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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.

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4th Generation Funeral Directors

Our Obituaries

Dorothy Salyer

October 19, 1923 - September 12, 2020

Dorothy Salyer "Dottie" (nee Boone), 96 of Elyria, passed away Saturday, September 12, 2020 at The Villa Camillus Nursing Home in Columbia Station, Ohio following a lengthy illness. She was born October 19, 1923 in McAlester, Oklahoma. Dottie was an educator and business owner for 56 years. She received her Masters Degree in Education in 1979 from Kent State University. She was a member of The...
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Ronald J. Krugman

July 29, 1954 - September 7, 2020

Ronald J. Krugman, 66, a lifelong resident of Elyria, passed away suddenly Monday, September 7, 2020. He was born July 29, 1954. Ronald was a graduate of Elyria High School. He was a mechanic and retired from Krugman's Garage in Elyria. He was a member of the Eagles' Club F.O.E. of Elyria and enjoyed bowling, softball, and golfing. Mr. Krugman is survived by his son, Zachary Krugman of...
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Helen Brouse

May 19, 1920 - September 7, 2020

Helen Brouse (nee Gallo), 100, of North Ridgeville, passed away Monday, September 7, 2020 at Good Shepherd Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation in Ashland, Ohio with her loving family by her side. Helen was born May 19, 1920 in Elyria. She graduated from Elyria High School, class of 1938. She was a longtime member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Elyria. She worked many jobs during her life's...
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James "Jim" Roush

October 8, 1953 - September 6, 2020

Attended Elyria City Schools, class of 1971; veteran of US Army. Employed as Tool & Die Maker at Camacoe Manufacturing. Previously at York International in Elyria. Found enjoyment in making model cars & ships. Survived by stepdaughter, Kathy Roberts; son, Jimmy Roush & daughter, Angela Roush; five grandchildren; brothers, Ernie Roush, Ted Wyatt, John Wyatt; sister, Edith Roush. Preceded in death...
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Jeffrey Vincent Lee Halan

November 17, 1999 - September 6, 2020

Jeffrey Vincent Lee Halan "Jeffrey", 20, went home to be with his Lord surrounded by his loved ones on Sunday, September 6, 2020 following a lengthy illness. He was born November 17, 1999 in Westlake, Ohio. Jeffrey was a graduate of Elyria High School, class of 2018. He enjoyed going to the Cathedral of Life Church in North Ridgeville with his pappy and was involved in the youth group. He...
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Donny G. Tolley

July 19, 1973 - September 6, 2020

Donny was a graduate of Murray Ridge Center. He loved to watch sports and his favorite was wrestling. Donny is survived by his sister and guardian, Thelma Jo Coker; nieces, Tammy Wilson and Samantha Wilson; nephew, David Pinkerton; special friends, Violet Haw and Linda Hernandez; special niece and nephew, Frank and Judy. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Boros and Omal Pauline...
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Bonnie C. Miller

January 4, 1936 - September 3, 2020

Bonnie C. Miller (nee Armbrister), age 84, passed away Thursday, September 3, 2020. Bonnie had 25 years of volunteer work combined with the Lorain County Blood Bank and the Office on Aging. Beloved wife of Dann for 47 years. Loving mother of the late Jerry and stepmother of Diane and the late Michael; dearest grandmother of eight and great-grandmother of 13; beloved sister-in-law and loving...
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Sarah A. Moore

October 25, 1948 - September 2, 2020

Sarah A. Moore (nee Boyd), 71, of North Baltimore, Ohio and formerly of Elyria passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at Wood County Hospital in Bowling Green, Ohio. She was born October 25, 1948 in Elyria. Sarah was a graduate of Elyria High School, class of 1966 and attended Lorain County Community College. She was a Medical Assistant and worked many years for Dr. Lynne Romero ...
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Virginia "Ginny" Bair

December 3, 1929 - August 27, 2020

Virginia Grace "Ginny" Bair (nee Stone), age 90, passed away Thursday, August 27, 2020. Ginny was the beloved wife of the late Charles S. for 58 years; loving mother of Sharon Parham (Richard, deceased), Bonnie Bordegaray (Paul), Patty Bair, Robert (Carol), and Rick; dearest grandmother of 11 and great-grandmother of 17. Dear sister of Gary Stone (Barbara) and Judy Moss (Bob). She was...
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Tabetha Williams Neighbors

January 6, 1978 - August 25, 2020

Tabetha Williams Neighbors, age 42, of Vincennes, Indiana and a former resident of Elyria passed away unexpectedly Monday, August 25, 2020. Tabetha was born January 6, 1978. Tabby was a homemaker. She is survived by her beloved husband, Eric S.; loving children, Sierra, Elyssia, Brandon, Zachary, and Colton; and her parents, Kenneth W. and Sherry L. (nee Malin) Williams. A visitation will...
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Sarah Lee-Myers

