Jerome J. Johnston Sr.

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Jerry passed away from bladder cancer complications on March 25, 2017, at home in Montgomery, Texas with his beloved wife, Cynthia and son, Jerry Jr.

He was born in Brookings, South Dakota on February 21, 1940 to Loren and Rose Johnston. He was the second oldest of five children.

The family moved to the Los Angeles County in 1941 and settled in Arcadia, California where he attended Parochial School and swam for Los Angeles County for 4 years. He won first place in diving before graduating from Arcadia High School in 1958.

He then joined Shell Oil Company in Bakersfield, California.

He and Cynthia were married on May 6, 1961 in Arcadia, where they made their home. He joined the US Naval Air Reserve in November of 1961 and flew P2V's for 6 1/2 years. He then returned to Shell Oil Company in Los Angeles until June of 1971, when they moved to Texas and settled in Oak Ridge North and then in Montgomery for 46 years on Lake Conroe in Diamondhead, where they raised their son.

Jerry retired 11 years ago after a 32 year career with H. A. Franz & Company in Houston as a Sales Manager, selling coin operated machines, pool tables and vending machines. During his retirement he and Cynthia savored their vacations in Cape Cod, MA, and in Hendersonville, NC.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Janette Harris. He is survived by his devoted wife, Cynthia of almost 56 years, son, Jerry Jr., brother, Jeffrey of Dallas, sister, Janeen Marrin of Pasadena CA, 4 nieces, 4 nephews and 12 great nieces and nephews.

Jerry was kind, strong, generous, self-motivated man, who could repair anything. He had a great personality and sense of humor and never complained. He loved to tell jokes to make people laugh. In addition, he, along with Cynthia, were ideal hosts, enjoying any excuse to entertain!

The family would like to thank all their friends for their prayers, food and love, as well as thanking Kitty and Xsandra from Rose of Texas Hospice for their excellent care.

Donations may be made in memory of Jerome J. Johnston, Sr. to: Dr. Arlene Siefker, Bladder Cancer Research Fund, MD Anderson Cancer Center 1155 Pressler, Units 1, 3, 7, 4, Houston, Texas 77030.

Published on from Apr. 4 to Apr. 17, 2017