James E. Johnston, 80 of Salem Twp., passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at RNC of Greater Pittsburgh in Greensburg. He was born in Connellsville to the late Stewart C. and Bertha (Eutsey) Johnston. James did some traveling to Florida in the winters with his parents and also helped manage the family farm with his brothers and sisters. He remained on the farm all his life. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister Reva Dugger, sister-in-law Roberta Johnston, brother-in-laws William Anderson and Ted Dugger. James is survived by twin brother, Richard E. (Linda) Johnston of Greensburg, Clyde (Helen) Johnston of Apollo, Kenneth Johnston of Greensburg, sister, Eleanor Anderson of Latrobe, and many nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank all those at RNC who cared for him during his stay. James had a kind soul and will be greatly missed by family and friends. Friends will be received on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Bash-Nied-Jobe Funeral Home, 152 Abbe Place, Delmont (724-468-8381), where a service will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Twin Valley Memorial Park. Online condolences can be given at www.bash-niedfuneralhome.com.
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