Fontain Johnson III
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Our beloved Fontain Martin Johnson III (Marty) died on a salvage job off the coast of Alaska on July 30, 2006. He was 40 years old. 

Marty was a gifted naval architect, a loving son and brother, a doting uncle, and a loyal friend. We hope that all who loved Marty will visit this site often. 

Here you will find tributes and condolences, photos of Marty, and a brief video clip of Marty and teammates winning a boat race at the 2006 Seattle Maritime Festival. They built the boat themselves!

Visitors are encouraged to upload their own reminiscences and photos of Marty to this site.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Webb Institute of Naval Architecture, where Marty completed his undergraduate studies, and the Entrepreneurship Center at Seattle University, where Marty received his MBA. 

For donations to Webb:

Make check payable to The Webb Institute of Naval Architecture and write "For the Marty Johnson Memorial Fund" on the memo line. Mail check to:

Webb Institute of Naval Architecture
298 Crescent Beach Road
Glen Cove, NY 11542

Attention: Development Office 

For donations to Seattle University: 
Make check payable to The Entrepreneurship Center, Seattle University and write "For the Fontain Martin Johnson III Award of Excellence Fund" on the memo line. Mail check to:

The Entrepreneurship Center
Seattle University
Seattle, WA 98122

Attention: Gail Yates 

Tributes and Condolences
Remembering Marty 2012   / Russ Lynas
As the world sees the tragic capsize of the Costa Concordia, and loss of life, this event brings back memories of the Courger Ace and Marty's life trying to save the ship. I still cannot see a ship in distress six years later and not remember Mr. Mar...  Continue >>
Grade School and High School Friend   / Rob Nolan (Friend)
Marty and I lived across the street from each other from about 6th through 12th grade. We went to school together at the St. Louis Priory (7th -12th), and Marty spent his senior year living with me and my family when the rest of the Johnson clan mov...  Continue >>
Condolences from someone who knew Marty long ago   / William Edney (Classmate)
My name is Bill Edney and I was one of Marty's classmates from the St. Louis Priory School where Marty attended high school. Sadly, I just learned of Marty's passing a few days ago (am writing this on Feb 28, 2008). I know we all lost touch with M...  Continue >>
Condolences  / Ben Seligman
I have only just found out about Marty's passing (2nd November 2007). I was the project engineer for Shell on a complex beach landing operation undertaken by Crowley for us in summer 2004 in Sakhalin, Russia. Jim van der Veen describes this project a...  Continue >>
A great classmate, co-worker, and friend   / Steve Pagan (College/coworker)
I first met Marty at Webb, we were classmates.  In late junior and senior year, he was my thesis partner along with a third classmate.

I knew Marty was very smart, but since I was a 'Smurf' (see...  Continue >>
College Stories  / Dean Schleicher (College Roommate )    Read >>
A Tribute to Marty  / Jim Van Der Veen (Co-worker)    Read >>
Marty's Impact on Me  / Christine Schleicher (Friend)    Read >>
Very High Price  / Juan Carlos Escudero (None)    Read >>
Deeply Missed  / Paul Nave (Co Worker )    Read >>
Three Stories about Marty  / Richard Murphy (Brother in Law )    Read >>
A Brilliant and Humble Man  / Marc Aikin (Co-Worker)    Read >>
We're glad we shared the time we did with Marty...  / Craig And Vivian Maturi (SU Graduate Classmates )    Read >>
Co-worker and friend  / Deanne Dillenbeck (Co-worker/friend)    Read >>
These are my comments from the ceremony in Seattle:  / Dean Schleicher (College Roommate )    Read >>
More tributes and condolences...
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Fontain's Photo Album
Marty 1968
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