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Dorothy J. "Dottie" (Schnur) Johnston

July 25, 1957 ~ May 28, 2021 (age 63)


It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our wife, mother, Nana, sister & friend. Dorothy J. “Dottie” Johnston, age 63, of Renfrew, passed away on Friday morning, May 28, 2021 after a brief battle with cancer. 

Born in Butler, PA on July 25, 1957, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Patricia Risdon Schnur.

Dottie was co-owner of the Scoreboard Lounge in Valencia with her husband Joe. She was a member of St. Fidelis Roman Catholic Church in Meridian. 

Dottie enjoyed golfing with her husband and children as well as taking care of her home and her yard. Her greatest joy came from being the best Nana and mother. What family and friends will remember most is the generosity of her heart and always getting two hugs. If anyone needed her, she dropped whatever she was doing and helped, no questions. Our world will be different and never the same with the hole that is left in our lives. 

Surviving are her husband, Joseph F. Johnston, who she married on September 17, 1977, two sons, Matthew Johnston (Alana) of Saxonburg and Brandon Johnston (Melanee) of Cranberry Twp., her daughter, Tricia Stalker (Lee) of Kent, Ohio, her beloved grandchildren, Brooklyn & Cam Johnston, Hunter Johnston and Kaia & Tatum Stalker and her sister, Pattie DeNunzio (Charlie) of Salt Lake City, Utah.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her two brothers, Richard and Stephen Schnur.

In honor of our Dottie — if someone asks for help with something, don’t just do what is asked, go a little further — leave it better than you found it, like she did. 

Friends will be received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA on Thursday, June 3, 2021 from 2-4 & 6-8 PM. A Blessing Service will follow at 8:00 PM. Burial will be in Mars Cemetery, Adams Twp., PA. Memorials may be made to Hillman Cancer Center, Development, UPMC Cancer Pavilion, Suite 1B, 5150 Centre Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15232. Directions and condolences are available at


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