February 12, 1965 - August 24, 2020

Graduated from Elyria West High School, class of 1983 & Baldwin Wallace College. Worked many years in IT Technology. Raised in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness, Elyria West Congregation attending with her Father. Loved to read & travel. Was very witty & had a great sense of humor. Survived by her mother, Norma Lee; brother, Kirk Smith (Tonetta); sisters, Norma Jean Lee, Stacy Lee, Kimberly...
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Ronald "Ronnie" Haupt

April 25, 1953 - August 21, 2020

A lifelong resident of Elyria. Graduated from Elyria High School, class of 1972. Ron was dearly loved and will be missed by his family. Survived by his mother, Delores Haupt; sisters, Vicki Carrel (Jim) & Kathy Tite (Tim Farren); brother, David Haupt; niece, Sheila; nephews. James, Kevin, Brandon, Ben; great-nieces & great-nephews. Preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Haupt and brother, Will...
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David Allen Slone

February 3, 1970 - August 14, 2020

David Allen Slone "Pops", 50, of Avon and formerly of Elyria passed away at his home Friday, August 14, 2020 following lengthy heart complications. He was born February 3, 1970. David graduated from Oberlin High School, class of 1988. He was a carpenter and enjoyed working with his hands. He enjoyed music, fishing, poetry, animals, woodworking, and time spent with his family. Mr. Slone is...
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Virgil W. Muntean

September 3, 1961 - August 9, 2020

Virgil W. Muntean, 58, a lifelong resident of Elyria passed away Sunday, August 9, 2020 at UH Elyria Medical Center following a short illness. He was born September 3, 1961 in Lorain, Ohio. Virgil was a graduate of Elyria West High School, class of 1980. He was employed at Western Enterprise in Avon Lake as a Tool Maker for 41 years. Virgil enjoyed raising bees, chickens, and vegetable...
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Christian J. Parish

September 12, 1981 - August 7, 2020

Christian J. Parish was born September 12, 1981 in Youngstown, Ohio. The oldest child to Willie and Sherill Parish. She lived in Ohio until the age of 16, when the family moved to Seattle, Washington in 1998. She attended and graduated from Kentridge High School in Kent, Washington. After high school, she attended the Medical Assistant program at Renton Technical College and was employed by...
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John (Jonas) Ezerskis

September 19, 1951 - August 5, 2020

John (Jonas) L. Ezerskis, age 68, was born in Paris, France September 19, 1951 to Petras and Brone of Lithuania and moved to the United States in 1953. He passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at home with the love of his life, his wife Brigitte Janke of almost 40 years, by his side after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the cherished brother of Paul; Marie Hudgins (brother-in...
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Edwin Earl Kissig

February 21, 1919 - August 3, 2020

Edwin E. Kissig, 101, of Elyria passed away Monday, August 3, 2020 at Main Street Care Center in Avon Lake. He was born February 21,1919 in Cleveland. He served four years in France and Germany in the United States Army during WWII as a Topographic Draftsman in the Headquarter Corp. of the 10th Armored Division. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Elyria. He worked as a...
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Nelson Family

July 28, 2020

John R. Nelson, 44; Robin M. (nee Sergent) Nelson, 35; Gavin R. Nelson, 12; Brianna M. Nelson, 10, and Liam J. Nelson, 6, all of Elyria, passed away unexpectedly in their family home on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. John R. Nelson was born and raised in Elyria, where he attended Elyria City Schools and graduated from Elyria West in 1994. He was employed at Creative Packaging in Elyria for 26 years as...
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Charles J. Costin, Jr.

March 20, 1940 - July 24, 2020

CHARLES J. COSTIN, JR. Charles "Chuck" Costin, 80, Elyria, OH went home to be with his Lord at University Hospital Cleveland, Ohio after a short illness. He was born March 20, 1940 in Mansfield, Ohio to Helen Wolford Costin and Charles J. Costin, Sr. Chuck graduated from Butler High School in 1958 and Ashland University in 1962 with a B.S. in Education. He later received his MA Degree from...
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Joanne Marie Eschke

July 5, 1946 - July 23, 2020

Joanne Marie Eschke Joanne died Thursday, July 23, 2020 at New Life Hospice in Lorain. She was born July 5, 1946 to Andrew and Irma Cebula Eschke. She was born with Cerebral Palsy but that did not hinder her beautiful spirit and smile. She graduated from Elyria High School with the Special Education class. Reading, writing, and typing were great achievements for her. She attended the Murray...
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Dale LeRoy Race

June 2, 1925 - July 20, 2020

Dr. Dale LeRoy Race passed away of natural causes on Monday, July 20, 2020 at the age of 95. He was a resident of Elyria, Ohio for most of his life. When the United States entered WWII, Dale enlisted. He served as a B17 Navigator until 1946, finished pilot training and flew in the Korean War. After completing dental school at Ohio State University, Dale opened his own practice in Elyria and...
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Ruth Ann Koler

