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 March 8, 2014
Albert Lynn Boring
BORING – Albert Lynn, 53, Ebensburg, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Ebensburg Center, Sunset House.
Richard C. Claycomb
CLAYCOMB – Mr. Richard C., 72, Heritage Road, Osterburg, died Thursday, March 6, 2014, at his home.
Shelvy J. Elbertson
ELBERTSON – Shelvy J., 51, Johnstown, passed away March 6, 2014.
Gloria Jean (Dunmire) Ellsworth
ELLSWORTH – Gloria Jean (Dunmire), 75, Seward, passed away March 6, 2014, at Indiana Regional Medical Center.
Phyllis M. Faight
FAIGHT – Phyllis M., 78, Jackson Township, died March 5, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Alta Jane Fox
FOX – Alta Jane, 81, Daisytown, passed away March 7, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Thelma (Kearney) Kodosky
KODOSKY – Thelma “Jeannie” (Kearney), 78, Lilly, went to her eternal rest March 7, 2014.
Lois Jean (Dunmeyer) Lepley
LEPLEY – Lois Jean (Dunmeyer), 70, West Virginia, formerly of Somerset County, died March 5, 2014, at home.
REITZ – David, 76, passed away March 3, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
James J. Saylor Sr.
SAYLOR – James J. Sr. “Pap,” Davidsville, died peacefully March 7, 2014, at home surrounded by family.
W. Jean (Mishler) Naugle Wingard
WINGARD – W. Jean Mishler Naugle, 85, formerly of Morgantown and Davidsville, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
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- District Deaths March 7, 2014
GEORGE – Robert “Bob,” 71, Portage, passed away March 4, 2014, in Johnstown.
Marcella S. (Ciccotelli) Gillin
GILLIN – Marcella S. (Ciccotelli), 85, Ebensburg, passed away peacefully March 5, 2014, at Cambria Care Center.
Peter Holubz Jr.
HOLUBZ – Peter Jr., 89, Johnstown, died March 5, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Lillian Marlene (Anderson) Howard
HOWARD – Lillian Marlene (Anderson), 71, Ebensburg, died March 5, 2014, at home.
KAUFMAN – Morton, 84, Westmont, lost his battle with cancer March 5, 2014.
James Guido Mastrine
MASTRINE – James Guido, 63, Ebensburg, died March 5, 2014, at home surrounded by his family.
Anna T. Pipon
PIPON – Mrs. Anna T., 99, Windber, passed away March 6, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Thomas F. Reynolds
REYNOLDS – Thomas F., 62, Tire Hill, died March 5, 2014.
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