SIDMAN — SMITH – Ronald D., 70, Sidman, died Oct. 13, 2012, at home. Born March 20, 1942, son of William J. Smith and Catherine E. (Myers) Smith. Preceded in death by parents; wife, Phyllis Jean (Gennett) Smith, who died April 13, 1984; daughter, Karen; brother, William P. Smith; sister, Judith Ann Yeager; and beloved companion of 20 years, Nancy Tanzely. Survived by son, Deran, Powhatan, Va.; grandchildren, Blier Jay Smith, Prince George, Va., and Garrett Jones and Kaleen Jones, both of Florida; brothers, C. Richard, married to Florence Petrunak, St. Michael, and George B., married to Patricia O’Hara, Ebensburg; sisters, Mary Katherine Walters, Kissimmee, Fla., and Virginia, wife of Lynn Gurchik, New London, Conn.; Nancy Tanzely’s son, Joe Molnar, and his wife, Kathy, and their children; special nieces, Debbie Houghton and Diane Mayes; and special caregivers, Lynn Sambol and Andrea Corbett. Ronald was a heavy equipment operator for Local Union 66. He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, St. Michael, and Dunlo Sportsmen and St. Michael Hunting and Fishing Clubs. Friends will be received from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home Inc., South Fork, where vigil for the deceased will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michael Catholic Church, Father Charles F. Bodziak. Committal, Corpus Christi Cemetery, Dunlo. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 400 Luray Ave., Johnstown, Pa. 15904. (www.dimondfuneralhome.com)
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Betty L. Lydic
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Stella A. Ponchek
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Grace (Deitke) Davis
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EISLER – Cynthia Jayne, 59, Somerset, formerly of Wilbur, went home April 13, 2014, at Somerset Hospice House.
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Alice M. Goller
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M. Elayne Gooderham
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Edward Carl Harbart
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Edward J. Harris
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