January 20, 1930 - July 14, 2020

Ruth Ann Koler (Gunder Leko) Ruth was born on January 20, 1930 in Elyria, Ohio to Roger and Anna (Wissinger) Gunder. She and her siblings Lois, Roger Jr. and Carl grew up on the westside of Elyria. Ruth graduated from Elyria High School in 1947. She worked at Isleys, a local ice cream parlor, and admitted to being generous in her servings. After graduation, she attended and graduated from...
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Fred Miller

August 7, 1947 - July 11, 2020

Fred "Papa Fred" "Big Fred" Miller, 72, of Elyria passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, July 11, 2020. Beloved by all, he is survived by his wife of 38 years Julie Miller (née Phillips); children Freddie (Amanda) and Bob of Elyria, Ali (Aaron) Abraham of LaGrange, and Zeke (Dee) of Cleveland; grandchildren Bobby, Gabby, Madelina, and Natalia; sisters Frances, Nancy, and Janice (Walter)...
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Shelby (nee Swim) Smith

May 11, 1937 - June 2, 2020

Resident of Oberlin over 50 yrs and cleaned homes for 30 yrs. Attended 1st Community Church of God, Lorain. Loved cooking, camping, going to church & being with friends & family. A devoted wife, enjoyed her boys, & serving others at church & in the community. Survived by her son, David Smith; sisters, Janet Heaton, Linda Akers, Sarah Swim; brother, Benny Swim; nieces & nephews. Preceded in death...
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Marilyn Klass Sigel

December 9, 1936 - May 27, 2020

Marilyn Klass Sigel, 83, passed away after a long illness on May 27, 2020. She was born December 9, 1936 to Clara and Irving Klass in Dayton, Ohio. With a BA in English from Miami University and a BS in Education and a Certificate in Special Education from Ohio State University, Marilyn then taught at Chatham Elementary and became a long-term substitute teacher, primarily in Black River Local...
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Doris (nee Post) Matthews

July 19, 1921 - May 18, 2020

A 1938 graduate of Elyria High School. Employed at Gen Industries. Attended church in the Baptist faith, loved her bowling leagues, trained trotting horses, & casinos. Survived by sister-in-law, Susan Post; nieces & nephews; longtime caregivers, Patrick & Holly Kilpatrick. Preceded in death by husband, John; infant daughter, Clara Mae; parents, Lester L. and Lena M. Post; sibling, E. Louise,...
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Marlene (nee Yingling) Oyler-Kobasher

April 4, 1932 - May 16, 2020

Marlene Joyce Oyler Kobasher (nee Yingling), 88, of Lorain and a former resident of Elyria passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020 at Mercy New Life Hospice following a lengthy illness. She was born April 4, 1932 in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Marlene was a homemaker and previously was employed as a server. She was a member of the Women Auxiliary VFW Post 1079. She loved being with her family, shopping...
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Kathleen (nee Jones) Feldkircher

June 1, 1925 - May 12, 2020

Kathleen E. Feldkircher (nee Jones), 94 of Avon Lake and formerly of Westlake passed away of natural causes Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at the Independence Village in Avon Lake. She was born June 1, 1925 in Canton, Ohio. Kathleen graduated from Lincoln High School in Canton. She was the owner/operator of the King James Travel Agency in Westlake for more than 23 years. She was a member of the...
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Lelia "Jean" Pelfrey

April 8, 1934 - May 10, 2020

Jean Pelfrey (nee Williams), 86, a longtime resident of Elyria passed away Sunday, May 10, 2020 following a lengthy illness. She was born April 8, 1934 in Tioga, West Virginia. Jean was employed as a laborer at the General Motors plant in Elyria and Parma. She was a member of the Elyria VFW Post #1079. She loved shopping for shoes, painting all media, traveling in the United States,...
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Jesica Denise Clevenger

April 10, 1985 - May 7, 2020

Jesica Denise Clevenger, 35, of Vermilion and formerly of Elyria, went home to be with her Lord Thursday, May 7, 2020 at her home in Vermilion following a lengthy illness. She was born April 10, 1985 in Fulda, Germany. Jesica attended Elyria High School and Lorain County Joint Vocation School, class of 2003. She attended Lorain County Community College, played on a basketball team, enjoyed...
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Jesse A. Cantrell

March 27, 1927 - May 6, 2020

Jesse A. Cantrell, 93, of Elyria passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at Danbury Senior Living in Broadview Heights. He was born March 27, 1927 in Hylton, Kentucky. He served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Champlain. He retired from US Steel after 37 ½ years. He enjoyed attending St. John's Exercise Group on West River Road led by Linda Crowser. Jesse will be deeply missed by his...
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Stephen M. Newman

