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Herbert Johnston

Herbert R. Johnston Jr.

Friday, December 24th, 1937 - Tuesday, November 12th, 2019
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Johnston, Herbert R. Jr., Esq. - November 12, 2019 - Beloved husband of 50 years to Carol (nee McKirchy) Johnston. Loving father of Kathleen (Juan Andres) Otal, Michelle (George) Schoeneman and Kimberly (Chris) Aprill. Cherished grandfather of Lucas, Carrie, Sarah, Jack, Catherine and Paige. Dear brother of the late Richard "Dick" (Virginia) and Donald "Pete" Johnston. Brother in law of Jane Johnston. Uncle of many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the C. Mertz and Son Funeral Home, Inc., 911 Englewood Ave. on Friday from 3 to 7 PM. All are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Rose of Lima Church (500 Parker Ave., Buffalo, 14216) on Saturday at 11:00 AM. Please Assemble at Church. Herb served as a former Buffalo City Court Judge and served the community with his private practice. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Herb's memory to St. Luke's Mission of Mercy. Please share condolences at
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  • Visitation

    Friday, November 15th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, November 15th, 2019 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    C. Mertz and Son Funeral Home, Inc.
    911 Englewood Ave.
    Buffalo, NY 14223
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    Saturday, November 16th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, November 16th, 2019 11:00am
    St. Rose of Lima Church
    500 Parker Ave.
    Buffalo, NY 14216
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Michael Palmatier

Posted at 04:14pm
Dear Kim, Carol, Kathleen, Michelle, and family -

I was saddened to have just learned of the recent passing of Mr. Johnston. I will always remember him fondly as a warm, funny, smart, and entertaining man who seem to know just about everybody in Buffalo. He lived a tremendous life, and may his legacy live on in all of you for many years to come. Warm regards and deepest sympathies, Mike Palmatier

Richard Grisanti

Posted at 11:10am
To the Herb Johnson Family, Herb was a dear friend of mine and I was saddened to hear of his passing. I knew him as a fine lawyer ,a judge in my appearances before him and as a friend. He will be missed by many. My heartfelt condolences to all of you. I know you will miss Herb so much but I also know you'll charish. the memories. Richard D. Grisanti

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Posted at 04:23pm
Our deepest sympathy to Carol, Kathleen, Michele, Kim, and your families. We love you ! Carol Lynn and Lisa
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Mrs. J, Kathleen, Michelle, Kim: Please know that Josh, Sam, Emma and I are thinking of you during this sad time and send you much love and comfort.
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Posted at 04:46pm
My thoughts and prayers are with his family. I had the pleasure of clerking for him at Buffalo City Court for arbitrations. He was a wonderful person to work for. My sincerest condolences.
Cindy Critoph
Erie County Supreme Court

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