Susan J. “Sue” Johnson, Hornell

Susan J. “Sue” Johnson, Hornell

Hornell, NY – Susan J. “Sue” Johnson, 58, of Church St. Court, Hornell, died unexpectedly on Monday (January 27, 2014) at her home.

Born in Buffalo, NY on May 28, 1955, she was the daughter of Dr. Richard & Nancy (Knapp) Smith.

Sue grew up in Bath, NY and was a graduate of Bath Haverling High School (class of 1973). She attended Alfred State College and later obtained her Registered Nurse’s License at St. James School of Nursing.

For several years, Sue was employed as a secretary at Shults & Shults Law Office in Hornell. She also was employed for several years as a registered nurse at St. James Mercy Hospital.

Sue had been a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and a member of St. Ann’s Church. More recently, she attended Bible Study at the Community Center of Church Street Court. She loved to knit, crochet, read, arts & crafts, watch movies, talk about life, and cherished spending time with her family and many friends, including, Sissy & Dan Mahoney. Recently, Sue was proud and excited to have become a member of the Hornell YMCA.

Sue was the second oldest of five beautiful sisters, who shared a special bond. Sue knew exactly what love was — how to give love and how to receive love!!! She had a contagious laugh and was known for her wonderful sense of humor. Sue was without a doubt, her children’s biggest fan, taking pride in everything they do. Over the years, Sue loved attending each and every one of her oldest son Kyle’s sporting events. It was always Sue rooting the loudest. She had a genuine love of music and truly loved watching her youngest son, Kurt, perform with his many bands. She could always be found “front & center” dancing, smiling and simply having a great time. Sue was extremely proud of her daughter, Keegan and the wonderful wife & mother that she is. She absolutely adored her 2 beautiful granddaughters, and they adored her just as much. Grandma Sue cherished every minute she spent with them, and they brought each other such joy.

In addition to her parents, Sue was preceded in death by her sister, Patricia Eichler; her brother-in-law, Alan Eichler; and her nephew, Graham Andrus.

Surviving are her “K-Kids” who she loved “a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck” — daughter, Keegan Eliza (Tim) Manchester of Leominster, MA; sons, Kyle Jeffery (Brittney Tracy) Johnson of Rochester and Kurt Greggery Johnson of Rochester; her former husband & friend, Jeffery (Carla) Johnson of Hornell; 3 sisters, Anne (Warren) Smith Abbey of Bath, Karen (Tom) Andrus of Bath and Kathy (Dan Crossman) Smith of Bath; her grandchildren Anna Susan Manchester and Katherine Lucille Manchester (who she loved & adored); her aunts, Helen Jane Bartron, Sister Mary Jean Smith and Lucille Knapp; father-in-law, William “Wallboard” (Arlene Dennis) Johnson; in-laws, William (Gail) Johnson and Greggery (Liz) Johnson; her beloved nieces & nephews, Vanessa (Dan) Spitulnik, Jaime (Scott) Milanovich, Matthew (Amanda) Johnson, Erica (Joe) Saliceti, Jade Andrus & Brandon Mambelli; along with several cousins, great nieces and nephews.

The family of Susan J. “Sue” Johnson will receive friends on Friday from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY where a Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday with Deacon Robert McCormick officiating.

Sue’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Hornell YMCA Music & Arts Center, 18 Center St., Hornell, NY 14843. Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home.