PENNSYLVANIA — BEARD – Ronnie Alan Jr., known to most as R.J., 25, passed away July 8, 2013. Born Nov. 25, 1987, to Ronnie and Tracy (Henderson) Beard. He will be sincerely missed by his fiancee, Briana Hill, and their son, Bently Alan Beard. R.J. leaves behind his father and stepmother, Ronnie and Lesa Beard; as well as a stepbrother, Noah McAdams; stepsister, Aryn McAdams Anselm; and mother and stepfather, Tracy and Brent Luke. Among those who will miss R.J., are his paternal grandparents, John and Connie Beard, as well as a maternal grandmother, Judy Henderson. There are many others who will always love and miss R.J. including his aunts and uncles, John and Katherine Beard, Lori and David Sherriff, Robert Beard and Leland “Bud” and Keila Henderson. There are many more great-aunts and -uncles and cousins too numerous to mention, but Jaqui DeWitt and Shawna Hastings are two of the ones who will miss him the most. R.J. was preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Leland Henderson Sr., in December 2011. R.J.’s life has touched so many and he will be held in our hearts forever. May God and Pap hold you safely until we meet again. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, 139 Ligonier St., New Florence. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist the family with funeral expenses. Online condolences may be left at www.thestuartfuneralhomes.com.
- District Deaths Aug. 1, 2014
E. Joan Davis
DAVIS – E. Joan, 87, Riverside, Ohio, formerly of Johnstown, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Kettering Medical Center.
Billie Josephine (LaFollette) Hodges
HODGES – Billie Josephine (LaFollette), 79, Boswell, Jenner Township, formerly of Gadsden, Ala., passed away July 27, 2014, at Windber Hospice from complications of cancer.
KOONTZ – Judy A., 67, Keedysville, Md., passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, Md., after a long battle with lymphoma cancer.
Sherry L. Nagy
NAGY – Sherry L., 49, Johnstown, passed away July 30, 2014, at home.
Kenneth A. Naugle
NAUGLE – Kenneth A., 94, Johnstown, died July 30, 2014, at his home.
Richard John Peterson
PETERSON – Richard John, 49, Johnstown, passed away Monday evening, July 28, 2014, at Conemaugh Hospital.
Evelyn F. Vitalie
VITALIE – Evelyn F., 75, Johnstown, passed away July 30, 2014, at her home.
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Paul Radnoti Sr.
RADNOTI – Paul Sr., 80, passed away July 13, 2014, in Hebron, Ind.
Samuel R. Saia
SAIA – Samuel R., 90, Johnstown, died July 29, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Alex J. Stavish
STAVISH – Alex J., 90, Northern Cambria, died July 29, 2014, at Miners Medical Center Hastings.
Margaret R. (Shaffer) Hemminger
HEMMINGER – Margaret R. “Margie” (Shaffer), 93, formerly of Jenner Township, died July 29, 2014, at Meadow View Nursing Center, Berlin.
Carol R. (Schloski) Groleau
GROLEAU – Carol R. (Schloski), 56, Goshen, Mass., lost her battle with cancer July 16, 2014. Born Dec. 25, 1957, in Colver, she was the daughter of John and Olive (Spotts) Schloski.
George J. Stapinsky
STAPINSKY – George J. “Doodie” or “Hey You,” 85, Fort Hill, formerly of Windber, died July 30, 2014, at In Touch Hospice, Somerset.
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- District Deaths July 30, 2014
Patricia L. Bakale
BAKALE – Patricia L, 81, Johnstown, went to be with our Lord July 28, 2014.
Stephen A. Christy
CHRISTY – Stephen A., 65, Johnstown, died July 28, 2014, at home surrounded by family and friends.
CUSTER – Margaret “Peggy,” 69, Johnstown, passed away July 29, 2014, at Laurelwood Care Center.
Kathleen L. Geiser
GEISER – Kathleen L., 84, Oakland, died July 29, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
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