BOLIVAR — MORROW – Ralph Homer, Bolivar, left this life unexpectedly on his 54th birthday, Dec. 8, 2012, while working in Portland, Ind. Born at Mercy Hospital in Johnstown, and grew up in New Florence. In 1977, he graduated from Laurel Valley High School. He left July 21, with his friend Jeff “Knuppie” Knupp, for basic training at Naval Training Station in Great Lakes, Ill. Homer served six years, mostly on the USS Nashville as a fireman hull tech, where he traveled around the world. He was a jack-of-all trades who proudly worked many blue-collar positions during the years. His employment was with Laurel Ridge Land Clearing as a laborer. Homer was a hard-working Irish lad, who loved his family, friends and country beyond words. Some of his passions included living life “his” way, rock-n-roll music with bass blasting, dancing with his eyes closed, shooting pool with pals, taking it personal when the Steelers lose or chewing the rag with anyone about the government, sports, conspiracy theories or just about anything. He would drop what he’s doin’ to help a friend or stranger. He was bigger than life and a hopeless romantic. Rock on sweet Bro. We’ll miss you. Homer is preceded in death by beloved parents, Ray and Adeleine (Boring) Morrow; maternal grandparents, Bill and Lorena (Leary) Boring; paternal grandparents, Ura (Rupert) “Morrow” and Frank Shipley; brother, Richard Morrow; and an infant brother. Survived by children, Alicia Mae Morrow, Seward; Ralph Rayburn Morrow, and fiancee, Ashley, Southmont; and Conner Steven Boring, Rimersburg; grandson, Triston Bruce Xavier Howe, Seward; siblings, June Peffer and Joan Bothell, Creekside; Burnie Morrow, Zephyrhills, Fla.; Char, and hubby, Kim Boring, New Florence; Elana “Lynnie,” and hubby, John Kot, Jackson Township; and Van T. Morrow, New Florence; great-aunt, Odeal Leary, Lehigh Acres, Fla.; uncle, Dean, and aunt, Doris Boring, Trona, Calif.; aunt, Patty Long, New Florence; aunt, Gladys Howard, Johnstown; and special friend, Catherine. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from noon until time of service at 2 p.m. Thursday at Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, 139 Ligonier St., New Florence, the Rev. William Pieringer, officiating. Future inurnment at Fairfield Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.thestuartfuneralhomes.com.
- District Deaths May 23, 2013
John F. Chrisko
CHRISKO – John F. “Jack,” 68, Jamestown, passed away May 21, 2013, at home.
James Joseph Hannaway
HANNAWAY – James Joseph, 82, Robindale Heights, passed away May 21, 2013, at home.
Norman J. Lee Sr.
LEE – Norman J. Sr., 76, Cresson, passed away May 22, 2013, at home.
Christa S. McClellan
McCLELLAN – Christa S., 42, New Florence, passed away May 20, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
Sharon Denise Miller
MILLER – Sharon Denise, 62, Cairnbrook, died May 21, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Dennis O. Robertson
ROBERTSON – Dennis O., 74, Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Johnstown, died May 17, 2013.
Mary Etta Yeckley
YECKLEY – Mary Etta, 86, Carrolltown, passed away May 22, 2013, at home.
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- District Deaths May 22, 2013
Rosalie Augusta (Miller) Beatty
BEATTY – Rosalie Augusta (Miller), 87, Tire Hill, died peacefully May 20, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Palliative Care Unit.
Richard L. DelSignore
DelSIGNORE – Richard L., 87, Upper Yoder, died May 20, 2013, at home.
Emma Jean (Blough) Harrison
HARRISON – Emma Jean (Blough), 85, Crossville, Tenn., formerly of Johnstown, died May 18, 2013, at home.
HILL – Josephine, 93, Johnstown, died May 20, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Thomas G. Kimmel
KIMMEL – Thomas G., 88, Maple Ridge, died May 20, 2013, at home.
Pete J. Piemonte
PIEMONTE – Pete J., 77, passed away Monday, May 20, 2013, at Largo Medical Center, Largo, Fla.
Daniel James Steele
STEELE – Daniel James, 61, Mundys Corner, formerly of Michigan, passed away May 20, 2013.
STOFKO – Mary, 89, Johnstown, died May 19, 2013, at Arbutus Park Manor.
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- District Deaths May 21, 2013
Lois K. Bunnell
BUNNELL – Lois K., 98, a resident of Colonial Courtyard in Clearfield, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013.
Eleanor E. Henning
HENNING – Eleanor E., 82, Johnstown, passed away May 19, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
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