Richard A Johnson
(1921 - 2017)

Profile:
Richard A Johnson
Nickname: Dick

Birth:
Minnesota
May 28, 1921

Passing:
California
November 28, 2017


Guest Book
We still think about every day and miss you every day. You left us with many great memories. We love you - Steve and Sue
Steve and Sue Gormican
November 30th, 2018
Great Uncle Dick was a kind man. As children I remember heading to the house with the big Weeping Willow Tree. I remember the comic strips cut outs he would always send my mom. I'm very sad to have not seen him in his later years. Its been a difficult year losing our mom too nearly a year ago now. Wow what a ruckus they are all creating up in heaven. I can see it now... I miss you Uncle Dick and Aunt Margaret too. Blessings
Jeanine Gaston (Great Neice)
December 19th, 2017
Mr. Johnson's passing has moved me in an unexpected way, as is the love that is expressed on his behalf. Thank you to him for going before us and showing us the way. To all of the Johnson family, our sincerest condolences.
Martha Harold
December 10th, 2017
Thank you for advising me of the death of my Uncle Dick Johnson. As some of you may or may not know, my father Ray Johnson was Dick's brother. My father loved Dick very much even tho there was 12 year gap in age. My condolences to the family.
Rest in Peace Uncle Dick
Jerry Johnson (Nephew)
December 9th, 2017
My deepest condolences are extended to the Johnson family for the loss of your dear loved one. Although I cannot understand the pain you are going through, please be assured that our loving God does and will raise you up with His comforting message of hope in His Word, the Bible. John 5:28, 29 promises that "the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will... come out." How we look forward to the time when we will be able to welcome back our loved ones who have passed on, and death will be completely done away with.
Someone who cares - jw.org
December 8th, 2017
We all loved grandpa Johnson and enjoyed every minute we spent with him. I was fortunate enough to have grown up hanging out with him and that continued over the last 39 years of my life. We always love you and really miss you gramps! Just a few weeks ago Johnny made a place mat at school that said he was thankful for great grandpa.
Joe Gormican (Grandson)
December 7th, 2017
Margaret and Rita worked together at Mercy Hospital after WWII. We were best friends until we moved to New Jersey. Margaret and Rita had their first babies at the same time, Both Michael. We kept in contact as best friends.
We knew Dick as a great person. Every email we shared Dick would say "wish you were here". And we would say "so do we"
Rita and Jim Sprague (Best Friends)
December 6th, 2017
My Grandpa was a great husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, etc. to a family that he cared for very much. He taught us all to love our family as he did, and about how important family is throughout life. He was an excellent example of how men should treat others. He won't be forgotten.
Isaac Silva (Grandson)
December 5th, 2017
Mr. Johnson was like a second father to me growing up. He always had great words of wisdom for all of us. He was a man of strong believe and faith. His family is close and always made time to get together and spend time with him during this difficult time. I learned so much from him and he was extremely proud of his family. I never called him by his first name out of respect for our greatest generation. I will miss him as I do my own father. My most sincere condolences to the Johnson family. He was loved by many.
Rick Rains (Family Friend)
December 5th, 2017
The biography on the home page is excellent. Of course being his son I could write a short novel of his accomplishments. However there are several highlights I feel are most significant:
1st he was a person of exceptional integrity; and this translated into outstanding father. This is common knowledge. However I mention this because he was reluctant to denigrate anyone including his father. On only one or two occasions did he say anything politely negative about his dad. I try to follow his example and therefore will give you no details. I will only state: My father was a "Self Made Man" who rose above the negative influences from his father.
2nd I would like to add that he was more than a soldier fighting under harsh conditions defending his country. After his capture while he was incarcerated in a deficient German prison camp he again went "Above and Beyond ". The guards forced the inmates on work details and they placed my father in charge. He then used his control to commit acts of sabotage. Later when the guards inevitably discovered the damage, he avoided harsh consequences with clever responses and subterfuge. And on top of that he helped maintain his troops morale with subtle witty comments "poking fun" at the guards without their knowledge.
3rd. Even though he was only an hour or so from the time of his passing he amazingly demonstrated that, even then, he was more concerned about his children's well being than for his own condition!

I and my siblings are extremely fortunate to have been loved and raised by this truly great man! He will always live on within all of us and all of those whose lives he touched!
Michael Johnson (Son)
December 5th, 2017
I have SO many great memories of my gramps. So many, that there is no way I could possibly write them all down in this little window. What I will write are just some of the qualities/traits that made my gramps the amazing man he was and always will be: stern but compassionate, kind and generous, funny but serious, a leader not a boss, a lover and a fighter, articulate and wise, and on and on and on. A husband, a father, a grandpa, a great grandpa, a great man, a friend, my gramps. Nate
Nate Silva (Grandson)
December 5th, 2017
Our sincere condolences to all the Johnsons, especially Sue, who inspired all of us with her love and dedicated to her parents. We remember the Johnsons at all the Gormican parties. They were quiet amidst the usual hubbub but constant in their attendance and commitment to family. Our love and prayers to all during this time of grief. It helps us to remember each other and be grateful for any opportunity to be together. We have been blessed by those who have gone before us.
Sincerely,
Roger and Mary Jo
Mary Jo & Roger Carlson
December 5th, 2017
R.I.P.
John Gormican
December 5th, 2017
My Dad was always there for me and my family. He was a wonderful role model for those interested in the virtues of faith, hope and love. His faith comforted him when he lost my mother. He always had hope that things would improve, and he worked to see that they did. He showed his love for his family and prayed each night for all of us. His major concern even at the hour of his death was for others. I will miss him terribly, but will have the image of his smiling face forever with me.
Susan Gormican (daughter)
December 4th, 2017
Grandpa, Johnny told me one the way to school this morning 'I can't go see Grandpa today, but he's not one because he is in my heart'. He also said that he thinks you are very happy in Heaven. Shelley said you are happy with Great Grandma in Heaven and that our cats Buddy and Lukey will keep you company. We miss you and love you. Alicia
Johnny & Shelley Gormican (Great-Grandchild)
December 4th, 2017
This is the memorial I set up for Richard Johnson. To sign the guest book, click on the "Sign Guest Book" button below.
Steve Gormican
December 2nd, 2017
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"This candle is to one of the greatest men I've ever known. I loved you Dad."
Steve Gormican
December 5th, 2017
"PLease light a candle for us for Dick..our good neighbor. We will miss him"
Ray & Shan Fox
December 5th, 2017
"Please light a candle for me dedicated to Mr. Johnson. I will always remember him as a gentle man, wise and kind. I will miss him as I do my father."
Rick Rains
December 5th, 2017

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