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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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Dick was one of the most thoughtful and gracious folks I have ever met. Working with him in the 1990's was a wonderful experience of learning and thinking. There was no area of clinical medicine, computer science or politics Dick had not made some intelligent (and humorous) observations about. Don Rucker

Posted by: Don Rucker - Washington, DC - Coworker   Jul 16, 2017

Kay-Kay, Caleb and Claire,

You will hear many wonderful things about the husband and father you knew.
From all the comments and accolades, you will hear what a remarkable individual he was. His wide and varied intellect, his warmth, his humor, his wonderful laugh...where else do you find a friend who can talk the gamut from model trains to wrestling to medicine to computers to engineering? in each area with depth of knowledge. There will never another like him. He will be missed in every arena he played. What a guy!

My love and sympathies to you all,


Posted by: Karen Hutcheon - Baltimore, MD - Family Friend   Jul 16, 2017

I worked closely with Dick for eleven very productive years. He was the ideal colleague: smart, thoughtful, generous, funny, and wise. They don't come any better. I am better for having known and worked with him.

Posted by: Scott Finley - Towson, MD - Coworker   Jul 16, 2017

We will miss you, Dick. I will remember all the conversations we had about model railroading, the NMRA and our respective Divisions. I was one of those modelers that was honored when you came to New Hampshire to visit or operate on my railroad. The contributions you made to HUB Division will be noted and followed for many years to come and your friendship to me and others "north of the border" will endure.

Bruce Robinson
Seacoast Division, NMRA

Posted by: Bruce Robinson - Sandown, NH - Friend   Jul 16, 2017

My condolences to the family. Our lord father promises that very soon he will bring back our loved ones and we will never lose them again. Isaac 25:8

Posted by: A friend   Jul 16, 2017

Needless to say, I'm filled with sadness in hearing this news. There's too much to be said about Dick to fit in any memory book. For starters, though, for the geeks among us, how does one pick only one relationship when, with Dick, many of us have a many-to-one relationship with him. He was a close friend, a teacher, a member of the family, and so much more. Kay and Dick were a great team, and have a legacy of

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Posted by: Kevin Johnson - Brentwood, TN - Friend   Jul 16, 2017

In a household that was warm, inviting, and comforting, Dick's presence always shined especially bright. He was a friend to my family, a great role model, and will be dearly missed. My condolences for your loss.

Posted by: Joseph Treff - Somerville, MA - Friend   Jul 16, 2017

Dear Kay, family and friends of Richard "Dick" Johannes MD and train enthusiast, on behalf of the BOD of the Nutmeg Division and the National Model Railroad Association we send our condolences to all of you and to let you know that our prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this terrible time. May he rest in peace forever.

Ronald J. Pelletier
Communication Manager / Membership Promotion Manager / Newsletter Editor

Nutmeg Division
Northeastern Region

Posted by: A friend   Jul 15, 2017

Dick and I became colleagues when Cardinal acquired MedMined in 2006. We soon became friends and I always admired his intelligence, enthusiasm, decency, and generosity. He was a doctor for all the right reasons. We kept in touch, talking and texting a few times a year about science, medicine, and sports. I always looked forward to our conversations and was hoping to see him in August on a visit to Boston. I will miss him. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss.

Steve Brossette

Posted by: Stephen Brossette - New Orleans, LA - Friend   Jul 15, 2017

We are sad at Doc's loss but we feel lucky to have known him in our lives and this evokes good memories.

Posted by: Rick and Liz Murray - Gloucester, MA - Friend   Jul 15, 2017