Richard William Johnson, Sr., 78, a Shrewsbury Twp. resident since 1962, passed away peacefully on July 31, 2017. Richard was born in Englewood, New Jersey to William and Lucy (Martone) Johnson.
Richard was a talented mechanical draftsman, retiring from the Holmdel, New Jersey Bell Labs. He considered himself an inventor/artist and held a copyright and an applied patent. He was a hardworking, dedicated family man. In his private time, many fond memories were made fishing with his boys at the Long Branch Seaview Avenue ocean jetty and the Long Branch fishing pier.
He is predeceased by his parents, sister, Barbara Jean Minenno, step-sister, Elizabeth Marlowe and in 2002 by his beloved son, William D. Johnson.
Richard is survived by his sons; Richard W. Jr. and wife Tracey of Shrewsbury Twp., Vincent T. of Eatontown and Robert P. of California and his grandson Richard W. Johnson, III.
At his request, no public service will be held.
Please visit Richard’s memorial website at www.braunfuneralhome.com.