Meadville Tribune

August 14, 2013

Donald G. Johnston

Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — Donald G. Johnston, 76, of Meadville, passed away at Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013.

He was born June 28, 1937, in Linesville, a son of the late Homer and Violet Wiltrout Johnson. He married Barbara Widmyer on June 25, 1965. She survives.

Donald was a 1955 graduate of Conneaut Lake Area High School. He had been a salesman and sales manager for Volkswagen and then a salesman at Weber Harris. He was a veteran of the National Guard and the Army Reserves.

He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and a longtime member of the church choir. He was past president of the Vernon Rotary Club. He loved attending horse shows and loved spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Barbara Johnston of Meadville; a daughter, Stacie Simmons of Pittsburgh; four nephews and a niece.

In addition his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, David Johnson.

Family and friends may attend a memorial service at 3 p.m. Friday at the Emmaline Barco Chapel at Wesbury’s Grace Health Center, 31 N. Park Ave., Meadville, with Pastor David Brumagin of Trinity United Methodist Church officiating.

Interment will be in Greendale Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 240 N. Third St., Conneaut Lake, Pa. 16316; or to the Yolanda G. Barco Oncology Institute, 16792 Conneaut Lake Road, Meadville, Pa. 16335.

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Arrangements are being handled by Dickson Funeral Home & Crematory, Rocco R. Tedesco III, supervisor, 130 N. Second St., Conneaut Lake.