Peter Albin Johnson of Newport, N.H., formerly of Vineyard Haven, died on April 2. He was 82.

He was born Oct. 1, 1937, to Albin and Helen (Petersen) Johnson of Norwood, and graduated from Norwood High School. He was a 1959 graduate of Dartmouth College where he majored in physics. He was in the navy ROTC in college and received his commission upon graduation. He was assigned to naval flight school and received his wings in 1960. He was an A-4 carrier pilot. After the navy, Peter started a career in the defense industry by joining Sanders Inc. in Nashua, N.H. Other employment included Lab-X, Sippican and Tekla Research and consulting work.

He was an avid fisherman, a passion that was reflected in his business ventures later in his life. He was the former owner of Larry’s Tackle Shop in Edgartown. He and his wife Lena became the owners of Robert’s Lures in 1997, and later also bought Hammer Lures and Yankee Lures. Lena will continue the business. Peter’s love of fishing went beyond merely owning and running the businesses; he continuously developed and tested new designs, and always had time to talk with other fishermen.

He was often found on the beaches of Martha’s Vineyard enjoying a walk along the beach or fishing, and was well-known for sharing his extensive knowledge of fishing and lures with fellow fishermen. He was a longtime member of the Martha’s Vineyard Surfcaster’s Association and the 2017 recipient of their sportsmanship award. He contributed generously to charitable events on the Island, including the Wounded Warrior program.

He is survived by his wife Lena Thunholm of Newport, N.H.; children Peter D Johnson of Lutherville, Md., Scott Johnson of Newmarket, N.H., Chris Johnson of Ashland, Ore., Holly June Connell of Ashland Ore., Gail Arhangelsky of Palm Harbor, Fla., Frederick Jordan of Miami, Fla., and Edward Jordan of Tacoma, Wash.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Mark Johnson of Wareham, Phillip Johnson of Walpole,and James Johnson of East Weymouth; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Paul.

A celebration of life will be held at a future date at Wasque Point on Chappaquiddick.