Dorothy Jones Johnston

November 4, 1932September 13, 2022
Obituary of Dorothy Jones Johnston


Murphy Funeral Homes

Dorothy Jones Johnston, of Bethesda, Maryland, died on September 13, 2022 at the age of 89. Born in New Castle, Pennsylvania, Mrs. Johnston was a 1952 graduate of McKeesport Nursing School where she became a registered nurse. In June of 1956, she married Dr. Gerald Johnston of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. After traveling the country as a military family, they settled in Bethesda with their six children. Dorothy is preceded in death by her daughter, Amy Tapparo; her parents, Lawrence and Dorothy Jones; her sister, Jennifer Bragg; and her brother, Norris Jones. Dorothy is survived by her loving husband, Gerald and their children: Joy Biciocchi (Paul), Jill Verna (Mark), Jana Moritzkat (Mike), Gerald Johnston, Jr. (Jane), and Douglas Johnston (Kim). She was a loving grandmother to Elisa, Lea, Angela, Christina, Gina, Anna, Sarah, Judy, Jerry, Sam, Chase, Ted, and Brody, and great-grandmother to Aria. Dorothy enjoyed antiquing and spending time at Bethany Beach and the Eastern Shore with her family. She will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Johnston family.

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