Richard J. Johnston

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WINDHAM - Richard "Dick" Johnston, 83, died peacefully at Genesis in Lebanon, NH on June 3, 2018 with family around him. He was born September 8, 1934 to the late John and Genevieve Johnston of St. Johnsbury, VT.

His first job was delivering papers, and after graduation from St. Johnsbury Trade School. He worked full time for the Caledonian Record in St Johnsbury. His love of newspapers showed his whole life. All the grandkids knew to leave the papers around Bompa's chair alone. He was particularly fond of solving the daily Jumble.

After the Caledonian Record went on strike, he moved to Southern New Hampshire. He worked as a Linotype operator at Courier-Citizen in Lowell, Mass. and then later in Billerica. After those darn computers made his job obsolete, he finished his career at Kohlmans in Merrimack, NH.

Dick is survived by his daughter Darlene Rogers and her husband John of Paducah, KY, and daughter Dorene Carey and her husband Brett of South Royalton, VT. A brother, Robert Johnston and his wife Inez as well as his sister G. Paula Lewis also survive him, as well as six grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife of 50 plus years, Doris Swett Johnston and brothers Stephen and Nathan Johnston.

SERVICES: There will be no service or calling hours per his request, but we ask friends and family to think of him fondly every time they are surfing TV channels and come across a car race or football game. An online guestbook is available to leave a message for Richard's family by visiting www.rickerfuneralhome.com.
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Ricker Funeral Homes & Crematory
56 School Street P.O. Box 549
Lebanon, NH 03766
(603) 448-1568
Published in Union Leader on June 5, 2018
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