John Lenhart Johnston, 85, of 2 Lenhart Ave., Bemus Point,
and 2555 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., died at 10:36 p.m.
Tuesday (April 11, 2000) in the WCA Hospital.
He was born February 14, 1915, in Bemus Point, the son of George Anson and Charlotte Lucille Lenhart Johnston.
He was a 1934 graduate of Bemus Point High School, attended Colgate University and in 1939 earned a bachelor's degree in hotel management from Cornell University. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II from 1942 to 1946.
He was a third generation co-owner and manager of Hotel Lenhart and was a wine and food manager at Breakers Hotel and the Everglades Clubs in Palm Beach Gardens. He was formerly employed by the Hotel Jamestown and Statler Hotel in Buffalo.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Sylvan Masonic Lodge 303 in Sinclairville, Scottish Rite, Jamestown Consistory, Delta Tau Delta, Cornell Hotel Society, Braw Caddy Clan, Moose Lodge 2010 and American Legion Post 371 in Palm Beach Gardens.
He enjoyed model ship building and performing magic tricks.
Surviving are a son, John Lenhart Johnston, Jr. of Valencia, Pa.; a daughter, Barbara Jane "Bebe" Stanbury of Hammondsport, N.Y.; two granddaughters: Kelly and Leslie Altemus of Valencia, Pa.; and a brother, George Anson Johnston Jr. of Bemus Point.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Brandt Johnston, whom he married May 7, 1949, and who died April 5, 1999; and a sister, Jane Johnston Pardee Finger.
The funeral service will be held Thursday, April 20, 2000, in the Lind Funeral Home. The Rev. Daniel G. McBride, pastor of Bemus Point United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Bemus Point Cemetery.
Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and for one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. A Sylvan Masonic Lodge funeral service will be led at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Bemus Point Volunteer Fire Department.
Source: Jamestown Post-Journal Obituaries