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Raymond D. Johnston

Raymond D. Johnston, age 80, Raymond D. Johnston, age 80, formerly of Media, Pa., beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather, uncle and friend passed away on January 31, 2013 at Crozer Hospital. Ray was born and raised in SW Philadelphia. A US Navy veteran serving on the USS San Pablo, a hydro-graphic survey ship, as a radioman during the Korean War Conflict. He was employed by Eissler Pontiac as a sales manager for over 30 years, retiring in 1997. Earning the title Grand Master of Distinction as VP of the Master Sales Guild (Pontiac Division,) an honor he was very proud of. When retirement was too quiet, he returned to part-time sales at Granite Run Pontiac and Spanky's Auto. Catering to his former customers and their children, a new generation of car buyers. One of his favorite sayings, when referring to the life he lead, was "it was a great ride." Many will remember him having a zest for life. He enjoyed his years of boating on the Chesapeake with his wife Rita, his brothers and nephews on RJ's Pride. Their numerous dinners at the Towne House relaxing Manhattan in hand or at the Rose Tree Inn with family and friends. He was considered a gentlemens' gentleman, and a doting "Pop Pop" with a wonderful sense of Humor. He is predeceased by his parents, James and Emma Johnston of SW Philadelphia, his brother James, Jr. and his sister Anna.
Survivors: He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife and "best friend" of 22 years, Rita Johnston, brother William (Delores), sister-in-law: Emma Johnston. Stepchildren, Gretchen Hansen, Kurt Hansen (Patricia), Grandsons: Douglas and Liam Hansen and Daniel Warihay. His nephews Joey (Diane), Ron (Stacie) and Robbie along with nieces, Susan and Linda. His Brothers in law, Jack and Bob McGrady and his sister in law Barbara DeLisle, all of Massachusetts. His daughters Sandra, Denise and their Children. In addition to numerous great nieces and nephews. Memorial service: 10 am, Friday, February 8, 2013, in the J. Nelson Rigby Funeral Home, Balt. & Jackson Sts, Media. Calling: 9:30-10am.
Burial: Private In lieu of flowers: donations may be made to The American Legion or Disabled Veterans Condolences: Jnelsonrigbyfh.com

Funeral Home

J. Nelson Rigby Funeral Home
1 W. Baltimore Avenue  Media, PA 19063
610-566-4526
Published in Daily Times on Feb. 5, 2013
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