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Robert J. Johnston

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Robert J. Johnston

AGE: 75 • Myrtle Beach, SC

Robert J. "Bob" Johnston entered the eternal realm of heavenly peace on May 11, 2017. Bob, 75 years old, passed peacefully at his home in Myrtle Beach, SC, after battling lung cancer.

Bob was born in 1941 to his parents Evelyn Brown and Robert Johnston, Newark, NJ. Before his retirement and move to Myrtle Beach, SC, Bob was a resident of Newark, Kearny, Brick, and Toms River, NJ. Bob was a United States Veteran in the Air Force and served from 1960 to 1963. After his service, Bob worked for the Town of Kearny, Tropicana, and Hermann Truck Leasing, all based in NJ. Many people will remember Bob, as an avid fisherman, car enthusiast, and his passion for animals, particularly being a member of the Eastern Whippet Association. Most of all, Bob was a master craftsman and there wasn't anything he couldn't fix.

Survived is his wife of 51 years, Helen (Kinder) Johnston; daughters, Dawn (Bond) Geracie, and Cherie Sidway, and three grandsons; Robert Bond, William Bond, and Calvin Sidway. Bob is also survived by siblings, Dolores Mee, Dennis Johnston, and Evelyn Mestas, and countless nieces and nephews. Lastly, Bob leaves behind his best friends, Rambo and Pearl (Chihuahuas).

In lieu of flowers, do a "good" deed as Bob had done countless times for others without cause or agenda. Bob was a very easy going gentleman, but he didn't realize how deeply he left his mark on those who had the pleasure of knowing him. "Blessed is a father that would give up part of his soul for his children's happiness."

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., at Philadelphia Boulevard Beach, Sea Girt, NJ. The service will be celebrated by the Rev. George E. Deatrick.
Published in Asbury Park Press on June 4, 2017
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