PITTSFIELD – George Cameron Johnston, 93, husband of the late Mary Irving Johnston, passed away peacefully on February 22, 2014 at Maplewood in Newtown, CT. George was born in Pound Ridge, NY to the late John and Mary (Cameron) Johnston on March 5th, 1920. He lived in Pound Ridge until his retirement in 1993, at which time he moved to Pittsfield, Maine. George attended Pound Ridge schools.
George served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII, enlisting in 1942 and serving in Tewkesbury, England until his honorable discharge in 1945. He served in the National Guard and Organized Reserve Corps from 1945 until his honorable discharge in 1952. He was called to active duty during the Korean War and was stationed in Yokohama, Japan from October of 1950 until September of 1951.
George worked as a carpenter and painter for over 30 years with George R. Platts & Associates, New Canaan, Connecticut. He was a long-time member of the Pound Ridge Fire Department and served as its Chief and Commissioner.
George is survived by his son George and his wife Robin Kahn of Bethel, CT, by his daughter Cynde Glencross and her husband Michael of Pittsfield, ME, by his daughter Lois Johnston and her partner George Filsinger of Norwalk, CT, by his beloved grandchildren, Alex Kahn-Johnston, Brandon Glencross, Mallory Kahn-Johnston and Brittney Glencross and by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings, William, John, Robert and Barbara.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 11:00am in Pound Ridge Community Church, 3 Pound Ridge Road, Pound Ridge, NY.
George’s family wishes to thank Kendra Hartsgrove, staff members of Maplewood at Newtown and Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut for the care and comfort they provided George during the final months of his life.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in George’s memory to the Pound Ridge Fire Dept., P.O. Box 129, 80 Westchester Avenue, Pound Ridge, NY 10576 or to Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut, 39 Old Ridgebury Road, Danbury, CT 06810.
Hull Funeral Service, Danbury, CT is handling arrangements. On-line condolences at Hullfuneralservice.com.