John M. Johnston, Jr.
RUMFORD -- John M. Johnston, Jr., 72, died at his residence on High Street, Rumford on January 16, 2011.
He was born in Rumford on September 4, 1938, the son of John and Irene (Storer) Johnston Sr. He graduated from Stephens High School in Rumford Class of 1957 and from Emerson College in Boston with his degree in Broadcasting.
John worked as a radio disc jockey in Portland and Rumford for many years and also worked on the paper machines at Boise Cascade and Mead Paper Companies for several years until retirement.
He was a member of Blazing Star Lodge #30, AM & AM, Kora Temple Shrine, and Rumford Lodge #862, B.P.O.E., and had been active with his high school class reunion committee.
Survivors include his daughters, Judith Richardson and husband, Wayne of So. Portland, and Jolene Troiano and husband, Pasquale of Scarborough; a son, Jay Johnston and wife, Brianne of Scarborough; grandchildren, Layne and John Johnston IV, Sarena Richardson, Christina Troiano, and Sarah and Vanessa Johnston.
He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Sonja; a son, John Johnston III; and a granddaughter, Darien Richardson.