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Diane L. Johnston

July 23, 1950 ~ May 3, 2022 (age 71)

Obituary

Diane L. Johnston, 71, of Economy, passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, in Caring Heights Nursing Home, Kennedy Twp. She was born on July 23, 1950, in Sewickley, to the late Russell and Anne (Manjak) Pawlishak. She was a member of SS Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, Ambridge. She was in real estate sales most recently for Coldwell- Bankers. Diane was a member of the Beaver County Association of Realtors. She enjoyed gardening of indoor and outdoor plants, painting, photography, and repurposing furniture. She loved animals and in addition to her own pets, she fostered dogs. She is survived by her beloved husband of 50 years, Edward C. Johnston, a daughter, Michele Johnston of Concord, New Hampshire, a son, Edward R. Johnston of Harmony Twp., Marisa Kebekus of Sewickley  who Diane considered  her 2nd daughter, five grandchildren, Johnny and Abigail Lash, Joshua, Edward (Jake), and Charlette Johnston, a brother and sister-in- law, Russell and Barbara Pawlishak of Economy, two nieces, Christine Reddick of Economy, Kimberly Pawlishak of Shaler, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Joe and Nancy Johnston of Marlboro, MA, and their children, and her beloved four legged companion, Koba.  Friends will be received on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 at the John Syka Funeral Home, Inc. 833 Kennedy Drive, Ambridge where a Parastas service will be held at 3:30 PM. A Panachida service will be held on Saturday at 9:30 AM at the funeral home followed by a Divine Liturgy at 10:00 AM in SS Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church. Her pastor, Father Michael Polosky will preside. Interment will follow in SS Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to the Beaver County Humane Society, 3394 Brodhead Road, Aliquippa, PA 15001.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
May 6, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
John Syka Funeral Home, Inc.
833 Kennedy Drive
Ambridge, PA 15003

Panachida
Friday
May 6, 2022

3:30 PM
John Syka Funeral Home, Inc.
833 Kennedy Drive
Ambridge, PA 15003

Visitation
Friday
May 6, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
John Syka Funeral Home, Inc.
833 Kennedy Drive
Ambridge, PA 15003

Divine Liturgy
Saturday
May 7, 2022

10:00 AM
SS Peter & Paul Ukranian Catholic Church
404 Sixth Street
Ambridge, PA 15003

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