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.
Jean Kennedy Budlong
BUDLONG – Jean Kennedy, 85, Windber and Indian Lake, died Dec. 9, 2013, at Windber Hospice, Windber.
Phyllis V. Reese Fuller
REESE FULLER – Phyllis V., 94, Lower Alsace Township, formerly of Shillington and Davidsville, passed away Dec. 8, 2013, at 9:07 a.m. in her home.
Michele Ann (Burns) Claycomb
CLAYCOMB – Michele Ann (Burns), 66, Lorain Borough, passed away Dec. 9, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center after a brief battle with cancer.
Richard E. Pearson
PEARSON – Richard E., 84, Chambersburg, and formerly of Fairfax, Va., passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at his home with his wife of 32 years at his side.
Margaret M. Bunda
BUNDA – Margaret M., 83, Johnstown, went into the loving arms of our Lord Dec. 9, 2013, at home with her family and friends by her side.
Ellen (Schwarting) Merker
MERKER – Ellen (Schwarting), 89, passed away Dec. 7, 2013, in Davidsville.
Russell W. Moehler
MOEHLER – Russell W., “Ducky,” 98, Woodvale, died Dec. 10, 2013, at the Atrium Manor.
Ronald E. Moskey Sr.
MOSKEY – Ronald E. Sr., 75, Jennerstown, died Dec. 9, 2013, at home.
BYICH – Cory, 29, Nanty Glo, died Dec. 7, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
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Lewis P. Gregory
GREGORY – Lewis P., 85, Johnstown, died Dec. 8, 2013, in Hollidaysburg.
Anne T. Desimone
DESIMONE – Anne T., 82, Johnstown, died Dec. 7, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Andrew P. Lingafelt
LINGAFELT – Andrew P. “Andy,” 51, Cassandra, passed away Dec. 7, 2013, at home.
PASTERNAK – Paul, 86, Richland, died Dec. 8, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Louella Fern Bloom
BLOOM – Louella Fern, 91, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 7, 2013.
Beverly R. Miller
MILLER – Beverly R., 70, Summerhill, died Dec. 9, 2013, at home.
Eleanor Vivian Chaney
CHANEY – Eleanor Vivian, “Baby Ellie,” born Dec. 7, 2013, and passed Dec. 7, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Betty R. Irvin
IRVIN – Betty R., 88, Johnstown, died Dec. 8, 2013, at Cambria Care Center.
CHAPMAN – Darlene, 55, Hayes, Va., formerly of Beaverdale, passed away Dec. 9, 2013.
John J. Good
GOOD – John J., 82, formerly of Portage, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Meadow View Nursing Center.
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