Celebrity Obituaries

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Cameron Andrew Friend

January 30, 1998 - July 13, 2015

Cameron Andrew Friend, age 17, of Lorain, died Monday, July 13, 2015 at Metro Health Center as the result of an automobile accident. Cameron was born in Lorain January 30, 1998. He was to begin his senior year this Fall at Lorain High School. Cameron was employed by Subway in Sheffield Lake. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his mother Kelly Friend;...
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Dennis R. Koltas

March 2, 1942 - June 15, 2015

Dennis R. Koltas (SUNRISE March 2, 1942- SUNSET June 15, 2015) age 73. Dennis was born March 2, 1942 in Lorain, OH and was a 1960 graduate of Lorain High School. He was a U.S. Veteran of the Army National Guard serving from 1963-1968. Dennis was a Captain of the Lorain Fire Department, retiring in 1990 after 25 years of service. He has been a Las Vegas, NV resident since his retirement. ...
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Gerald "Buck" E. Wasela

September 28, 1924 - May 27, 2015

Gerald E. "Buck" Wasela U.S.M.C. Veteran   Gerald Wasela, of Lorain died May 27th, 2015 at Mercy Regional Medical Center. Born in Chicago, Illinois on September 28, 1924. He was a former resident of southern California before moving to Lorain, Ohio. He was 90 years old. He graduated and completed his high school education in the lower division of Pasadena Junior College in...
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Nicholas J. Deliman

December 21, 1931 - May 19, 2015

Nicholas J. Deliman , 83, of Amherst, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Main Street Care Center, Avon Lake. Nicholas was born December 21, 1931 in Lorain to the late John and Bertha ( Salomon) Deliman and had been an area resident most of his life. He was a veteran of the Navy serving from 1951 to 1954.   Nicholas as a realtor for Coldwell Banker. He also served as an Ohio State...
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Mildred I. Karolak

November 25, 1917 - April 16, 2015

Mildred I. Karolak (nee Zbrzezny ), 97, of Lorain, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Mercy Regional Medical Center.   Mildred was born November 25, 1917 in Lorain, OH and was a lifelong resident. She was a member of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church. She sang in the St Cecilia Choir, was president of the P.T.U., and served as a hospital volunteer for the parish. She was a...
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Thomas W Dzoba, Sr.

October 15, 1931 - April 4, 2015

Thomas (Tom) W. Dzoba Sr., 83, of Vermilion, passed away peacefully, on Saturday, April 4, 2015 in the home of his daughter, Catherine Ross, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Alice Dzoba (nee Botinovchan) in August 2014. Tom was born October 15, 1931 in Aliquippa, PA, to the late William and Mary (nee Popson) Dzoba. Tom attended...
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Marlene T. Garza

May 15, 1934 - March 27, 2015

Marlene Garza (nee Garcia) age 80 of Lorain passed away Friday, March 27, 2015 at Elmcroft of Lorain Assisted Living surrounded by her loving family. Marlene was born in Lorain and had been a lifelong area resident. She was a homemaker and a member of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church. She enjoyed crocheting and spending time with family and friends. She married Emil Garza...
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Robert Gorsuch

April 20, 1948 - March 22, 2015

Robert Gorsuch , 66, of Lorain, died Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Admirals Pointe Nursing Home, Huron after a lengthy illness. Robert was born April 20, 1948 in Everett, PA. and had been a Lorain resident since 1952. He was a veteran of the United States Army and served in the Vietnam War. Robert worked as a Lineman for Ohio Edison until a motorcycle accident forced his retirement. ...
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Maryann Smath

May 17, 1939 - March 10, 2015

Maryann Smath (nee Leight), 75, of Lorain, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Mercy Regional Medical Center.   Maryann was born May 17, 1939 in Sharon, PA and had been a Lorain resident for most of her life.   She was a homemaker and enjoyed watching old movies, and crocheting. Maryann is survived by her husband Edward Smath; daughter, Theresa Smath of Lorain;...
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Leonarda "Lee" Ochenkowski

