Robert W. Johnston, who had an amazing inquiring mind and an adventurous soul, passed away surrounded by family on September 24, 2013, in Burbank, Calif.
He was born August 23, 1937 in Seattle, Wash. His family moved to Southern Oregon in 1951. After graduating from Crater High School and attending Oregon State University, Robert served four years in the U.S. Air Force, stationed in Northern Japan.
His career as a news camera man for NBC and CNN took him to many interesting places around the world. He was a sailor who rented large sailboats to discover beautiful places with friends and family. He was a pilot who delighted in flying to just about anywhere. Robert was an artist in all ways, from the written word to photography and videography. He wrote for sailing magazines and was an editor for Video Symphony in Los Angeles.
Robert is predeceased by his parents, Robert and Rosa Johnston. He is survived by his siblings, Susan Frohnmayer, James Johnston, Timothy Salkow Johnston, and Elizabeth Edmonds.
His ashes are going with his wonderful and dear friends, Sally, Jean, and Greta to a place on the California coast that was a favorite of his and out to sea in a sailing vessel in keeping with his spirit of adventure.