George Johnston Jr.

November 22, 1932 - January 18, 2019

11/22/1932 - 01/18/2019

Past Services

Wednesday January 23, 2019
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Thursday January 24, 2019
10:00 am
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Thursday January 24, 2019
11:30 am
Belmont County Memorial Park
P.O. Box 205
Bellaire, OH 43906
304-695-3101 | Directions

George E. Johnston Jr., 86 of Bellaire, Ohio died Friday January 18, 2019.

He was born November 22, 1932 a son of the late George and Marie (Braunlich) Johnston Sr. in Bellaire, Ohio.

George was a veteran of the U.S. Army and V.P. of the former Buckeye Savings and Loan. He enjoyed Bellaire football, The Ohio State Buckeyes and liked deer hunting.

He was a member of the Stone Chimney Club, the Ionic lodge of Bellaire and the American Legion Post 52.

George was preceded in death by his parents as well as a sister Jeanne L. Johnston.

He is survived by his wife Paula (Rose) Johnston, his children Michelle (William) Collignon of Grove City, OH and Geoffrey E. Johnston.

In addition he is survived by two sisters-in-law, Noreen Decker of Wheeling, WV and Janet Green of Greensboro, NC; as well as four granddaughters, Anna Marie, Sarah, Abigail and Grace Collignon and three nephews, Thomas Decker, BJ Green and Michael Green.

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441, 37th street, Bellaire, Ohio 43906 on Wednesday January 23, 2019 from 2 until 8 pm with a Masonic service at 7:30 pm.

The Belmont County Council of the American Legion will conduct services at 7:45 pm.

Funeral Service will be held on Thursday January 24, 2019 at 10 am with Pastor Christina Kestner officiating.

Burial will follow at Belmont County Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Bellaire Presbyterian Church by going to “”.

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Lynda Curtis "Quick" Dostal
2 years ago

Dear George, I am your second cousin, Lynda Quick Dostal, and I wish I had met you and your dad. You sound like an amazing man and a person to be proud of. I truly am saddened I hadn’t found you sooner. I pray you will see this and know that you had dear extended family who treasured your life and your memory. My grandma Kitty Johnston Koonce and your grandpa Harry were siblings so I know a lot about your family. I have many pictures to share so that they can also treasure your family memories. Again, rest in peace my dear cousin. We will meet up soon.

Ed and Dianne Good
3 years ago

Dear Johnston Family,

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. I always enjoyed catching up with George at Stone Chimney and will always remember him as a true gentleman.

Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Joan and Joe Cimini
3 years ago

Paula, Enjoyed seeing him with you at the Docent luncheon each year. Will keep you in our prayers.

Joan and Joe Cimini
3 years ago

So sorry to hear of George’s passing. Our sympathy to you and your family.

Steve and MaryJo Zacchini Kurko
3 years ago

Paula and children: I think so fondly of the memories George and I shared at the old Buckeye Bank. He was always fun loving and ornery and it was so nice to have you both as neighbors on the Hill. May you have some peace knowing he is free from his trials and pain and that he is one of the ANgels above us now.

Tonya Grimm
3 years ago

Paula, I am so sorry to learn of the loss of your husband. May God be with you and your children through this difficult time. Prayers Tonya (St. John) Grimm

Janet & Dave Rogers
3 years ago

We are sorry to hear of George’s passing & will remember the good visits to Bellaire. Keeping you & your family in our prayers.

Cheryl J Skinner, Military Veterans Musuem
3 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of George E. Johnston, Jr., give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Army Veteran, George E. Johnston, Jr, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Walt muklewicz
3 years ago

What a wonderful man that I had the privilege of knowing
He is another great great loss for all that knew him
Sincerely. Walt muklewicz

Mr. & Mrs. Richard D. Vannelle
3 years ago

Paula we extend our deepest sympathies on your loss of a really fine gentleman. George was so kind in his dealings with everyone.