Brian Johnson of Maple Shade died suddenly on July 3, 2014 while jogging in Moorestown. He was 58 years old. Brian was raised in Edgewater Park; attended the Edgewater Park School system and graduated from Burlington City High School in 1974.
He is survived by his mother, Joan Van Alstyne (nee Moore) of DeIran and two brothers; Brad Johnson (Leona) of North Hanover, N.J. and William Johnson (Nancy) of Riverside; two nephews, Dru and Cory Johnson of North Hanover. Brian was the son of the late Milton B. Johnson. Pre-deceased also was his stepfather, Leroy Van Alstyne, and grandparents Arthur and Estelle Moore; Irvin and Helen Johnson of Beverly.
Brian enjoyed life to the fullest. He found humor in almost every situation; was a devoted friend; liked to mail humorous greeting cards to family and friends; loved the seashore and body surfing; he was an avid cross country runner having been on the track teams at BCHS and Glassboro College. He was employed by Fed Ex in Phila. for 30 years maintaining a perfect driving record.
He will be missed by Doris and Bob Dolce, his aunt and uncle living in Hilton Head; his cousins Lori and Jon Clark of Mt. Laurel; Kim Dolce of Florida and John and Denice Becker of Riverside; his oldest and best friend, Steve Gilchrist (Mindy) and special friend, Maria Fogliano; and many other friends and coworkers.
A viewing will be held on Thurs., July 10th, 6 to 9 P.M. at Sweeney’s Funeral Home located at 478 Cooper Street, Beverly. There will be a viewing on Fri., July 11th, 9 A.M. to 10 A.M. with a worship service at 10 A.M. conducted by the Rev. Richard Nichols of the First United Methodist Church of Moorestown. Interment in the Beverly Monument Cemetery will be private at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to your own church or a charity of your choice in memory of Brian.