James Robert Johnston ScotiaJames Robert Johnston, 20, passed away suddenly Sunday, December 23, 2012. Born in Schenectady, he was the beloved son of Rick M. Johnston and Dawn E. Johnston. James attended Schalmont and Scotia-Glenville Schools and was employed by Margas Windows as an installer. James loved riding his 4 wheeler, family bike rides, country music, camo and scrapping. He enjoyed his annual camping trip to Cranberry Lake with his childhood friend, Justin and his dad, Kevin. James had a high work ethic, integrity and was self confident. He will always be remembered for his huge smiles, a laugh that was contagious and his kind heart. James was a good man, a loving father, a good son and a true friend. Loving fiance of Khirstian Carbonello; father of his cherished daughter, Nicole Alyse Johnston; brother of Jeffrey Johnston, Joseph Johnston, Daniel Johnston, Heather Cater and Sarah Weber. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews, many friends and his mentor and close friend, Kevin Margas. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, December 29, 2012 at The Scotia United Methodist, 210 North Ten Broeck St., Scotia. The family will receive visitors Friday, 4 to 8 p.m. at The White Funeral Home, 264 N. Ballston Ave., Scotia. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in James' memory may be made to James R. Johnston Memorial Fund c/o Ballston Spa National Bank, 770 Saratoga Rd., Burnt Hills, NY 12027. To leave the family an online condolence please visit www.sbfuneralhome.com
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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on Dec. 27, 2012