JOHNSTOWN — BALLOW – Ronald D., 64, Johnstown, died Sept. 9, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Dec. 26, 1948, in Johnstown, son of George and Dorothy (Vargo) Ballow. Preceded in death by his parents and nephew, Cole Campbell. Survived by his loving wife, Jacqueline (Selfridge) Ballow; son, Ronald G., married to the former Amy Morgart, Johnstown; daughter, Rebecca, wife of Matt Dalton, Murrysville; and grandchildren, Samantha Ballow and Katelyn and Dominic Dalton. Brother of Thomas G., married to the former Nancy Urban, Wesley Chapel; Barbara, wife of Donald Toth, Benshoff Hill; Bernadette Ballow, Johnstown; and George R. Ballow, New York. Also survived by uncle, Ray Vargo, and wife, Andrea; aunt, Madeline Ballow; nephews, George Campbell, and wife, Joy, and their daughter, Regan; Jody Campbell, and wife, Amanda, and their children, Carson and Isabella; and Chris Selfridge, and wife, Janna, and their son, C.J.; sister-in-law, Jean E. Selfridge; his canine companion, Buffy; and numerous cousins. Ronald was retired from the mechanical division of Bethlehem Steel and a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, Nanty Glo. He loved to hunt and do woodwork. He was a gentleman farmer that enjoyed restoring old tractors. He would ride his Harley with the love of his life, Jacqueline, and most of all loved his family. At Ronald’s request, there will be no visitation, however family and friends are invited to attend a funeral Liturgy at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Cambria City, Father Robert Orazetz, officiating. Private committal at Grandview Cemetery. Condolences can be sent to the family at ozogfh.com.
- District Deaths March 8, 2014
Albert Lynn Boring
BORING – Albert Lynn, 53, Ebensburg, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Ebensburg Center, Sunset House.
Richard C. Claycomb
CLAYCOMB – Mr. Richard C., 72, Heritage Road, Osterburg, died Thursday, March 6, 2014, at his home.
Shelvy J. Elbertson
ELBERTSON – Shelvy J., 51, Johnstown, passed away March 6, 2014.
Gloria Jean (Dunmire) Ellsworth
ELLSWORTH – Gloria Jean (Dunmire), 75, Seward, passed away March 6, 2014, at Indiana Regional Medical Center.
Phyllis M. Faight
FAIGHT – Phyllis M., 78, Jackson Township, died March 5, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Alta Jane Fox
FOX – Alta Jane, 81, Daisytown, passed away March 7, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Thelma (Kearney) Kodosky
KODOSKY – Thelma “Jeannie” (Kearney), 78, Lilly, went to her eternal rest March 7, 2014.
Lois Jean (Dunmeyer) Lepley
LEPLEY – Lois Jean (Dunmeyer), 70, West Virginia, formerly of Somerset County, died March 5, 2014, at home.
REITZ – David, 76, passed away March 3, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
James J. Saylor Sr.
SAYLOR – James J. Sr. “Pap,” Davidsville, died peacefully March 7, 2014, at home surrounded by family.
W. Jean (Mishler) Naugle Wingard
WINGARD – W. Jean Mishler Naugle, 85, formerly of Morgantown and Davidsville, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
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- District Deaths March 7, 2014
GEORGE – Robert “Bob,” 71, Portage, passed away March 4, 2014, in Johnstown.
Marcella S. (Ciccotelli) Gillin
GILLIN – Marcella S. (Ciccotelli), 85, Ebensburg, passed away peacefully March 5, 2014, at Cambria Care Center.
Peter Holubz Jr.
HOLUBZ – Peter Jr., 89, Johnstown, died March 5, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Lillian Marlene (Anderson) Howard
HOWARD – Lillian Marlene (Anderson), 71, Ebensburg, died March 5, 2014, at home.
KAUFMAN – Morton, 84, Westmont, lost his battle with cancer March 5, 2014.
James Guido Mastrine
MASTRINE – James Guido, 63, Ebensburg, died March 5, 2014, at home surrounded by his family.
Anna T. Pipon
PIPON – Mrs. Anna T., 99, Windber, passed away March 6, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Thomas F. Reynolds
REYNOLDS – Thomas F., 62, Tire Hill, died March 5, 2014.
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