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Since 1905, The Busch Family has had a strong commitment to the families and communities we serve. Now in or fourth generation of family ownership we continue to be the most preferred for funeral, burial and cremation services. Many funeral homes advertise cremation services, but that does not mean they provide crematory services on site. Busch Funeral and Crematory Services has an on premises crematory and have certified staff that personally manage the entire cremation process. Our Care Center provides 24/7 care for your loved one assuring you your loved one never leaves our care. Our dedicated professionals provide families with a greater level of care, comfort and accountability.

Our staff is courteous and sympathetic ...Our facilities are comfortable and spotless...our services are handled with dignity and respect. We provide you with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with any of our professional services or facilities, you will not be charged for that particular service.

Thank you for placing your trust and confidence in us.

James H. Busch and J. Mark Busch
4th Generation Funeral Directors

Our Obituaries

Carl V. Nicholson

October 21, 1946 - March 30, 2020

Carl V. Nicholson, 73, of Elyria passed away Monday, March 30, 2020 at the Foundation Park Alzheimer's Center in Toledo following a lengthy illness. He was born October 21, 1946 in Fairview Park. Carl was a proud United States Army veteran. He was a 1st Lieutenant and Bronze Star recipient. He was a member of the VFW in North Ridgeville. Carl was self-employed and restored classic cars. He...
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Suzanne (nee Cronin) Seybold

May 8, 1946 - March 26, 2020

Suzanne M. Seybold (nee Cronin), 73, a resident of Oberlin for the past 13 years and a former resident of Elyria passed away Thursday, March 26, 2020 at University Hospital Elyria Medical Center following a short illness. She was born May 8, 1946 in Westfield, Massachusetts. Suzanne was an LPN for five years in Phoenix, Arizona. For 25 years, she was a Licensed Customs Broker with US Customs...
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Dorothy (nee Paull) Groves

March 6, 1929 - March 23, 2020

Dorothy L. "Dot" Groves (nee Paull), 91, a resident of Elyria since 1946 passed away Monday, March 23, 2020 at North Ridge Skilled Nursing following a short illness. She was born March 6, 1929 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. Dorothy was a graduate of Fairmont High School in Fairmont, West Virginia. She was employed as an Inspector for 20 years with Worthington Golf Ball. She was a member of the...
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Deborah (nee Welch) Mohney

June 16, 1953 - March 22, 2020

Deborah J. Mohney (nee Welch), 66, former resident of Elyria passed away Sunday, March 22, 2020 at Cleveland Clinic Avon Medical Center following a lengthy illness. She was born June 16, 1953 in Elyria, a place she always called home. Debbie was a graduate of Elyria High School, class of 1971 and received a Bachelor's Degree from Ohio University and a Master's Degree from the university of Rio...
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Glennis (nee White) Cozart

November 18, 1936 - March 10, 2020

Glennis J. Cozart (nee White), 83, a resident of LaGrange for the past 40 years and formerly of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at Keystone Pointe in LaGrange following a lengthy illness. She was born November 18, 1936 in Bald Knob, West Virginia to Hartford and Oma Grathel White (nee Perry). Glennis was a department leader of Marshallan Industries of Cleveland for many years. ...
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John Duncan Thomson

September 30, 1946 - March 6, 2020

John Duncan Thomson, 73, a lifelong resident of Elyria passed away peacefully at his home Friday, March 6, 2020 following a lengthy illness. He was born September 30, 1946 in Elyria. John was a graduate of Elyria High School, class of 1965. He was a beer truck driver and salesman with RKK Distributing and Kerr Beverage for 27 years. He was a friend of Bill. John loved casinos and he and his...
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Robert L Jackson

December 14, 1945 - March 5, 2020

Robert L. Jackson, 74, died Thursday, March 5, 2020 at Ames Family Hospice House in Westlake. Bob was born December 14, 1945 in Martins Ferry, Ohio. He spent his childhood in Norwalk and lived in Elyria as an adult. He was a graduate of Mount Vernon High School and attended Ohio University. Bob was employed as a contractor and as Chief Building Official in Avon Lake, Olmsted Falls, and Medina...
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Marlene (nee King) Hogg

October 28, 1936 - February 29, 2020

Marlene Z. Hogg (nee King), 83, of Elyria passed away Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Life Care of Elyria following a short illness. She was born October 28, 1936 in Birmingham, Alabama. Marlene was a graduate of Elyria High School, class of 1954. She was employed as a Deputy Auditor/Clerk for 20+ years at the Lorain County Auditor's Department. She was a former member of the Second Baptist...
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Wayne Elmer Broman

June 3, 1946 - February 23, 2020

Wayne Elmer Broman, 73, of Elyria passed away unexpectedly Sunday, February 23, 2020 following a lengthy illness. He was born June 3, 1946 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. He graduated from McKeesport High School, class of 1964. Wayne served his country in the United States Air Force, 1965 – 1969. He was a proud Vietnam veteran serving a year in Thailand. He retired in 2002 after 30+ years of...
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LaVina "Tuddy" Brady

September 2, 1926 - February 22, 2020

LaVina ("Tuddy") Brady, 93, of North Canton, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, February 22, 2020. She was born in Elyria to parents, John and Lillian Crist and graduated from Elyria High School. LaVina married the late Richard Brady and is survived by her three children, Robin Brady of Brook Park, Jill Zernechel (Scott) of North Canton, and Patrick Brady of North Canton; six...
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Minnie K Machnauer

January 2, 1925 - February 9, 2020

Minnie K. Machnauer (nee Bensley), 95, of Elyria passed away Sunday, February 9, 2020 at O'Neill Healthcare in North Ridgeville following a lengthy illness. She was born January 2, 1925 in Marion, Ohio. Minnie was a homemaker and a wonderful cook. She provided foster care and baby sitting for years. During World War II she did piece work and built transistors at several defense plants. She...
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Ralph Raymond Goelz

