HUBBARD, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Kimiko K. Johnston, 79, died Friday morning, April 12, 2019, at Assumption Village Nursing Home.
She was born September 23, 1939, in Mindanao, Philippines, a daughter of Torao and Tomi Takara Kinjo.
Her family returned to Okinawa when Kimiko was a small child, then she moved to America in 1974, when she married her husband, John and has lived in Hubbard for the past 35 years.
Mrs. Johnston was a waitress at Jib Jab Hot Dog Shoppe in Hubbard for ten years.
She loved sewing, crocheting, knitting and gardening.
She leaves her husband, John P. Johnston, whom she married November 1, 1974; a daughter, Tasha Gesacion and her husband, Nick III, of Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania; a sister, Miyoko Uehara and her husband, Shinichi, of Naha City, Okinawa; two grandchildren, Gabriella and Nico Gesacion and several nieces and nephews.
Kimiko was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Koichiro and a sister, Kiyoko.
Family and friends may call on Friday, April 19, 2019, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., at the Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home.
There are no funeral services.
Memorial donations may be made to University Hospital Neurological Department, 11100 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106 or to Hospice of The Valley, 5190 Market Street, Boardman, OH 44512.
Please visit www.krcummins.com to send condolences to the family.
A television tribute will air Monday, April 15 at the following approximate times:
12:25 p.m. on WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. on FOX.