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10/28/16 - NNHS Newsletter - Chuck Johnston

James A. Johnston
(1933 - 25 Oct 2016)

Newport News High School Class of 1951

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We have yet another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this Friday morning.
Chuck Johnston, Class of 1951, widower of Catherine Newbill Johnston, passed away in Gloucester on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at the age of 83.

From the Daily Press - 10/28/16:

              James A. Johnston


GLOUCESTER - James A. "Chuck" Johnston passed away peacefully on Oct. 25, 2016. He was accompanied on his journey by family members and compassionate caregivers.

Born in 1933, he graduated from Newport News High School, class of 1951. He then attended the Apprentice School and was employed at NNS&DD Co for 44 years. He retired in 1996 as a master machinist.

Chuck was a devoted husband, father, active church member, and proud descendant of the Johnston Clan.

He was preceded in death by his high school sweetheart and wife of sixty years, Catherine Newbill Johnston.

He will be remembered and cherished by his children (and their spouses): Theresa J. "Terri" Larsen (Jim), Lisa J. Machen (Dave), James A. "Jim" Johnston (Pam), Holly J. Stallman, Stephen A. Johnston, and Joy J. McCormick, (Mike).

In addition, he was loved and honored by his nine grandsons and six great-grandchildren.

A service to celebrate God's love in Chuck's life will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2016, at 2 pm at Apostles Lutheran Church in Gloucester, Virginia.

Memorial donations may be made to Apostles Lutheran Church or Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad. Arrangements by Hogg Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on October 28, 2016.
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  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Chuck's family and friends at this difficult time.

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

O Darkest Woe

Author: Unknown, 1628, Stanza 1
Stanzas 2-7 by Johann Rist (1607-1667), 1641
Translated by Catherine Winkworth (1829-1878), 1863

1. O darkest woe!
Ye tears, forth flow!
Has earth so sad a wonder?
God the Father's only Son
Now is buried yonder.

2. O sorrow dread!
God's Son is dead!
But by His expiation
Of our guilt upon the cross
Gained for us salvation.

3. O sinful man!
It was the ban
Of death on thee that brought Him
Down to suffer for thy sins
And such woe hath wrought Him.

4. Lo, stained with blood,
The Lamb of God,
The Bridegroom, lies before thee,
Pouring out His life that He
May life restore thee.

5. O Ground of faith,
Laid low in death.
Sweet lips. now silent sleeping!
Surely all that live must mourn
Here with bitter weeping.

6. Oh. blest shall be
Who oft in faith will ponder
Why the glorious Prince of Life
Should be buried yonder.

7. O Jesus blest,
My Help and Rest
With tears I now entreat Thee:
Make me love Thee to the last,
Till in heaven I greet Thee!

The Lutheran Hymnal
Hymn #167
Text: Acts 3:15
Titled: "O Traurigkeit, o Herzelei"d
Tune: "O Traurigkei"t
1st Published in: _Wuerzburger Gesangbuch_, 1628

"O Darkest Woe" - # 167 in the Lutheran Hymnal Online  - midi (arrangement by Rev. Richard Jordan) and lyrics
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