Erie County Clerk of Courts Barabara Johnson has died. She was to retire on October 31, but passed away yesterday (Sunday, October 20).
Johnson had been battling health problems for 3-4 years. At this time, it is not known if she passed away at her home, the hospital, or a nursing home (which she had been in a year ago).
Read the SR article here.
To read Johnson's obituary, click here.
One of the bloggers on the SR website said it best:
Sam Adams (Oct. 31, 2011 @ 2:31 PM): "Mrs. Johnson was hopelessly inept at her job long before any claims of an illness, serious or otherwise.
Her poor job performance, however, in no way suggests that she was a bad person or that her friends and family aren't grieving today. I have never pretended I'd be less than thrilled to see her leave office. I am not remotely glad, however, that she's died. Condolences to all who will miss her."