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JOHNSON, JR., Robert Joseph

Robert Joseph  “Bob” Johnson, Jr. (Age 76) 

Monday, July 16, 2018, of Silver Spring, MD. Born on July 10, 1942 a man who could do magical things was born. His talents began early with his ability to turn ordinary pieces of wood into objects of beauty. His reputation became known throughout the land and soon Presidents, Princes and Sheiks began to demand his furniture to adorn their homes and offices. He could wield a wood clamp like no other. Of course he was exceptionally handsome, just as every hero should be. Oh, how the ladies would swoon when Bob walked into the room. That was a magical power, too. After breaking many hearts he found love in his fair maiden, Emily, his wife of over 30 years. With Emily, Bob uncovered another magical power when he became the leader of a wild pack of Bichons. He howled with them as he taught them to sing and to the astonishment of those who witnessed it, he brought one pup back to life after a harrowing experience. Bob lived the life he wanted unapologetically and with no regrets, as only a hero could do. He left this world in a blaze of glory on July 16th, 2018. There would be no fading out for this guy. In addition to his wife, he leaves behind his daughters Brooke Villalba and Tanna Mayo, both of whom will greatly miss his jokes and laughter. His grandchildren, Sophia, Elena and George are looking forward to the day they can see their “Poppy” in heaven and hear about all the crazy shenanigans he has been up to with his new and improved heavenly body. There are many friends and family who are too numerous to name, but they all know the raucous that Bob is already causing up there with the big guy. We will miss you, Bob. Give ‘em heck!! Relatives and friends may call at  Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking), Thursday, July 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Michael the Archangel Church, 805 Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring, MD, on Friday, July 20, at 1 p.m.  Interment private. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Bob’s home away from home, St. Michael’s the Archangel Parish in Silver Spring, Maryland. Visit for more information.


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