Alfred L. Johnson, 69, teacher

Alfred L. Johnson
Alfred L. Johnson
Posted: October 27, 2013

Alfred L. Johnson, 69, of Wallingford, a longtime teacher in Delaware County, died Monday, Oct. 21, of complications from diabetes at the Kindred Hospital in Havertown.

Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Johnson lived in Wallingford for 35 years.

He was a member of the Class of 1962 at Darby Colwyn High School and earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees in education from Cheyney University.

He was a teacher in the Southeast Delco School District for 35 years and retired in 2003.

During his career, he worked as a principal, but he spent most of his time as a sixth-grade teacher at Delcroft Elementary School in Folcroft.

Mr. Johnson was an amateur photographer who also enjoyed music, cooking, and traveling. He was an avid Philadelphia sports fan.

Mr. Johnson's best times were spent with family, and he loved attending or coaching his sons' sports events.

He was a board member of A Better Chance-Strath Haven, the Rose Tree Day School, and Corner House, an after-school program that once operated in Media.

"He was a good man and a good friend," said his wife of 45 years, the former Anita Whitaker.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons Michael and Andrew; three brothers; three sisters; and two grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Delaware County, 145 W. Rose Tree Rd., Media. Visitation starts at noon. Burial is private.

Contributions may be made to A Better Chance-Strath Haven Inc., Box 495, Swarthmore, Pa. 19081.


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