George Robert Johnston

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George Robert Johnston ORANGEBURG - George Robert Johnston, 70, of Orangeburg, SC, passed away Friday, August 4, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dr. W. Darren Bess officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at Dukes-Harley Funeral Home. George was born August 28, 1946, to the late George Johnston and Edith Anderson. He was a graduate of Penn State University. Mr. Johnston was formerly an engineer and controller with Carpenter Technologies, and he retired as controller with Pontiac Foods. He was active in the Striders Running Club in Orangeburg, and served as race director numerous times with the Rose Festival. He was a soccer coach for Orangeburg Preparatory Schools and also coached soccer with the Orangeburg City Recreation League. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his daughter, Rebecca Kate (Aydin) Harston; his son, Nicholas Robert (Kristen) Johnston; sister, Janice J (Richard) Kagarise; three grandchildren, Kennedy Harston, Farah Harston and Ava Johnston; and his children's mother, Susan Livingston. He was predeceased by his parents. Memorials may be made to the Conquer Cancer Foundation, 2318 Mill Road, Suite 800, Alexandria, VA 22314 (, or to Homecare & Hospice, 3801 Vanesta Drive, Manhattan, KS 66503 ( Online condolences may be expressed at
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Dukes-Harley Funeral Home and Crematory - Orangeburg
3379 Columbia Rd
Orangeburg, SC 29118
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Published in The State on Aug. 6, 2017
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