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 April 23, 2014
Georgia R. Brown
BROWN – Georgia R., 90, Lincoln Highway, Bedford, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at her home.
John R. Franko Jr.
FRANKO – John R. Jr. “Bunko,” 72, Conemaugh, died April 20, 2014, at home.
Dorothy Mae Gillman
GILLMAN – Dorothy Mae, 93, Mount Hope, went to be with her Lord April 22, 2014.
Hulda Elmira Heslop
HESLOP – Hulda Elmira, 95, formerly of Ferndale and New Paris, died April 21, 2014, at Waccamaw Community Hospital, Murrells Inlet, S.C.
Jean M. Holtz
HOLTZ – Jean M., 82, Hastings, went to be with the Lord Monday, April 21, 2014, at Golden Living-HAIDA.
Margaret Gloria Marsh
MARSH – Margaret Gloria, born Dec. 28, 1927, was called to her heavenly home April 19, 2014.
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Wayne R. Bailey
BAILEY – Wayne R., 53, South Fork, passed away unexpectedly on Good Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home.
Sarah G. Balzano
BALZANO – Sarah G., 87, Dysart, died April 20, 2014, at UPMC Altoona.
Michael Coleman Barabas
BARABAS – Michael Coleman, 75, Johnstown, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by his loving family April 21, 2014, at home.
Richard N. Handel
HANDEL – Richard N., 72, Portage, passed away April 17, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.
KLINE – Roseann, 84, Ebensburg, passed away suddenly April 19, 2014, at home.
Bobby Gene Lambert
LAMBERT – Bobby Gene, 72, Shanksville, died April 20, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
Ann M. Lashinsky
LASHINSKY – Mrs. Ann M., 94, Windber, went to be with the Lord April 21, 2014, at St. Jude’s Haven, Elton, Pa.
Ruth V. Parkinson
PARKINSON – Ruth V., 86, Johnstown, passed away April 20, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home.
RISHELL – Joseph “Bud,” 76, Eighth Ward, formerly of East Conemaugh Borough, passed away April 20, 2014.
Amanda N. Sherry-Griffon
SHERRY-GRIFFON – Amanda N., 30, Northern Cambria, passed away April 19, 2014.
George William Smith
SMITH – George William “Smitty Bill” “Pap,” 81, Sidman, died suddenly Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014.
Carol A. Vladic
VLADIC – Carol A., 74, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Johnstown, went to be with the Lord Saturday, April 19, 2014.
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