HOLLIDAYSBURG, Penn. - Pastor Robert H. Ransom, 56, of Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, at Garvey Manor, from complications with Alzheimer's.
He was born in El Paso, Texas, the son of Jerry and Rita (Fry) Ransom.
Rob married Grace Marie York in Roseville, Pennsylvania, in 2002.
Surviving are his wife of 17 years; a daughter, Lena; a son, Elijah; his parents, of Churubusco, Indiana; three sisters, Valerie Coffey and husband, Jeff, of Ohio, Jerilyn Ransom, of Indiana, and Richelle Bock and husband, Matt, of Indiana; nieces, Julianne, Taylor, and Alayna; and nephews, Brett, Landen, Jeremiah and Phillip.
Rob was preceded in death by a nephew, Scott Coffey in 2007.
He graduated from Churubusco High School in 1981, graduated from Indiana University with a degree in sports broadcasting, and from Claremont School of Theology with a Master of Divinity degree.
Rob served as a United Methodist pastor for 11 years and he was a 25-year member of Barbershop Harmony Society, where he loved making chords ring. He was a former member of Humbolt Lodge 42 F&AM.
A celebration of life service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, at Churubusco United Methodist Church, 750 N. Main St., Churubusco, IN 46723.
A time of visitation and fellowship will immediately follow the service until 5 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Indiana UMC, Attn. Impact2818 camp scholarship, 301 Pennsylvania Parkway, Suite 300, Indianapolis, IN 46280. Memorials may also be made to the Grace Marie Ransom Childrens' Trust, 801 Allegheny St., Hollidaysburg, PA 16648.
Sorge Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., have been entrusted with arrangements.