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Thomas Willett EMCS(SS) 1961-66 6/20/2019
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Johanna Johnstone's Passing

I received a note from Tracey Johnstone today that her mother Johanna passed away earlier this week. Tracey was with us at our reunion last May and many of us served with her father Richard Johnstone when he captained the Sea Robin (1962-1964). She wanted me to let you know of her mothers passing. I would like to quote a couple of lines from her note as I believe they apply to all who served on the Sea Robin.
"I can say without reservation that Dad's years on the Robin were among their happiest. With a lesser crew the stresses inherent with submarining would have outweighed the joys of camaradery from a job well done. Mom and Dad knew this and were grateful. I think I can speak for Brad(Mooney)on this too. Going nuke just could not have been a step up from serving on the Robin with its families and crew. It's not about the boat, it's about the people in it."
I think Tracey hit the nail on the head, the Sea Robin always had good people in it.

Re: Johanna Johnstone's Passing

Very sad to hear. It's like losing another Shipmate.

We all have been blessed, that served with Capt. Johnstone. I feel that we are very close to the entire family, and we have bee rewarded. Johanna now re-joins her husband. It's not all bad.

Someday we will all walk down the pier together one more time.


Re: OBITUARY for Johanna Johnstone

Johanna Johnstone

Johanna T. Johnstone VIRGINIA BEACH - Johanna Tracey Johnstone, 81, of the 1900 block of Charla Lee Lane, passed away April 8, 2008, in her home. Mrs. Johnstone was the widow of Capt. Richard A. Johnstone, U.S. Naval Academy, Class of 1951. She is survived by two daughters, Brooke Asher and husband James and Tracey Johnstone; a son, Richard Hugh Johnstone and wife Patricia; a sister, Rhonwyn King and husband Robert; three grandchildren, Tara, Ryan and Cydney; and a great-grandchild, Parker. All services are private with Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel. Any donations in her memory should be made to the Dolphin Scholarship Foundation. Condolences may be offered to the family at

Re: Re: OBITUARY for Johanna Johnstone

Paul, Thanks for finding the obituary. I knew you would locate it. We were lucky to have served on the Sea Robin with the Johnstone's.

Re: Re: Re: OBITUARY for Johanna Johnstone

No problem it was easy.

I came across two sites to post on-line condolences. I'm sure there are MANY who would like to show their respect.



Re: Johanna Johnstone's Passing

Our Association Treasurer is make our donation to the Dolphin Scholarship Fund in memory of Capt and Mrs. Johnstone.

Thanks Shipmates for adding your comments to the on-line memorial.