Walter R. "Butch" Johnston
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Frech Funeral Home
161 Washington Avenue
Dumont, NJ
Walter R. "Butch" Johnston

Dumont - Walter R. "Butch" Johnston, 83, of Dumont, died on July 19, 2021. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Janet L. (née Harz) 2018. Devoted father of Robert (Nancy), Michael (Christina), and Cheryl Downing (Dan). Cherished grandfather of Kaitlyn, Megan, and Jaclyn Johnston, Briana, Carl and Luke Johnston, Janet and Janine Downing.

Born in Astoria, Queens to Elsie (née Kneuer) and Walter Johnston, a retired Lieutenant (2000) with the Dumont Police Department for 37 years, a member of PBA Local #83. He became an auto mechanic at the age of 17, and was an avid collector of cars, including numerous antique cars. He enjoyed going to car shows where he loved being with many longtime friends. Butch enjoyed camping, golfing, photography, and spending winters in Jensen Beach with many close friends. Most importantly he enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren, and friends in Dumont and LBI.

Funeral Service Friday, July 23rd, 10 AM, at the Frech-McKnight Funeral Home, 161 Washington Ave., Dumont. Interment George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus. Visiting Thursday, July 22nd, 3-7 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Butch's memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105; www.stjude.org



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Published by The Record/Herald News from Jul. 20 to Jul. 21, 2021.
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So sorry for your loss. May the happy times and wonderful memories soon replace the sorrow and grief. Rest in peace Butch.
Tom Fitzgerald
July 23, 2021
My deepest condolences in the loss of Mr. Johnson he was always very friendly,and kind may he RIP!!!
Claire Thornton
Friend
July 22, 2021
Deepest condolences to the family. Butch was a great neighbor always looking out for Dave and his cars. We enjoyed many conversations and was always so proud when he spoke of his family. A kind man and a great person.
Dave and Marie Bauer
Friend
July 21, 2021
Steve Cottrell
July 21, 2021
Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of Mr. Johnson. Growing up right around the corner on Prospect as kids i'm sure we caused him (and the Dumont PD) a little bit of grief now and then. He was always fair and straight with us. Looking back i have very fond memories of him. My God bless him and the Johnson family
Stephen Munz Jr.
Friend
July 21, 2021
Deepest sympathy to the Johnston family on the passing of Butch. He always made us feel so welcome when we visited from Ireland May he rest in peace
Nuala Fox
July 21, 2021
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