John Charles Johnston, 86, a resident of Wesbury United Methodist Home, Meadville formerly of Cochranton and Stoneboro passed away peacefully of natural causes on Friday morning, December 9, 2016 in the emergency department of Meadville Medical Center.
Born March 5, 1930 in Cochranton, Pa, he was a son of Homer A. and Bessie H. Crawford Johnston.
Mr. Johnston was a 1951 graduate of Cochranton High School. He then went into the Army and served in the Korean War, receiving the Korean Service Medal with two bronze stars and recently received an Ambassador of Peace Medal from the country of South Korea.
John was a machinist and worked for the McCroskey Tool Company of Meadville and retired in 1992 after 41 years of service.
He was a member of the Emmanuel Christian Church, Stoneboro.
John was an avid flea marketer and enjoyed woodworking. He enjoyed bowling and shuffleboard and had received numerous trophies for both. In early years he was an assistant Boy Scout leader for many years in Cochranton and at Emmanuel church.
His wife, the former JoAnn Fulkerson, whom he married September 4, 1954, preceded him in death December 10, 1996.
Survivors include a special friend Jane Clark of Stoneboro, a son Edward J. Johnston, Conneaut Lake, Pa, a grandson Richard Dancker, Lubbock, Texas and niece Peggy Massung and her husband Robert, Cochranton, also many other loving nieces and nephews
In addition to his parents and wife, a daughter Charlotte A. "Carly" Johnston-Dancker, three sisters Helen MacArthur, Margaret Stewart and Anna Ashcraft and a brother Howard Johnston, preceded him in death.
Calling Hours will be from 2 - 4 PM, Monday (12-12-16) in the Scott A. Black Funeral Home, 99 Franklin Street, Stoneboro, Pa.
Funeral Service will be at 4:00 PM, Monday (12-12-16) in the funeral home with Tim Clark, Pastor, Emmanuel Christian Church, officiating.
Published on December 9, 2016