July 7, 1935 - February 7, 2020

Ralph Goelz, 84, of Elyria, Ohio passed away in Medina, Ohio on Friday, February 7, 2020 after a brief illness. He was born in Sandusky, Ohio on July 7, 1935 as the first child of German immigrants Christ and Lena (Alber) Goelz. Ralph's childhood fascination with machinery led him to a degree in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University prior to marrying his wife of 51 years,...
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Betty (nee Williams) Emerson

April 6, 1929 - February 6, 2020

Betty L. Emerson (nee Williams), 90 of Medina, went home to be with her Lord Thursday, February 6, 2020 at Life Care Center of Medina following a lengthy illness. She was a former resident of Elyria. She was born April 6, 1929 in Powellton, West Virginia. Betty was a homemaker. She attended the LaGrange Church of God and formerly attended the Wesleyan Church in Elyria for many years. Mrs....
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George F. Smith

March 7, 1931 - January 25, 2020

George F. Smith, 88, of Elyria passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2020. George was a proud United States Navy Seabee, Korean Conflict Veteran. He was also a longtime member of the Salvation Army, serving Christ in that capacity for many years. He was the beloved husband of Brenda (nee Reaser) for 36 blessed years; loving father of Bonnie Freeh (David), Dottie Hammond (Ron), John Frymier ...
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Inez (nee Wood) Johnson

May 18, 1938 - January 20, 2020

Inez Faye Johnson (nee Wood), 81, a resident of Sullivan for the past 15 years went home to be with her Lord Monday, January 20, 2020 surround by her loving family. She was born May 18, 1938 in Hurricane, West Virginia. Inez retired in 1990. She was employed for 19 years at Elyria Memorial Hospital as a Ward Aide and in the housekeeping department. She was a member of the LaGrange Church of...
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Michael Robert Rourke

May 29, 1947 - January 6, 2020

Michael Robert Rourke, born May 29, 1947, was a loving Husband, a Father to three, a Pop to seven, and a friend to all – passed away with his family by his side on January 6, 2020. Born in Elyria, Ohio and preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Edna Rourke, Mike was a dedicated family man whose biggest joy was spending time with and spoiling his grandchildren. Mike was a Vietnam...
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Walter W. Corn

January 7, 1933 - January 6, 2020

Walter W. Corn, Sr., 86, a resident of Elyria for the past 66 years has passed away Monday, January 6, 2020 at the Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital following a lengthy illness. He was born January 7, 1933 in Belvidere, Tennessee. Walter was a United States Army veteran, serving three years during the Korean Conflict. He retired as an Inspector from the Lorain Ford Plant in 1999 after 43 years...
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Shirley "Joanne" Miller

May 29, 1939 - December 31, 2019

Shirley "Joanne" Miller (nee Moore), 80, a resident of Elyria Township since 1961 passed away at Anchor Lodge Nursing Home in Lorain Tuesday, December 31, 2019 following a short illness. She was born May 29, 1939 in Cambridge, Ohio. Joanne was a Surgical Tech at Wheeling Hospital, St. Joseph Hospital, and Allen Memorial Hospital for 40 plus years. She was a member of the Zion United Methodist...
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Leonard "Hal" Clement

December 20, 1937 - December 29, 2019

Leonard Harold "Hal" Clement, 82, was a resident of Elyria since 1964 and formerly from Spencer. He passed away Sunday, December 29, 2019 at his home with his wife and daughter by his side following a long fight with cancer. He was born in Spencer, Ohio December 20, 1937. Hal graduated from Spencer High School and Oberlin Business School. He was employed at Bendix for 24 years. After...
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Robert A. Bade

June 21, 1948 - December 25, 2019

ROBERT A. BADE, 71, Husband of the late Beverly, nee Salmen; Brother of Carol Flemming; Uncle of Carolyn Mizac, Mark Flemming, Janet Wroblewski, and Patrick Flemming; Dearest brother of Paula Straka (Stephen J. Jr, deceased, Bob's best friend); Uncle of Michele Bryant, Richard Straka, Ellen Kacmar, Stephen Straka, Stephanie Way, and Brand Straka. Great Uncle of many. Brother-in-law of Sandy and...
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Kenneth C. Duffield

October 26, 1931 - December 25, 2019

Kenneth C. Duffield, 88, of Elyria passed away Wednesday, December 25, 2019. He was born to the late Vince and Ruie on October 26, 1931 in O'Brion, West Virginia. Kenneth is a United States Army veteran and served during the Korean War. He was a Realtor in Elyria for 40 years and a welder. Ken loved God and spent his life serving others through local churches. He was a member of LifeSpring...
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Thomas D Nielsen

February 10, 1938 - December 11, 2019

Thomas D. Nielsen, 81, a lifelong resident of Elyria passed away at his residence surrounded by his family on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 following a lengthy illness. He was born February 10, 1938 in Elyria. Thomas graduated from Elyria High School, class of 1957 and received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Case Western in 1961, aka Case Institute of Technology. He was a pioneer in the...
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Marie Griffin

December 17, 1957 - December 10, 2019

Marie Griffin (nee Trosper), 61, was a resident of Sandusky and formerly of Elyria. On Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Marie was restored in Heaven. She was born December 17, 1957 in Elyria. Marie attended Brookside High School and was a homemaker, mom, and an artist. Her favorite pastimes were drawing, writing poetry, and sharing candy and treats with her loved ones. She loved spending time with...
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Gabriel A. Blevins

March 14, 2001 - December 2, 2019

Gabriel A. Blevins, 18, a resident of Lorain for the past year and formerly of Elyria, passed away unexpectedly Monday, December 2, 2019 in Lorain. He was born March 14, 2001 in Elyria. Gabriel attended Elyria High School and graduated from Lorain High School, class of 2019. He has been employed in construction for the past six months. He enjoyed creating laughter, music, fishing, making...
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Roger M Posey

