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Frank Alfred Johnston

November 3, 1925 ~ June 15, 2018 (age 92)
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Francis Alfred “Frank” Johnston, 92, of Beaumont, Texas, passed away, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, June 15, 2018, in Groves, Texas.  Graveside services to honor Frank’s life, under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home, will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, in Beaumont, Texas.  A gathering of friends and family to follow at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 1350 N. 23rd St., Beaumont, TX. 

 

On Tuesday, November 3, 1925, Frank was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, to parents Helen M. (Hare) and John Henry Johnston.  Frank was inducted into the United States Army in October 1945, where he served in the 187th Glider Infantry Regiment, 11th Airborne Division in Japan.  He also served in the US Air Force Reserves.  Frank met the love of his life, Margaret, in Fort Worth, Texas, and they married in 1952, before moving to Beaumont, Texas, in 1953.  After four years of study at Lamar State College of Technology, Frank graduated with a Bachelor degree in Chemistry.  Frank went on to work at Synpol, where he eventually retired after working for many years as a Chemist and Lab Supervisor.   After retirement, Frank enjoyed traveling internationally, including China, Hong Kong, France, Ireland, Jerusalem, and more.  Deeply committed to volunteering, he was very active in the American Red Cross and would travel across the country assisting with disaster relief.  Frank was also active in his Church, Meals-On-Wheels and Some Other Place-Beaumont.  His love of children led him to create the Westminster Children’s Center where he was lovingly known as “Mr. Frank.”  He was active and visited with the children daily.  Frank enjoyed gunsmithing, crossword puzzles, and spending time with his family. 

 

Preceding Frank in death is his loving wife, Margaret Johnston; parents, John and Helen Johnston; and sister, Helen Harrington.

 

Those who will cherish his memory most are his daughter, Helen Huebel and her husband, James, of Groves, Texas; granddaughter, Lauren Dell and her husband, Charles, of La Marque, Texas; niece, Donna Harrington-Lueker and her husband, Bill, of Bristol, Rhode Island; nephews, Mike Harrington and his wife, Joyce, of Lowell, Massachusetts,  and Brian Harrington and his wife, Judy, of Hampton, New Hampshire; numerous great nieces and great-great- nieces, and nephews; and many other members of extended family and friends.

 

On behalf of the family, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Frank’s name to American Red Cross.

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