Frank J. Johnston of Seaford passed away on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, 2020 at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Md. Frank was born on March 3, 1945 in Rochester, New York and grew up near Angier, North Carolina. He was the son of the late Ruby Lee Wilson Guarino Johnston and the stepson of the late William (Bill) Johnston.
Frank is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Linda Sue Mather Johnston; three children, twins Scott R. Johnston, Bruce P. Johnston and Susan L. McMullen, Susan’s husband Jeff; seven grandchildren, Jessica (Matt) Read, Kathryn Elizabeth (Justin) Rojas, Anthony Johnston, Jeffrey McMullen, Justin McMullen, Chelsea Johnston, Jenna Johnston, and a very special grandson Jesse Wise; four great-grandchildren, Levi Massey, Elena Rojas, Evelyn Rojas and Joelle Read, his sister-in-law and friend Cynthia Mather and her son, Michael Mather; his brother-in-law Edward Mather and his wife Rossana Centurion from Boca Raton, Florida; and his cousin Diane Wilson Higdon and her family from Russellville, Arkansas. Frank also leaves his beloved little dog, Barney. Barney was a constant companion to Frank and brought him much comfort.
Frank attended New Rochelle High School in New Rochelle, New York, where he met and married his high school sweetheart, Linda Sue Mather. He moved to Seaford in 1972 to open the Seaford Twin Cinema in the Ames Shopping Plaza. Frank was also a coach with the Seaford Little League and enjoyed traveling to support his daughter at various majorette twirling competitions with the Seaford High School band. He loved all sports and was a big Dallas Cowboys fan, a North Carolina basketball fan and a New York Yankees fan.
Frank owned a Money Mailer Franchise for many years before retiring in 2007. Frank loved to travel and when he wasn’t at home in Seaford, he was on the road with his wife Linda in their motor home. He visited 49 of the 50 states. Family was a priority for Frank and his fondest memories were playing and being with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and his traveling road trips.
For the past 20 years, Frank also visited Nanticoke Memorial Hospital dressed as Santa. He distributed toys to the children that were hospitalized over the holidays.
To his many friends, especially his beloved motor home traveling companions and his dear breakfast buddies, he leaves a special message: “Keep on traveling and keep that morning breakfast get-together going”. These were the things that gave him great joy. For those that knew Frank, they knew he was always there to help others and to give of himself. He was compassionate and if anyone ever needed something, they never needed to ask, Frank instinctively knew help was needed. Frank will always be remembered for his ability to get things done. He will be deeply missed by his family and all who knew and loved him.
A Celebration of His Life will be held sometime in the spring or early summer when people are again allowed to gather. Information will be provided.