Donald Bruce Johnston

February 1, 1934 ~ November 17, 2021 (age 87)


Donald Bruce Johnston was born in Holliswood, NY to parents, Guy and Ethel Johnston. He had an older brother Ellis Jr. (deceased). Donald attended McBernie High School in NYC. He went on to Columbia University and received a bachelor degree in business. He married Phyllis Wright (deceased) in 1957. He had two children, Susan (Luis) and Donald Jr. (deceased), step son Michael (Shelly) McKee, three step children Dakota, Jason, and Cordell of Pittsfield IL. Step daughter Yolanda (deceased), Tom Armbrust Pleasant Hill Illinois. Donald Sr. served in the Army and was stationed in Maryland and Alaska. After the military, he pursued a business career working for Arthur Anderson, Irving Trust Bank and Bank of Babylon. During that time, he was also an active member of the Plainview United Methodist Church. He was blessed with five grandchildren, Philip, Brian, David, Jennifer and Justine. In time, he became a great-grandfather to three beautiful girls Bella, Kyla, and Khloe. He married Doris Jean (McKee) Watkins on April 12, 2008 after being introduced in their church, The Mayflower Church in Naples, Florida. He was a treasurer at both churches for many years. He spent the remainder of his life with Doris Jean in Naples, Florida. Donald Johnston was a hard working, generous, faithful and patriotic person throughout his life. Serving as treasure many years at both of his churches. Don was very active with the church, teaching Sunday School and Boy Scouts. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 2pm at the Mayflower United Church of Christ located at 2900 County Bard Road, Naples, Florida. In lieu of flowers the family welcomes memorial donations to The Mayflower United Church of Christ or Avow Hospice located at 1095 Whippoorwill Lane Naples, Florida 34105.

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