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Christopher Bradford Johnson

October 5, 1972 - October 12, 2017

Christopher Bradford Johnson, aged 45, died unexpectedly of natural causes on October 5, 2017 in Portland, OR.


Born in New York City to Veronica E. (Waggoner) and Edward D. Johnson on October 5, 1972. Christopher spent his early years living in Brooklyn, NY. The family moved to Brattleboro, VT when he was 12. Growing up, Christopher excelled in school and loved baseball and skiing, and being on the debate team. In the summers of 1986 and 1987, he attended Camp Pemigewassett in NH and went on to become a counselor there for 5 years.


Christopher graduated from Haverford College in 1990 with a degree in economics after which he worked at the Federal Reserve Bank in New York City for several years. Christopher then obtained a law degree from Boston College Law School. In his usual unconventional way, to prepare for the law boards he spent the summer camping in national parks throughout the west. Christopher practiced law for several years in Minneapolis, MN and then moved to Portland, OR where he worked in film distribution.


Christopher had many interests including riding his bike, baseball (he was an avid Yankees fan), writing short stories, and painting. He was known for his quick, clever sense of humor and was loved and respected by a wide circle of friends from all over the country.


Christopher was preceded in death by his father, Edward Johnson, and his grandparents. He is survived by his mother, Veronica Johnson of Brattleboro, VT, his aunt, Jane LoMonaco, and his cousin, Marcia LoMonaco.


Christopher was a loving son, nephew, cousin, and friend. He will be sorely missed.

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