August 20, 1942 - November 29, 2019

Roger M. Posey, age 77 went home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 29, 2019. He was born August 20, 1942 and graduated from LaGrange High School in 1960. He served in the United States Navy and was an electrician at General Motors for 36 years. He was an avid sports fan and bowler. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and spending time in his garden. His greatest joy was spending time with his...
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Carol Sue Walker

March 22, 1947 - November 26, 2019

Attended Elyria High School, graduated from Lorain Co Comm College, Univ of Cincinnati & Univ of Indiana. A Social Worker for Lo Co Dept of Jobs & Family Services & worked for Columbia Broadcasting Systems & Botamer Florist. Member of House of Praise Church, Elyria Woman's Club, Elyria Moose Lodge, Elyria Stamp Club, & Matchbook Collector Club. Loved to read & work puzzles. She was an avid...
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Dale I Skelly

September 20, 1942 - November 25, 2019

Dale I. Skelly, 77, a resident of Grafton for the past 40 years, passed away Monday, November 25, 2019 at Lake Pointe Health Care in Lorain following a lengthy illness. He was born September 20, 1942 in Colver, Pennsylvania. Dale graduated from Elyria High School, class of 1960. He served his country in the United States Army National Guard from 1967-70. He was employed as a letter carrier...
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June (nee Longwell) Solomon

October 12, 1943 - November 16, 2019

June E. Solomon (nee Longwell), 76, of North Ridgeville passed away at her home surrounded by friends and family Saturday, November 16, 2019 following a lengthy illness. She was a former resident of Lorain. She was born October 12, 1943 in Lorain and graduated from Lorain High School. June graduated in 1964 from the St. Luke's Hospital Nursing Program in Cleveland. She was a Registered Nurse...
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Jonathan James Roberts

June 9, 1992 - November 9, 2019

Jonathan James Roberts, 27, a resident of Elyria for the past three years, passed away unexpectedly at his home Saturday, November 9, 2019. He was born June 9, 1992 in Loudon, Tennessee. Jonathan was employed as an Assistant Manager for Marc's for the past three years. He attended Refuge Church in Elyria. He loved movies, especially Star Wars and Super Heroes. He was a talented artist and...
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Michael Malik

April 29, 1947 - October 22, 2019

Graduated from Elyria High School, 1965. US Marine Veteran, serving in Vietnam 1966-70 with a helicopter unit. Member of the former St. Paul UCC in Elyria, president of Elyria Community Church softball league, 1981-83, & was an umpire for the Elyria Parks & Recreation. His hobbies included scale model maker & loved reading mysteries & World War II stories. Survived by his wife of 45 years, Sue...
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Alice M Klinect

November 19, 1918 - October 17, 2019

Alice M. Klinect, 100, passed away Thursday, October 17, 2019 at Life Care of Elyria. She was born November 19, 1918 in Grafton Township and lived most of her life in Elyria. She was a 1937 graduate of Elyria High School and a 1940 graduate of the M.B. Johnson School of Nursing. She received a diploma in Operating Nursing from graduate hospital, University of Pennsylvania and attended Kent...
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Donald H Mason

November 30, 1948 - October 16, 2019

Donald H. Mason, 70, a resident of Elyria for the past 65 years, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at his home. He was born November 30, 1948 in Escanaba, Michigan. Donald graduated from Elyria High School, class of 1967. He was a veteran of the United States Army and served two years in Vietnam. He was employed in the assembly department at Progressive...
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John "Jack" McLaughlin

March 14, 1926 - October 15, 2019

WWII/US Navy veteran. Retired 1981 from GM Parma Plant. Member VFW Post 1079. Enjoyed gardening, growing tomatoes, & watching old western movies. Survived by sons Steven McLaughlin & Forest McLaughlin (Nanette); daughters Sandra Leppert & Martha Keslar (James); many grandchildren; sister Norma McCauley. Preceded in death by his wife Lona McLaughlin; sons John, Eddie, Jim, Ron McLaughlin; sister...
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Kenneth "David" Wasson

July 22, 1957 - September 24, 2019

Often referred to as "The Mayor of White Oak Drive", 62 of Elyria went home to be with his parents, Kenneth & Sally Wasson, in heaven September 24, 2019 following a lengthy illness. He was born July 22, 1957 in Berea. Graduated from Elyria High School, class of 1975. A home health care provider & took care of his parents. He loved his family & friends, watching the Cleveland Indians & Browns,...
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Bonnie J. White

October 18, 1958 - September 13, 2019

Bonnie "Daisy" White (1958-2019) Bonnie Jean White, 60, of Grafton, OH passed away Friday, September 13, 2019, peacefully in her granddaughter's bed, rather expectedly, after a very short battle with cancer. She was an amazing person who touched the lives of countless people as a Baker (more like a therapist for the common Joe) in the bakery of Dale's Market & Deli on Cleveland Street in...
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Patrick Rhodes

March 18, 1964 - September 1, 2019

Patrick Rhodes, age 55 of Elyria, died Sunday, September 1, 2019 at UH Elyria Medical Center. Patrick was born March 18, 1964 in Lorain, Ohio. He is survived by his daughter, Nicole M. Rhodes Elyria, daughter, Rachael A. Sieminski and husband Nicholas Sieminski of Elyria; grandchildren, Annika, Jonah, and Lowen Sieminski of Elyria; brother, John Rhodes and wife, Gayle of Elyria, brother,...
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Wilma (nee Ankrum) Nicholson

January 26, 1919 - August 29, 2019

Wilma "Etha" Nicholson (nee Ankrum), 100, of Elyria passed away Thursday, August 29, 2019 at The Renaissance in Olmsted Township following a lengthy illness. She was born January 26, 1919 in New Concord, Ohio. Wilma was an elementary school teacher in a one room school for many years. She was a member of the Church of the Open Door in Elyria and enjoyed Bible study. She also loved cooking,...
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Marie E. Everett

