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.