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Richard S. "Dick" Johannes, MD

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

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I wanted to express my condolances to Dick's family and friends. I was a co-worker of Dick's at BD and though I did not get to work with him very often it was a positive experience when I did. I was always impressed with his knowledge and experience that he provided to the team.


Posted by: Paula Johnson - New Freedom, PA - Coworker   Jul 19, 2017

I am so sorry to hear of Dick's passing. I had the pleasure of meeting him at BWH and while we didn't have the opportunity to work together as much as I would have liked, I often ran into him on the shuttle bus. After a conversation with Dick I always felt happy and lucky to know someone like him. His general enthusiasm for life was infectious and we chatted about each of his life's passions (kids, trains) at some point on the ride from Longwood to 850 Boylston).

My thoughts are with your family.


Posted by: Lara Szent-Gyorgyi - Brookline, MA - Coworker   Jul 19, 2017

Dick radiated enthusiasm and a congenial sense of affable camaraderie.
Curious about this, I asked "what is your secret?
"Get obsessed and STAY obsessed" was his answer.


Posted by: Chuck McWilliams - Wellesley, MA - Friend   Jul 19, 2017

To the family

I was a patient of your beautiful Dr.Johannes. I am so sorry for your loss.I pray that memories of your days with him will ease your sorrow. Even though he is with the Lord, he is always in your heart.
He touched so many people with his caring manner, he will be missed by all.


Posted by: Joan Gendrolis - Concord, MA   Jul 18, 2017

Dr Johannes was a very compassionate man. He found my medical problem when no one else could. On his medication I immediately responded to good health after 10 months of being very ill. When I was in Brigham and Women's for a different health issue, he came to visit me on a friendly basis, not in his capacity as Doctor. I will always remember him as a thoughtful, caring doctor and person. I am very sorry to know of his

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Posted by: Anne Burke-Silva - Acquaintance   Jul 18, 2017

I remembers Dick's smile, his easy laugh and his enthusiasm for his work. I worked with "Dr. Dick" at Cardinal Health/MediQual. I'm sure he will be missed by any and all that crossed his path.


Posted by: Carol Dionne - MA - Coworker   Jul 18, 2017

Dear Kay, Claire, and Caleb,

For the past couple of years, our three-person CareFusion research team occupied your dining room weekly, using it as our research conference room. We got to know you all with these frequent visits and acted like your extended family members. We are forever grateful that you tolerated our noisy presence in your house. After all the loud arguments, Dick would say: we are still a family and we all bursted into laughter.

As the

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Posted by: Ying Tabak - Weston, MA - Friend   Jul 17, 2017

Will be greatly missed, my memory , very soft spoken! RIP, will miss seeing you, passing in the hallway at BWH


Posted by: Renee White - Brockton, MA - Coworker   Jul 17, 2017

I had the pleasure of working with Dick in a small firm. He was alway ready to help anyone and everyone. His advice was always wise and he invariably had a smile on his face. He was, above all else, a good, kind man and my life was enriched by knowing him. My best wishes go to his family in this difficult time.


Posted by: Richard Bratt - Richardson, TX - Coworker   Jul 17, 2017

My sincere condolences to Dick's family. I worked with Dr. Johannes for several years at CareFusion. He was such a positive influence on everyone he met and worked with. He contributed so much to improving healthcare while at CareFusion/BD. I am so thankful to have had the privilege to work with him and to call him a friend.


Posted by: Jim Paloyan    Jul 17, 2017