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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Jerry Sheldon Berkebile
BERKEBILE – Jerry Sheldon, 83, Johnstown, passed away April 17, 2014, at Presbyterian Home, Johnstown.
Phyllis J. Burkhard
BURKHARD – Phyllis J., 71, Johnstown, passed away April 16, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
FABRIZIO – John, 88, Geistown, died April 18, 2014, at the Lutheran Home.
Homer E. Hillegas
HILLEGAS – Homer E., 94, Tionesta, Pa., formerly of Central City and Parma, Ohio, died April 14, 2014, at Golden Living Center, Shippenville, Pa.
Florence R. Homer
HOMER – Florence R., 88, Clearfield, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.
Ronald Glenn Lester
LESTER – Ronald Glenn, 81, Lebanon, formerly of Sidman, died April 18, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon.
LISINA – Edward, 81, Johnstown, died April 18, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
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Dora Marie Bufagna
BUFAGNA – Dora Marie, 87, Armagh, passed away peacefully April 16, 2014, at home surrounded by her family.
Doris Marjorie Cooper
COOPER – Doris Marjorie, 87, Westmont, went to heaven, April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center Palliative Care Unit.
Rose Mary (Delegram) Tripodi
TRIPODI – Rose Mary (Delegram), 66, Culpeper, Va., formerly of Cresson, died April 17, 2014, at home.
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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.
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