The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

September 10, 2013

Ronald D. Ballow

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.

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