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Warren R. "Sandy" Johnston, of Mercer, formerly of Sharon, passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by family on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, after a brief illness. He was 94.
Warren was born in Shelocta on Aug. 14, 1923, the son of the late Porter and Buena (Lawton) Johnston. After graduation from high school, he served his country in the U.S. Army.
Warren had worked as supervisor in the inspection department at the former Sharon Steel for 42 years, retiring in 1985. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Sharon and the United Methodist Men's group. Warren liked to play golf and played into his 90s. He enjoyed fishing, walking and reading.
On Feb. 12, 1944, he married Marion P. (Schall) Johnston. She died on June 20, 2007.
He is survived by his daughter, Linda O'Brian and her husband, Donald, of Sharon, and his son, Ken "KJ" Johnston and his wife, Sandra, of Mercer, along with a sister, Joyce Cravener and her husband, Robert, of Shelocta.
He is also survived by nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by his two brothers, Gary and Beryl Johnston.
Donations in his memory may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 237 W. Silver St., Sharon, PA 16146 or to the Buhl Park Wildlife Fund, 730 Forker Blvd., Hermitage, PA 16148.

Warren R. "Sandy," 94, of Mercer, formerly of Sharon.
Calling hours: 10 to 11 a.m. Monday (2-19-18) at First United Methodist Church of Sharon. Condolences to the family may be expressed by visiting stevensonfuneralhome.net.
Service: Memorial service at 11 a.m. Monday (2-19-18) at the church, with the Rev. Doug Dyson officiating.
Burial: Cremation and funeral services will be provided HAROLD W. STEVENSON FUNERAL HOME, 264 E. State St., Sharon.
Published on February 16, 2018
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