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Melita C. (Hoffman) Johnson

Jan 9, 2012

Melita C. (Hoffman) Johnson, 93, formerly of Pennington, NJ, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2012 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born Jan. 26, 1918, in Sharon Hill, PA, and raised in North Wildwood, NJ, she was a daughter of the late William and Melita (Borth) Hoffman.

A graduate of Merchantville High School, she married Conrad J. Johnson on August 5, 1939 in Merchantville, NJ. He preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 2009 after 69 years of marriage.

Melita and Conrad moved to Pennington, NJ, where he was a professor at The College of New Jersey. They spent two years in Wiesbaden, Germany and a year each in Dundee, Scotland and Frankfort, Germany, where Professor Johnson taught Industrial Arts.

She played in the bell choir as a long time member of Pennington Presbyterian Church. Melita was a 40-year volunteer at the Pennington Public Library and enjoyed many years of watercolor painting with the St. James Church Art Group. She also enjoyed gardening, reading, sewing and hospitality.

Melita last resided at the Meadows Assisted Living in Montoursville and the family is grateful to them for their kindness to her.

Surviving are one daughter, Janet Woodruff of Montoursville; one son, Barry Johnson of Ewing, NJ; and two grandchildren, Paul Woodruff and Donna (Paul) Zeitzeff.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her son-in-law, Norman Woodruff; and four brothers, Charles, William, Frank and Earl Hoffman.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Pennington, NJ.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to either Pennington Presbyterian Church, 13 S. Main St., Pennington, NJ 08534 or Pennington Public Library, 30 N. Main St., Pennington, NJ 08534.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.grenoblefuneralhome.com