April 20, 1924 - August 27, 2019

Marie E. Everett, 95, has passed away at The Woods on French Creek on Tuesday, August 27, 2019. She was born in Henrietta Township on April 20, 1924. She resided in Wellington and Elyria. Marie graduated from Elyria High School, class of 1942. She served in the United States Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1944 thru 1946 and was stationed in Fort Knox, Kentucky in the Transportation Division...
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Harry "Sonny" Moore

July 18, 1937 - August 25, 2019

Attended Elyria High School & retired from Sherwin Williams. An avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, loved his dogs & feeding the birds & wildlife gave him great pleasure. He was able to watch the Steelers game with his son Tim the night he passed away.Survived by his children, Tim (Renee), Ron, Linda O'Donnell; six grandchildren, one great-grandson; sister June Conetsco. Preceded in death by his...
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Christopher Ellis

August 27, 1961 - August 19, 2019

CHRISTOPHER ELLIS, of Elyria, OH, went home to be with the Lord August 19, 2019, after bravely battling a series of illnesses for many years. Born August 27, 1961, in Elyria, he spent his childhood in Lorain. After attending Lorain City Schools, he moved to Booneville, NC, where he graduated from Starmont High School. He earned a degree from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Services. Christopher...
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Beatrice "Bea" Tanner

January 9, 1920 - August 10, 2019

An orphan for 10 yrs & raised by her Uncle J & Aunt Viola Earl. Moved to Norwalk in 1936 & graduated from Norwalk HS in 1939. Moved to Elyria in 1951. She & her husband Richard operated several Lawson Stores in Elyria. Retired in 1985 after 13 yrs of service with Lo Co Human Services, a Child Support Investigator. Loved to read, car racing, & Cleveland Indians & Browns fan. Survived by her...
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Janet (nee Davis) Stefanik-Brandt

April 25, 1938 - July 31, 2019

Janet R. Stefanik-Brandt (nee Davis), of Elyria passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Janet retired from the Ohio Turnpike Commission and Schwed Real Estate. She belonged to the Daughters of the Revolution and the "Gibson Girls" Etc. Janet was the beloved wife of Joseph Brandt for 14 years; loving mother of Robert Stefanik (Debra), Deborah Holloway (David), Perry Stefanik (Mary), David...
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Donald E. Jones

February 9, 1934 - July 29, 2019

Donald E. Jones, 85, passed away peacefully in the arms of the Lord in his home Monday, July 29, 2019, following a brief illness. He was a lifetime resident of Elyria. A 1953 graduate of Elyria High School, he excelled in multiple sports, including football. In 2015, Mr. Jones and his twin brother, Doug Jones, were inducted into the Elyria Sports Hall of Fame. He also attended Philander Smith...
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Vernon "Morgan" Morgan

June 6, 1946 - July 29, 2019

Vernon Lee Morgan "Morgan", 73, of Elyria passed away Monday, July 29, 2019 at the University Hospital in Cleveland following a short illness. He was born June 6, 1946 in Missoula, Montana. Vernon served in the United States Navy for 20 years. He was a pattern maker on a Navy tender and traveled all over the world. He was also employed for 20 years as a pattern maker at the Elyria Foundry. ...
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Chris Alan Faris

September 25, 1956 - July 19, 2019

Chris Alan Faris, age 62, of Elyria, Ohio; beloved husband of Debbie Faris (nee Jones) for 40 years; loving father of Chris A. Faris, Jr., (Kerry), Theresa Tetrault (Ben), and Jessica Harlan (Robert); devoted grandfather of Kayla, Jeremy, Liam, Laci, Gabby, Oliver, Luna, and Ava; dear son of Virginia M. Faris (nee Staten) and the late William B. Faris, and son-in-law of Marilyn and Fred Jones;...
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Turzan Nichole Nelson

January 22, 1974 - July 17, 2019

Turzan Nichole Nelson, age 45, of Orlando, Florida, and formerly of Columbus, Ohio; beloved daughter of Kimm L. Addis (nee Reed) of Lorain, and Clayton E. Nelson of Elyria; loving sister of Dominique Nelson of Elyria, Adrian Zigmund of Lorain, and Adam Morales of Conneaut; dearest niece of Kyle Reed of Lorain, Brian Reed of Cross City, Florida, Jerry Reed of Santa Cruz, California, Elwood Nelson,...
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Curtis C Beard

June 5, 1938 - July 13, 2019

Curtis Carmen Beard, was born to the late Hatton, Jr. and Luanna Belle Beard, June 5, 1938 in Nashville, Tennessee. God has spoken; Our all wise and loving God called Saturday, July 13, 2019 for this one to be present with Him. Curtis was raised in a close loving home and learned to respect, honor, and cherish his family and friends at any early age. Curtis joined the body of believers as an...
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Gloria H Erickson

December 15, 1937 - July 11, 2019

Gloria H. Erickson joined loved ones who passed before her after battling a prolonged illness on Thursday night, July 11, 2019 while being cared for at Avon Oaks. She was born on December 15, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois and her parents Gilbert and Gladys Hoffman relocated to the Elyria area when she was a child. Gloria was a 1955 graduate of Elyria High School and attended Oberlin College....
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Isaiah "Zay" Robinson

May 25, 1980 - July 2, 2019

Isaiah Wayne Robinson Sr "Zay",age 39, a resident of Cleveland for the past 17 years and former resident of Elyria, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, July 2, 2019 in Elyria. He was born May 25, 1980 in Oberlin, OH. Isaiah Wayne Robinson Sr attended the Elyria City Schools. He was employed as a Brick Mason with the Hudecek Cement Company in North Royalton and in the beginning stages of starting...
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Sharon (nee Pikey) Crowe

