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Wednesday, 26 February 2014 14:53

Jane C. Johnson

By | Obituaries

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Jane C. Johnson, 86, peacefully passed away Tuesday, February 25 at home and surrounded by all of her five children. 

Jane was born June 5, 1927, in Teaneck, New Jersey, the daughter of William and Jane Strohmeyer. She was married to Pete Johnson and John Torani, both deceased.

A resident of Saratoga Springs since 1958, she was well known as a longtime employee of the Holiday Inn in its early years. She later retired from New York State. A devout Catholic, she was a communicant at St. Peter’s and St. Clement’s Churches. Jane was always active socially, including service as President of the Dominick Smaldone ITAM Ladies Auxiliary, President of the Principessa Elena Ladies Society and later as a dedicated Red Hatter. Never a wallflower, Jane always enjoyed engaging with her many friends and loving family. She was the family historian, the hub of social activities and was known by all for her spontaneity and spunk.

Survivors include her five children, Dennis Johnson and his companion, Sandy Gehring, of Saratoga Springs, Brian Johnson and his wife, Pamela, of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Keith Johnson and his wife, Marilyn, of Weston, Massachusetts., Scott Johnson and his wife, Julie, of Saratoga Springs and Judy Richards and her companion, Gary Dlugas, of Amsterdam; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. 

She is predeceased by her sister, Virginia Stevenson, and brother, Edward Strohmeyer, and survived by her brothers, William, James and Kevin Strohmeyer of New Jersey. 

Jane’s dear friends are many, including Nancy Corsale and Doris Stahl.

Calling hours are Friday, February 28 from 4-7 p.m. at William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing and Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway (518) 584-5373.

A Mass celebrating Jane's life will be conducted on Saturday, March 1, at 12:30 p.m. in St. Clement’s Church, 231 Lake Avenue by Rev. Neil Draves-Arpaia.  Burial will be later in spring at Greenridge Cemetery.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her name to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Online remembrances may be made at burkefuneralhome.com.

Jane will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

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