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Ruth C. Englehart

d. July 28, 2020


ENGLEHART---Ruth C. (Donnelly), 92, passed away on July 28, 2020. She was born on May 15, 1928, to David and Mary (Mowery) Donnelly. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Donald; sons, Donald and Terrence; and grandson, Jeremy. She is survived by daughter, Deborah (Daniel) Ingram of Dover, PA; sons, William (Terri) and Edward (Bev) of Johnstown; son, Robert (Sheila) of Pfafftown, NC; daughter-in-law, Roberta of Johnstown. Also surviving are grandchildren, Duane, Donald, Timothy, Laura Englehart, Brett and Ryan Ingram, as well as great-grandchildren, Sydney, Jacob, Beckham, Remy and Jules. She is also survived by two brothers-in-law, two sisters-in-law and a step-brother-in-law; predeceased by seven sisters, ten brothers-in-law, four sisters-in-law and two step-sisters-in-law. Ruth had many nieces and nephews who kept in touch with her. Among the closest were Frank and Barb Forgacs, Sharon (Senft) Smith, and Sandy (Sperlein) Zarodnansky. Her neighbors, Ron and Judy Bako, were greatly appreciated for all the help they gave her for many years. Arlene Kovalchek was a special friend for decades. Ruth enjoyed going to casinos, but when health problems intervened, she settled for playing the PA Lottery. She loved her “scratchies!” She liked to play pinochle and bingo; do crossword puzzles and daily “Jumbles,” watch Pirates’ and Steelers’ games, watch TV game shows and Hallmark movies. She loved cardinals and accumulated quite a collection of cardinal items over the years. Her special saint was St. Jude; she was a patron of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for 50 years. She supported many charities, but this was her favorite. A devout Catholic, Ruth was a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church since 1958 when the family moved to Richland Township from Conemaugh Borough. She was very active in the Cambria County Firemen’s Auxiliary and served for 45 years as Secretary or Assistant Secretary. There will be no public visitation, however family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 10 am at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Geistown. Fr. David S. Peles, Pastor. Committal at St. John Gaulbert Cemetery. Ruth left behind a note saying, “Prayers are requested.” In lieu of flowers, donations in Ruth’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105 or St. Benedict Catholic Church, 2310 Bedford St., Johnstown, PA 15904.


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