Steven “Steve” Johnson
September 20, 1988 - August 7, 2021
It is with heavy and broken hearts that we announce that Steven (“Steve”) Johnson, age 32, unexpectedly passed away on Saturday, August 7th, 2021. What started off as a relaxing day at home ended tragically after Steve went into sudden and unexplained cardiac arrest, leaving behind his wife and high school sweetheart, Katie, who is due to deliver their first child, Mackenzie Eris, on August 25th.
The origin of Steve begins in the sewers of Townsend where he became mutant after a truck carrying a canister of radioactive goo spilled chemicals onto him as a baby turtle. He spent his young adult life cultivating a love for art and skateboarding. In between fighting off Shredder and the Foot Clan, he achieved an Associate degree in Fine Arts at DCAD and went on to achieve a Bachelor’s degree at MICA. He continued into a career in graphic design and was most known for giving his whole self to the project at hand no matter the size.
Despite his constant martial arts and combat training with Master Splinter, Steve still managed to fully renovate their home in preparation for building a family, always making time for morning walks with their pup Penny and dinner with Katie.
Steve was one of the most passionate and caring turtles to walk this earth. Each person he connected with felt as though they were a close family friend. His genuine love for his friends and family will be greatly missed and his memories cherished. Steve was a huge fan of comedy and humor and would want all of us to smile and laugh when remembering him.
Steve is survived by his wife Katie and much-anticipated daughter Mackenzie; grandmother, Eris Johnson; parents, Robin and Dave Johnson Sr.; and remaining brothers in a half shell, David (Carla and Leo) and Erik (Katie).
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 am until 11 am on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 E. Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will be held privately.
We ask that everyone attending wear what they feel Steve would deem appropriate… All who knew Steve would know that means TMNT shirt, band t-shirt, brewery attire, or whatever makes you feel you. If you wish to wear all black or a suit know that Steve will be flipping you the bird with his half grin because he wasn’t big on formalities.
Per the family’s request, masks will be mandatory for all attendees, regardless of vaccination status, in order to be mindful of those who are immunocompromised and to hide all of our sad faces.
Steve’s untimely passing has his friends and family facing an unfathomable new reality of a world without him in it, but he left behind a close-knit community who are now ready to come together on his behalf to rally behind Katie and baby Mackenzie to provide them all our love and support in their time of need. Please direct all donations to the Go Fund Me for baby Mackenzie: https://www.gofundme.com/f/skhat-in-loving-memory-of-steve-johnson