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KENNETH C. JOHNSTON, SR. Kenneth C. Johnston, Sr., 95, of Port St. Lucie, FL, died October
11, 2013. He was born in Canarsie Brooklyn, NY and was a resident of Port St. Lucie since 2004, coming from Orlando. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1942, several months after Pearl Harbor and attained the rank of 1st Lt. as a pilot instructor/navigator. In 1946 he joined the NYPD and in 1949 joined the NYPD's Aviation Bureau and flew helicopters. He reached the rank of Lt. and was in command of the Aviation Bureau for 15 years, retiring in 1969. He worked for Pan Am as the manager of their metro port and also managed a Heliport at 34th Street in Manhattan, NY for Island Helicopters. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 67 years, Anne in 2008. Survivors include two daughters, Jane A. Burzo and husband Al of Port St. Lucie, FL, Eileen Mary Mendell and husband Richard of NJ; his son, Kenneth C. Johnston, Jr., of Port St. Lucie, FL; and grandchildren Jane, Laura, Strummer, Olivia, and twins Eli and Nathan. A Service will be held at the Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, PO Box 200, Eglin AFB, FL 32542; or Treasure Coast Hospice, 5000 Dunn Road, Ft. Pierce, FL 34981. Arrangements are entrusted to Aycock Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie, FL. Please visit and sign our guest register book at www.aycockportstlucie.com
Published in the TC Palm from Oct. 16 to Oct. 17, 2013