Obituary of Johnny D Dick
With humble acceptance of of God’s will
we announce the passing of Johnny
Dennis Dick on November 29, 2020 at the
tender age of 70. He was a beloved son,
brother, spouse, father, grandfather, uncle,
nephew and friend. He is survived by his
wife Emma of 50 years, and their three
children to include many grandchildren.
He loved to travel and vacation with his
family from Hawaii to Disney World.
Disneyland being his favorite place to
unwind. He served his country by
enlisting in the Army, were he spent
several years aboard. He would share his
training with his children and
grandchildren by spending hours at the
gun ranges, working on automotive, and
electronics. His theory was “if somebody
built it I can fix it” and “It’s not the
mistake it’s how you fix it”. Johnny had
46 years in the nuclear chemical
processing industry. Consisting of Nuclear
Ventilation Systems (HVAC), electrical,
hazardous waste, and radioactive material
containment control activities. He
performed duties in HVAC Systems.
Manager, Cognizant Engineer, Design
Authority, Certified Unreviewed Safety
Questions Evaluator (USQ), Laboratory
Operations Manager, Maintenance
Engineer and Electrical Maintenance
Manager. In the early 90’s he was one of
few individuals that sought out the
Vitrification process and brought it to the
Hanford Site. One of his great passions
and took tremendous pride in his work.
Which led him to share his knowledge,
experience, and expertise at several
prestigious institutions such as North
Carolina, Mississippi State, and Harvard.
Johnny always brought a commonsense
approach to the problem by telling a story
so that the technical issues covered could
be understood much easier.
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