September 9, 1946 - June 30, 2019

Sharon L. Crowe (nee Pikey), 72, of Avon and a former resident of Amherst, went home to be with her Lord Sunday, June 30, 2019 at her daughter's home in Avon surrounded by her family. She had a lengthy battle with breast cancer and a vascular disease. She was born September 9, 1946 in Amherst. Sharon attended the Amherst schools. She was employed at US Steel/USS Kolbe in Lorain for 25 years. ...
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Teresa (nee Horvath) Johns

June 13, 1965 - June 25, 2019

Teresa D. Johns (nee Horvath), 54, of Elyria passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Keystone Pointe in LaGrange following a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born June 13, 1965 in Elyria. Teresa graduated from Elyria High School, class of 1983. She was a Lab Training Supervisor at Life Share Blood Bank. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Elyria Ward. She...
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Deanna (nee Cantley) True

June 12, 1943 - June 23, 2019

Deanna S. True (Cantley), 76, of Washington Court House, OH and formerly of Elyria, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Sunday, June 23, 2019 at the Springfield Regional Medical Center, Springfield, Ohio. She was born June 12, 1943 in Charles Town, West Virginia. Deanna was a retired Minister with the Church of God. She was raised in the Murray Ridge Church of God in Elyria and pastored...
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John Melvin Fisher

October 12, 1929 - June 18, 2019

Grew up in Akron & spent many summers working on his family's farm in Indiana. A decorated Marine & Korean War Veteran. An Industrial Management graduate of Akron Univ, held numerous patents in aviation & aeronautics while working for B.F. Goodrich. Preceded in death by parents, Gerald & Leona Fisher; wife, Clyda (Magruder); siblings, Richard (Evelyn), Janet, & Norma. Survived by his children,...
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LaVerne "Lovie" (nee Nimrichter) Dupakoski

January 5, 1927 - June 17, 2019

LaVerne J. "Lovie" Dupakoski (nee Nimrichter) enjoyed gardening, cooking, & caring for her family. Survived by her sons, Edward Dupakoski (Mamie) of Oberlin and Michael Dupakoski (Diane) of Columbus; five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Karen (Bill) Kolker of Columbia Station; many nieces & nephews. Preceded in death by her husband Edward Dupakoski (2004); sisters, Mildred &...
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John L. Stout

February 9, 1940 - June 10, 2019

Retired in 2000 from York Internat'l, Material Handler for 16 years. Also employed at Tappan in Elyria. Active member of Murray Ridge Church of God, "Refuge Church". Enjoyed hunting & gardening in the yard & flower beds. Survived by his wife of 55 years, Fay Stout (nee Farmer); children, Cindy Hebb (Jerry), Kenneth (Rose), Michael (Kathy), Linda (Joseph) Smith; many grandchildren. Preceded in...
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Charlotte S Davis

April 3, 1938 - June 4, 2019

Charlotte S. Davis, age 81, passed away peacefully at Ames Hospice House in Westlake surrounded by her family on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. She was born April 3, 1938 in Smithfield, West Virginia to Virginia Higginbotham and Boyd E. Wood. She was an active member of the Elyria Church of God where she also taught Sunday school and sang in the church choir. She loved spending time with family and...
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Lela (nee Schofield) Palur

June 28, 1921 - May 30, 2019

Graduated from Berea High School. LPN at St. John, UH Med Ctr & worked in home health care. Attended United Methodist Church, Berea. During WW II, she worked as "Rosie the Riveter" at the Cleveland Tank Plant. Survived by her children, Patricia Kerley, Barbara Silvers, Robert "Jim" Dore, and Jack C. Palur (Joyce); many grandchildren. Preceded in death by husbands Glen Chambers & John Palur;...
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Thomas Leroy Ellis

June 12, 1935 - May 10, 2019

Thomas L. Ellis, age 83, lifelong resident of Elyria, passed away unexpectedly Friday afternoon, May 10, 2019 at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center, of natural causes. He was born June 12,1935 in Elyria and graduated from Elyria High School, Class of 1954. He served as a E5 Sergeant in the US Army from 1957-60. He attended Asbury United Methodist Church in Elyria. Thomas was employed...
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Gail Lee Taiwo

September 18, 1955 - April 24, 2019

Gail Lee Taiwo, 63, of Elyria passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at University Hospital Elyria Medical Center. She was born September 18, 1955 in Colt, Arkansas. Gail received her Associate Degree and was employed as an LPN at South Point Hospital and Metro Hospital, retiring in 2005. She also served in the United States Army Reserves as a nurse. She loved to read, watch game shows, play...
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Josef Kubelka

February 16, 1952 - April 18, 2019

JOSEF KUBELKA, 67, beloved husband of 40 years to Virginia; cherished father of Lindsey (Matt) Carlton and Josef Kubelka; loved grandfather of Emmett and Hadley; dear brother of Isabella (Bill) Robertson, Sidonia (Noel) McAndrew, Rick (Rachelle) Kubelka; uncle, cousin, and friends to many. Retired from the Cleveland Fire Department and US Navy Reserves. Passed away Thursday, April 18, 2019. ...
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Curtis W. Bryant, Jr.

April 22, 1970 - April 13, 2019

Curtis W. Bryant, Jr., 48, of Sheffield Lake passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019. He was born April 22, 1970 in Elyria. Curtis was a great dry wall finisher, Steeler's fan, fisher, and gambler. He had a great heart and loved his family, including his dog, Sissy. He is survived by his daughters Jessica Hall and Renee Hall; Florence "Angel" Hall, mother of Jessica and Renee; sisters, Jeannine...
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Brittany Renee Martin

January 3, 1984 - April 7, 2019

Brittany Renee Martin, born January 3, 1984, age 35 of Elyria passed away in Maryland on Sunday, April 7, 2019. Brittany was a gorgeous, funny, smart, loving, loyal, strong mother, daughter, sister, partner, and friend. She loved music, dancing, fashion, old movies, horses, comedy, and nature. Brittany struggled for many years with substance abuse that left her with underlying health...
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Paul "Mike" Dashiell, Jr.

