Former investment executive, died Tuesday September 10, 2013 at his home in Santa Barbara, California. Dick was born in new York City on June 18, 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 WW11 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 manager 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 and Co. as Senior Vice President where he managed an investment vehicle, Brandon Partnership, and originated several Private Equity Investments.
In 1983 he retired to Santa Barbara, where he enjoyed many good friends, travel, tennis, the Burnham Wood Country Club, hosting an Annual Fourth of July Party, and still found time to serve on the Financial Committee of the Santa Barbara Hospice Board.
Dick is survived by his wife Lorinda, his son, Richard Johnson Jr., his three daughters, Bonnie Newman, Janet Johnson, and June O'Brian, and his three grandsons, Douglas, Timothy, and Paul Johnson.
Memorial contributions can be made to step-daughter Laura's non-profit agency and school for children with autism, United Cerebral Palsy of the North Bay, 3835 Cypress Drive, Suite 103, Petaluma, CA, 94954, or to any charity family and friends prefer.