Gerard Vander Rippa Diego was born 14 April 1956 in San Diego, San Diego, California, USA to Orval Gene Johnston (1934-) and Joan Louise Radandt (1937) . He married Rhoda Vianne Girgash 27 June 1981 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.
|Offspring of Gerard Vander Rippa Diego and Rhoda Vianne Girgash|
|Eldon Sebastian Kozaks||28 April 1984 Salt Lake City, Utah, United States||Mika Bailey Kozaks|
|Andrea Kay Rippa Dego|
|Joe John Johnston||23 July 1986 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA||Amanda Kay Vink|