June 1, 1949 - March 28, 2019

Paul Robert Dashiell Jr., "Mike", 69, of Elyria and formerly of Columbia Station passed away Thursday, March 28, 2019 following a short illness. He was born June 1, 1949 in Cleveland. Paul graduated from Columbia High School, class of 1967. He was a Navy veteran, serving from 1967-1968. He was employed for 30 years with the City of Elyria, an operator at the Waste Water Department and retired...
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Ardis (nee Yoder) Pinkley

March 20, 1920 - March 13, 2019

"Ardie" was a homemaker. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Elyria and was active in various women's groups. She enjoyed music and playing the organ, tole painting, and was an avid reader. Mrs. Pinkley is survived by her daughter-in-law, Denise Pinkley of Elyria; grandchildren Jennifer Ellen Pinkley, Brian Wayne Pinkley, Allen Kenneth Pinkley, Susan Noel Pinkley; great...
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Malcolm H. Sperry

March 8, 1925 - March 7, 2019

Served in US Army during WWII. Retired from B.F. Goodrich. Member of VFW Post #1079,Lodge #787 & American Legion Post #12. Enjoyed fishing, listening to audiobooks, traveling & telling stories. Survived by his wife of 74 yrs, Doris (nee Hopkins);daughter Rebecca Lynne Sperry; nephew David Sperry (Teresita); honorary daughter Janet Shariba;brother-in-law Ted Hopkins; nieces & nephews. Preceded in...
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Rita (nee Kader) Gregory

October 20, 1940 - March 4, 2019

Rita E. Gregory (nee Kader), 78, a lifelong resident of Elyria passed away at her home Monday, March 4, 2019. She was born October 20, 1940 in Congo, Perry County, Ohio. Rita graduated from Elyria High School, Class of 1958. She was employed at the Lorain County Human Services for 10 years and the Lorain County Children Services for 20 years, retiring in 2009. Rita was a faithful volunteer at...
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Lillian Rayne Wilcox

March 3, 2019

Lillian Rayne Wilcox, treasured infant daughter of Michael and Brianna (nee Huff) Wilcox; paternal granddaughter of Beth and Mike Bridge and Joe Wilcox; maternal granddaughter of Brian and Crystal Huff; niece of Samantha Bridge, Izzy Bridge, Brian Wilcox (Sarah), Christopher Jackson and Brian Bise (Megan) and cousin of Brinley Bise. The family will receive friends on Saturday March 9, 2019 from...
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Marcia (nee Francis) Darmstadt

March 14, 1947 - February 22, 2019

Marcia L. Darmstadt (nee Francis), 71, a longtime resident of Elyria and formerly of Fremont, Ohio went home to be with the Lord Friday, February 22, 2019. She was born March 14, 1947 in Fremont, Ohio. Marcia was very generous of heart and cared for everyone she met. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse for over 24 years. Her proudest years were spent as a Maternity Nurse at Elyria Memorial...
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Vary H Mengle

September 2, 1928 - January 3, 2019

Vary H. Mengle, 90, of North Ridgeville and former resident of Baltimore, Maryland passed away Thursday, January 3, 2019 at the Wesleyan Village in Elyria. He was born September 2, 1928 in Huntington, West Virginia. Vary graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from Marshall University in Huntington. He was employed as a Supervisor for the CSX Railroad for 38 years, retiring in 1986. He was a...
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Rubin Henry, Sr.

February 9, 1937 - December 16, 2018

Rubin Henry, Sr., 81, of Elyria passed away Sunday, December 16, 2018 at Life Care of Elyria following a lengthy illness. He was born February 9, 1937 in Helena, Arkansas. Rubin proudly served his county in the United States Army from 1963-65. He was employed for 37 ½ years at General Motors, Parma Plant. He was a faithful member of the Kingdome Hall of Jehovah's Witness Elyria West...
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Irene (nee Rehoreg) Braden

February 18, 1917 - December 9, 2018

Irene H. Braden (nee Rehoreg), 101, of Elyria passed away Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Mercy New Life Hospice Center in Lorain following a brief illness. She was born February 18, 1917 in Flint, Michigan and at two weeks old, her family moved to Lorain and she remained in the area the rest of her life. During World War II, Irene worked at General Industries in Elyria and later in the Elyria...
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David R Moss

May 23, 1945 - December 7, 2018

David R. Moss of Elyria, age 73, peacefully entered into rest on Friday, December 7, 2018 at Wesleyan Village of Elyria, Ohio after a short illness. David was born on May 23, 1945 in Lakewood, OH and grew in North Olmsted, OH. David was the owner and operator of Moss Coil Cleaning of Elyria for 40 years. David was a graduate of St. Edward High School in Cleveland, OH. He served in the US Navy...
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Catherine (nee Lees) Cole

April 24, 1925 - November 29, 2018

Graduated from McKeesport High School in 1943 & MB Johnson School of Nursing, Elyria in 1952. RN at Elyria Memorial Hospital for 35 yrs. Member of the Bible Baptist Church in Titusville & First Baptist Church of Elyria. Enjoyed word search, shopping, & visiting with family. Survived by her children Fred Cole, Karen (Nick) Anikienko, Diane Campbell, Doug (Patty) Cole, and Jan (Bruce) Ives; 16...
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Helen "Chris" Myers

August 30, 1931 - November 25, 2018

Helen C. "Chris" Myers (nee Ferrell), 87, of Elyria passed away Sunday, November 25, 2018 at Keystone Pointe in LaGrange following a lengthy illness. She was born August 30, 1931 in Elyria. Chris was employed at Lawson's in Elyria for over 20 years. She loved playing bingo, time with her grandkids, and was an avid Cleveland Indians fan. Mrs. Myers is survived by her children Kenneth Myers ...
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Charles Morton Hyman