February 10, 1943 - February 19, 2015

Leonarda "Lee" Ochenkowski (nee Solowiej ), 72 , of Lorain, passed away Thursday, February 19, 2015 at her residence of natural causes..   She was born February 10, 1943 in Poland and moved to Lorain in 1961. Lee retired from the Y.M.C.A. after 25 years of service.   Lee was a member of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Lorain. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, and...
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Thomas M. Yarsa

January 12, 1950 - February 15, 2015

Thomas M. Yarsa ,65, of Lorain, passed away after a long illness Sunday, February 15, 2015 at his residence. Thomas was born January 12, 1950 in Lorain and had been a lifelong Lorain resident . He was a veteran of the Army Reserve. Thomas worked for U.S. Gypsum for over 25 years. He was a member of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Lorain. He liked animals, especially...
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Sophie Petrosky

September 14, 1923 - February 7, 2015

Sophie J. Petrosky, 91, of Lorain, died Saturday, February 7, 2015, at Anchor Lodge. Sophie was born September 14, 1923 in Lorain and had been a lifelong Lorain resident. Sophie worked for US Steel as a Brakeman for 35 years, retiring in 1976. She was a member of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church and its Altar & Rosary Society as well as the Paduan Travelers of Lorain. She...
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Salvatore "Sam" Poltrone

May 22, 1923 - February 3, 2015

Salvatore "Sam" Poltrone, 91, of Lorain, died Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at Mercy Regional Medical Center ICU, following a brief illness. He was born May 22, 1923 in Buffalo, New York and had lived in Lorain for over 85 years. Sam was a World War II Veteran of the Army Air Corps. He obtained the rank of Sergeant and proudly served in the European Theater during the War. He was employed...
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James Konieczny

February 27, 1932 - January 7, 2015

James S. Konieczny, 82, of Lorain, died Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at Autumn Aegis Retirement Community. James was born February 27, 1932 in Lorain, and had been a lifelong area resident. He was a 1949 graduate of Lorain High School and a veteran of the Air Force serving during the Korean Conflict. He was stationed at Burtonwood Airfield in England . James worked for BF Goodrich for...
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Roy A. Rompala

November 28, 1959 - December 11, 2014

Roy Alexander Rompala, 55, of Cleveland, passed away December 11, 2014 at South Pointe Hospital, Warrensville Heights, after a lengthy illness. He was born November 28, 1959 in Cleveland, OH and had been a lifelong Cleveland resident. Roy obtained a BA after High School and later worked as a power lineman. He is survived by his sons, Anthony Reno Rompala of Orange County, CA, Steven...
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Lois M. Baxter (faithful servant)

June 3, 1915 - December 8, 2014

Lois Baxter, 99, of Vermilion went to heaven to be with her savior, Jesus, on Monday, December 8, 2014 at Stein Hospice Center, Sandusky. She was born June 3, 1915 in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of the late Dan and Mabel Vogler. Lois was a woman of prayer and a vibrant worshiper of her Lord. She loved to sing, and in her youth sang with two of her church friends in a trio. She was a...
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Patricia Pullin

April 29, 1931 - November 27, 2014

Patricia Pullin (nee Kennedy), 83, of Lorain, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Thursday, November 27, 2014 after a lengthy illness. She was born April 29, 1931 in Huntsville, TN and had been an Oberlin and Lorain resident most of her life. Patricia worked for Mullers, Oberlin and retired from Lorain Community Hospital in the housekeeping department after 25...
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Marjorie Ellen Rivers-Whitney

August 28, 1920 - November 13, 2014

Marjorie Ellen Rivers-Whitney (nee Tremaine), 94, of Lorain passed away Thursday, November 13, 2014, at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph after a short illness. Marjorie was born August 28, 1920 in Lorain, and had been a lifelong area resident . Marjorie started her career with American Ship as a welder, then was a restaurant owner, waitress, and bartender for Lorain area...
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Blanche Mae Greenless

