Deaths    Death Notices

  • Published

JOHNSON, Wolcott Howe

JOHNSON, Wolcott Howe

JOHNSON - Wolcott Howe 'Skip'
Age 87, of Brunswick, ME, died peacefully from complications of a stroke while in the care of the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House of Scarborough, ME on February 12, 2018. Mr. Johnson was born in Buffalo, NY on May 19, 1930 to Isabelle and George F.B. Johnson. Skip attended The Nichols Day School, Saint Mark's in Southborough MA. In 1953, he earned his B.A. degree from Harvard. Skip was an avid athlete to include tennis, ice hockey and skiing. Skip's passion to sport continued with squash and road races, completing several New York City marathons. Later in life Skip directed his energies to the outdoors, photography, travel and sailing. He was active with Rotary International and a volunteer at the Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick ME. Mr. Johnson was a sales and marketing executive in the aluminum, publishing and real estate investment industries. His work took him to several residences to include; Louisville KY, Richmond, VA, Lake Forest, IL, Summit, NJ and New Canaan, CT before moving to Brunswick, Maine in 2003. In 1959 Skip married Ellen Reeves in Lake Forest, IL. They had one daughter, Louise (Lucy) Wightman. In 1980 they divorced and in 1984 he married Joan Armstrong Whetstone in New Canaan, CT who passed away in 2011. Skip was preceded in death by his parents, Isabelle and George F.B. Johnson, granddaughter, Victoria "Torri" Wightman and brother George F.B. Johnson. Along with his daughter Lucy, Skip leaves two sisters, Georgia Pooley of Buffalo, NY and Jermain Anderson of Princeton, NJ, many godchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and his Springer Spaniel Maggie. Those who knew Skip will remember his mischievous, warm smile, infectious laugh, and bright blue eyes. We will cherish his optimism, wit and zest for life. Skip's family and friends will come together to celebrate his life in Buffalo, NY in the spring. Memorials to his life should be addressed to Saint Paul's Episcopal Church or to the Coastal Humane Society, both in Brunswick, ME. Gifts may also be made in his name to the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House of Scarborough, ME, or New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Portland, ME.

Guest Book

Powered by Facebook