MOUNT VERNON — Patrick Alan Johnston, 62, of Mount Vernon, went to Heaven Saturday, July 21, 2018. Pat had spent the day with his brother at the MLB Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, NY.
Pat was born Nov. 9, 1955, in Warren, Ohio, to Francis Jean Carlton Johnston and Chester Johnston. Pat graduated in 1973 from Warren Western Reserve High School in Warren. He attended Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, California.
Pat’s early working years were in many areas of food service, including running the galley on an offshore oil rig, food salesman and restaurant owner. Pat got his CDL and saw America from his big truck. He then went to work in the oilfields of western North Dakota.
Pat was preceded in death by his mother and father; and his uncle, Cal Carlton.
He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Jana Turley Johnston; step-son, Jeremy Chapin; step-daughter, Mandy (Steven) Holley; granddaughter, Joni Mae Holley; mother-in-law, Carolyn Turley; step-mother-in- law, Barbara Turley; sisters-in- law, Judi (Bob) Nagode and Jodi Turley; brother-in-law, Mark Turley; brother, Mike (Debi) Johnston; nephews, Jason Johnston (Reena Case), Aaron Johnston, Brian (Samantha) Johnston; as well as uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, great-niece, greatnephew and many cousins.
Pat was an excellent cook and baker. He always worked too hard. He was kind, generous and always optimistic. He was also a lifelong Cleveland Indians fan. Go Tribe! He and Jana had many adventures. Pat only got to be a grandpa for five months but he loved Joni Mae.
A celebration of life service will take place Saturday, Aug. 4, at 1 p.m. at Mount Vernon Nazarene University Ariel Arena/Foster Hall, Mount Vernon.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to: Pat’s step-daughter Mandy’s kidney transplant fund or a charity of your choice. Contact Jana for account information.
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