• "It is late, Caryl. I have been thinking of you and the lack..."
  • "I am deeply saddened to learn that Horton is gone. This..."
    - Robert Yamins
  • "Our lives were constantly broadened by your knowledge,..."
    - Sally and Tim Brown
  • "I greatly admired my father-in-law Horton Johnson and..."
    - Larry Levine
  • "Horton was a warm and accessible intellectual of the..."
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Frank E. Campbell The Funeral Chapel
1076 Madison Ave
New York, NY


Horton Anton Johnson, MD, died on Christmas Eve, 2017 of cardiac failure. He was a resident of New York and until recently Old Saybrook, CT. Born in Cheyenne, Wyoming to Katharine Tidball Johnson and Horton Antonius Johnson, he was 91 years old. He is survived by his loving wife Caryl Daly Johnson, and his beloved family, Katharine Johnson van Skike, Kristin Johnson Levine, Margaret Johnson Toukonen, Ann Johnson Howard, Gregory Horton Johnson, stepsons Stephen H. Friend, and Alexander L. Friend, fourteen grandchildren, and two great- granddaughters. He was predeceased by daughter Marjorie Jean Johnson, and brother Richard T. Johnson, MD. After serving in the Navy during WWII aboard the USS Atlanta he graduated from Colorado College, and Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. He was a Scientist at Brookhaven National Labs, taught at the University of Indiana Medical School and was Chairman of Pathology at Tulane University Medical School. He served as Chief of Pathology at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospitals. Following his retirement he spent 22 happy years as a Tour Guide at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He will be remembered for his creative imagination, his curiosity and many enthusiasms, his gift for teaching, his love of music, his wisdom and his warmth. Caryl Johnson will receive friends at Frank E. Campbell "The Funeral Chapel", 1076 Madison Ave. (81st) on January 20 between 4 and 6pm. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Central Park Conservancy, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, or a .

Published in The New York Times on Jan. 14, 2018
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