John Johnston Obituary

John Gordon Johnston
John Gordon Johnston

October 9, 1944 - June 1, 2020
Born in Aurora, IL
Resided in West Chicago, Illinois

Obituary

J OHN G. JOHNSTON, FOND OF COUNTRY MUSIC, BEN, CUBS & BEARS, COMMITTED TO VIETNAM DUTIES & VFW AFFAIRS,

O FFICIALLY FILED HIS FINAL FLIGHT PLAN . . .AFTER BATTLING A CANCER LIKE NO OTHER MAN.

H IS COMMON SENSE MATH SKILLS HAD A MAGIC ABOUT 'EM; AS PROBLEMS AROSE, WHO COULD SOLVE' EM WITHOUT HIM?

N EW CHALLENGES PLAGUE US; THE SOLUTIONS EVADE US; WISH HE WERE AMONG US TO GUIDE US AND AID US.


G ENERALLY, HE "DROOLED" OVER OLD CARS AND ANTIQUES; THE OLDER THE TRACTOR, THE SWEETER THE SQUEAKS.

O BCESSIVELY PICKY WITH EACH PAINT JOB COMMISSIONED; JOHN’S “PERFECTIONIST” GENES WERE PREDISPOSITIONED.

R ICHARD, ANNA MARIE, AND PAUL (YOUNGER SIBLINGS) ALL KNEW . . . THEY COULD COUNT ON "BIG BRO" TO ALWAYS COME THROUGH.

D NA TESTS TRACED LINEAGE TO THE BRITISH ISLES; ACCOUNTING FOR JOHN'S SCOTTISH WALLET AND WILD IRISH SMILES

O NLY 48 3/4 YEARS WERE ALL HE & SHIRL HAD; BRYAN, KRISTA, AND HILARY DEARLY LOVED THEIR OL' DAD.

N O LESS THAN 10 GRANDMINIONS WOULD MAKE GRANDPA'S DAY; ALL TOO YOUNG TO KNOW WHY "GRANDPA J" COULDN'T STAY.


J UST A GARDENER BY CHOICE, A PAINTER BY TRADE…. BY 2007, RETIREMENT PLANS WOULD BE MADE.

O UTSIDE, TENDING BEANS OR WATCHING BEN PITCH REPRESENTED SOME FAVORITE PASTIMES OF WHICH

H IS PREFERENCES RANGED FROM "JEOPARDY" & SPORTS, OLD SIT-COMS, NASCAR RACES, AND WEATHER REPORTS.

N EVER SAT THROUGH A MOVIE, HE'D MAKE NO EXCEPTION; WELL MAYBE JUST ONE. . .FOR "SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION".

S OMETIMES, A CUP OF HOT COFFEE WOULD START OUT HIS DAY AT MCDONALDS, DUNKIN' DONUTS, OR THE LOCAL SPEEDWAY

T O HANG OUT WITH A TRADESMAN, HIS BROTHER, OR FRIEND; MAYBE WORK ON A CROSSWORD ("IN PENCIL...NOT PEN!")

O NE CATERED "CELEBRATION OF LIFE" WILL BE PLANNED. . . DOWN THE ROAD IF AND WHEN COVID RESTRICTIONS ARE BANNED

N O FLOWERS NEEDED; WELL-WISHES RESPECTED; DONATIONS TO THE VFW. . . GRATEFULLY ACCEPTED. NOW & FOREVER, JOHN, ALL MY LOVE, SHIRL


JOHN G JOHNSTON (09 OCT 1944 - 01 JUN 2020), SON OF GORDON FREDRICK JOHNSTON & ANNA ELIZABETH COCKRELL, BROTHER OF RICHARD (JUDY) JOHNSTON, ANNA MARIE GARROD, & PAUL (DIANNE) JOHNSTON; FATHER OF BRYAN (ALISSA) JOHNSTON, KRISTA (RUDY) LOPEZ, & HILARY (MICHAEL) HARVANEK;
GRANDFATHER OF KALEIGH, AIDEN, AUBREY, CAEDEN, AVELINN, CILLIAN, BENJAMIN, JACOB, WILLIAM, & LAUREN
ACTIVE MEMBER OF VFW POST 6791, 431 N. NELTOR BLVD., WEST CHICAGO, IL 60185

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2020-07-06T