Lenox, MA (formerly Kinderhook, NY) passed away on September 7. Stephen was born in Mount Vernon, WA on May 7, 1939 to the late Cecil and Signe Johnson. He graduated from Bremerton High School in 1957 and went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts at Whitman College and a Masters in Education at Harvard University. Steve was an outstanding educator teaching in Harlem, NY and later Scarsdale, NY where he met his late wife Rosalie (Valenti) Johnson. From a young age Steve enjoyed the adventures of traveling. He backpacked through Europe for 6 months as a college student and continued his love of travel with his wife and children and even alone after his beloved wife's passing. He traveled the world visiting places like China, India, Patagonia, Morocco, Chile, and Peru, to name a few. He shared his love of adventure with his friends and family as well as his quirky sense of humor. Steve is survived by his elder brother Richard Johnson and his wife Thea, his son Laird Johnson along with his wife Michelle and their children Tyler and Connor, his daughter Lara Marotta, her husband Steven Marotta and their children Katherine and James. He was very loved and will be dearly missed. Calling hours are on Saturday, September 17 at Raymond E Bond's Funeral Home located at 1015 Kinderhook Street, RT 9, Valatie, NY from 10 - 12. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home at 12. All are welcome to attend.
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