John A. Johnston

March 24, 1946 - December 16, 2012
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John A. Johnston 66 of Chicopee died suddenly in Norwood Hospital in Norwood, MA. Born in Springfield, MA, March 24, 1946, son of the late Isobel (Tarka) and William Johnston. Educated in local schools he was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving with the United States Army. John worked as an engineer with Alston Power of Windsor Locks, CT. He was a golfer, bowler, boater and loved anything automotive, including car races. He is survived by his son William Johnston of Chicopee, a daughter Sara Johnston of Ludlow, and a grandson Murdoc Johnston. His former wife Donna M. (Ryba) Johnston, as well as extended family members and friends. Sadly he was predeceased by his sister Margaret Peggy Arasate.

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Funeral services celebrating his life will be Friday, December 21, 2012, at 10 AM at the Massachusetts Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery 1390 Main St. Agawam.

Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Main Street
Agawam, MA 1101


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Born: March 24, 1946
Died: December 16, 2012

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Steve Mednick posted on 12/18/12

Jack was a good friend, and a great guy. His sudden demise makes us all feel the fragility of our existence. He will be sorely missed by myself and many of his friends at Alstom. May he rest in peace.


Chris & Paulette Siriani posted on 12/19/12

Jack, An extreme friend who will be greatly missed. I thank you for giving me the opportunity to sit next to you and drink spirit. My Sundays will be forever changed and our billiard game was starting to look pretty good.....keep shooting...Bye Jack


Moe Dotta posted on 12/19/12

My condelences to Jacks entire family. He will be missed by the Monday Night Bowling League, at the golf course and of course at work. Thoughts and prayers to all of us who have lost a friend and coworker all too early. May he rest in peace.


Donna Tompkins posted on 12/19/12

I know Jack more through bowling and golf than from working at Alstom but what I do know is he is a great guy and will be missed by so many. Jack is in my prayers and thoughts.


Jeff Rode posted on 12/19/12

I wish the family my condolences during this diffcilut time. I also wanted to share a brief story of when Jack madse his first international business trip to the Czech Republic , Mike Dull, and I. Jack was apprehensive, but in the end really enjoyed visiting another country and culture; even though his return at JFK was another adventure too long to describe here. I wil miss you Jack!


Victor Desjardins posted on 12/20/12

The first day that Jack started work at Combustion I met him. Jack and I enjoyed working together, he was a good friend and will be surely missed by all.


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