In Memoriam - Mattj26201

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In Memoriam - Mattj26201

Post by TJinWV » Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:48 am

On Friday Feb 5, 2010, our fellow jeeper Mattj26201 (Matt Johnston) was taken from us as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Included below is his obituary. Feel free to post your memories of Matt in this thread.


Matthew Steven Johnston, age 16, of Buckhannon, WV died Friday, February 5, 2010 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV. He was born October 2, 1993 in Buckhannon a son of Martha L. Stimson Johnston and Michael W. Johnston and wife Cathy all of Buckhannon; three sisters, Shannon Christoff of Weston, WV, Carmen Johnston of Morgantown and Heather Hughes of Weston; one brother, Michael Johnston, II of Buckhannon; paternal grandmother, Ethel Johnston of Holly Grove, WV; special grandmother, Margaret Riggs of French Creek, WV; several nieces and nephews and many wonderful friends. Matthew was preceded in death by paternal grandfather, Johnnie Johnston and maternal grandparents, Norman and Eunice Stimson. Matthew loved life and was loved by all. He was student at Buckhannon-Upshur High School, a member of the Buckhannon Alliance Church, FFA, BU Football and Baseball Teams. Friends will be received Sunday, February 7, 2010 from 2-9 PM at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held 11 AM Monday at the Buckhannon Alliance Church with the Rev. Jack M. Bohman officiating. Burial will follow in the Heavner Cemetery in Buckhannon. In lieu of flowers contributions should be made payable to Mike Johnston and Martha Johnston c/o 1st Central Bank 14 North Locust Street Buckhannon, WV 26201. Contributions will be utilized to establish a scholarship fund for a member of the Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneer Football Team. This fund is in memory of Buccaneer # 24 Matthew Johnston. Online condolences may be made to the family at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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Re: In Memoriam - Mattj26201

Post by Vec » Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:59 am

Heaven has a bunch of wide open space to go jeepin in....

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Post by 00_jeep_sport » Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:30 am

still such a shame at that age..... RIP

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Post by jawest12 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:17 pm

A tragedy. RIP.

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Post by Jeepers-Creepers » Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:41 pm

Great kid glad I got to know him, he saved the lives of many by donating R.I.P buddy.

Fantastic job on the pic whoever did it.
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Post by TrueBlueXJ » Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:52 pm

Still wet behind the ears ... tragic, to say the least.

RIP buddy.
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Post by MasterShakeXJ » Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:52 pm

nice job on the pic

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Post by ZiGGY » Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:32 pm

A very sad tragedy. RIP

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Post by WVYJ » Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:19 pm

What a shame
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Post by bart0007 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:24 pm

RIP Mat.
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Post by KyJeeper » Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:16 pm

Respects, RIP
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Post by wvjeepers » Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:05 pm

Although I didn't personally know Matt, I'm sure he will be missed. Still praying for his family/friends. RIP Matt.

There is also a thread on arroc in memory of Matt

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Post by nitecop » Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:19 pm

Sad to hear about this. RIP
my thought and prayers are with his falmily
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Post by 91foxbody » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:33 am

16 is too young! I never met him, but sounds like a great kid. RIP
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