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May 4, 2013

Sean R. Roane

UPPER YODER TOWNSHIP — ROANE – Sean R., 47, Upper Yoder Township, died May 3, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family.  Sean was born Dec. 8, 1965, in Red Bank, N.J., son of Robert and Dorothy (Cameron) Roane, who survive. He also is survived by his loving wife, Bonnie (Howard) Roane; his cherished son, Matthew;  a sister, Susan, married to Jamie McMannes, and their son, Joshua, all of Virginia Beach, Va.; brother-in-law, Patrick Howard, and his sons, Nikolas and Casey, all of Queensbury, N.Y.; maternal grandmother, “Nana” Edith Cameron; goddaughter, Lauren Cunningham; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous caring friends who loved him.  Sean was a graduate of Keyport High School and Trenton State. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially skiing and time spent at the beach, and loved singing and music of all kinds.  One of his other passions was fantasy football, winning the championship trophy multiple times.  He was a managing editor in charge of design/production for The Tribune-Democrat, where he began working as a sports editor in 1998.  He was a member of Westmont Presbyterian Church, where his funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Dr. William N. Jackson officiating.  Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Picking-Treece-Bennett Mortuary Inc., 921 Menoher Blvd.  In memory of Sean, memorials may be directed to Northwest Savings Bank, 225 Franklin St., Johnstown, Pa. 15901 to establish an education fund for his son, Matthew. The family would like to thank Dr. Sbeitan and staff for everything they have done for the past three years.(ptbmortuary.com)

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