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In Memoriam -- Stoddard Pintard Johnston Stoddard Pintard Johnston, 84, - August 16, 1924 - May 14, 2009, died at home in Carmel, California. Stoddard Johnston was born in Elkins, West Virginia. He was son of Bruce Lee (Johnston) Kennedy of Elkins and Washington, D.C. and Stoddard Johnston of New York City. His mother was granddaughter of Senator H.G. Davis (D/WV), coal and railroad owner and 1904 candidate for Vice President. His father was grandson of Col. J.S. Johnston of Louisville, Kentucky and New York City, who was nephew of General A.S. Johnston, CSA commander at Shiloh and Senator Stoddard Johnston (D/LA). Stoddard Johnston's stepfather was John A. Kennedy, former Hears! executive and publisher of San Diego, Sioux Falls and West Virginia newspapers. Stoddard Johnston graduated from the Choate School, attended Virginia Military Institute and graduated in 1950 from Yale College. At Yale he was a member of DKE, founded the Ivy network of college radio stations and was chairman of WYBC, the Yale radio station. During WWII, he served as a technical sergeant with the 77th infantry division on Guam, Leyte and Okinawa. During the Korean War he was a 1 st Lieutenant serving as a forward and aerial observer. Stoddard Johnston was President of Channel 2, Inc., Oakland, CA, applicant for TV Channel 2. His application established Oakland as the site of what became KTVU of which he was a founder in 1958. He was president of the Oakland Museums Association and chair of Oakland's Library and Museums Commission. Following the 1964 sale of KTVU, he moved with his wife and three children to the Monterey Peninsula. In Monterey, he owned and operated KMBY, KWAV, and was a founder of KMST Channel 46 (CBS) and a partner in KBOQ. Active in many community associations, he was president of the Community Foundation for Monterey County, the Asilomar Operating Corporation for California State Parks, the SPCA for Monterey County, the Economic Development Commission of Monterey County, the Girl Scouts of Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties, the UCSC Foundation and the California Broadcasters Association. Stoddard Johnston was a board member of the California State Parks Foundation (SF), Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. (NYC), the California Health Facilities Commission (SAC) and the Monterey Rotary Club. He was a member of SAR, the Beach and Tennis Club in Pebble Beach and the Old Capital Club in Monterey. Stoddard Johnston's wife died in 1979. He married Jeanne Gomez Davis in 2003 and they have since lived in Carmel. He is survived by his wife; three children, Bruce Lee Johnston of Carmel, Azile Kelly Johnston of San Francisco and John Stoddard Johnston and his wife, Linda who are parents of his two grandchildren, Carlyn and Christopher Johnston of San Diego. Stoddard Johnston's sister is Lee Johnston Norton of San Diego. His brother is Davis Lee Kennedy of Washington, D.C. His sister is Patricia Kennedy Grimsted of Cambridge, MA. Memorial donations may be made to the Girl Scouts of America or the charity of your choice. A Memorial Mass will be held at the Carmel Mission Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament at 2:00pm on June 6, 2009. Following the Mass, friends will be welcome at the Casa Abrego Club in Monterey.
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