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Joseph C. JohnstonAllen-Nichols Funeral Home, Ogdensburg, is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Ogdensburg Lions Club, c/o Douglas Dupree, P.O. Box 252, Ogdensburg, NY 13669.
To Joe’s family…Graduating w/Joe was a pleasure as he was a wonderful friend. I remember he, Mike Bracy who graduated w/us & another member of our class who has been deceased for some time now (Linda Dillenbeck) use
to play road tennis on Elizabeth St. together. Those were the days. I also became friends w/Jane Smithers in
Elbridge when I lived just 2 houses from her on Dobbin Ln. & to my surprise she mentioned being cousins w/Joe. Jane…I have moved back North but to Canton. My sincere sympathy to all of Joe’s family. He was a wonderful friend & person & I’m so glad I got to know him. Joe, take care & rest peacefully.
Linda (Smith) Beardsley Oct 13 2011 12:00 AM
I am so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. I graduated with him from Ogdensburg Free Academy. I remember his great smile and sense of humor. I hadn’t seen him in several years, but I did visit with him at one of our reunions. How very sad for your family that you lost him at such a young age. My condolences and blessings to all of you.
Ann Douglass Heberlig Sep 19 2011 12:00 AM
Eleanor and family: My sincere condolences. I heard about Joe’s passing from Moose (Mike Mason) and I am very sorry for your loss. Joe and I were friends in high school and, while it has been a number of years since I have seen Joe, he has come to mind on many occasions even as late as a few weekends ago in conversations with another friend of his, Ron Male. Joe was one of the nicest young men in our class and extremely intelligent. He will be missed by many of us. — Ken Patterson
Ken Patterson Sep 14 2011 12:00 AM
Joe received a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In high school he played on the golf team, and he finished in second place in a prestigious math contest held by St. Lawrence University as a member of the team that finished in first place in 1965. He even told my Mother that he liked her cooking. Farewell, Friend.
Ron Male Sep 14 2011 12:00 AM
Eleanor: Was so sorry to hear about my longtime good friend Joe. We were in Calif. when we got the news but want you to know that our thoughts and sympathies are with you and your family. I saw Joe 2 yrs ago on my last visit but haven’t been up since–Always looked forward to visiting Joe on my visits. Take care–Bob (Mike) Mason
Robert Michael Mason Sep 11 2011 12:00 AM
Ellie Dear — I am so terribly sorry about Joe’s death. You are in my heart, of course. I wish I could be in O’burg with you to help you through this impossible time. Please know that I am thinking of you and hoping that you can progress through this very difficult time with the help of all — please, if there is anything at all that I could possibly do for you, I am here for you, always. Your cousin in Maryland, Karen
Karen Maury Sep 1 2011 12:00 AM
Eleanor I was shocked to read that Joseph Johnston was your brother. I had just checked the obituaries to see if this man might be a brother to a Johnson man that I knew that had passed away a few weeks ago.
I didn’t know that you still had family in the NOrth Country. I am so sorry to hear about your brother.
I just tried to e-mail Lois and found that her e-mail address has changed. We all wonder how people are after the hurricane.
With sincere sympathy,
Lynn and Bev Thompson
Lynn and Beverly Thompson Aug 29 2011 12:00 AM