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Patrick C. Johns, known as the 'Master of Disaster,' dies

Patrick C. Johns, known as the 'Master of Disaster,' dies

Patrick C. Johns, a legendary Catholic Relief Services worker whose expertise as director of emergency operations earned him the title of "Master of Disaster," died Sept. 14 of kidney and heart failure at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

The Severna Park resident was 66.

"Pat was a most admired disaster specialist. He was a rough cut type of guy but he got things done. He could do anything that he set his mind to and did this over and over again," said Ambassador Ken F. Hackett, former president of Catholic Relief Services, who is now U.S. ambassador to the Vatican.

"He was rough and tumble, not in a football sort of way, but was a quiet guy who...

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