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Gladys Johnston

1928 - 2015 LENOX Gladys Emily Ashplant Chase Johnston peacefully traveled home to be with Jesus on September 28th, 2015. Born April 4th, 1928 in Plymouth, England she came to Massachusetts as the war bride of Earl Chase of Adams and was naturalized as a citizen. At 87 years of age she was the oldest surviving member of her birth family. Gladys enjoyed her flower garden, crocheting and knitting and taught herself to be a skilled artist at the age of 60 working in both oil and water color. She was a musician also, mastering several instruments and taught her girls the love of music. Gladys wrote a beautiful Christmas hymn honoring our Saviour which her family hopes to publish so that the world may share in the glory of God. Gladys was a devoted and active member of First Baptist Church of Pittsfield, MA, serving on many boards and singing with the choir. Gladys is survived by her two daughters, Anne and her husband, Tony of Pittsfield and Christine and her husband, Louis of Gardner. Anne's children: James Knowlton, his wife, Brandi and their two children, Charlene and Mathias and her son, Adam Sperlonga. Christine's children: Melinda Tarjick with children, Kneisha Tarjick, Jasmine and Kavon Teba and Chris's youngest daughter, Heather Tarjick with her children, Skyler Tarjick, Dominic and Rayanna Polidoro. Lastly, extending her family to five generations, Gladys's great-great granddaughter, Kira with Kneisha being her mother. Gladys is also survived by her husband of 25 years, Russell Johnston and his five children. She also leaves behind many other family members including neices, nephews & cousins. SERVICES: A celebration of her Life will be at First Baptist Church on October 4th, 2015 at 12p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to First Baptist at 88 South St. Pittsfield, MA. 01201
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Sept. 30, 2015
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