Peter A. Johnston, age 72 of Cherry Hill, NJ passed away
surrounded by his loving family June 11, 2018 after a
courageous battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. He is survived by
his beloved wife of 39 years, Michele (nee Tinneny) and his
cherished children: Megan, Lisa, Peter, Jr. (Stephanie),
Shannon and Jennifer (Phillip) Chester, and 5 grandchildren.
Also survived by his brothers: Michael (and the late
Denise), Chris (Nening) and Lou, III (Kim), and sisters,
Dwynne (Don) Casey and Kathy Johnston, and
several nieces and nephews.
Pete grew up in Oaklyn where his passion and skill for
basketball began at an early age. He went on to play at
Bishop Eustace Preparatory School where he was a member of
the recently inducted Hall of Fame 1961 and 1962 Parochial
State Championship teams. He received a scholarship to play
at Mt. St. Mary's Univ. Soon after graduation he started his
39 year dedicated career at Bishop Eustace as a basketball
coach and guidance counselor. He was the assistant coach for
the 1969 team which compiled a 26-0 record on their way to
the Parochial State Championship. In 1969 when Joe O'Connor
was named 'Coach of the Year' he was quoted in the Courier
Post saying that Pete had made a significant contribution to
the team's success. Pete also operated the Azure Driving
School for more than 20 years. Through it all Pete also
enjoyed his many friends, playing cards and golfing,
especially with his regular crew. His greatest joy always
remained his family and his role as husband, father and
Relatives and friends are invited to his Visitation,
Thursday, 6:00-8:00p.m. at Christ Our Light Church, 402
Kings Highway, Cherry Hill and Friday 9:00-10:15a.m.
followed by his Funeral Mass at 10:30a.m. Burial will be
private. In Lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate
donations in Pete's memory to the Domenica Foundation, Inc.
14 SBAR Blvd. Moorestown, NJ 08057-1057. Arrangements by
EVOY-BANASZ FUNERAL HOME, Haddon Heights, NJ.
Pete was the husband of Michele Tinneny Johnston, the
granddaughter of James and Gertrude Tinneny of Philadelphia
and the great granddaughter of Patrick “Yankee Pat” Tinneny
of Goladuff, Newtownbutler, County Fermanagh, Northern
Ireland; Greenock, Scotland and Philadelphia and his wife