The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

December 19, 2013

Edith M. Ronald

WINDBER — RONALD – Mrs. Edith M., 87, Windber, passed away Dec. 18, 2013, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber. Born May 20, 1926, in Windber, daughter of Joseph and Jennie (Istokovich) Homway. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Hugh Ronald; granddaughter, Rebecca M. Boyce; sisters, Gladys Hebebrand and Marie Rodgers; and brothers, Joseph, Steve and Frank. Survived by children, Edward Ronald, Chula Vista, Calif.; Robert, married to the former Cheryl Dinatti, Greensburg; Dennis Ronald, Windber; Judith, wife of Fred Boyce, DuBois; Darrin Ronald, Windber; grandchildren, Branden (Annie), Denene, Cherylyn (Jason), Robert (Kathryn), Shannon (Darren), Alison, Morgan, Sarah, Cassidy and Casey; great-grandchildren, Hunter, Drew, Maggie and Damian; siblings, Alice Laney and  Edward Homway; and numerous nieces and nephews. Former member of the former St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Windber. She enjoyed arts and crafts, especially crocheting, painting and ceramics. She was an avid flower gardener, and was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. The family would like to thank the staff at Church of the Brethren Home for their special care for Edith. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 10 until the time of service at 11 a.m. Saturday at Meek & Dalla Valle Funeral Home Inc., Windber, Father Martin Cingle, officiating. Interment, Blough Mennonite Cemetery, Jerome. In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be made to Church of the Brethren Home, Windber, in memory of Edith.

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