LINCOLN – Clayton G. Johndro, 61, passed away unexpectedly Aug. 15, 2008, at his home. He was born Oct. 17, 1946, in Limestone, the son of Hughie and Sadie Johndro. Clayton grew up in Dover-Foxcroft and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. While stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, he married Jean Awalt, his wife of 38 years. Upon returning to Maine in 1968, Clayton settled down with his family in Milo, where he and Jean raised four sons, Mark, Barry, Terry Awalt and the late Daniel Johndro. Clayton spent much of his life using his hands to provide for his family and was known to work very hard, a trait he passed onto his sons. He seemed to have a knack for fixing about anything. He was an exceptional builder and he used his talent in 1990 to create with his sons JSI Store Fixtures, Milo. Clayton designed and built the first store displays in the basement of his Milo home. He served many years as co-owner and vice president of manufacturing before retiring from JSI in 2006. The company he co-founded in 1990 now employs 150 people and the store fixtures he helped design can be found in many large supermarket chains throughout the U.S. Recently, Clayton enjoyed time with his beloved wife, Jean Johndro, in their lakeside home, as well as time on his boat fishing with his grandson, Cody Johndro. The two seemed to have a talent for hitting rocks with the boat’s propeller, a story Clayton preferred to keep quiet about- Cody preferred to tell everyone with much laughter had by all. Clayton is survived by his wife, Jean Johndro; sons, Mark, Barry and Terry Awalt; grandchildren, Kristina, Aaron, Bradley, Ashley, Channing and Alexis Awalt, Cody Johndro and Karadynce Heal; as well as two brothers and two sisters. Clayton was predeceased by his beloved son, Daniel Johndro; father and mother, Hughie and Sadie Johndro; and sister, Jane Johndro. Clayton, a proud but humble man, requested private services with immediate family only. Those who wish may send cards or letters of condolence to Jean Johndro and family at JSI Store Fixtures, 140 Park St., P.O. Box 38, Milo, ME 04463.
CLAYTON G. JOHNDRO
Posted Sept. 25, 2008, at 11:16 p.m.