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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.

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Published in KPCNews on Dec. 13, 2019.
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December 23, 2019
I am heart broken to learn of Rob's passing. I will remember all of the good times at Churubusco UMC in the 1990s
Robert Smith
December 16, 2019
I am so saddened to hear of the passing of Rob. I have such fond memories of him in High School and all of our shenanigans! Such wonderful times that I remember fondly to this day. We were all so close in high school. My heart felt condolences for the entire family. Please find comfort in knowing how loved Rob was and the fondness of his long friendships that touched and made a difference in all of our lives. We all tried to take a piece of his influence as we moved forward in life. May God carry you through this difficult time. Much love and affection!
December 16, 2019
Val and Jerilyn,

I'm so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine how gutted you feel over losing your brother at such a young age. I am praying for you and your family.
Kristina Frazier-Henry
December 14, 2019
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You both hold a special place in our hearts. Your family will be in our prayers. Penny and Dave Johnson
Penny Johnson
December 13, 2019
So sorry for your loss wi?l keep all in prayers God Bless
Patty Merril?
December 13, 2019
So many, many fond memories of Rob I don't even know where to start. I have not seen Rob for probably 20 or more years but he has remained and will continue to be a true friend in my heart forever. As most of us can, I too can literally hear his voice in song and laughter to this day. He will be sincerely missed by all of the people he has touched in so many ways during his life on earth. I look forward to seeing him the next time in heaven. To God be the glory, great things He has done.
Lisa Harris (Spear)
December 13, 2019
Thoughts and prayers❤
Genie, Billy and Chad
Genie Wines
December 13, 2019
Grace Marie:

I am so sorry for your loss. I want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Bob and Glenda Stump
Bob Stump
December 13, 2019
My first memory of Rob was his portrayal of King Arthur in CAMELOT. He was spectacular. My daughter, barely old enough to sit in the auditorium seat, stood the entire show and was enraptured by Rob and other cast members. Years later, I enjoyed friendship with Rob and the Ransom family. My prayers of sympathy and support continue for Grace Marie, their children, and all of the family. ❤
Rosalie Geller
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