Raymond Johnson of Truro died unexpectedly of heart failure on Dec. 10, 2021 at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis. He was 66.
Born in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Richard and Mary Johnson.
Raymond owned and operated Savoir Systems Personal Computer Services for 30 years.
He was a familiar sight as he rode his bicycle around town, wearing his signature white sailor’s cap. Raymond could often be found at Provincetown justice rallies waving a large Earth flag. He devoted himself to environmental justice and was an outspoken advocate for Earth stewardship and sustainability.
Raymond generously shared his time, energy, and expertise. He was a member of the Truro Concert Committee. He often participated in the Provincetown Harbor Swim for Life and received the David Asher Volunteer award for his “contribution to the community and the Swim for Life.”
Raymond also enjoyed working with students in after-school activities at the Truro Central School and at Provincetown High School. He showed endless patience and genuine enthusiasm for students’ ideas and projects.
Passionate about music, Raymond was an avid supporter of the local music scene. He spent thousands of hours mixing, recording, and producing CDs for local musicians at the Mews Coffeehouse.
For many years, he was a member of the Outer Cape Chorale and was especially proud to be part of the Outer Cape Chorale Chamber Singers, adding his deep bass voice. In August 2016, he sang in a program of songs and stories about the history of seaside life on Cape Cod with selections of sea songs and African American spirituals.
He also played keyboards in a local garage band, the Birdfeeders.
In addition to having eclectic interests in music, Raymond enjoyed gardening, swimming, ice skating, bicycling, and sailboarding. He was grateful to live within walking distance of the beach and felt blessed to call Cape Cod home.
He is survived by his brother, Steve Johnson; sisters Juanita Gunter, Vicki Beauchemin, DeeDee Hughes, and Linda Kimmel; and eight beloved nieces and nephews. Raymond loved his family, including his extended family from Vermont and lifelong friends from Truro, Provincetown, and Annapolis, Md.
Those wishing to honor Raymond’s life are encouraged to plant a tree or donate to an environmental cause. An online guest book for expressions of condolence for the family may be found at gatelyfuneralservice.com.