Pf Cloverdale CA, died September 6, 2013 at the age of 81. Bill was the son of Richard and Lucille Johnston and loving husband of Diane Johnston. He was born March 22, 1932 in Buckley, Illinois. He is survived by his wife Diane, his sister Phyllis, his three sons David, John, and Jim Johnston, his step-daughters Michele Stratton and Lisa Rattay, and 11 grandchildren. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1956. Upon returning home, he embarked on a successful career in semiconductor design, manufacturing, and marketing. He retired from his position as VP of Marketing at Smart Modular Technologies at the age of 68. Bill enjoyed sports, gardening, a cup of coffee with his friends, electronic gadgets and his special relationship with his cat Bella. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. The memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at Unity Church, 600 Palm Drive, Novato, California 94949. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a
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Published Online in the Press Democrat from Sept. 15 to Sept. 16, 2013