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Burket-Truby Funeral Home of Oakmont

Johnston, David Arthur




David Arthur Johnston, 59, of Reisterstown, MD, formerly of Oakmont, PA passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at the Gilchrist Hospice Care. He was born on April 26, 1957, to Chester A. and Elizabeth (Coggins) Johnston who have preceded him in death. David is survived by Nina Szwedko Johnston and his loving children Mary Elizabeth Johnston, Julianna Johnston, and Douglas Johnston, all of Glyndon, MD. He is also survived by his loving siblings Ginny Johnston (Jack) Kostur of Weirton, WV, Chas (Suzan Snyder) Johnston of Shaler, PA, Judy Johnston (Jimmy) Schwartz of Pittsburgh, PA, and as well as many nieces and nephews. David was a joyous, kind man, a friend to many, and a devoted loving father. David graduated in 1975 from Riverview High School, Oakmont, PA and then from West Virginia University receiving a Bachelors in Business. Upon graduation, he moved to Maryland to work for PPG. He later started his own business, DHD International, Inc. where he served as President for 30 years, until his death. He was an avid reader, fisherman, and a loyal Pittsburgh sports fan. He loved music, and playing guitar was his passion. He wrote many songs and spent many legendary nights with a guitar in hand surrounded by great friends. Friends may share condolences at the Oregon Ridge Lodge, Cockeysville, MD 21030 Saturday, February 4, 2016 at 3:30 PM. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service and reception will follow at 5:00 PM.