James Patrick "Jimmy" Johnston
CLEARWATER, FL - James Patrick "Jimmy" Johnston, age 57, of Clearwater FL, formerly of Long Beach, CA and Gary, IN, passed away March 23, 2021 in Clearwater. Jimmy was a past parishioner of St. Mary's of the Lake Church in Gary where he also attended grade school. He attended William A. Wirt High School and was a graduate of Portage High School. Jimmy served in the United States Navy. He worked in aviation construction for McDonnell Douglas in Long Beach, CA. Jimmy enjoyed the beach, music, reading and pizza. He was a sweet and gentle man who will be greatly missed by his siblings and friends.
He was preceded in death by his beloved parents, Thomas and Rosemary (nee Bailey) Johnston; many aunts and uncles. Jimmy is survived by his siblings: Mary Anne of Tucson, AZ, Kathleen and Patricia, both of Noblesville, IN; Tommy of Hobart and nephew, Sean Johnston of Hobart.
Memorial visitation for Jimmy will be Friday, April 16, 2021, from 3-7:00 p.m., with a rosary service at 4:00 p.m., at BURNS FUNERAL HOME, 701 East 7th Street, Hobart. Memorial Mass will be Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 10:00 a.m., DIRECTLY at St. Mary of the Lake Church, 6060 Miller Avenue, Gary, IN. Inurnment at Historic Maplewood Cemetery in Crown Point. Donations may be made in Jimmy's name to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, The American Cancer Society or The American Heart Association. www.burnsfuneral.com