Russell (Rusty) L. Johnston Jr.

Date of Birth

December 31, 1961

Date of Death

April 7, 2016

JOHNSTON JR., Russell (Rusty) L., 54, left us suddenly on April 7, 2016. Rusty was very well known in the community and touched the lives of many people. Born on New Year’s Eve in 1961, Rusty was a native to Goleta, CA, and graduated from Dos Pueblos in 1980.

Rusty had many accomplishments in his life including bowling a 300 game in 2006 at a City Tournament, starting his own business at the age of 18 and becoming an accomplished cook.

He operated SB Vending and Video for 20 years. In 2008 he and his wife Amanda opened Roundin’ Third Sports Bar in Goleta, which has become a very popular gathering place and allowed him to more recently open Home Plate Grill, operated by his brother Ken Johnston.

Rusty made everyone around him feel special and always welcomed everyone with open arms. He will be missed by so many who loved him dearly.

Rusty is survived by his true love, his wife, Amanda Enlow Johnston whom he shared his life with for 32 years. He is also survived by his father, Russ Johnston, Sr.; mother, Rita Johnston; sister, Saundra Marsh-Lund; brothers, Ken Johnston and William Johnston; Uncle, Victor Johnston and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be a Celebration of Rusty’s great life on Saturday, April 30, 2016, from noon to sunset at Tuckers Grove, Area 5.


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