Gary M. Johnston
1949 - 2020
Gary M Johnston Lifetime KC resident, Gary M Johnston, died 5/11/2020 after a long battle with cancer. Born to Charles & Ann (Martel) Johnston 11/5/1949, Gary taught at Hocker Grove Middle School for 31 yrs. Gary is survived by his wife Anne Deegan, son Michael, sisters- Denise, Sue, Charlotte and a brother. Due to Covid-19, a celebration of life will be held when safe to gather TBA.
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Published by Kansas City Star on May 17, 2020.
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I had the privilege of working with Gary for a few years at Hocker Grove Middle School. He held students accountable, but he always had innovative ideas, where students enjoyed his classes. He was a good soul, and a good friend. He was full of life and had a competitive nature, whether that was a pick up basketball game, or a game of backgammon. He had a very easy going attitude about life, and really enjoyed himself in his hobbies. I am a better person for having known Gary, and the world is an immensely better place for having Gary in it - he touched countless lives through his years in education, and I'm sure he is shining on somewhere.
David Mesh
October 14, 2020
All of my memories of Gary are always good, and make me smile or laugh! He is truly missed. Condolences to the family and all who loved him.
David Shelton
June 2, 2020
RIP Gary. You were an incredible friend for 46 years.
Bob Harrison
May 17, 2020