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 “TMCFunding.com”.
Share your thoughts and memories of George with the family at www.bauknechtaltmeyer.com