July 28, 1930 - November 17, 2018

Charles Morton Hyman, born July 28, 1930 in Elyria, Ohio to parents David Preston Hyman and Lillian Kaufman Hyman, passed on November 17, 2018 in Naples, Florida. Charles was a third generation Elyrian who graduated from Elyria High School. He obtained an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and then a law degree from the University of Michigan School of Law. He served in the U...
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John M. Pintur

October 20, 1915 - November 16, 2018

John M. Pintur, 103, of Lorain passed away Friday, November 16, 2018 at Safehaven in Avon Lake. He was born October 20, 1915 in Freedom, Pennsylvania. John was a United States Army veteran serving his country during World War II. He served during the Normandy Invasion and the Battle of the Bulge. He was employed as an electrician and a member of IBEW #129. Mr. Pintur is survived by his son...
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Gilda Kaplan

March 31, 1925 - November 16, 2018

Gilda (Madorsky) Kaplan died Friday, November 16 at her home in Elyria, OH. She was born March 31, 1925, in Akron, OH and a graduate of Cleveland Glenville High School. Gilda was a beloved wife, sister, mother and grandmother who was absolutely adored by her family and friends. Gilda married Lou L. Kaplan and enjoyed over 50 incredible years together. They owned Kaplan's Furniture and spent much...
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Margaret (nee Sarnovsky) Sansone

January 6, 1924 - November 14, 2018

Margaret Sansone (nee Sarnovsky) peacefully entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Brethren Care Village of Ashland, Ohio. Margaret was born on January 6, 1924 to Joseph and Theresa Sarnovsky in Ebensburg, Pennsylvania. Margaret resided in Elyria continuously from the time her family moved to Elyria in 1925 until 2015. Margaret worked at the Ridge Tool Company for 23...
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William S Erickson

November 11, 1936 - November 6, 2018

William S. Erickson passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at his home early Tuesday morning, November 6. He was born and raised in Elyria and would have been 82 on Veteran's Day. William was a 1954 graduate of Elyria High School and later graduated from Bowling Green State University where he was a member of ROTC and the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. He went on to serve in the Army Artillery as a...
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Christopher "Chris" Moon

February 7, 1983 - November 2, 2018

Graduated from Lorain County Joint Vocation School, Class of 2001. A welder, machinist for most of his working career. Enjoyed golfing, sports fan, loved animals, and music. Loved working with his hands and was a handyman who could fix anything. Survived by his mother, Karen J. Moon; brother, Chad Moon (Polly); aunts Abby "Gail" O'Keefe, Sharon Sears & Cindy Moon-Pinnick; nephew Deven; many...
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Lee R. Kimble, Sr.

May 28, 1956 - October 13, 2018

Lee R. Kimble, Sr., 62, of Elyria passed away Saturday, October 13, 2018. He was born May 28, 1956 in Elyria. Lee drove for Gregory Trucking for over 20 years. He was passionate about cars, trucks, and Harleys. He loved to make others smile and always put family first. Mr. Kimble is survived by his wife of 40 years, Sharon (nee Shumway); children Tim Shumway (Heather), Dawn Humm (Dan), Lee...
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Todd Barbee

May 4, 1963 - October 12, 2018

Todd Barbee of Lorain OH, 55, was born in Elyria, OH at Elyria Memorial Hospital and attended Elyria West High School. He was employed as an Auto Mechanic with American Auto Sales and a number of other local garages throughout his working career. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, fishing and working on cars. Left to cherish his memory, from Elyria, Mother, Christine Barbee, Father, James C....
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Ruby Mae Sanders

March 30, 1927 - October 11, 2018

Ruby Mae Sanders (nee Hale), 91, of Elyria, passed away Thursday, October 11, 2018 at Symphony at Olmsted Falls, surrounded by her family. She was born March 30, 1927 in Crossville, TN. She had resided in Elyria since 1950. Ruby was a devoted member of Abundant Life Christian Center of Elyria. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, gardening, and baking. She was renowned for her banana nut bread! ...
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Jack Brotherton

February 9, 1937 - October 4, 2018

Jack Brotherton, age 81. Husband of Janis; father of Tim Brotherton and Deborah Hodge; step father of Kim Braig and Steve Skapura; brother of Carol McAtee; grandfather of 7; and great grandfather of many. He was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Bertha; his brother Lee; his son Robbie; and his grandson Michael Braig. Funeral Service will be held 11 AM Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 at...
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Zachary K. Mason, Sr.

November 14, 1997 - October 1, 2018

Zachary Mason, Sr., age 20, was unexpectedly called to eternal rest Monday, October 1st, 2018. He attended Elyria High School and Grand County High where he excelled in football while making lots of friends and became a person that everyone loved. Zach was loved by many friends and family as he bloomed into the young man he became. As a competitive person he loved to play video games and...
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Francis "Pauline" Drake

June 29, 1924 - September 20, 2018

Retired after many years as a machinist at Moen (Standadyne, Elyria). Member of bowling leagues at Brunswick Lanes & Rebman's. She enjoyed being a homemaker, a gardener, canning food, a quilter, camping, & fishing. Survived by her daughter Susie Dunfee; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild; many nieces & nephew. Preceded in death by her husband Fritz Drake; daughter...
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Thomas W. Johnson

September 11, 1941 - September 14, 2018

Dr. Thomas W. Johnson, 77, a lifelong resident of Elyria passed away Friday, September 14, 2018 at Mercy New Life Hospice Residential Center in Lorain following a very brief illness. He was born September 11, 1941 in Elyria. Thomas graduated from Howe Military School in Indiana, Baldwin Wallace College in Berea, and the National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, Illinois. He was a Doctor of...
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Darnell Spraggins, Sr.