May 22, 1925 - October 10, 2014

Blanche Mae Greenless "Grandma Greenless", age 89, of Lorain, passed away Friday, October 10, 2014 at Mercy Regional Medical Center. Blanche was born May 22, 1925 in Maumee, OH. She had been a Lorain resident since 1954 moving from Marblehead, OH .   Blanche worked at New Departure and did babysitting. She enjoyed helping others cleaning homes, and ironing. She and her husband...
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Carleen Ann Wohlever

March 5, 1961 - August 13, 2014

Carleen Ann Wohlever (nee Majjasie), 53, of Las Vegas, NV, died suddenly on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Mountain View Hospital in Las Vegas, from sudden cardiac arrest. She was born March 5, 1961 in Lorain, Ohio. As an Air Force spouse, Carleen had lived in many different locations such as Denver, CO; Plattsburgh, NY; Suffolk, England; Geneva, OH and Las Vegas. The latter of which she had...
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Alice M. Dzoba

December 1, 1935 - August 10, 2014

Alice M. Dzoba (nee Botinovchan ), 78, of Vermilion, passed away Sunday, August 10, 2014 at University Hospital, Cleveland. Alice was born December 1, 1935 in Monaca, PA. to the late John and Louise (Hallek) Botinovchan. She lived in Florida from 1991 until moving back to Vermilion in 2008. Alice and her husband Tom enjoyed watching the sunsets on the Florida beach, and shelling. She also...
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John Rolf Vincer

October 26, 1957 - July 11, 2014

John Rolf Vincer, 56, of Lorain, died Friday, July 11, 2014 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a sudden illness. John was born October 26, 1957 in Lorain. He had been a lifelong Lorain resident, but enjoyed visiting his siblings in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, having enlisted after High School and serving during the Vietnam War. John...
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Marilyn Jean Wilson

October 15, 1934 - June 20, 2014

Marilyn Jean Wilson (nee Brown ), 79, of Lorain, died Friday, June 20, 2014 at EMH Regional Medical Center, Elyria after a sudden illness. Marilyn was born October 15, 1934 in Lorain, and had been a Lorain resident most of her life. She was a Jehovah's Witness and attended the Lorain East Congregation. Marilyn was a homemaker, and was devoted to Jehovah. She enjoyed small trips with her...
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John "Fuzzy" Horvath

April 1, 1917 - June 12, 2014

John A. "Fuzzy" Horvath, 97, of Lorain, died Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Anchor Lodge Nursing Home after a short illness. John was born April 1, 1917 in Lorain where he has been a life long resident. He was a veteran of the US Army serving during WWII. John worked for American Ship as a boilermaker and lead carpenter for over 35 years retiring in 1980. He was a charter member of St....
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Thomas Evans

December 29, 1919 - May 4, 2014

Thomas "Tim" Evans, 94, of Lorain, died Sunday, May 4, 2014 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph. Thomas was born December 29, 1919 in Muncy, PA. and had been a Lorain resident since 1952, having moved from Athens, OH. He was a veteran of WWII, serving as a Naval Aviator in the Pacific Theater. Following the war Thomas graduated from Ohio University with a Masters Degree in...
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Frances S. Lewandowski

September 16, 1917 - April 9, 2014

Frances S. Lewandowski (nee Wojtowicz ), age 96, of Lorain, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Kingston of Vermilion. Frances was born September 16, 1917 in Lorain and had been a lifelong resident. Frances was a homemaker who was devoted to caring for her family. She was a warm and friendly person who made friends easily. Her pastimes included sewing, crocheting, baking, camping,...
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Virginia M Coller

February 12, 2014 - March 22, 2014

Virginia M Coller (nee Hagley), 94, of Elyria, died Saturday, March 22, 2014 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph after a short illness. Virginia was born February 12, 1920 in Cleveland where she was raised. She received her bachelor of Arts in English from Notre Dame College and Masters of Library Science from Case Western Reserve. She was a veteran of the US Navy serving as a...
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Douglas Craig Owens, Sr.

