Stephen Eric Johnston

October 17, 1963 ~ March 2, 2019 (age 55)

Stephen E. Johnston, 55, of Murrysville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 2, 2019 after a long and courageous 3 year battle with cancer. His loving and devoted wife and their 3 boys were by his side as he left this life and entered into the Eternal Kingdom of Heaven.

Stephen was born October 17, 1963, in New Kensington to Kay L. Johnston and the late Dr. P. Benjamin Johnston. He was a 1981 graduate of Valley High School and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He was a faithful and loyal employee of Verizon Wireless for the last 23 years.

Stephen was a wonderful husband to his soul mate Kathy, an amazing and devoted father to his 3 boys Ethan, Zachary and Jonah, a courageous brother, and an adored son. He found passion in his love of life, family, friendships, and Christ.

Additional survivors include his five siblings: Paul Johnston, Mark Johnston, Cindy Farneth Fowler, Jack (Jean) Farneth, and Rick (Pam) Farneth; brother in-law to Debbie (Jack) Carlson, Mike (Flora) Salvo, Kim Falvo, Lisa (Tom) McClelland: son in-law to Raymond (Barb) Salvo and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 9th at 1:00 PM at Cornerstone Ministries, 2200 Cornerstone Lane, Export, PA. ROSS G. WALKER FUNERAL HOME LTD., 217 Freeport Road, New Kensington, was entrusted with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Stephen’s honor to the SOS Miles of Smiles event that supports cancer patients and their families. Donations can be made online at

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