Anne  Johnston


Anne Johnston, a former longtime resident of North Myers Avenue, Sharon, passed away at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Ridgewood at Shenango Valley, Hermitage, following seven years of progressive dementia. She was 91.
Mrs. Johnston was born Feb. 5, 1928, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Frank and Bertha (Mooney) Patterson. She was a graduate of the former Sacred Heart High School, Pittsburgh, and earned her bachelor's degree in education from Seaton Hill College, Greensburg.
Anne retired in 1991 from the Hermitage School District where she was a English teacher for 26 years at Hickory High School. She was also the faculty advisor for the high school yearbook, The Hickory Nut.
A daily communicant, Anne was an active member of St. Joseph Church, Sharon, where she was a food pantry
She was a member of the Seaton Hill College Alumni Association and the Keystone Blind Association, where she was a recipient of the "Volunteer of the Year" award.
Anne enjoyed traveling and family vacations, particularly at the beach.
She was a member of a Bridge Club for many years and, following her retirement, a ladies bowling league at
Hickory Bowl. Her passions were gardening and walking in Buhl Park.
A strong-willed lady, Anne's primary focus was her family, whom she loved dearly.
Her husband of 65 years, Roy C. "Bud" Johnston, whom she married June 7, 1950, passed away April 1, 2016.
A devoted mother, she is survived by a daughter, Mimi Mentrek (Randy), of Hermitage; four sons, Cliff Johnston, of Sacramento, Calif., Jeff Johnston (Ellen), of Wilmington, N.C., Tom Johnston (Stefanie), of Seattle, Wash., and Jay Johnston (Melissa Rice), of Sharon; 10 grandchildren, Steven Mentrek (Danielle), Greg Mentrek (Kim), Genna Roskey (Steve), Erin Paras (John), Eric Johnston, Anne Hoffman (Reid), Eric Shipley, Natalie Johnston, Matt Johnston and Miles Johnston; and six great-grandchildren, Keegan, Keller, Austin, Ryder, Nathan and Lydia.
Besides her parents and husband, Anne was preceded in death by a son, Ralph Johnston, whom she lovingly took care of for 11 years, until his death at age 48; and numerous brothers and sisters.
The family would like to thank the staff at Ridgewood at Shenango Valley, Kindred Hospice and the personal caregivers for their outstanding dedication and
Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Joseph Church Food Pantry, 79 Case Ave., Sharon, PA 16146; Kindred Hospice, 3124 Wilmington Road, New Castle, PA 16105; Ridgewood at Shenango Valley, 1 Elston Way, Hermitage, PA 16148; or Buhl Park, 715 Hazen Road, Hermitage, PA 16148.

Anne, 91, of Sharon.
Calling hours: From 10:30 a.m. until noon Saturday (6-15-19) in St. Joseph Church, 79 Case Ave., Sharon. Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Service: Mass of Christian Burial will be at noon Saturday (6-15-19) in the church, with the Rev. Thomas J. Whitman, pastor, as celebrant.
Interment: St. Mary's Cemetery, Hermitage.
Funeral arrangements by J. BRADLEY MCGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME AND CEMETERY INC., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.
Published on June 12, 2019
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Kate Elberty
Jun 13, 2019
This breaks my heart. Mrs. Johnston was one of the kindest teachers at HHS. She retired my freshman year, but always kept in touch after her retirement. She even brought me a gift at the birth of my first child. She was one of a kind, and I will always keep her memory close to my heart. Rest in peace, Mrs. J.