Robert Merle "Bob"  Johnston
  • St. Olaf Catholic Church
    104 Norge Lane
    Williamsburg, VA 23185

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“Peggy, I am so sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of you both at Jamestown Settlement. My favorite memory of Bob - I was so reluctant to...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Karen Norako - Williamsburg, VA

“Peggy, Very sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Our prayers are with you and your family. We hope you find comfort in cherished memories and the love and...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Jane & David Brennan - VA

“To Peggy and the Johnston family: I am so sorry to hear for your loss and please know your thoughts and prayers are with me. I remember Bob picking...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Becky McHugh - Williamsburg, VA

“Bob was a wonderful friend, former neighbor and a cheery face to see at St. Olaf. May God be with him now as he joins His heavenly Father. My...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Barbara MacKenzie - Williamsburg, VA

Robert M. "Bob" Johnston, 83, of Williamsburg, passed away on November 18, 2012. He was preceded in death by his son, James Kennedy Johnston.

He began his career as a teacher and later became an administrator, but never lost his love for teaching. As an ultimate educator, he, along with a colleague, started the nursing program at CCAC in Pittsburgh, PA. A history buff, he taught and volunteered at the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation in his retirement. As a child, Bob grew up on a farm and later in life developed a passion for gardening. Most of all, he loved his family.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 30 years, Peggy Johnston, seven children, twenty-five grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, a sister, Mary; and many friends.

The family will receive friends on Friday, November 23 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd, Williamsburg. A funeral mass will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, November 24 at St. Olaf Catholic Church, Williamsburg with a visitation an hour prior. A reception will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Olaf Catholic Church Building Fund, 104 Norge Lane, Williamsburg, VA 23185. Online condolences may be offered at