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78, of Munster Township, passed away on December 17, 2017 at the VA Home in Pittsburgh. He was born on October 14, 1939 in Ashville. He was the son of Roy T. and Rosella I. (McNamee) Johnston. Wayne is preceded in death by his parents, his infant son, Patrick and his brother, Carroll. He is survived by his son: Wayne G. Johnston, Jr. of Williamsport and these siblings: Signa Johnston of OR; Madaline wife of Faber Conrad, Sr. of Lilly; Rita Yglesias of El Salvador; Mary Ellen wife of Harry Reed of Stafford, VA; Gertrude Marchese of Collegeville, PA; Roy P. Johnston of Ebensburg; Bridget wife of Guillermo Gonzales of Ellicott City, MD; William Johnston of Patton; Vera wife of Bob Keefe of Cinimoncin, NY and numerous nieces and nephews. Wayne was a 1962 graduate of the Annapolis Naval Academy. He served his Country as a Naval Veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Portage Amvets Post# 150, the Portage Legion Post# 430, the Portage VFW Post #895, the Disabled American Veterans, the US Naval Academy Alumni Association and the Naval Reserve Association. He was an avid fisherman and he was a member of T.A.P. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM on Thursday at the Matthew R. Decort Funeral Home Inc. of Portage. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday at 10 AM at Holy Family Catholic Church in Portage, 509 Caldwell Avenue, Fr. Andrew Draper, Celebrant. Committal in St. Bartholomew Church Cemetery in Wilmore. Military Rites will be held at the church by the Portage Ritual Team. On-line condolences may be made at www.decortfh.com
Published on December 19, 2017
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