Dorothy F. Johnson passed away peacefully on November 24, 2023. Dorothy was born August 24, 1923 in Madrid, New York to Edwin and Marion Fisher. She was the valedictorian of Madrid High School class of 1941 and completed a Medical and Dental Secretarial Course from the McKechnie-Lunger School of Commerce in Rochester, NY in 1943. While studying in Rochester, Dorothy met her future-husband Gene, who was then a student at Rochester Institute of Technology. The two were married in Rochester in 1952.
Moving repeatedly for Gene's work, Dorothy and her family lived in Rochester, Shokan, North Syracuse, and Wantagh, before settling into their home in Niverville in 1969. Summers were spent in platform tents and cabins at several Boy Scout camps where Gene served as camp director. In addition to raising her two children, Dorothy worked as a reading aide at Ichabod Crane High School.
Dorothy devoted her life to God, her family, and service to others. She was a faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church in Valatie for more than fifty years, having served as a Deacon, member of the choir, and frequent volunteer at all church functions. In addition, Dorothy was a long-term volunteer with the Presbyterian Women, Columbia Memorial Women's Auxiliary, the Valatie Ecumenical Food Pantry, Warm Up America, and numerous other local organizations.
In her final months, Dorothy and her family were very grateful for the loving assistance of her three caregivers.
Dorothy joins in Heaven her loving husband of more than fifty years, J. Eugene Johnson. She is survived by her children Greg (Kathleen) and Gail, her grandchildren Krista (Matthew), Eben (Sierra), and Logan, and her great-grandchildren Austin, Ethan, Emersyn, and Kieran.
In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to the First Presbyterian Church. A memorial service will be held 2 PM, Saturday, December 23, 2023 at the First Presbyterian Church, Valatie. Arrangements are with the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Valatie, NY.
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