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Harris Funeral Home
Friday November 19th, 2021
12:00pm - 4:00pm

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Harris Funeral Home
Friday November 19th, 2021
5:00pm - 8:00pm

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Saturday November 20th, 2021
1:30pm

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Ronald Repak

Ronald W. Repak, 70, of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, suddenly and unexpectedly went to be with the Lord on November 13, 2021 while at his home in Stonycreek Township. Born in August, 1951, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, son of Paul Repak and Stella (Zucco) Repak. Preceded in death by his Parents, Paul and Stella Repak, his brother Robert Repak, and his Father in-law, Nicholas Giallonardo. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Linda (Giallonardo) Repak; his children, Michael Naglic and, his wife, Tonya, Ronnie Repak and his wife, Jodi, Julie Schmidt and her husband, Chad; his grandchildren, Chelsea Felus and her husband, Brandon, Nicholas Naglic, Adalyn, Ares, Remington, Presley, Reid and soon to be great grandchild.  He is survived by his Mother in-law, Mary Giallonardo, his sister, Denise and her husband, Jim Fornof, his brother, Paul J. Repak, his brother, Edward and his wife, Judy Repak, his sister, Tina and her husband, Tony Mirilovich, his brother and sister in-laws, Mike and Rosemary Valko, Toni and Tim Clark, and multiple loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Ron was a graduate of Greater Johnstown School District, class of 1970 where he played football and ran track for the school.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Duquesne University and was a member of Alpha Phi Delta fraternity. Ron loved and was devoted to the City of Johnstown. He served as the Director of the Johnstown Redevelopment Authority for 30+ years where he ushered in multiple economic development projects for the City. He recently served as a consultant for ABD Construction where he was given an opportunity to continue his passion of grant writing.  He served on multiple boards and charitable committees, including, but not limited to, the Bottleworks, American Red Cross, and was recognized by the elected civic and business leaders as a top municipal leader.  He was a devoted fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. An average golfer and an avid fisher, he loved doing both with his children, friends and neighbors. Beach trips to Myrtle with all 35 family members under one roof are stories we will continue to tell.  Ron was quick witted and thrived on telling and playing jokes with his friends and family.  His humor will be greatly missed.  He was a devoted Father who, for his 70th Birthday, was given the opportunity to spend an intimate weekend at Deep Creek Lake for much needed time with his family.  Beating his son in cornhole will certainly never be forgotten by his family. Those final days will be remembered and cherished forever.  Friends will be received from Noon to 4 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, November 19 at the Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, where Vigil Service will be held.  Funeral Mass will be held at 1:30 pm at St. Benedict Church, on Saturday, November 20th, 2021, Fr. David S. Peles, Pastor. Committal will be at Richland Mausoleum. Online condolences may be posted at www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.


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Ive known Ron since the 70s. We were part of a gang that nightclubbed and discoed all over Johnstown. Our eventual wives all worked together at Acme Markets office in Westmont.
Ron went to Duquesne and I went to Pitt at the same time. I rode home for weekends many times in Rons old VW Bug slogging old Rt 22 in good weather and through snowstorms.
Later in life I insured the Redevelopment Authority when I worked for Gleason Agency. Although I dealt with one of his lieutenants, Ron would always pop in to say hi!
We were good friends from the old days. I cherish all the times we shared together then. I will miss Renaldohe was his own mandid it his wayfor better or worseand I will miss him.
Rest In Peace my man! We sure had funit was a great run.

Gregg Murawsky Nov 20 2021 12:00 AM

Ive known Ron since the 70s. We were part of a gang that nightclubbed and discoed all over Johnstown. Our eventual wives all worked together at Acme Markets office in Westmont. Ron went to Duquesne and I went to Pitt at the same time. I rode home for weekends many times in Rons old VW Bug slogging old Rt 22 in good weather and through snowstorms. Later in life I insured the Redevelopment Authority when I worked for Gleason Agency. Although I dealt with one of his lieutenants, Ron would always pop in to say hi!We were good friends from the old days. I cherish all the times we shared together then. I will miss Renaldohe was his own mandid it his wayfor better or worseand I will miss him. Rest In Peace my man! We sure had funit was a great run.

Gregg Murawsky Nov 20 2021 12:00 AM

Deepest sympathy to Linda and all the family.

Jane & Duane Keiper Nov 19 2021 12:00 AM

I am presently out of town but wanted to express my sincere sympathy to Ron's family and friends. Ron, myself and my former husband were close friends for many years. Ron was our best man at our wedding back in the 70's. We shared many good times together especially attending the annual charity balls and oldie dances at the War Memorial. I will always remember Ron with love. Rest in peace my friend.

linda washko Nov 17 2021 12:00 AM

I am presently out of town but wanted to express my sincere sympathy to Ron's family and friends.
Ron, myself and my former husband were close friends for many years. Ron was our best man at our wedding back in the 70's. We shared many good times together especially attending the annual charity balls and oldie dances at the War Memorial. I will always remember Ron with love. Rest in peace my friend.

linda washko Nov 17 2021 12:00 AM

Ron. Was my dads boss...thats how we met....I called him mr. Repak...he ended up being a good friend. I saw him two weeks ago...he came to visit me..his brother Paul lives down the hall from me. My deepest sympathy to Linda and family..

Mary Alice Quinn Nov 17 2021 12:00 AM

Our sympathy from the Goughnour family to Linda, Ron Jr and Julie and their families. We left Johnstown many years ago and have many fond memories of our children playing and spending time together. Rest In Peace Ron and your kindness is not soon forgotten.

Donna Goughnour Nov 15 2021 12:00 AM

New Mr Ron for a long time. He did it his way!

Kimmie k Nov 15 2021 12:00 AM

I grew up with Ron and had many adventures with him and his family. I learned to swim in their inground pool that their father built. So sorry for your families loss. He will always be fondly remembered by my family

Tom Howard Nov 14 2021 12:00 AM

Denise,We are very sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.Eric & Emma Daggett

Eric & Emma Daggett Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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