JAMES ROBERT JOHNSON JAMES ROBERT (Bob) JOHNSON or "Dr. Bob" passed away February 15, 2013 in Cochiti Lake, New Mexico, where he is survived by his wife Anita Miller and their dog Allie. Bob was born in Dallas, Texas on April 9, 1951. In Texas, Bob is survived by his parents, Sam and Shirley Johnson, his sisters, Gini Mulligan and Beverly Briney, his children, Beth Hearn and Bobby Johnson, his five grandchildren, and eight nieces and nephews. Dr. Johnson, an astrophysicist and research scientist, held various notable job positions including Vice President of ADB Technical, Chief Scientist of Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems, and Research Scientist at the Lunar Planetary Laboratory. His accomplishments included 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 and papers. As a true renaissance man, his expertise included information science, high dynamic range photography, terrorism prevention techniques, designing a home, data fusion, seeing the world, and performing his original piano compositions. In spite of such accomplishment, Bob was revered in the eyes of many as being a man of humility, integrity, and kindness. While never boasting in his wealth of knowledge, he loved to teach anyone who was willing to learn. He truly desired that others would achieve their greatest potential. He was a blessing to all who knew him through his character and his knowledge. A Celebration of Bob's Life will be held Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at Vanessie's in Santa Fe. Flowers may be sent to Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, 1399 Luisa Street, Santa Fe, NM 87505. Flowers may be sent to Vanessie Restaurant, 427 Water Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501 . Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 984-8600 Please sign our guestbook for the family at: www.berardinellifuneralhome.com
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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900