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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Zachary Gordon Alan Andrews
ANDREWS – Zachary Gordon Alan, 21, Johnstown, was called home April 13, 2014.
Ray H. Clites
CLITES – Ray H., 93 , Westmont, died April 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Beverly J. Hoover
HOOVER – Beverly J., 75, Johnstown, was received into heaven April 16, 2014.
Joseph Samuel Kuhar Jr.
KUHAR – Joseph Samuel Jr. “Joey,” 64, passed away April 11, 2014, at home, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Charles M. Lambert
LAMBERT – Charles M., 87, Central City, passed away April 14, 2014, at home.
Betty L. Lydic
LYDIC – Betty L., 88, Johnstown, died April 15, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Stella A. Ponchek
PONCHEK – Stella A., 92, East Conemaugh, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Pauline L. Turchetta
TURCHETTA – Pauline L., 84, Cresson, died April 15, 2014, at Garvey Manor, Hollidaysburg.
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Boyd Merle Akers Jr.
AKERS – Boyd Merle Jr., 90, Lower Yoder, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Philip Joseph Baldacchino
BALDACCHINO – Philip Joseph, 87, Carrolltown, died April 14, 2014.
Grace (Deitke) Davis
DAVIS – Grace (Deitke), 90, Phoenix, Ariz., passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Cynthia Jayne Eisler
EISLER – Cynthia Jayne, 59, Somerset, formerly of Wilbur, went home April 13, 2014, at Somerset Hospice House.
James E. Foster
FOSTER – James E., 86, Johnstown, died April 13, 2014.
Alice M. Goller
GOLLER – Alice M., 94, Presbyterian Home, died April 13, 2014, at Presbyterian Home.
M. Elayne Gooderham
GOODERHAM – M. Elayne, 78, Altoona, died April 14, 2014.
Edward Carl Harbart
HARBART – Edward Carl “Duger,” 90, Richland Township, died April 15, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
Edward J. Harris
HARRIS – Edward J. “Ed,” 83, Fairfax, Va., passed away April 7, 2014, at home.
MASON – Dorothy, 66, Portage, formerly of Northern Cambria, died April 15, 2014, at Maple Winds Care Center, Portage.
Clifford Eugene Sharp Jr.
SHARP – Clifford Eugene Jr., 71, passed away peacefully April 5, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
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