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Doris G Johnson, 87

Doris G Johnson of Allentown, Pennsylvania died April 28 at Kirkland Village in Bethlehem from the coronavirus. She was 87.

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Doris Johnson: former Woman’s Club member. Contributed photo

Doris was born in Brooklyn New York to Trophim and Mary (Kazanowsky)  Greck. She is predeceased by her brother Eugene Greck of Westfield, New Jersey. Doris was married to her husband, Nicholas Johnson for 41 years until his death in 1995.

She had several types of work in her early years including dental hygienist, telephone operator, secretary, loan officer and homemaker. She spent over 30 years in southern Connecticut, Westport and Norwalk.

Doris and Nick both worked for the White Plains Hospital Phobia Clinic in White Plains New York, helping individuals with a variety of issues. Doris truly enjoyed helping people in this line of work.

She was supportive of activities of the local Girl Scouts. She was a member of the Westport Woman’s  Club, participating in their charitable fundraising and social events.

Doris was associated with St. Mary’s Holy Assumption Russian Orthodox Church in Stamford and Holy Ghost Russian Orthodox Church in Bridgeport.

In 2009, she relocated to Allentown, Pennsylvania and became a member of St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church in Bethlehem. She suffered a stroke in 2018 and moved to Kirkland Village for rehab and eventually comfort care.

Doris is survived by her daughter Barbara Roman, her husband Nicholas,  of Allentown, two grandsons, Alexander Roman and his wife Tori of Birmingham, Alabama, and Gregory Roman and his fiancée Lisa Guererri of Waterloo, New York.

Private burial will be held at St. Tikhon’s Monastery in South Canaan, Pennsylvania.  A memorial celebration will be held in the future. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church in Bethlehem or to the American Heart Association. Memory Eternal.

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