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Charles C. "Chuck" Johnston

August 16, 2021


Charles C. "Chuck" Johnston, 62, of 135 Poplar Road, St. Marys, died unexpectedly on Monday, August 16, 2021, at Hamot Medical Center in Erie.  He was born on March 23, 1959, a son of the late Clifton and Marjorie Gahr Johnston.  
On October 2, 1987, in Ridgway, he married the love of his life, Pamela Salter Johnston, who survives.  Together they shared over thirty years of love, laughter, and happiness.
He was employed at Ridgway Powdered Metals.  Chuck enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping. He also enjoyed making wine, the Miami Dolphins, and watching wrestling.  He always took the opportunity to take his father-in-law on a tour around the Peninsula in Erie and also enjoyed taking rides in his Jeep.
A truly irreplaceable man, Chuck will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.  Along with his wife Pam, he is survived by a son; Shane (Angela) Johnston of Pittsburgh, one brother, Duey Geitner of Ridgway, two sisters; Marlene Johnston of St. Marys, and Kathy (Joe) Predko of Ridgway, his mother and father-in-law; Ken and Helen Salter, two brothers-in-law; Tim (Patty) Salter and Luke (Missy) Salter, his nieces; Shelby (Alex) Salter, Tara (Tony) Hnath, nephews; Kenny (Tristan) Salter, Buddy (Kristen) Geitner, Benji (Theresa) Geitner, as well as many great and great great nieces and nephews.  Chuck is also survived by his beloved dog, "Harley".
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jesse in infancy, three brothers; Clifton " Jack"  Johnston, Raymond Johnston, and David Johnston, and by two sisters; Becky Glatt and Wanda Nashadka. 
Funeral Services for Charles "Chuck" Johnston will be held on Friday, August 20, 2021, at 11:00 AM at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St, St. Marys, PA 15857.
Interment will follow in the St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 19, 2021, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM and again on Friday, August 20, 2021, at 10:00 AM until the time of the service.  

Memorial contributions may be made to the Elk County Humane Society. 

Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys, PA  15857 is handling the arrangements, and on line condolences can be made to the family at


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August 19, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Lynch-Green Funeral Home, Inc.
151 North Michael Street
St. Marys, PA 15857

Funeral Service
August 20, 2021

11:00 AM
Lynch-Green Funeral Home, Inc.
151 North Michael Street
St. Marys, PA 15857

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