MERLE L. ""MIKE"" JOHNSTON, SR. (1922 - 2013)

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Merle L. "Mike" Johnston, Sr., 91, of Main Street, Sabinsville passed away on Sunday, July 21, 2013, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport.
He was born Apr. 10, 1922, the son of Lewis and Lula (Butler) Johnston.
Mike married Betty E. Colbath on Mar. 28, 1948; she passed away Mar. 23, 2013.
He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and retired from Consolidated Gas Company. He was a member of the Clymer Baptist Church, took care of the Sabinsville Cemetery for many years and enjoyed gardening. Mike was a farmer, a carpenter and a hard worker, his hands were always busy.
He is survived by his sons, Harold (Jean) Johnston, Gaines; Charles Johnston, Sabinsville; his daughters, Janet (Basil) Tubbs, Ulysses; Peggy (Tom) Bell, Sabinsville; Barbara (Steve) Davis, Sabinsville; his sister, Nora Stafford, Sabinsville; 14 grandchildren and numerous great and great- great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, and a son, Merle Johnston, Jr.
Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 West Main Street, Westfield on Wednesday, from 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, 2 p.m., at the funeral home.
Burial will follow with military honors in Sabinsville Cemetery.

OBITUARY PUBLISHED IN THE JULY 24 ISSUE OF THE FREE PRESS-COURIER


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Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from July 22 to July 30, 2013
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