A longtime resident of Saratoga, Donald H. Johnson M.S. ’68 was born on Aug. 3, 1931, and raised in Hillsboro, Oregon. He graduated from Scappoose High School in 1949 and went on to obtain his B.S. in physics from the University of Portland and his M.S. in electrical engineering from SCU. Donald valiantly served in the United States Air Force. He was stationed in Las Vegas, Nevada, while in the service and served one tour of duty in Korea where he received the Korean Service Medal.  Donald completed his education after the war and settled in Saratoga. He took a position at Lockheed in Sunnyvale, where he worked on large satellite programs, retiring several years ago after 36 years of service. He enjoyed the outdoors, traveling, sports, but his biggest passion was his family. Donald was a member of the Church of the Ascension in Saratoga and past president of the pastoral council and past president of the men’s club. He was also a member of Sons In Retirement (SIR) Westgate Branch 125 and held multiple roles as big SIR, little SIR, secretary, and director, and the Lockheed Martin Management Association Retirees (LMMAR). Donald passed away at home surrounded by members of his family on Nov. 17, 2017, at 86 years old. He was preceded in death by his parents, Toge and Nora Johnson; his brother, Toge Phillip Johnson; his sister, Myja Noreen McAllister and her husband Lee McAllister; and his brother, Franklin David Johnson. He is survived by his devoted wife of 57 years, Sally Johnson; daughters Sharon (Terrance) McElveny, Sheila Johnson ’83, and Shelley (Brian) Strehlke; grandchildren Nicholas (Sade) Strehlke, Marcus Strehlke, Shannon (Scott) Dreier, Serena Strehlke, Alexander Strehlke, Megan McElveny, and Aaron McElveny; great-grandchildren Harrison Strehlke and Lilly Anne Strehlke; and numerous extended family and friends.

08 Nov 2018