STRAHAN – Johanne (nee Catlin-Dickinson) Born May 14, 1931 and died June 11, 2021. Wife of the late Dr. Charles Strahan and mother of John Guy Dickinson Jr. (Oregon), Gregory R. Dickinson (California) and Susan Cambron Dickinson (Delaware). She was also the grandmother of Sophie Marie Dickinson, Ellen Louise Dickinson and Elizabeth Catlin Cambron and sister to Jens J. Catlin.
After 2 years of college, Johanne served in the Woman’s Army Corp for 2 years in Tokyo, Japan for 2 years and when discharged, completed college and graduate school at the University of Connecticut where she earned a Master’s degree.
During that time she married John “Jack” Guy Dickinson Sr. in 1956 and moved to Wilmington, DE where Jack had a job with the DuPont Company. They had three children and while raising the children, Johanne worked at the Alfred I. DuPont Institute of Living for 10 years in Biochemical Research. Following that, Johanne went to the University of Delaware and earned a BSN degree in nursing.
After a divorce in 1976, Johanne joined the DuPont Company and in 1983, she married Dr. Charles Strahan. She retired from the DuPont Company in 1998 as a Senior Research Chemist and in 2010, Johanne and Charles retired to Cartmel at Kendal-Crosslands, PA.
Johanne had a lifelong passion for music having played the piano for her entire life, encouraging her grandchildren to participate in the Suzuki Music program and being actively involved in the Music School of Delaware.
In lieu of flowers, Johanne would like donations to go to the Music School of Delaware to continue to promote a love of music.
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