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Samuel C Johnson Jr

August 18, 1943 ~ May 27, 2022 (age 78)


Samuel C. Johnson, Jr, 78, of Shrewsbury, passed away on May 27, 2022 at Riverview Medical Center. Sam was born in Red Bank to Samuel C. and Marie (Robbins) Johnson Sr.

He was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Shrewsbury. As well, Sam served in the NJ National Guard from 1964 to 1970.

He was a graduate of Red Bank HS, Class of 1962.

Sam enjoyed working in his garden, adopting dogs that no others would take in, and building an extensive, complex working model train display. He was a caring son, who was a longtime caregiver to his mother Marie, brother, uncle, and friend who was well liked by all that knew him. Sam kept his sense of humor right up to the end. He will truly be missed.

Sam was a proud five-term Ex-Chief and two-time Past President of Shrewsbury Hose Co. He joined the Fire Company in 1964 and held every office in the Company. His past actions and accomplishments still shape the Shrewsbury Hose Co.

Sam retired in 1999 as the Director of the Public Works for the Borough of Shrewsbury

He is predeceased by his parents, his sister, Patricia Johnson Strong, and
his sister-in-law, Josie Weber Johnson.

Surviving Sam are his loving siblings: his twin Lawrence of Oregon, Richard (Barbara) Johnson of Berkeley Twp., and David (Liz) of Union Beach, as well as 33 nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Family and friends may visit on Thurs., June 2nd from 6-8pm at the John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Ave., Red Bank, NJ. A Shrewsbury Fire Company service will be held at 7:30pm. A funeral home service will commence at 11am on Fri., June 3rd followed by burial at Shrewsbury Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sam’s memory to Deborah Hospital Foundation, 212 Trenton Road, Browns Mills, NJ 08015.

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June 2, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
John E. Day Funeral Home
85 Riverside Avenue
Red Bank, New Jersey 07701

June 3, 2022

11:00 AM to TBD
John E. Day Funeral Home
85 Riverside Avenue
Red Bank, New Jersey 07701


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