HASTINGS — ERNEST – Ronald F. Sr., 67, Hastings, passed away May 15, 2013, at Select Specialty Hospital, Johnstown. Born Feb. 11, 1946, in Hastings, son of Francis and Loretta (Keefe) Ernest. Preceded in death by parents and brother-in-law, Jack Griffith. Survived by loving wife of 45 years, Patricia (Hall) Ernest; daughter, Leann, wife of James Smith, McConnellsburg; son, Ronald F. Ernest Jr., and wife, Wendy, Hastings; and grandchildren, Sean Smith; Dominic, Isaac and Sierra Swanson; and Cristina Ernest. Brother of Randy (Norene) Ernest, Hastings; Rochelle (Thomas) Hite, Ohio; and Bonnie Griffith, Lancaster. Retired coal miner from Barnes & Tucker and Tanoma Mines, and served as vice president of UMWA Local 1269. Member of Mine Health & Safety Committee, U.S. Army Reserves, Carrolltown American Legion, Hastings VFW and Hastings Fire Club. Ron volunteered many years as a coach for baseball and girls softball, and St. Bernard’s boys basketball. He loved the outdoors, fishing and hunting, playing cards and was an avid Steeler and Penguin fan. He was a devoted husband and father who cherished time spent with his grandchildren. Friends will be received from 2 p.m. until time of service at 6 p.m. Friday at Moriconi Funeral Home Inc., Northern Cambria, Pastor Laura McCombie, officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ronald’s memory to Cambria County Humane Society, 743 Galleria Drive Extension, Johnstown, Pa. 15904.
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Philip D. Cole
COLE – Philip D., 59, Cresson, died July 10, 2014, at Van Zandt VAMC, Altoona.
Robert L. Marsh
MARSH – Robert L., 74, Bolivar, died Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Hillsdale Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Hillsdale, Pa.
Robert L. Morrison
MORRISON – Robert L., 82, Patton, passed away July 9, 2014, in Patton.
Owen F. Ott
OTT – Owen F., 74, Johnstown, died July 8, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Dean Alan Shumaker
SHUMAKER – Dean Alan, 62, Central City, departed our lives July 7, 2014.
Twila M. Stupi
STUPI – Twila M., 93, Geistown Borough, died July 9, 2014.
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Benjamin P. Arellano Sr.
ARELLANO – Benjamin “Benny” P. Sr., 86, Johnstown, went to be with the Lord July 3, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Homer J. George
GEORGE – Homer “Jim” J., 73, Salix, went to be with the Lord July 1, 2014, home surrounded by his family.
Samuel C. Johnson Sr.
JOHNSON – Samuel C. Sr., 58, Johnstown, passed away July 6, 2014, unexpectedly at home.
Rev. Father Joseph Kapusnak
KAPUSNAK – Rev. Father Joseph, 79, died Monday, July 7, 2014, at Mount St. Macrina Manor, Uniontown.
Catherine A. Klisiewicz
KLISIEWICZ – Mrs. Catherine A., 90, Altoona, passed away peaceful Wednesday morning, July 9, 2014.
Mary M. McGough
McGOUGH – Mary M., 89, St. Augustine Road, Dysart, died July 8, 2014, at the home of Gary and Mary Louise Wills.
MITCHELL – Mary, 88, Ebensburg, died July 8, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Thomas Charles Quirk Jr.
QUIRK – Thomas Charles Jr., 91, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
Theresa M. Salem
SALEM – Theresa M., 102, Westmont, died July 7, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Daniel G. Strushensky
STRUSHENSKY – Daniel G., 81, Mineral Point, died July 8, 2014, in Greensburg.
Robert Arthur Winstanley
WINSTANLEY – Dr. Robert Arthur, 95, Elizabethtown, died June 26, 2014.
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