PORTLAND-James S. Johnston, 66, of Bryant Pond, passed away on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at Maine Medical Center in Portland. He was born on Aug. 3, 1951, in Lynn, MA, a son of, William J. and Grace A. (Cameron) Johnston. He attended Lynn, MA schools, graduating from Classical High School. Before moving to Maine and settling in Bryant Pond in 1985, he worked his way up to a manager’s position at a local dealership after having studied at the General Motors Institute. In Maine he began logging… Read More » before getting back “into the garage” doing radiator repair. That garage became Johnston’s Auto & Radiator and he eventually grew the business to include neighboring, Allen’s Auto Sales in Norway. James enjoyed collecting firearms, riding his motorcycle, tinkering in his garage at home, and the company of his dogs, but his greatest pleasure came in the form of time spent with his family going camping, trying new things and especially teaching the grandchildren all that he could on life. Jim will be remembered for his huge heart and beloved member of the community who would do what he could to help someone in need. He is survived by his beloved wife, Michelle of Bryant Pond, whom he married on, June 21, 2013 at their home in Bryant Pond; his two sons, Jeff Johnston and his wife, Jenni of Greenwood and Kevin Johnston and his wife, Amber of Oxford; a step-daughter, Kimberly Cox of Litchfield; five grandchildren, Brianna, Camden, William, Lucian and Ayla; a brother, William “Bill” Johnston of Lamoine; a sister, Karen Wagner of Camden; several nieces and nephews; his sons’ mother, Linda Johnston of Topsham. He was predeceased by his parents. Words of condolence and tribute may be shared at www.chandlerfunerals.com. JOHNSTON-died at Portland, Sun., June 24, 2018, James S., 66, of Bryant Pond. A celebration of James’ life will be held at a time and date to be announced. Arrangements are in the care of the Chandler Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 45 Main St., South Paris.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of James S Johnson 2018. Oxford Hills Funeral Services Inc
Death notice for the town of: Oxford, state: Maine