Sky Angel Founder Johnson Dead at 66

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Dominion Video Satellite Inc. founder, chairman and CEO Robert W. Johnson died at the age of 66 Thursday evening due to heart failure.

Johnson founded Dominion’s Sky Angel -- a Christian-themed direct-broadcast satellite service -- in 1980.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Jeanine; son Robert W. Johnson Jr., Dominion vice president of finance and chief financial officer, who will lead the company in the interim; daughter Kathleen Johnson, Dominion VP of programming; daughter Nancy Christopher, Dominion VP of public relations, and her husband, Glenn, assistant VP of sales; daughter Jennifer Jarvis and her husband, Brandon, both on staff at the company; three brothers; and two sisters.

In lieu of flowers, the Johnson family has requested that those who wish may make contributions to Dominion Foundation, P.O. Box 7609, Naples, Fla., 34101.