Teague Funeral Service

2260 Ivy RD, Charlottesville, VA


Mr. Keith J. Johnstone

April 3, 1947January 31, 2020

Keith James Johnstone of Charlottesville passed away on Friday, January 31, 2020. He was born to the late Andrew Albert Johnstone and Erma Tipton Johnstone on April 3, 1947 in Nampa, Idaho. He is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Ann Lasko Johnstone; son, James Andrew; daughter, Katherine Johnstone Shah (Vivek); grandchildren Andrew, John, Virginia and Anne; sister, Paulette Johnstone Garthoff (Douglas); and two nephews, Matthew Douglas (Corinne) and Jonathan Franklin (Georgina).

Keith attended Hammond High School in Alexandria, Virginia. He was a graduate of the University of Virginia and received an MBA degree from the Darden School, University of Virginia. He attended Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia and is a Veteran of the U.S. Army. For the majority of his business career Keith worked in the telecommunications field and served as an executive officer at Comdial Corporation. With a particular interest in history, he later enjoyed applying his business knowledge at Monticello for several years prior to retirement.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 1 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas University Parish, 401 Alderman Road. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at Monticello Memory Gardens, followed by a reception at the family’s home. Teague Funeral Service is handling arrangements.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 5, 2020


Mr. Keith J. Johnstone

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Timothy Conlon

February 4, 2020

It's been a long time, 40+ years. But I used to pay poker with Keith and a number of guys from Frank Ix Textiles. Often times at Keith's home. He was a gracious host and really enjoyed the games. I do recall he had all four of the Sports Illustrated covers featuring Ralph Sampson, framed and on the wall. He was a true Cavalier fan. We lost touch over the years, but I always considered him a good friend. I'm sorry for your loss and hope all of you remember nothing but the best about Keith.