RICHARD JOHNSON

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JOHNSON--Richard A.M.C., former investment executive, died Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at his home in Santa Barbara, California. Dick was born in New York City on June 15, 1921 to Helen Sentner Johnson and Theodore Demott Johnson. He attended Trinity School in New York, Yale University, and completed his MBA at Columbia University. He proudly served in WWII as a pilot. Dick started his career at J.P. Morgan at age 19 as a mail clerk and became a Vice President. In 1967 he joined the Dreyfus Corporation as Vice President and manger of the Dreyfus Fund. He was also instrumental in forming and managing a joint venture between the Dreyfus Corporation and Marine Midland Bank. In the 1970s Dick joined Allen& Co. as a Senior Vice President where he managed an investment vehicle, Brandon Partnership, and originated several Private Equity Investments. In 1983 he retired to Santa Barbara, California where he enjoyed many good friends, travel, tennis, the Burnham Wood Country Club and still found time to serve on the financial committee of the Santa Barbara Hospice Board. Dick is survived by his wife Lorinda Johnson, his son Richard Johnson, Jr., his three daughters: Bonnie Newman, Janet Johnson, June O'Brien and his three grandsons: Douglas Johnson, Timothy Johnson, Paul Johnson.

Published in The New York Times on Sept. 26, 2013
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