Frank S. Johnston

July 4, 1936October 15, 2020

Frank Sumner Johnston, 84, of Brooksville, FL, passed away Thursday, October 15, at the Sturgill Hospice Center in Brooksville, FL, after battling various health issues this year. Frank was born July 4, 1936 in St. Paul, MN, to the late Frank S. Johnston II and Elizabeth (Fiefarek) Johnston. Frank’s father passed away before his birth, and he was raised by Pedar P. Eide and Elizabeth along with a sister and brother. He was previously married to Gladys Butler Rea, with whom he had two children, and the late Miriam J. Fink. Frank thoroughly enjoyed 30 years of living well since retiring in 1990 as a 35-year lineman with the Pennsylvania Power Company. He was also a devoted member of the Elk’s Club for many years. Frank’s infectious personality, generous heart, and passion for life led him to a lifetime of hobbies, including hunting, fishing, boating, bowling, traveling, and spending time with many, many family and friends. Frank was a lifelong friend, role model, and mentor to many people. Frank is survived by: his wife Barbara Stoetzel; his brother Tom Eide in WI; a daughter-in-law Cheryl in PA; a granddaughter, Brooke Ann Seifert (and husband Brook) in PA; a grandson Robert Johnston in PA; a granddaughter Becky Nissel (and husband Bill) in PA; a great grandson Isaiah in PA; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family around the country. He was preceded in death by: his father Frank Johnston; his mother Elizabeth Eide; his son Robert Johnston; his daughter Sheri Parson; his sister Judy Hoffman; his wife Miriam; a son-in-law; a sister-in-law; a brother-in-law; and several other close family members. Frank’s family and friends will celebrate his life later this year in western Pennsylvania, where his ashes will lay at rest with his daughter and son-in-law. Frank will be greatly missed.


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Laurie Kochanek

October 20, 2020

Frank was such a genuine caring sweet person who will be greatly missed very much by his family and friends.
We will hold on tightly to our many fun memories with you and Mom and Paul here in New York; and, of course, with Aunt Barb whom you cherished with all your heart...
Prayers and Blessings are with you Frank. Love you Always,
Laurie and Mike Kochanek


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