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Roger E. Johnston

October 23, 1962 ~ May 28, 2023 (age 60) 60 Years Old


Roger E. “Yogi” Johnston, 60 of Scottdale, died peacefully in his sleep in the comfort of his home, Sunday morning, May 28, 2023.

He was born in Connellsville, October 23, 1962, a Son of the late Presley and Lorraine Cope Johnston.

He was a Graduate of Connellsville High School, Class of 1981. Roger was a retired welder at Duraloy Blaw-Knox Corp. Scottdale with 6 years of service. Previously he was employed as a welder at B.A.E. Systems, Lemont Furnace, with 16 years of service. Roger enjoyed “Tinkering Around” his home doing painting, remodeling different areas of his home, and also enjoyed gardening. His most enjoyable pastime was spending quality time with his Grand Children. He also enjoyed listening to Gospel music and Country Western music.

Roger is survived by his Loving Wife of 39 years, Eleanor B. (DEE DEE) Dublanski Johnston, whom he married July 30, 1983.

His four Sons and Daughters-In-Law Roger Johnston and wife Jessica

Joshua Johnston and wife Jesse

Kevin Johnston and wife Leah

And Ryan Johnston all of Scottdale

His three loving Grandchildren: Noah, Evelyn and Alyvia Johnston

Also surviving are his Siblings: Larry Johnston

Randy Johnston and wife Carol

Rick Johnston

Robert Johnston and wife Audrey

Bonnie Johnston

Lori Whooley

And Terry Johnston

His Brother-In-Law: Joe Dublanski

In addition to his parents. Roger was predeceased by two Siblings, Dennis and Vicky Johnston

Family and Friends of Roger are cordially invited to the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME, INC. 417 Pittsburgh Street Scottdale, Thursday, June 1, 2023 from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 PM.

A Funeral Liturgy will be held Friday, June 2, 2023 in the Funeral Home at 11AM with Rev. Elmer Alforque.

Committal Services and Interment will follow in St. Joseph Parish Cemetery, Everson. To view online obituary, sign guest registry, send online condolences, send flowers, please visit

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