Family Login:

Richard S. "Dick" Johannes, MD

Richard S. "Dick" Johannes, MD
  • November 10, 1946 - July 12, 2017
  • Newton Center, Massachusetts

Share This Obituary



Knew Dick in high school. He was a very decent person and I always knew he would go places. May you RIP Dick. Su
e Smiley Humphrey


Posted by: Sue Smiley-Humphrey - Minden, LA   Nov 11, 2017

I read the letter and cannot believe it... Dr. Johannes was an outstanding physician. Without a doubt, one of the best physicians I have ever met. Beyond being ridiculously competent, he was caring, compassionate, trustworthy and kind, all at the same time. He had a great sense of humor too, which helped put patients like myself at ease. Dr. Johannes, I will miss you immensely... My deepest condolences to the Johannes family and everyone that had the privilege and joy to knowing you.


Posted by: Horacio Facca - Winchester, MA   Aug 04, 2017

DR JOHANNES WAS ONE OF THE BEST DRS I HAV EVER HAD. HIS FAMILY AND PATIENTS WERE AND ARE TRULY BLESSED TO KNOW HIM. HE ALWAYS HAD A PERMANENT SMILE ON HIS FACE. HE WAS KIND CARING COMPASSIONATE AND HE TRULY VALUED AND CARED FOR THOSE AROUND HIM. HE WILL TRULY BE MISSED AND NEVER REPLACED. YU WERE ONE OF THE GOOD ONES DR JOHANNES AND I WILL TRULY MISS YOU AS MY DR AND THE TRULY CARING PERSON YOU

... more

Posted by: A friend   Jul 31, 2017

Truly one of the most compassionate, caring, perceptive, and brilliant doctors I have ever known. All this with a wonderful sense of humor, too. How lucky I feel to have been his patient, if only for these past three years. He was recommended to me by Dr. Joe Garfield, who did not mention that Dr. Johannes was a student at the University of Wisconsin when I was there. With his delightful sense of humor, Dr. Johannes presented himself to me

... more

Posted by: Judith Solar - Boston, MA   Jul 31, 2017

I am reading this news in disbelief. I was a patient for the past 8 years, and saw him recently. He was a great "coach," and eager to see his patients succeed! A truly kind and wonderful human being. I am so thankful to have known him. Deep condolences to his family and to all who knew him.


Posted by: Bob Percy - Franklin, MA - Friend   Jul 30, 2017

I was deeply saddened to receive a letter today from Brigham and Women's Hospital informing me of Dr. Johannes' passing. I was a patient of his for the past nine years or so and truly adored him, both as my physician, and as a joyful, kind man. He helped me to feel more joy with his ebullient, compassionate energy. My sincerest condolences go to his family and all those who may have been close to him.KrKdu


Posted by: Jan Roll-Mederos - Jamaica Plain, MA   Jul 28, 2017

I was a patient of Dr. Johannes, only since September, he really was the best doctor I have had since my childhood; always engaging, cheerful, and thoughtful. He will be missed by so many; thank you to his family for sharing him with us.


Posted by: Gregory Nannig - Cambridge, MA - Acquaintance   Jul 28, 2017

I just heard the news today and was shocked and saddened to learn of Dick's passing. I had the privilege of working with him for many years during the Cardinal Health period. His intelligence and insights about healthcare were phenomenal. I always learned something when talking with Dick. Despite his many accomplishments, he was a humble man that was always open to others. Every encounter I had with Dick was a pleasure...I always learned something new. What I remember most

... more

Posted by: Claudia Russell - San Diego, CA - Coworker   Jul 24, 2017

Along with Dick Bratt and Don Rucker, I had the pleasure of working with Dick at a small startup company in the 90's. I remember going to his office one day at work and I had a work question... I had interrupted him flying an airplane on his computer (MS Flight Simulator) and without missing a beat he told me he much rather fly the jet rather than the airplane simulator from that program. I can't remember any of our

... more

Posted by: Titus Kao - Acton, MA - Acquaintance   Jul 21, 2017

It is sad to hear that Dr Dick passed away. I was mentored by Dick on a feasability project for commencing the GI fellowship in Rwanda. He was a perfect mentor with excellent skills in IT and he was my model doctor. I and the whole endoscopic unity of CHU, Kigali miss an important Man. May he rest in peace.


Posted by: Eric Rutaganda - Kigali - Student   Jul 20, 2017