Craig Johnson Obituary, Death – Craig Johnson of Greenfield, Massachusetts has unexpectedly passed away. Gouverneur, New York was his hometown during his formative years, despite the fact that he was born in Bath, New York to parents Robert and Joan (VanDusen) Johnson. Craig put forth a lot of effort to acquire his Master of Science in Physical Education degree while he was a student at St. Lawrence University. The next year, he kept working at the university as a graduate assistant football coach until he received an invitation to work as an assistant coach at Villanova University in Pennsylvania. During that time, he worked there until he received the invitation. He was the driving force behind the recruitment of a team that went on to be reconstructed and win the national title. “He was the driving force behind the recruitment of a team.” -Andy Tally.
After honing his talents to work effectively with others and demonstrate leadership at Villanova for a number of years, he started a new phase of his life at the Adirondack Center in Ephratah, New York. This center is located in the Adirondack Mountains. He was successful in bringing his expansive vision to life while at the same time delivering a location that is unlike any other for group classes and retreats. He shared his expertise in the area of personal development with a number of different groups, including students in high school and college, students taking part in international exchange programs, teachers, individuals living with developmental disabilities, and congregations attending religious retreats.
Over the course of 12 years, he was able to make a significant beneficial impact on the lives of a large number of individuals by giving them opportunities to participate in enjoyable activities. These activities included his seminars, rope courses, lunches, and campfires. During this time, he came to the conclusion that the most rewarding profession for him would be one in which he worked with people who suffered from developmental problems. Following the closure of activities at the Center, he moved to Kinderhook in order to be with his second love, Barbara, on a more permanent basis. This move was made possible due to the fact that the Center was no longer in operation.
Because to his efforts, individuals in Rensselaer County were able to participate in “out of walls” activities on a daily basis, which was to the benefit of the Living Resources organization. The lives of everyone he came into contact with were improved as a result of his presence. -Robert. Craig is survived by his mother Joan Johnson, his loving partner of 17 years Barbara A. Berger, his daughters Joni (Eric) Hart, Breanna (Nir) Berger-Tzabar, and Kristina (Harry) Chavarria, his grandchildren Bryson & Hailee Kelleher and Ziva Berger-Tzabar, his sisters Lynne (Mark) Evans and Barbara (Carl Woods) Hadfield, and a large number of cherished nieces and nephew.