Stan Johnson, Jr.

October 1, 1940 - March 16, 2018
Stan Johnson, Jr.

Stan Johnson Jr., 77 of Wilmington NC and formerly of Warrington PA, passed away Friday, March 16, 2018.

Stan was was born in Newark, NJ to Stan Johnson and Theresa Nahay Johnson. He attended  VoTech in Newark, NJ. He served as an Airman Second Class in the US Air force. Stan was employed at Faberge as an aircraft mechanic. He then achieved his private pilot license and ultimately became a Gulf Stream 5 Captain and flew for the Walter Annenberg Foundation.

Stan was a lifetime member of the NRA. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.

Stan is predeceased by his wife of 57 years Tina Johnson. He is survived by his son Stan Johnson III of Albrightsville,PA; daughter Joanne VanderDrift of Clayton, NC; his grandchildren Kelsey Johnson of Montclair NJ, Stan Johnson IV of Oxford Mississippi, Johnathan and Christopher VanderDrift of Clayton, NC,; his son-in-law David VanderDrift and daughter-in-law Lisa Johnson.

In lieu of flowers please make a memorial donation in Stan’s name to or become a member of the National Rifle Association.

Calling hours for the family will be on Sunday March 25, 2018 from 1 to 4 pm at Carmen F. Spezzi Funeral Home, 15 Cherry Lane, Parlin, NJ 08859. Additional calling hours will be on Monday March 26, 2018 from 9:30 to 10:30 with the funeral service 11:30 at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery 225 Ridgedale Ave., East Hanover, NJ.

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  • March 19, 2018
    Ashley Hampton says:
    My deepest sympathies and condolences to Joanne, Stan and families for the loss of their dad, grandfather and one of my favorite people of all time. He will surely be missed. With all my love and prayers Ashley (Mary) Hampton and family

  • March 20, 2018
    Mildred Bernier says:
    Our deepest condolences for the loss of one of the dearest cousins and family man. To Stan Jr, Joanne and grandchildren. Words cannot express the sorrow for your loss. Prayers and Love. Cousin Mildred

  • March 20, 2018
    Russell G, and Julia Harrigfeld says:
    Our most sincere sympathies for Stan and Joann and Family. I was part of the crew of Hunters and Fisherman who really enjoyed many times in the field and elsewhere with Stan. We were and are a special group that had many occasions to enjoy what life has to offer. Many a time was spent reminiscing over events. Stan was truly a very special person, friend, and family member. It was at the funeral of our friend Joe Wiamer that Stan and I found out that we were related through marriage making our relationship that much more special. Our thoughts and Prayers for the entire Family. God Bless You All.

  • March 21, 2018
    Kathleen Harper says:
    My heart aches with you as you grieve the loss of your father, grandfather, and father-in-law. What a precious loving man he was. His family was his everything!! How proud he was of each and every one of you, and what pride he was enjoying in seeing his grandchildren mapping out their futures. To his friends , he gave the gift of delight! He affirmed us , he made us laugh, and he was only a phone call away when the door accidentally locked behind us, the ice maker was broken, or the dog dug out under the fence. My life will continue to be better and more purposeful for having known him.

  • March 21, 2018
    Shanon says:
    I am very sorry to hear about the loss of Stan. He would come to the OC, an Italian Restaurant in Wilmington, and always had a smile on his face and kind words to share. My co-workers and I are sending our thoughts and prayers to his family and will miss his visits.