Hugh Johnson died July 5, 1998, in Vero Beach, Fla., after a brief illness.
Born in Brooklyn, he moved to Vero from Cold Spring Harbor in 1993. At college he majored in electrical engineering, roomed at various times with Ted Black, Fritz Bruenner, and Tony Ellrodt, and joined Cloister Inn. He won a medal for rowing in the class boat and repaired radios for the Student Employment Agency.
When war came he went to work for Sperry Gyroscope and was one of their specialists in guidance systems and bombsights. Joining the navy as an ensign in 1944, he was assigned to ordnance, where he continued his love affair with all things electrical. After this he went to work for the Dime Savings Bank and became a trustee. One of his hobbies was building and sailing small boats.
Survivors include his wife of over 53 years, Becky, and four sons, Hugh G. Jr., Henry, Ian, and Timothy. We extend our deep sympathy to them. This unassuming, talented, and precise gentleman will be missed.
The Class of 1941