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Anthony J. "Tony" Ragno
RAGNO---Anthony J. “Tony,” 77, Johnstown, went to be with the Lord on December 28, 2020 at Windber Woods. Born on March 22, 1943 in Johnstown, PA, son of Joseph A. Ragno and Angela (Ragno) Sakmar. Preceded in death by parents and half-sister, Donna. He is survived by sisters, Roberta (Mike) Brosig, Johnstown; Karen (Harry) Ramm, Florida; and brother, Robert Sakmar, Johnstown; half-sisters and brothers, Bridget (Bill) Machowski, Rosemary (Robert) Davis, Joan (Christopher) Messina, Ann DiMarco, Joseph (Eva) Ragno, and John (Deborah) Ragno and loving nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Tony was a 1962 graduate of Johnstown High School. He was a US Navy Veteran serving on the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, on which he circumnavigated the world. He was a driver for the former Monarch Towel Company. Retired from the City of Port St. Lucie, Florida Parks Department. He was a volunteer Sports Coach for Special Olympics. He loved biking on the Rails to Trails, his dog, Sammy, and working in his yard. Thanks to the Staff of Windber Woods for being his “family” while we were not able to be with him.Private viewing with family. Member of St. Benedict Catholic Church, Geistown where friends and family are welcome to attend the Funeral Mass on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 10:00AM. Fr. David S. Peles, Pastor. Committal will be at St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Geistown. The family is being served by Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.
Aww so sorry to hear about this Paul worked with him at monarch towel in Johnstown and also he would come and visit us when he came home from Florida and he would help out with the special Olympic kids always was a special person you have our Blessings
Paul Gartland Jan 3 2021 12:00 AM
Really sorry to hear about Tony. We volunteered together for Cambria Co. Special Olympics for close to 10 years. He was an excellent mentor and the kids absolutely adored him! Will never forget his mentorship and friendship! God Speed old friend and our condolences to his family and many friends!
Bob & Jenn Diamond Jan 1 2021 12:00 AM
Joan and Chris and Rosey and Robert and family,
You have our deepest sympathy on the loss of your brother. After reading his obituary it seemed he led a pretty adventurous life. We will keep Anthony and all of you in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless and stay strong. With deepest sympathy and friendship. Mickey and Joyce Muto.
Mickey Muto Jan 1 2021 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear of Tonys passing. He helped coach my daughter Katie and so many kids in special olympics. Tony put so many smiles on the kid's faces. May he Rest In Peace.
Tim Krivach Dec 31 2020 12:00 AM