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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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So sorry to learn of Dicks / "Doc's" passing,
I knew him as an avid model railroader and a very nice man.
Dick had made several enjoyable visits to operate my model railroad along with his friend Gerry Covino.
He will be greatly missed by his friends in the Hub Division circles for His many contributions to the success of furthering this wonderful hobby..
Dick Johannes was a very special guy who served two of his passions of medicine and model railroading with

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Posted by: Ace Cutter - Wakefield, MA - Acquaintance   Jul 17, 2017

Dear Kay-Kay, Caleb and Claire,
For over 15 years Dick was a colleague, mentor and most importantly, a dear friend. We would speak or communicate by text/phone several times a week (almost daily) and every time we would speak we would start by sharing baseball, other sports or family highlights from the previous day or weekend before getting on with the work that we both love. His reach and impact was very broad at Becton, Dickinson and Company and know that

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Posted by: Vikas Gupta - Naperville, IL - Friend   Jul 17, 2017

We met Dick through Team Heart where we enjoyed his bright mind with caring compassion to develop a GI Fellowship in Rwanda. On a September 2016 trip we had a spectacular visit. Dick and Fred Makrauer met with leaders in Medicine in Rwanda and the Medical School and it was inspirational to see him connect the dots between the potential of corporate contacts and improving the lives of so many people. He was the perfect partner.

Over dinner at Heaven

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Posted by: Ceeya Patton-Bolman - Boston, MA - Friend   Jul 17, 2017

Dick and I worked together at datamedic. He was an absolute joy to work with and I was lucky to have met him and call him a friend. He had a brilliant mind and I learned a lot from him. I will miss him and his wonderful laugh lots!

Posted by: Laura Melanson - Boston, MA - Coworker   Jul 17, 2017

It feels like about 10 years since I last saw him. I vividly remember DIck's kindness and sense of humor. He had a train setup in his Cardinal office on 400 Nickerson Rd, Marlboro and I brought my young daughter, whom he doted on and took time to explain what it all was. We once visited a model railroad meet at Marlboro HS and saw his contribution to the big train "loop" they put together. It was always a pleasure

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Posted by: Jagan Nath Khalsa - Millis, MA - Coworker   Jul 17, 2017

II Corinthians 5:8 tells us that when we are no longer in this earthly body, we are present with our heavenly father.

May the peace of God strengthen you, may the hand of God guide you and may the love of God hold and keep you as you mourn the loss of a husband, father, friend, and coworker.

My prayers and sincerest condolence are with you.

Artonia Johnson (BWH)
Administrative Assistant to Dick

Posted by: Artoniaq Johnson - Revere, MA - Coworker   Jul 17, 2017

Dick will be sorely missed!

Posted by: John Barrington - Westwood, MA   Jul 17, 2017

My condolences to the family. Dick will be missed. I had the privilege to work for Dick for most of the 90's. He was hands down the best manager I have ever had. Dick was passionate about the work creating the best clinical knowledge bases available. As a manager his gentle guidance helped me to grow all my skills. He had tremendous knowledge it seemed on every subject. He was a wonderful man to work with. I can picture Dick now in a circle of people telling entertaining jokes. A great man has been lost.

Posted by: John D'Elia - Woburn, MA - Coworker   Jul 17, 2017

I knew Dick through model trains, having met him at a Girl Scout's Father/Daughter dance. I told him he had to explain the t-shirt with a caboose on it, and we went on from there. His willingness to shoulder responsibilities for the local modeling organization, the Hub Division of the NMRA, brought him a great deal of respect and appreciation, since he managed to do all that without ruffling the egos of those he managed. Easygoing with a sharp sense of humor, he will be very much missed. RIP, Dick.

Posted by: Schuyler Larrabee - Newton Highlands, MA   Jul 17, 2017

My deepest condolences to the Johannes family. I met Dick only once at the NMRA show in Lexington MA, in December 2011. He graciously agreed to speak in front of the camera and gave a soft spoken yet passionate and eloquent presentation of the world of model railroading. I am now dedicating this video to his memory: .

-santo wiryaman

Posted by: Santo Wiryaman - Lexinton, MA - Acquaintance   Jul 17, 2017