Ralph M. Hillard Jr. October 3, 1966 February 12, 2013 Ralph M. Hillard, Jr., 46, of Win-burne, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. Born Oct. 3, 1966, in State College, he was a son of the late Ralph M. Hillard, Sr. and Katherine (Conaway) Hillard. He married Sandy Dunning, who survives at home. He was a graduate of Bellefonte Area High School. He was employed at Graymont, Pleasant Gap, as a utility miner. Ralph was a member of The Sons of the American Legion in Bellefonte and member of the N.R.A. Along with his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Cassie Hillard, of Zion; and two step-daughters, Christal Hernandez, of Southport, N.C. and Sheila Schafer, of Rock Island, Ill. Ralph is also survived by three sisters, Debbie Bennett, of Julian, Nikki Hillard, of Bellefonte and Diane Coder, of Warriors Mark; one brother, Tom Hillard, of York; and 10 step-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Ernie Hillard, of Duncannon. At Ralph's wish there will be no services held. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of Wetzler Funeral Service Inc., Bellefonte and online condolences may be made at www.wetzlerfuneralhome.com.
Published in Centre Daily Times on Feb. 14, 2013