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Margaretta Belle (Stinson) Johnson

Born: Mon., Sep. 20, 1937
Died: Mon., Sep. 19, 2011


3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Sep. 22, 2011
Location: Harris Funeral Home

Funeral Service

9:00 AM Fri., Sep. 23, 2011
Location: Harris Funeral Home

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Johnson, Margaretta Belle “Marge”, 73, New Castle, Delaware died September 19, 2011 at her beautiful home on the Delaware River. Born in Cramer, PA. September 20, 1937. Daughter of the late David H. and Nellie (Naugle) Stinson. Also preceded in death by parents; brother, David and infant sister, Velma Catherine. Survived by loving and devoted husband of 54 years, Alonzo J. Johnson; along with these children and siblings; son Alan, and fiancé Melissa Adamy of Johnstown; daughter Lucinda Williams-Nowak and husband Richard of New Castle, Delaware; daughter Lori Ditto and husband Brian of Reisterstown, Maryland; son Ryan and wife Lauren of Blue Bell, Pennsylvania; sister Mary Anna Watkins of Cramer and brother Lanny Stinson and wife Mary Frances, also of Cramer. She is also survived by nine adoring grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews-many of whom thought of her as a second mom. She was a 1956 graduate of United High School and a dedicated officer of her graduating class, having organized many class reunions and other class gatherings during her life. She was a lifelong resident of Johnstown and moved to Delaware in 2009 for ongoing medical treatment. She was the treasurer of Stonycreek Township (Cambria County) for many years and was active as a Republican Committeewoman at the local and state levels for much of her life. She was named Republican Committeeperson of the Year in 1976. She was a long time member of the Johnstown Choraleers and was also active as a member of the East Hills Kiwanis Club. A lifetime member of the United Methodist Church, she enjoyed playing the piano, having been pianist at Cramer United Methodist Church in her youth. She especially loved her home community of Oakland and participated in many service projects there. Earlier in her life she had been active in PTA groups at the former Oakland and Roxbury Elementary Schools. She enjoyed baking, decorating and, most of all, her family. She will be remembered always by her family and everyone who knew her as dedicated above all else to the happiness of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Her passing leaves a great emptiness in many hearts. Special thanks go out from her family to Dr. Timothy Wozniak and the doctors and nurses at the Helen Graham Cancer Center at Christiana Hospital in Christiana, Delaware and also to the nurses and staff of the Compassionate Care Hospice in Wilmington, Delaware. Friends received 3-7 P.M. on Thursday at the Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, Johnstown, PA. 15904, where funeral service will be held at 9 A.M. on Friday, with the Dr. James E. Devorick officiating. Interment will be at the Richland Cemetery. The family requests that you consider making a donation in Marge’s memory to:  Christiana Care-Helen Graham Cancer Center, 4701 Ogletown-Stanton Rd., Newark, DE 19713 or The Lucinda Williams Fund, c/o Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 100 W. 10th St., Ste 1103, Wilmington, DE 19801. (Online condolences may be posted at www.wharrisfuneralhome.com ) Revelations21:4; And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, nor shall there by any more pain for the former things are passed away.

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Deborah McIntyre
   Posted Mon September 19, 2011
Dearest Uncle Al and all our Johnson cousins & their families---Please know that we are there in spirit with you this week. We're so sorry that it's been a long, sad goodbye for you; but Aunt Marge was an incredible woman! She taught us all about strength and perseverance! There will be another bright star in our big western sky now. We love you.
Deb and Annie
Tularosa, New Mexico

Donna Kasoff
   Posted Mon September 19, 2011
To Lori and family,

I am very sorry for your loss. I read about your mother and her wonderful life and impressive achievements. I hope you find comfort during this time of sorrow. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Donna Kasoff

Peggy Smith-Briscoe
   Posted Tue September 20, 2011
Lori, My condolence go out to you and your family. Just remember earth has know sorrow that Heaven cannot Heal.

Jeannette DiFlauro
   Posted Tue September 20, 2011
Al: You have my deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. Her obituary describes her as a wonderful, loving woman.

Lanny and Fran: You also have my condolences. May Marge rest in the loving arms of her Savior.

Pam Johnakin
   Posted Wed September 21, 2011
Lori and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom, Mrs. Marge, was a wonderful woman who did so much to help others. I''m sure she touched many hearts. God bless you all. Much love and deepest sympathies,
The Johnakins, Ed, Pam, Jacob and Andrew.

Cyndi Ahlborn
   Posted Thu September 22, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that i am sending prayers your way for you and your family. There is now a wonderful new jewel in heaven. Bless you all.

Melissa Oswalt
   Posted Thu September 22, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss. You have my deepest condolences. May you find peace and strength in your time of need.

Nancy Behe
   Posted Thu September 22, 2011
Mr. Johnson,
Sorry for the loss of your mother. You have my sympathy.

chris bills
   Posted Thu September 22, 2011
Mr. Johnson
Sorry to hear about your loss. I recently lost a brother and it is always hard. I hope things are going well for you and your family. you are in my family's prayers.

Stacy Deems
   Posted Thu September 22, 2011
Lori and Family,
Our deepest condolences on the loss of your mom. I know how hard this time is for you. May you find comfort in all the memories and love that you have shared over the years. From what I've read, your mom was a wonderful woman and she has definitely passed on her best qualities to you. May you take comfort in knowing that she will be in your heart always.
The Deems Family
Stacy, Mike, Gavin and Braden

Brenda and Conrad DiMichele
   Posted Thu September 22, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family, especially at this time. May you find comfort in your special memories. Marge was such a remarkable and sweet lady whom we were blessed to have as our neighbor. We continue to keep you all in our prayers.
Our deepest sympathy,
Brenda and Conrad DiMichele

Kate Corriveau
   Posted Fri September 23, 2011
Lori and Family, I am praying for you that our loving god wil provide you with his strength and peace to help you through this difficult time. Sincerely, Kate and family

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