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James Robert "Bob" Johnson

1951 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
James Robert "Bob" Johnson Obituary
Johnson, James Robert (Bob) JAMES ROBERT (Bob) JOHNSON, 61, or "Dr. Bob" passed away February 15, 2013 in Cochiti Lake, NM. He was married to Anita Miller. Born in Dallas, Bob is survived by his wife, parents, U.S. Congressman Sam and Shirley Johnson (3rd Dist.-Texas), his sisters, Gini Mulligan and Beverly Briney, his children, Beth Hearn and Bobby Johnson, his five grandchildren, and eight nieces and nephews. Bob graduated from Plano High School and Texas A&M University. An astrophysicist and research scientist, Bob held various positions including Vice President of ADB Technical, Chief Scientist of Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems, and Research Scientist at the Lunar Planetary Laboratory. High points include the detection of an atmosphere on Pluto, developing the foundational principles of a new branch of mathematics, and the publication of sixty-three technical research articles/ papers. His expertise included information science, high dynamic range photography, astronomy, terrorism prevention techniques, designing a home, data fusion, seeing the world, and performing his original piano compositions. Bob was revered in the eyes of many as being a man of humility, integrity, and kindness. The family will hold a local memorial on Sunday, March 3rd at 2:30 pm at First United Methodist Church in Plano, located at 3160 E. Spring Creek Pkwy with an informal reception to follow.

Published in Dallas Morning News on Feb. 24, 2013
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