Janet Morse Johnson, of Bronxville, NY, age 104, died April 14, 2022. She was the beloved mother of Judith Johnson Smith, M. Davis Johnson, Martha Johnson Bays, and Frank Johnson, grandmother of Peter Smith, Heather Thiry, Jennifer Sober, Bonnie Pope, Carter Bays, Abigail Bays, Sarah Johnson, Lucy Johnson, Malcolm Johnson, and great-grandmother to fourteen children. She was married for 67 years to Malcolm Johnson, who passed away in 2008. Janet graduated from Brantwood Hall School and earned an associate degree at Finch College.
Janet was dedicated to her family, her church, and her community. She served on the Consistory of the Reformed Church of Bronxville, chaired the Congregational Care Committee, and regularly visited shut-ins. Janet was instrumental in establishing a partnership in 1965 with the Elmendorf Opportunity Center in East Harlem. For over 30 years she drove down each week to the Opportunity Center with other Bronxville volunteers to tutor students. She served on the Opportunity Center Board from its inception and on the Elmendorf Benefit Committee of the Reformed Church.
In 1996 Janet received the Junior League of Bronxville Sustainer Award for her commitment to the community. Her award stated, “In every sense of the ideal, Janet Johnson has been an outstanding Junior League volunteer, selflessly giving of her time, often without recognition. The Junior League of Bronxville proudly salutes her dedication and many contributions.”
A private memorial service with immediate family will be held in Bronxville, NY on May 6. Memorial gifts may be made to the Reformed Church of Bronxville, 180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville, NY 10708 or The Wartburg, 1 Wartburg Place, Mount Vernon, NY 10552.