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Chrisia J. Johnston

April 2, 1968 ~ October 6, 2019 (age 51)

Chrisia J. Simkovich Johnston, 51, of Smithton, passed away Sunday, October 6, 2019 at UPMC Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh.  Born April 2, 1968 in Johnstown, PA she was the daughter of Dr. Alex Simkovich of Ligonier and the late Patricia McCormick Simkovich.  A resident of Smithton for the past 5 years, Mrs. Johnston was a member of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church the Church choir and served on parish council.  Chrisia was a member of the DAR- Daughters of American Revolution, was employed as a nanny for close family friends, enjoyed horseback riding, baking, knitting, going to the theater and spending time with her family.

She is survived by, her husband Lynn Johnston, to whom she was married to 3 years, son Paul Simkovich & Fiancé Rebekkah Gresh of Belle Vernon, stepchildren Derek Johnston, April Johnston-Berkes & husband Dave, and two brothers and sister in law Greg Simkovich, Don & Cindy Simkovich. 

Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, Mary St., Belle Vernon.  Relatives and friends will gather directly at Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church for 10 am funeral services on Wednesday with the Very Rev. Stephan Gresh officiating.  Interment will take place in Olive Branch Cemetery, Rostraver Twp.  Parastas services will be held Tuesday evening at 7:30 PM.

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