Published in The Washington Post on 6/11/2009
RICHARD C. JOHNSON
Richard Carl Johnson went to be with the Lord on Tuesday,
June 9, 2009, at City Hospital of Martinsburg.
Born June 20, 1927 in Racine, Wisconsin, he was the son of
the late Carl V. and Theresa
He served in the US Marine Corps during WWII. In 1945 he graduated from Central
High School in 1945 Washington, D.C. He graduated from George Washington
University and George Washington Law School with a degree in Law. He also
graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary.
He married Harriette Miller Benson of Arlington, Virginia and together they had six
He was a United Methodist minister from 1953 to 1972 in Virginia and Maryland. He
then became an attorney for the Interstate Commerce Commission from 1972 until he
retired in 1989.
Richard is survived by his loving wife, Harriette of 56 years; a son, Thomas Johnson of
Martinsburg; a son, James Johnson of Dallas, TX; a daughter, Barbara Macenczak of
Burtonsville, MD; a daughter, Carolyn Oppenheimer of Grove City, PA; a son, Daniel
Johnson of Mount Joy, PA; a son, William Johnson of Windsor, CT; 27 grandchildren;
and three great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, June 13, 2009 at Independent Bible
Church, Martinsburg with Pastor Billy Hearn officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Great Commission Families,
35 Jeffrey Lane, Brunswick, MD 21758 or Bea Schafferman Memorial Fund, c/o Debbie
Johnson, 126 Weaver Lane, Martinsburg, WV 25404 to help defray the medical
expenses for ovarian cancer treatment.
Condolences may be sent to www.rosedalefuneral.com