May 8, 1946 - May 6, 2020

Stephen M. Newman, 73, of Elyria passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2020. He was born in Augusta, Maine on May 8, 1946, and grew up in Charleston, West Virginia. He earned a bachelor's degree at Muskingum University and a master's degree in education from the University of Akron. He began teaching special education at Midview High School, then spent the majority of his career at Elyria High School...
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Janet (nee McCune) Watson

February 28, 1947 - May 6, 2020

Janet S. Watson (nee McCune), 73, of Elyria passed away at her home Wednesday, May 6, 2020. She was born February 28, 1947 in Ashland, Ohio. Janet was a longtime Registered Nurse at both the Elyria Memorial Hospital and Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain. She graduated from MB Johnson School of Nursing, received her BSN from Bowling Green State University and her MSN from Kent State...
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Leslie (nee Krewson) Guice

June 23, 1947 - May 2, 2020

Leslie Jean Curtin (Krewson) Guice, 72, passed away peacefully at Kingston of Vermilion Hospice on May 2, 2020. She was born in Chicago, IL, on June 23, 1947, to Keith A. Krewson and Jean (Curtin) Krewson. Born two months prematurely, Leslie was a fighter from birth who managed multiple health issues throughout her life with grace, fortitude and humor. Leslie spent her early years in Illinois...
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Judy (nee Rogers) Willis

April 7, 1943 - May 1, 2020

Judy Kay Willis (nee Rogers), 77, of Elyria went home to be with her Lord Friday, May 1, 2020 at O'Neill Healthcare Center in North Ridgeville following a lengthy illness. She was born April 7, 1943 in Hickory, North Carolina. She moved to Ohio with her family as a young girl. She was raised on the west side of Cleveland. Judy graduated from Lincoln High School, class of 1961. She was...
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Theresa (nee Valderrama) Anderson

August 26, 1964 - April 23, 2020

Theresa A. Anderson (nee Valderrama), age 55, a resident of Elyria, Ohio since 1986 passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, April 23, 2020. She was born August 26, 1964 in Amherst, Ohio. Theresa was a graduate of Lorain High School class of 1982, and furthered her education at Lorain County Community College. She was employed as an Office Administrator. A member of The Church of...
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Richard "Rick" Kovar, Jr.

October 3, 1959 - April 19, 2020

Richard "Rick" J. Kovar, Jr., 60, of Wellington and formerly of Berea passed away Sunday, April 19, 2020 at The Elms Nursing Home in Wellington following a short illness. He was born October 3, 1959 in Elyria. Rick attended Berea City Schools. He was employed in maintenance and cleaning. Rick was artistic, enjoyed crafts, drawing, coloring, and working on word search puzzles. He also enjoyed...
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Jean (nee Richmond) Willis

January 28, 1931 - April 17, 2020

JEAN R. WILLIS (nee Richmond) age 89. Beloved wife of the late Edward A. for 61 years; loving mother of Susan Toolis (Edward), John Willis (Christina), Carol Anne Costanza (Randy) and Elaine Willis; dearest grandmother of Erin, Amy, John, Lauren, Samuel, Brooke and great grandmother of Maxwell and Maia; beloved aunt and great aunt. Jean was an Elementary School Teacher for many years in Olmsted...
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Alvin J. Raber

November 27, 1930 - April 16, 2020

Alvin J. Raber "Allie" Age 89. Beloved husband of Mabel Raber (nee Massie). Dear father of David Raber (Suzie), Bruce Raber (Ginny), Diane Donnett, Alice Solanics (Tom), and Paul Raber. Step-father of Jerry Fortune, Sheryl Byrd (Jack), Mary Gerber (Randy) and the late Larry Fortune. Grandfather of 11. Step grandfather of 9. Great grandfather of 20. Great great grandfather of 1. Brother of...
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Peggy (nee Bates) Koppen

October 26, 1923 - April 12, 2020

Peggy Koppen, 96, of Elyria passed away Sunday April 12, 2020 at New Life Hospice, Lorain. She was born October 26, 1923 in Shamokin, Pennsylvania. Peggy had a younger brother, Luther Bates. Peggy was employed at Worthington Ball until her retirement. She and her husband, John Koppen, Sr., moved to Elyria in December 1965. She loved playing Bingo, she was all about the grandkids and having...
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Ruth J Shores

September 18, 1939 - April 2, 2020

Ruth J. Shores, 80, of Elyria passed away Thursday, April 2, 2020 at O'Neill Healthcare in North Ridgeville. She was born September 18, 1939. Ruth was a graduate of the M.B. Johnson School of Nursing and was a Registered Nurse at the Elyria Memorial Hospital for many years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church on Washington Avenue in Elyria and the Glorious Apostolic Church. She...
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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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