Sylvia Lee JOHNSON

JOHNSTON, Sylvia Lee age 78, of Palm Harbor, and formerly of Zelien-ople PA, died at Hershey Medical Center on Sunday, May 25, 2014. Sylvia was born on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 1936 in Zelienople to the late Loyal Lloyd Johnston and Emma Leona Heberling. In addition to her parents, Sylvia is preceded in death by siblings, Loyal Lloyd Johnston Jr., Velma Johnston Capots, Marian Johnston Weigel; and a niece, Beth Weigel Grawburg. Sylvia's survivors include her nephews and nieces, Ron Weigel and his wife, Linda, of Mechanicsburg, PA, Larry Johnston and his wife, Sandi, of Vinton, VA, Harriet Benny and her husband, Jim, of Eighty Four, PA, Polly Capots of McMurray, PA, Eric Capots and his wife, Erin, of Darlington, PA, and Jackie Hoenie and her husband, Greg, of Murfreesboro, TN; a sister-in-law, Anne Johnston of Eighty Four, PA; and several great/great nieces and nephews. Sylvia graduated from Zelienople High School as part of the class of 1954 and from Slippery Rock State University with a degree in elementary education, and received her MS in education from Pennsylvania State University. She retired from North Hills School District in Pittsburgh after over 30 years of service working as an elementary school teacher. Sylvia was a member of English Evangelical Lutheran Church in Zelienople PA, and after her move to Florida, she became a member of Palm Harbor United Methodist Church. Cremation and burial in Zelienople Community Cemetery and Mausoleum will be private and at the family's convenience. The family suggests memorial contributions to a . Sylvia's family has entrusted her care to Myers Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717)766-3421. Read Sylvia's full obituary & sign her official guestbook at

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Myers-Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory
37 E Main St Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
(717) 766-3421

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on June 2, 2014