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Terri Johnson

April 17, 1949 ~ April 18, 2020 (age 71)


Terri Thompson Johnson, a former reporter with the Washington Observer-Reporter, died Saturday morning, April 18, 2020, at McMurray Hills Manor.

She was born in Pittsburgh on April, 17, 1949, and had celebrated her 71st birthday on Friday with a visit from her beloved daughter Laura, son-in-law Anthony Bell, her precious grandchildren, Emma and Sam Bell, and her cousin Jennifer Johnston.

She was the daughter of the late Edward L. and Jane Peacock Thompson and was raised in Houston. She graduated from Chartiers-Houston High School and West Virginia University. She spent most of her life in Upper St. Clair, but recently resided in Bethel Park with her daughter’s family.

Terri was a journalist and worked for over 20 years as a reporter for the Washington Observer-Reporter, writing feature stories and covering local news. She won a Golden Quill for her writing.

Terri traveled all around the world, but she never went to Cleveland. Her favorite place to visit and one of her greatest loves was Cape May, N.J.

She was devoted to her many friends and treasured time spent with them. She loved to read, and she loved all of the dogs that were part of her family.

Honoring Terri’s request, there will be no services. Her final resting place will be in Cape May, N.J.

Memorial donations may be made to a public library or a medical association of one's choice.

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Arrangements in care of the Thompson-Marodi Funeral Home, 809 Main Street, Bentleyville, 724-239-2255.

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