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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Georgia R. Brown
BROWN – Georgia R., 90, Lincoln Highway, Bedford, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at her home.
John R. Franko Jr.
FRANKO – John R. Jr. “Bunko,” 72, Conemaugh, died April 20, 2014, at home.
Dorothy Mae Gillman
GILLMAN – Dorothy Mae, 93, Mount Hope, went to be with her Lord April 22, 2014.
Hulda Elmira Heslop
HESLOP – Hulda Elmira, 95, formerly of Ferndale and New Paris, died April 21, 2014, at Waccamaw Community Hospital, Murrells Inlet, S.C.
Jean M. Holtz
HOLTZ – Jean M., 82, Hastings, went to be with the Lord Monday, April 21, 2014, at Golden Living-HAIDA.
Margaret Gloria Marsh
MARSH – Margaret Gloria, born Dec. 28, 1927, was called to her heavenly home April 19, 2014.
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Wayne R. Bailey
BAILEY – Wayne R., 53, South Fork, passed away unexpectedly on Good Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home.
Sarah G. Balzano
BALZANO – Sarah G., 87, Dysart, died April 20, 2014, at UPMC Altoona.
Michael Coleman Barabas
BARABAS – Michael Coleman, 75, Johnstown, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by his loving family April 21, 2014, at home.
Richard N. Handel
HANDEL – Richard N., 72, Portage, passed away April 17, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.
KLINE – Roseann, 84, Ebensburg, passed away suddenly April 19, 2014, at home.
Bobby Gene Lambert
LAMBERT – Bobby Gene, 72, Shanksville, died April 20, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
Ann M. Lashinsky
LASHINSKY – Mrs. Ann M., 94, Windber, went to be with the Lord April 21, 2014, at St. Jude’s Haven, Elton, Pa.
Ruth V. Parkinson
PARKINSON – Ruth V., 86, Johnstown, passed away April 20, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home.
RISHELL – Joseph “Bud,” 76, Eighth Ward, formerly of East Conemaugh Borough, passed away April 20, 2014.
Amanda N. Sherry-Griffon
SHERRY-GRIFFON – Amanda N., 30, Northern Cambria, passed away April 19, 2014.
George William Smith
SMITH – George William “Smitty Bill” “Pap,” 81, Sidman, died suddenly Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014.
Carol A. Vladic
VLADIC – Carol A., 74, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Johnstown, went to be with the Lord Saturday, April 19, 2014.
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