Pegram Anne Johnson

Dec 02, 2013
Pegram Anne Johnson

Wayne, Pa. — Pegram Anne Johnson, 62, of Wayne, Pa., and formerly of Camden, passed away Nov. 25, 2013 of liver failure at her home, with her family at her side.

She is survived by her husband, Christopher Egolf, a son, Peter, a sister, Jeramy Johnson, and her parents, Thomas and Ella Johnson.

Born in Allentown, she grew up in Goshen, N.Y. and Addison, Vt. where her parents still reside.

She received a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from McGill University in Montreal, Canada in 1981 and was a Research Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She attended Hamilton College as an undergraduate.

Dr. Johnson worked for FMC Corporation’s BioProducts Division in Rockland, and Philadelphia for more than 12 years. She was a life sciences product manager, handling product management and sales development for specialty gelling polymer products. She was most recently employed as a senior product manager for Cambrex Bio Science of Walkersville, Md., specializing in commercial and business development for gelling polymers used in macromolecular separations, genomics, and diagnostics.

While working for FMC in Maine, Dr. Johnson met her husband, Christopher Egolf, an FMC patent lawyer from the Philadelphia office. They were married for 26 years.

She was avidly interested in the arts, enjoyed drawing and painting and had studied modern dance. She also loved outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing and kayaking. She had a great fondness for the Maine coast, where the family regularly vacationed during summers. Despite medical complications from a liver transplant she received in 2004, she maintained her positive outlook and enthusiasm for many of these activities as long as possible.

Services will be held at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 763 South Valley Forge Road, Wayne, Pa. Friday, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Dr. Johnson’s memory may be made to the Wayne Art Center wayneart.org/involved/support.php or to the Penn Medicine Liver Transplant Fund pennmedicine.org/transplant/about-us/giving/.

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