Richard Woodwell Johnston

1931 - 2017

Born on March 8, 1931 in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Died peacefully on November 1, 2017 in Santa Barbara, California

Survived by his daughter, Jessica Woodwell Johnston, son Mark Reid, sister Marjory Johnston, and love Roberta Fell.

Richard lived in Santa Barbara for 60 years. He was an iconoclast, a Mountain Driver, a romantic, a news junkie, a writer, and a good neighbor and friend. He loved cats, wine, rugelach, books, hot tubs, and tinkering with computers, amongst other pursuits. Donations in his name can be made to Planned Parenthood or the American Civil Liberties Union.

Human life is but a series of footnotes to a vast obscure unfinished masterpiece. —Vladimir Nabokov

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