Eric Van Johnson

Born: Fri., Mar. 9, 1956
Died: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017


8:00 AM to 9:30 AM, Sat., Oct. 14, 2017
Location: Island Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Service

9:30 AM Sat., Oct. 14, 2017
Location: Island Memorial Funeral Home

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Eric Van Johnson “Zoom” born on March 9, 1956, to the parentage of Edna M. Johnson & Louis W. Johnson II. Zoom was born and raised in Orange, New Jersey; where he attended the  Orange Public School System. Since the age of 9, he always worked and acquired the nickname “Zoom” from his Pee Wee Baker Days.  He played football & basketball in high school, but he    mastered the positions of cornerback & linebacker. Zoom was so fast as a speed of lightning rushing through. After graduating from Orange High School in 1974, Zoom went on to further his studies at Missouri Valley College. Zoom was a well-loved individual in which everyone he encountered loved him dearly. Eric was full of life and always had an infectious smile.  Eric fathered a beautiful girl named Janele C. Dyer aka “Erica V. Johnson”.

    Zoom had some hobbies that he cherished as well such as landscaping and lifting weights being two of them. Dairyland Ice Cream in Irvington, New Jersey was a place he loved to visit. Zoom  enjoyed sports, and his favorite teams in football were the Seattle Seahawks, Baltimore Ravens, & Philadelphia Eagles. As far as other sports such as basketball his favorite team was the Golden State Warriors. He loved his Sunday football and looked forward to Sunday dinner.

   Zoom was  a man who dressed to impress  who loved his stylish hats, however, wasn’t the formal type of dresser. He loved his casual outerwear. Besides him being an elegant dresser he was a family man. When it came to his mother and daughter, he was very over-protective and loving. Their bond was unbreakable.

    Zoom worked for Orange Public Works for the last 25 plus years, he was an extremely hard worker; before becoming ill.  You could always find him active with doing something. He never showed any signs of discouragement. He fought through his illness being optimistic and upbeat one thing, he never showed any signs of weakness.

     Eric Van Johnson leaves to cherish his memories and good deeds, his daughter: Erica Johnson with Jacqueline Dyer; his mother Edna M. Johnson; Predeceased by his father, Louis W. Johnson II; Predeceased by his brothers, Louis W. Johnson Jr. & Darnell Johnson; Brother, Duwan        Johnson (Dorrea); Sister: Juanita B. Johnson; Longtime Companion, Olivia Williams; her children Nicole Robinson, Natasha Robinson, Tanell Hardiman: Three grandchildren Jayden, Jamarion & Jada. A Host of nieces & nephews, cousins, and dear long friends too many to mention.  

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william hathaway
   Posted Wed October 11, 2017
my deepest sadness goes to the Johnson family zoom will be missed any many ways he was a great friend and co worker at the orange public works dept in orange we was a true friend and a great co worker he saying on a daily bases was a days work for a days pay he will be missed for ever, may god bless him and his entire family

J Walker
   Posted Wed October 11, 2017
My deepest condolences to the family in the loss of Eric (Zoom) He will truly be missed. May he R I P

Evelyn Walker-Bacon
   Posted Thu October 12, 2017
So sorry for the loss of such a great guy. May God grant the family the peace and comfort that's needed in your time of bereavement. Earth has no sorry that heaven can't heal. Forever in our hearts and minds. "PJ families for life" Sending all my love and prayers.

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