June 30, 1945 - September 11, 2018

Darnell Spraggins, Sr., 73, of Elyria passed away at his home unexpectedly of natural causes Tuesday, September 11, 2018. He was born June 30, 1945 in Huntsville, Alabama. He moved to Lorain with his family in 1946. Darnell attended Clearview High School, Class of 1963. He served his country in the United States Army for 24 years. He was stationed in various places such as Korea, Germany,...
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James F. Shebek

August 15, 1930 - September 9, 2018

Elyria High School,1947. US Army Korean Conflict, stationed in Germany. Employed at Gen Industry, Monumental Ins, & self-employed in construction. 50+ yrs Mason with Elyria Masons (formerly Frank S. Harmon Lodge), member of Community of Faith Church & Cleveland Yacht Club. Enjoyed reading, History & WWII & supported his grandson Dustin during sporting events. Survived by daughters Deborah L....
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Jay "OJ" Gunter

December 22, 1941 - September 5, 2018

Truck driver/dump driver for Jimmy's Trucking & Nelson Trucking. Member of Midway Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, Blue Grass music, & loved western shows. Survived by his wife, Jean; children Sue DeMarco (Danny), Reannie Baker, & Stonewall Brown; grandchildren Brian & Joe McAvoy; great-grandchildren Karlee, Cheyenne, Joey McAvoy; sister Shirley Collette. Preceded in death by his daughter...
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Ronald "Ron" Shaw

October 23, 1952 - September 4, 2018

Ronald "Ron" Shaw, 65, of Lorain passed away at his home Tuesday, September 4, 2018. He was born October 23, 1952 in Lorain. Ron graduated from Clearview High School, Class of 1971. He was employed with First Energy (formerly Ohio Edison) in Lorain for 40 years in the Substation Maintenance Department. He was a lifelong member of the Elyria Community Church of Nazarene, IBEW Local #1194 of...
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Anna Louise Loftin

August 11, 1940 - August 29, 2018

Anna Louise Loftin passed away peacefully at home on August 29, 2018, following a brave fight against cancer. Anna was born on August 10, 1941 or August 11, 1940 in Belle, West Virginia. She loved telling the story of two different birth dates being recorded because she was born at home. Anna spent her childhood years between West Virginia and Ohio growing up in a family of eight children. ...
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Elden J. Lattea

October 2, 1960 - August 25, 2018

Elden J. Lattea, 57, of Elyria since 1987, passed away suddenly of natural causes at his home Saturday, August 25, 2018. He was born October 2, 1960 in Weston, West Virginia. Elden was a graduate of Lewis County High School in Weston, West Virginia, Class of 1978. He was the owner of Tuffy Tire and Auto Center in Elyria and was head of the Board for the Franchise Advisory Counsel for Tuffy -...
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Arthur L. Brown, Jr.

June 8, 1953 - August 18, 2018

Arthur L. Brown, Jr., 65, of Elyria, Ohio, passed on Saturday, August 18, 2018 after a long illness. Art was born in Elyria, Ohio and lived his entire life there, graduating from Midview High School in 1972. He was a lifetime member of Abundant Life Church (formerly Grace Apostolic), and the church was founded in his parent's home in 1953 when he was only six months old. He was an active...
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Patricia (nee Prososki) Hetsler

August 9, 1938 - August 8, 2018

Patricia Hetsler (nee Prososki) passed away peacefully one day before her 80th birthday. Pat had been bravely fighting leukemia for eight months which caused her unexpected death on a family vacation in Florida. She was surrounded by her family as heaven welcomed her home. Pat was born on August 9, 1938 in Lorain, Ohio to Anthony "Andy" and Elizabeth "Bess" Prososki. She grew up in North...
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Timothy McCullough

May 20, 1957 - August 5, 2018

Timothy McCullough, 61, of Elyria went home to be with his Lord Sunday, August 5, 2018 at UH Cleveland Medical Center from complications of a motorcycle accident. He was born May 20, 1957 in Elyria. Tim was a graduate of Washington High School, Class of 1975 in Massillon. For the past three years, he was employed at Poly One in Avon Lake. He was previously employed at TechniFab in Avon for...
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Helen (nee Molnar) Zych

January 4, 1928 - August 3, 2018

Helen M. Zych (nee Molnar), a lifelong resident of Lorain, passed away on Friday, August 3, 2018 at The Wesleyan Village in Elyria following a lengthy illness. She was born on January 4,1928. Mrs. Zych graduated from Lorain High School and attended St. Peter Church. She enjoyed being a homemaker and a mother, and was proud of her Hungarian culture. Helen was also a talented artist and the...
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Richard H. Parks, Jr.

September 16, 1941 - July 27, 2018

Reverend Richard H. Parks, Jr., 76, died following a brief illness at Ames Hospice of the Western Reserve on Friday, July 27, 2018. He was born September 16, 1941. He spent most of his young life in McKeesport, PA. He attended The Fessenden School 5th-8th grade, Valley Forge Military Academy for high school and graduated from Penn State University, State College, PA. Dick worked in Home...
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Robert L. Lindquist

August 10, 1922 - July 27, 2018

Robert L. Lindquist, age 95, of Elyria, passed away Friday, July 27, 2018. He was born on August 10, 1922 in Chariton, IA. Robert served in the US Navy as a First Class Radioman during World War II. He earned his Bachelor's Degree from Bowling Green State University in 1952. He served as President of the Elyria High School Band Parents, and was active in the First United Methodist Church of...
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Nina (nee Skidmore) Hebble

November 8, 1942 - July 22, 2018

Graduated from Normantown High School & Lorain Business College. Employed in payroll for the Federal Government Defense Finance & Lockheed Martin in Cleveland with more than 20 years of service. She was a sports fan, enjoyed golfing, bowling, & NASCAR. Survived by her daughter Pam Haid & son Craig Hebble; grandchildren Christopher, Shanna, Karl, & great-granddaughter Elaina; siblings Glen ...
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