John Johnston

John Arthur Johnston

Wednesday, August 21, 1957 - Sunday, August 4, 2019
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August 21, 1957 – August 4, 2019
Cornwall, NY

John Arthur Johnston, of Cornwall, NY entered into eternal rest on August 4, 2019 at The VA Hudson Valley Healthcare System in Wappingers Falls, NY. He was 61 years old.

The son of the late Arthur Paul Johnston and Carolyn Ann (Woll) Johnston, John was born on August 21, 1957 in Seminole, FL. John was predeceased by his loving wife: Patricia A. Johnston in 2017.

A family statement reads: “J was a charismatic, energetic man who made friends wherever he went and did whatever he thought was right; he will be missed greatly by all who knew him.”

John is survived by his daughter: Nicole Lynn Johnston of Cornwall, NY; his step-son, Michael A. LoPresti, Jr. of Middletown, NY; his grandson: Finnegan LoPresti; his brothers: Dennis Johnston and Arthur P. Johnston, Jr.; his sisters: Barbara Johnston and Deborah DeFreese. In addition to his wife, John was predeceased by his brother: Thomas Johnston.

Memorial Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 10th at Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc., 337 Hudson Street, Cornwall-On-Hudson NY. A Funeral Service will be held at 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation took place at Cedar Hill Crematory, Middle Hope, NY.

Memorial Contributions in John’s name may be made to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, Inc., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements are entrusted to Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc.; to send condolences or to get directions to the funeral home, please go to
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, August 10, 2019 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Saturday, August 10, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home Inc.
    337 Hudson St
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  • Service

    Saturday, August 10, 2019 | 5:00pm
    Saturday, August 10, 2019 5:00pm
    Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home Inc.
    337 Hudson St
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    The rendering of Military Honors will follow the Memorial Service.
    Rev. Stephen Racite
  • Interment

    Cedar Hill Crematory
    5468 Routre 9W
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Victor Chain

Posted at 09:53pm
Jay was one of the kindest ,loyal and toughest human being I have ever met and had the honor for him to call me his friend .When I think of Jay I will always remember Cumberland Farms coffee,cigarettes and his $800 cars that he was always complaining about .Rest in peace my dear,dear friend ,work will never be the same without you.Miss you


Posted at 08:25am
Jay will be missed by all. His smile and contagious laugh will stick with me forever. He and I worked together for awhile and quickly became friends. Rest peacefully my friend, till we meet again....

Melissa DeVito

A. Duie Pyle

Posted at 01:34pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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