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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Lawrence E. Coy
COY – Lawrence E., 89, Connellsville, Pa., formerly of Johnstown and Somerset, died April 21, 2014, at home.
DRINOSKY – Eugene, 80, Portage, entered eternal rest April 21, 2014, peacefully at home.
George Felix Jr.
FELIX – George Jr., 87, Alum Bank, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Colonial Courtyard in Bedford.
Mary C. Keilman
KEILMAN – Mary C., 62, Ebensburg, born March 26, 1952, in Nanty Glo, died April 21, 2014, at home.
Barbara A. (Geiser) Knapp
KNAPP – Barbara A. (Geiser), 79, Johnstown, passed away April 22, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
SINCAK – Michael, of Hollsopple, loving son, brother, husband and friend to all, passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Richard J. McAndrews Jr.
McANDREWS – Richard J. Jr. “Jimbo,” 57, Windber, passed away after a 2-year-battle with cancer April 22, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Kathleen Mae Speicher
SPEICHER – Kathleen Mae, 48, Conemaugh Township, died April 20, 2014, at UPMC Shadyside Hospital.
Julia J. (Gresh) Voeghtly
VOEGHTLY – Julia J. (Gresh), 74, Johnstown, passed away peacefully April 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Palliative Care Unit.
Ruth M. Ziemba
ZIEMBA – Ruth M., 84, Cover Hill, formerly of Park Hill, went to be with the Lord April 4, 2014, at LaurelWood Care Center.
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Georgia R. Brown
BROWN – Georgia R., 90, Lincoln Highway, Bedford, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at her home.
John R. Franko Jr.
FRANKO – John R. Jr. “Bunko,” 72, Conemaugh, died April 20, 2014, at home.
Dorothy Mae Gillman
GILLMAN – Dorothy Mae, 93, Mount Hope, went to be with her Lord April 22, 2014.
Hulda Elmira Heslop
HESLOP – Hulda Elmira, 95, formerly of Ferndale and New Paris, died April 21, 2014, at Waccamaw Community Hospital, Murrells Inlet, S.C.
Jean M. Holtz
HOLTZ – Jean M., 82, Hastings, went to be with the Lord Monday, April 21, 2014, at Golden Living-HAIDA.
Margaret Gloria Marsh
MARSH – Margaret Gloria, born Dec. 28, 1927, was called to her heavenly home April 19, 2014.
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Wayne R. Bailey
BAILEY – Wayne R., 53, South Fork, passed away unexpectedly on Good Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home.
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