University of Maine alumnus and Professor Emeritus of Agricultural and Resource Economics Edward F. Johnston Jr. died Feb. 17 in Bangor at age 85, according to his obituary in the Bangor Daily News. A native of Easton, Maine, Johnston spent 37 years with the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station researching potato storage, handling and marketing, and taught statistics at UMaine for 22 years. He retired in 1991. A longtime member of the Maine Potato Board, he was the first archivist and compiled a history of the association. He was named an honorary life member in 1982. Johnston is survived by his wife of 29 years, Jean-Marie Boddy-Johnston of Milford, and children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 27 at St. James Episcopal Church, 132 Center St., Old Town. A reception will take place afterward at the University of Maine Buchanan Alumni House. Gifts may be made in his memory to St. James Church, P.O. Box 183, Old Town, 04468.