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Lemmon Funeral Home of Dulaney Valley Inc.

10 West Padonia Road, Timonium, MD

OBITUARY

Steven Anthony Johnson

September 14, 1956August 18, 2019
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Steven Anthony Johnson (62) died August 18, 2019. Steve was a University of Virginia graduate in Computer Science Engineering and owned his own software company. He retired early which gave him the time to follow his love of music. He played the guitar, mandolin, and most recently took up the Dobro. He spent his last years traveling around the country to bluegrass festivals, jamming with fellow musicians, and recording music in his home studio.

Steve was a supportive father. His sons have fond memories of him taking them fishing, coaching their many soccer teams, and cooking for gatherings of family and friends through the years. Steve’s Eggs Benedict, Oysters Rockefeller and Oyster Stew, as well as many other incredible dishes, always made those gatherings more memorable.

He is survived by 3 sons, Shawn, Nathan, and Tim; his mother Laureen and his sister Shari (Sprigle). Steve’s son Kyle, brother Kelly, and father Tony preceded him in death.

Steve was a gentle, sensitive soul who hugged in the biggest warmest way possible. He will be greatly missed.

A memorial service will be celebrated on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 12:00pm at the Lemmon Funeral Home of Dulaney Valley, Inc, 10 West Padonia Rd (at York Rd), Timonium, MD 21093. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Johnson Family Fund for Essential Tremor Research, MCV Foundation, P.O. Box 980234, Richmond, VA 23298

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, August 31, 2019

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Jane Gilbert

August 27, 2019

What a loss for the world, but special condolences to his family.

My path crossed Steve's many times over the past 30 or so years. I first met him at Hughes Network Systems back in the 80s where he spearheaded the development of the infamous "VAX Emulation Layer" on the HP OEM project. It was truly remarkable what he accomplished, and I was in awe of his programming prowess (says a Hokie about a Wahoo).

Fast-forward to the mid-90s, and I was working for a small company with a core product running on an obscure operating system. It was ready to collapse under the transaction load, and I needed a miracle worker to optimize it and keep it operational until its replacement was developed. Steve was the first person I contacted, and not surprisingly, he completely rewrote the horrible blob of code and saved the day.

I was hoping to work with him again a few years ago, but had to settle for just having lunch and handing off a frozen dead blue jay to him. That still makes me chuckle, and it was a fitting final meeting with him.

I enjoyed watching him immerse himself in music the last few years of life and follow his passion. Not everyone gets to live their dreams like he did, and I'm so happy he was able to be he started his next journey.

My sincere condolences to his boys and the rest of the family. He will be missed by many.

Cathryn Noble

August 27, 2019

I have many fond memories of Steve from the years we worked at Amtote. Such a kind spirit that flowed through his music. I was so hoping to see him play again at Delfest in 2020. Rest In Peace, Steve. Thoughts & prayers to your family and friends.

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Biography

Steven Anthony Johnson (62) died August 18, 2019. Steve was a University of Virginia graduate in Computer Science Engineering and owned his own software company. He retired early which gave him the time to follow his love of music. He played the guitar, mandolin, and most recently took up the Dobro. He spent his last years traveling around the country to bluegrass festivals, jamming with fellow musicians, and recording music in his home studio.

Steve was a supportive father. His sons have fond memories of him taking them fishing, coaching their many soccer teams, and cooking for gatherings of family and friends through the years. Steve’s Eggs Benedict, Oysters Rockefeller and Oyster Stew, as well as many other incredible dishes, always made those gatherings more memorable.

He is survived by 3 sons, Shawn, Nathan, and Tim; his mother Laureen and his sister Shari (Sprigle). Steve’s son Kyle, brother Kelly, and father Tony preceded him in death.

Steve was a gentle, sensitive soul who hugged in the biggest warmest way possible. He will be greatly missed.

A memorial service will be celebrated on Saturday, August 31, at 12:00pm at the Lemmon Funeral Home of Dulaney Valley, Inc, 10 West Padonia Rd (at York Rd), Timonium, MD 21093. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Johnson Family Fund for
Essential Tremor Research, MCV Foundation, P.O. Box 980234, Richmond, VA 23298