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Galbraith , Ronald J. 57

Torrance, Formerly of Kittanning

Ronald James Galbraith, 57, of Torrance, formerly of Kittanning, went to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at Latrobe Hospital after many years of illness. He was born June 26, 1955, in Kittanning, the beloved son of the late James Stewart Galbraith, the late Thomas F. Schall Jr. and Lenore (Schafer) Galbraith Schall. Ron was a resident of Torrance State Hospital for the last 40 years and was a great friend to all. He played the guitar very well and loved to play and sing. Family was especially important to Ron and he had special relationships with his grandparents, the late Twila and James C. Galbraith and his "great-aunt," Jean Galbraith Schaeffer. He was well-liked by others and helped people better understand those with mental illnesses. His friendly and loving nature will be greatly missed by his many family and friends, and they are all proud of the many lives he touched. His memory will be cherished by his mother, Lenore (Schafer) Galbraith Schall, of Kittanning; brother, Eric T. Schall, of Kittanning; sister, Karen (Galbraith) Ferraro, of Butler; two nieces and two nephews. Friends will be received from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the BAUER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., 515 N. McKean St., Kittanning. Additional visitation will be held from 10 until the time of funeral services at 11 a.m. Friday in West Glade Run Presbyterian Church, 943 Glade Run Road, Kittanning, with the Rev. Colleen McFarland officiating. Interment will be in Lawn Haven Burial Estates, Worthington. Contributions may be made in Ronald's honor to West Glade Run Presbyterian Church, 943 Glade Run Road, Kittanning, PA 16201. Arrangements are being handled by the Bauer Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. To send an online condolence to Ronald's family or view a tribute honoring his live, visit http://www.bauerfuneral.com.

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