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Richard Allen Johnson ’59

Published in June 12, 1991, issue

WE LOST DICK JOHNSON to melanoma D", 22, 1990. He died in Cumberland, Md., where he was born and raised, and where he spent most of his professional career as an orthopedic surgeon.

Dick graduated from Allegheny High School, where he played football and was the top studentathlete. At Princeton he roomed with a group of classmates known as the 'Witherspoon A.C." and was a member of Terrace Club. He majored in biology, writing his senior thesis on experimental embryology. Following graduation Dick attended Johns Hopkins Medical School. in 1960 he wed Barbara Montana. After internship at the Univ. of Indiana, Dick entered the Army, spending two years in Germany and completing an orthopedic residency. in 1972 Dick and his family moved back to Cumberland, where his medical career flourished and where he established himself as a beloved member of his community. He loved nature and the outdoors, was an avid runner and skier, and enjoyed bird watching, hiking, photography, and travel.

Dick is survived by his widow, Barbara, and his three children, Wendy, Chris '87, and Marta. Together with them we share their happy memories of this extraordinary man and the deep sense of loss on his passing.

The Class of 1959

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