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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Gerald C. Hoover
HOOVER – Gerald C., 79, Cambria Township, passed away Dec. 6, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Clifford August Rummel
RUMMEL– Clifford August, 68, formerly of Johnstown and Somerset, passed away Nov. 4, 2013, in Springfield, Ohio.
Phillip Zdunczyk Sr.
ZDUNCZYK – Phillip Sr., 77, Portage, passed away Dec. 7, 2013, at Windber Hospice.
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Marian F. (Hall) Abele
ABELE – Marian F. (Hall), 88, Edgewood, Ky., formerly of Johnstown, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at Emeritus at Edgewood.
BUSHWACK – Donna, 92, Loganville, Ga., passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.
Eugene Strohl Cassler
CASSLER – Eugene Strohl, 80, Everett, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Bedford Memorial Hospital.
Delores Jane Debias
DEBIAS – Delores Jane, 82, Beaufort, S.C., died Dec. 3, 2013, at her residence.
Katheleen Joyce (Diviney) Gongloff
GONGLOFF – Katheleen Joye (Diviney), 81, formerly of Twin Rocks, passed away peacefully Dec. 6, 2013, at home.
Jaclyn A. Gregorich
GREGORICH – Jaclyn A., 51, Greensburg, formerly of Robinson, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Westmoreland Manor.
Andrew James Koss
KOSS – Capt. Andrew James, 33, Detroit, Mich., formerly of Woolrich, Pa., passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at his home.
LETZO – Shary G., 67, New Germany, passed away peacefully in her sleep Dec. 5, 2013, at her mother’s home in Portage.
Antoinette J. (DeSalle) Luker
LUKER – Antoinette J. “Toni” (DeSalle), 77, Bolivar, passed away Dec. 6, 2013, at St. Andrew’s Village, Indiana.
Roy G. McClure
McCLURE – Roy G., 63, Travelers Rest, S.C., died Dec. 2, 2013, at home.
Joseph C. Rubis
RUBIS – Joseph C., 75, Johnstown, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Charles L. Sheets
SHEETS – Charles L., 79, Stoystown, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Somerset In Touch Hospice House.
John E. Single
SINGLE – John E. “Pap,” 85, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 5, 2013.
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Lisa Jean (Anico) Bender
BENDER – Lisa Jean (Anico), 48, Hastings, died Dec. 4, 2013, at UPMC Hospital, Altoona.
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