BEAVER, Pa. — Richard Alan Johnston entered the home of the Lord on September 22, 2021 at Heritage Valley Hospital in Beaver, Pa.
Wealthy was born January 5, 1947 at East Liverpool Metropolis Hospital, the son of the late William G. and Mary A. (Adams) Johnston.
He was a 1964 graduate of Wellsville Excessive College. In 1966 he graduated from the Salem College of Know-how the place he studied Mechanical Engineering. His first employment at age 19 was with Chase Brass & Copper in Waterbury, Connecticut. He was later transferred to an organization subdivision referred to as Cleveland Refractory Metals in Solon, Ohio. Seven years later he accepted employment with TRW in Minerva, Ohio. Later he labored for Colt Industries within the upkeep and brick departments. After 28 years Wealthy took early retirement in 2004 underneath Allegheny Ludlum in Midland, Pa.
Wealthy was devoted to his spouse, his youngsters and his grandkids. In addition to his devotion to his household, he had a ardour for sports activities, music, previous automobiles and holidays. He performed baseball and softball for 39 years and was inducted into the East Liverpool Males’s Christian Softball Corridor of Fame. He liked Ohio State Buckeyes and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
After retirement he joined the Wellsville Alumni Lip Sync All Stars group the place for 11 years he carried out such acts because the Large Bopper, Elton John, Elvis and the Blues Brothers. Wealthy and his son, Will participated in lots of native parades together with his beloved Bluesmobile reproduction dressed as Jake and Elwood Blues. Their essential occasion was the Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame parade in Canton, Ohio which they did for 10 years.
Wealthy developed an curiosity in previous automobiles early in life. At age 12 he purchased his first automobile together with his paper route cash, a 1940 Hudson for $50. With steering from his father he labored on it 4 years and drove it to highschool. He was additionally a member of the Ohio Valley MOPAR Membership.
Wealthy was a member of St. John Lutheran Church the place he coached youth basketball on the YMCA Church League, served as a council member and previous council president. He dearly liked his church household.
He’s survived by his loving spouse Linda (Madish) Johnston whom he married June 15, 1968; a son, William (Amy) Johnston of Columbiana; daughter Tracy (Jason) Deets of Novelty, Ohio and daughter Trisha (Mark) Addy of South Lyon, Michigan; 9 grandchildren, Brandon, Jordan, Alaina and Landon Johnston of Columbiana; Dakota, Taylor and Allison Deets of Novelty, Ohio and Olivia and Kate Addy of South Lyon, Michigan. He referred to as every of his three kids and his 9 grandchildren his “favourite”. He’s additionally survived by his siblings David (Donna) Johnston of Lexington, S.C.; Susan (Jerry) Carroll of Leetonia; brother-in-law David Madish of East Liverpool; sister-in-law Patricia Madish of East Liverpool and plenty of nieces and nephews.
Buddies might go to on the Dawson Funeral Dwelling on Thursday the place the household might be current from 2 to 4 and 6 to eight p.m. Rev. Eric Edwards of St. John Lutheran Church will conduct a service at St. John Lutheran Church on Friday at 11 a.m. Burial will observe at Spring Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions could also be made to St. John Lutheran Church in East Liverpool, Ohio. The household wish to thank the “angels” at Heritage Valley Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospice of Beaver for his or her compassionate care of Wealthy and his household at such a tough time.
View Richard’s memorial webpage and specific condolences on-line at www.dawsonfuneralhome.com