James D. Johnston

James D. Johnston, 77, of 115 Maple St., Jersey Shore, died Friday afternoon July 26, 2013, in the Jersey Shore Hospital Emergency Room.

Born Jan. 31, 1936, in Conneaut, Ohio, he was the son of Russell and Ethel Johnston. Jim was preceded in death by his wife the former Jacque M. Vannaucker Aug. 11, 2010.

Jim was retired from Stone Containers after many years of service. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army from Sept. 23, 1954 until Sept. 15, 1958.

Jim is survived by a son, James R. Johnston of Jersey Shore; one daughter, Sheree L. Moyer of Jersey Shore; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and one brother, Robert Johnston of Conneaut, Ohio.

A gathering of friends and family will be held on Thursday August 1, 2013, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Wayne Township Fire Hall. Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore, is in charge of arrangements.