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Death in our diocesan family: William G. Johnson, M.D.

Death in our diocesan family

William Johnson, M.D.With sadness we share the news of the death of William G. "Bill" Johnson, M.D., 77, on January 30, 2020. He was the husband of Sandra Johnson, who has served the diocese on the board of Cross Roads and on the Diocesan Investment Trust.

A celebration of Bill’s life will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 11 AM, with a reception to follow, at Christ Church, Short Hills.

As a molecular neurogeneticist, Bill made significant contributions to our understanding of neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental disorders.

In addition to his wife Sandra, he is survived by his sons Trevor and Niels (Christina), grandchildren Eleanor, Devon and Christopher, and brother Stephen. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh and Eleanor Johnson.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Christ Church, Short Hills or to the National Ataxia Foundation.

Lord, for your faithful people life is changed, not ended. When the body of our earthly dwelling lies in death we gain an everlasting dwelling place in heaven. Lord, grant eternal rest, forever in the radiance of your light. Amen.