Maurice Johnson passes away

Maurice Johnson passed away at home on December 22. He was 86 years old. Maurice was the longest serving director of the Press Photographers Gallery. He was the superintendent from 1969 until his retirement in 1998. Prior to his public service, he was a prize winning photographer for the International News Photos and United Press International services. He was a current member and a past president of the White House News Photographers Association.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2pm, Friday, February 3, at All Saints Episcopal Church, 3 Chevy Chase Circle, Chevy Chase, MD. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area (PFNCA), 7913 Westpark Drive, Suite 101, McLean, VA 22102

He is survived by his wife Rolanda (Lanny) and children Keith and Maureen. If you’d like to send condolences, Lanny’s address is 3804 Raymond Street Chevy Chase, MD 20815