Doris Buchanan Johnson, age 96, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Chestnut Park Nursing home in Oneonta, New York. Doris was a school secretary for many years, followed by secretarial work for the Board of Missions of the New Jersey Conference of the Methodist Church. She retired from her last post at Drew University where she was a popular secretary to the Dean of Students.
Doris was active in the United Methodist Church in Madison, NJ for many years serving in the choir, social concerns programs, as well as the church's homeless program. She volunteered for RSVP and the Morristown Food Pantry. In 1994, Doris was honored as an "Outstanding Woman of Madison" for her contributions to the community through her volunteer service.
Doris is predeceased by her beloved husband, Charles Howard, to whom she was happily married for 68 years.
She is survived by her sister-in-law’s, Sally Johnson and Judy Johnson.
Also surviving are her three children, Judy Green of Cooperstown, NY, Alan Johnson of Fayetteville, NY (wife Gretchen), and Pam Johnson (partner Rosanne McCarty); three grandchildren, William (wife Susan), Amanda Marini (husband Paul) and Jillian Green (husband Chris Watters); and six great grandchildren, Anders, Henrik and Alistair Green, Ilaria and Nico Marini, and Hyla Watters.
A memorial service will be held in Cooperstown, NY at a later time.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Interfaith Food Pantry, 2 Executive Drive, Morris Plains, NJ 07950
Arrangements are with Fairchild & Meech DeWitt Chapel.