Dennis “Denny” E. Johnston, 66, of Latrobe died unexpectedly Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, at home.

He was born March 7, 1953, in Latrobe a son of the late Donald “Spike” and Irene (Hartzel) Johnston.

Denny was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish.

He loved riding motorcycles and said some of the best times he ever had was going for long rides on his Harley with his daughter Leila and her husband, Harold. Denny was a die-hard Steelers fan and also loved going on family vacations to the beach. He had a great sense of humor and loved pulling practical jokes. He also had a fondness for teasing the people he loved.

Another one of his favorite things to do was going to see Jimmy Buffett in concert with his sisters, Cindy and Kim, and his daughter Brooke.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Willy Denny Ankney.

Denny is survived by his two beautiful daughters, Brooke Roddy (Liam) and Leila “Beans” Baker (Harold); his sisters, Cynthia Kloock (Andrew) and Kimberly Orazio (Ronald); his brother, Donald Johnston (DJ), and five grandchildren, Aidan, Lilyana, Hoyt, Harbor and Haven.

A Celebration of Life service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in Thomas B. Anderson American Legion Post 515, 1811 Ligonier St., Latrobe.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation in Denny’s honor to the American Heart Association.

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