Father Johnston was born in New York, and studied at Mount Saint Mary’s in Emmitsburg, Md., and American College in Louvain, Belgium. He was ordained on June 29, 1968 in Belgium.
He served on the Diocesan Tribunal; was a member and chairman of the Continuing Education and Spiritual Formation of Priests; and served on the Vocation Advisory Board and Presbyteral Council.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at the Church of the Incarnation, 240 Main Street, Mantua, NJ. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery, Williamstown. Funeral services were under the direction of the Norton Funeral Home, Williamstown NJ. Memorial donations to Sacred Heart Residence c/o 631 Market St. Camden, NJ 08102 would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Norton Funeral Home Williamstown, NJ. To sign the guestbook visit www.nfhnj.com.