August 13, 1956 - December 9, 2020
Denise Lyn Metrocavige Johnson, 64, was born on August 13, 1956, and was set free by her Savior, Jesus Christ on December 9, 2020. Denise passed away peacefully at UPenn Hospice Hospital after fighting cancer this year. Denise was born on a military base in Philadelphia, PA, to the late Frank and Lorraine Metrocavige. She graduated from Pennsbury High School. She was the third oldest child of twelve children. She married Thomas Johnson (TJ)in 1986. They shared an amazing 33 years of life together! Denise was a devoted wife to TJ, who battled his own illness last year. Sadly, he passed away on May 1, 2019. Denise was a pharmacy technician for over 30 years. Her greatest treasures were her children: Rachel Korytowski (Matt), Shawn Johnson (Amanda), and Krystal Johnson (Austin). She was a selfless, dedicated, giving mother, who always went out of her way to provide for her children. She devoted her time to being a caring, loving, attentive and affectionate grandmother to: Blake Naulty, Connor Criger, Cayson Johnson, Carter White, and step-granddaughter, Elizabeth White. Denise loved the beach; the sun, the sound of the waves, and frolicking in the ocean. She was a great Christian and knew that the Lord carried her through difficult times when she only saw one set of footsteps in the sand. If she wasn’t at the beach, she was at the Bucktail Hunting Lodge in the mountains. The biggest love of their entire family was to be out on the water, any water, with a fishing rod in their hands enjoying the peaceful and serene surroundings. TJ and Denise are probably fishing the waters in heaven together! Denise loved her Lord, her family, and everyone she met. She had an incredible love, incredible trust, and an incredible faith. She will always be remembered for her gallant and kind spirit and her beautiful smile. Denise was not only a great sister, but a great friend, to Stephen (brother), Karen Dellinger (sister), Dale (brother, deceased), Diane Honneffer (sister), Cindy Cornish (sister), Tim (brother), Frank (brother), Lori Kennedy (sister), Michael (brother), Terri Dittmer (sister), and Ryan (brother). She was a great aunt to many, many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Johnson, her father, Frank Metrocavige, her mother, Lorraine Metrocavige, her brother, Dale Metrocavige, her nephew, Cullen Cornish, and her nephew, Jason Honneffer. The family is deeply thankful and grateful to the many caregivers who cared for her. With Denise being isolated due to COVID-19 during much of her illness, they went out of their way to compassionately and unselfishly provide for her needs. Denise is being cremated and a memorial service will be planned at a later date when her ashes will be released to unite with her husband. “You will never be forgotten for though we are apart, you are Always and Forever Alive within our hearts.” Services will be private.
Denise Lyn Metrocavige Johnson, 64, was born on August 13, 1956, and was set free by her Savior, Jesus Christ on December 9, 2020. Denise passed away peacefully at UPenn Hospice Hospital after fighting cancer this year. Denise was born on a... View Obituary & Service Information
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