Age 83, of Hemet, California, passed away on Thursday, August 8, 2019, at home with the love of his life, Jeri, of 27 years, by his side. He was born in Los Angeles on November 30, 1935. He served in the U.S. Navy. Preceded in death was his son Ronald Johnston in 2018. Surviving is wife Jeri Johnston; son, Joseph Johnston III ( Judi Jolley ); daughters, Linda Partida (Jon) and Terry Bates (Gerry); step daughter Anne Cicconi and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.