Dr Robert Samuel Johnson (1927 - 2018)

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Dr. Robert Samuel Johnson, of Brighton, born Feb. 10, 1927, in Phoenix, died as the result of a fall at age 91 July 9 in Loma Linda, California.
Dr. Johnson served in the Navy in World War II and then graduated from the school of medicine at the University of Colorado in Boulder and Harvard University with a master's degree in public health.
He became the director of the Denver Health Department, where he was instrumental in starting the neighborhood health clinics. He also taught preventive medicine at CU and was director of the Tri-County Health Department for many years.
Dr. Johnson was the beloved husband of Joy for over 66 years. His brother, Wayne; and a son, Kevin, preceded him in death.
Survivors are his wife; sons, Gregory, Richard, and David; grandchildren, Kelly, Kristina, William, Christopher, and Karoline; great-grandchildren, Jett and Cooper; and his brother, Stephen R. Johnson, of Erie.
He loved photography and traveling in his beloved RV. He was an exceptional man who will be sorely missed.
Published in Commerce City Sentinel Express on Jan. 1, 2019
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