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Francis R. "Frank" Johnston

September 9, 1943 — May 31, 2021

Francis Reed “Frank” Johnston, 77, of Rogersville, PA passed away peacefully on May 31, 2021, at the Personal Care at Evergreen in Waynesburg, PA.

He was born September 9, 1943, in Nineveh, PA, a son of the late Frank Tilton and Wilma Geraldine (Stollar) Johnston.

Frank was a 1961 graduate of West Greene High School and served in the United States Air Force from 1962 – 1966, a 1967graduate of New England Institute of Technology in Boston.
He was a member of Nineveh United Methodist Church, St. John’s Free and Accepted Masonic Lodge #1 Portsmouth, NH (32nd Degree), Scottish Rite Valley of Pittsburgh, Waynesburg Radio Control Flying Club, Morse Code Club, Waynesburg Sportsman’s Club, former member of the West Greene School Board from 1977 – 1983.

Frank was formerly self-employed in refrigeration, he was also employed at Behm’s Auction Service from 2004 – 2013, and as a Repairman/Installer at Alltel, Inc. in Waynesburg for 22 years.

On August 28, 1965, he married the love of his life Pauline “Polly” Helen (Frost) and were happily married for 55 years.

Surviving is his wife and two sons, Bryan F. Johnston of Waynesburg, PA, and David (Heidi) Johnston and three grandchildren; James D. Johnston, Jack T. Johnston and Annie Mae Johnston all of Pierpoint, OH.

Deceased in addition to his parents is a sister, Joyce (Johnston) Dykman.

Friends will be received on Friday, June 4, 2021, from 5-9pm at the Kesterson-Rush Funeral Home, LLC. 3275 W. Roy Furman Hwy., Rogersville, PA 15359. Telephone: 724-499-5181. A Masonic Service will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 7pm; where a funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 5, 2021, at 11am with Pastor Cynthia Deter officiating. Interment will follow at Rosemont Cemetery in Center Township in Greene County, PA. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Parkinson Foundation of Western PA at 575 Lincoln Avenue #101, Bellevue, PA 15202. Phone: 412-837-2542. Visit: pfwpa.org.

Please view and sign the online tribute wall at www.kestersonfh.com.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, June 4, 2021

5:00 - 9:00 pm (Eastern time)

Kesterson-Rush Funeral Home, LLC.

3275 W. Roy Furman Hwy., Rogersville, PA 15359

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Service

Friday, June 4, 2021

Starts at 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Kesterson-Rush Funeral Home, LLC.

3275 W. Roy Furman Hwy., Rogersville, PA 15359

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Service

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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3275 W. Roy Furman Hwy., Rogersville, PA 15359

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Graveside

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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