MAPLE SHADE, N.J. — PETERSON – Ronald, G., 55, Maple Shade, N.J., formerly of Johnstown, died Aug. 17, 2013, in Johnstown. Born Sept. 29, 1957, in Johnstown, son of George R. Peterson and Frances K. (Lehman) Devorick. Preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his loving companion, Barbara Brehm, Seward; daughters, Shannon, wife of Arthur Richards, Florida, and Krista, wife of Jared Willer, Norfolk, Va.; and granddaughter, Collins Willer. Brother of Diana L Simone, Allentown; Kathy A., wife of Brian Thomas, Johnstown; Lisa Peterson, and significant other, Robert Hogue, Tire Hill; Lora Peterson, Center Valley; and Edward Peterson, Harrisburg. Also special nephew, Eric Valinsky; special niece, Amy Valinsky; and special great-nephews, Devon and Dylan. Also survived by numerous other nephews and nieces and his dog, Buddy. Ron was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War. He was employed as a train dispatcher for the past 20 years with Conrail; general chairman of the American Train Dispatchers Association of the AFF-CIO; a national union organizer; and member of Johnstown Lodge 538 F&AM. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. Friday until time of service at 1 p.m. at Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., 710 Broad St. Interment will take place following the service at Grandview Cemetery with military honors by VFW Menoher Post 155 Ritual Team. The family suggests that memorial donations be made to Four Footed Friends, 220 Beck Road, Indiana, Pa. 15701, in memory of Ron. Condolences can be sent to the family at ozogfh.com.
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Homer E. Hillegas
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Florence R. Homer
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Dora Marie Bufagna
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Doris Marjorie Cooper
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Zachary Gordon Alan Andrews
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Beverly J. Hoover
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Charles M. Lambert
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Betty L. Lydic
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