July 13, 1947 - February 20, 2014

Douglas Craig Owens, Sr., 66, of Lorain, died Thursday, February 20, 2014 at his home after a lengthy illness. Doug was born July 13, 1947 in Cleveland and had been a Lorain resident for the past two years moving from Cleveland. He had owned several small businesses including a gas station. Doug was a history buff who enjoyed watching old movies and following the stock market. He also...
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Alfred Waseleski

May 10, 1921 - February 16, 2014

Alfred Waseleski, 92, of Elyria passed away unexpectedly Sunday, February 16, 2014 at his residence. Alfred was born May 10, 1921 in Benwood, West Virginia. He moved to Lorain in 1957 from Cleveland. Alfred was a veteran of the United States Army serving during W.W. II. He was in the Pacific Campaign and fought in the Phillipines where he was wounded during action. He was a life member of...
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John V. Magnus

August 10, 1918 - February 13, 2014

John V. Magnus, age 95, of Lorain, died Thursday, February 13, 2014 at New Life Hospice Center after a short illness. John was born August 10, 1918 in Neffs, OH, and attended school there. Before entering the Unites States Army, John worked as a hardware store clerk, house painter, and bus driver. He had been a Lorain resident for the past 70 years. He was a W.W. II veteran of the United...
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Jacquelyn Kay Poling

June 20, 1947 - February 12, 2014

Jacquelyn Kay Poling (nee VanBuskirk ), 66, of Lorain, passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Mercy Regional Medical Center. Jacquelyn was born June 30, 1947 in Fort Wayne, IN. She was a homemaker who enjoyed watching television, playing cards, and puzzle books.She was a wonderful mother and grandmother and loved spending time with her family.   She is survived by her children...
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Alan James Konieczny

September 12, 1959 - February 8, 2014

Alan James Konieczny, 54, of Lorain, died unexpectedly, Saturday, February 8, 2014. He was born September 12, 1959 in Lorain, where he had been a life long resident. Alan graduated from Southview High School in 1978, and worked as a mason for various contractors. Alan had a love for the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, music, and playing the guitar. He will be...
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Elizabeth Konieczny

March 10, 1934 - February 7, 2014

Elizabeth T. Konieczny (nee Thompson), 79, of , died Friday, February 7, 2014 at Autumn Aegis Nursing Home, Lorain after a short illness. She was born March 10, 1934 in Warrington, England and had been a Lorain resident since 1954 moving from England. Elizabeth worked for Deluca's Place In the Park and Deluca's Bakery for over 30 years as a baker and caterer. She had been a member of St...
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Marianne Antosiak

January 5, 1925 - February 4, 2014

Marianne Helena Antosiak (nee Andrzejewski), 89, of Lorain, died Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at the University of Michigan Hospital after a sudden illness. Marianne was born January 5, 1925 in Bruay, France. She married Joseph Antosiak on Oct. 12, 1946 in Lowningen, Germany. They moved from England to Lorain in 1956 where she had lived until moving to Howell, MI in 2007. Marianne had worked...
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Luz N. Atkinson

January 31, 1948 - December 27, 2013

Luz Nerieda Atkinson died December 27, 2013 after a long illness. She was born January 31, 1948 in Puerto Rico. She grew up in the South Bronx and came to Lorain in the early 70's. She supported herself with a small cleaning business. Affectionatly known as Lucy to her friends, she was one of Jehovah's Witnesses for almost 40 years. Lucy enjoyed the beauty of creation, the honesty of little...
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Mary Lou Ziemba

June 27, 1934 - November 25, 2013

Mary Lou Ziemba (nee Coy), 79, of LaGrange, OH and formerly of Lorain, passed away Monday, November 25, 2013 at New Life Hospice Center after a short illness. Mary Lou was born June 27, 1934 in Canton, OH. She had been employed by various dry cleaning companies in Lorain, lastly with Crystal Clear Dry Cleaning. Mary Lou also worked in food service at the turnpike rest stop, and in food...
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Judith Marie Visci

August 27, 1952 - November 15, 2013

Judith Marie Visci, 61, formerly of Lorain, died Friday, November 15, 2013 at Weber Health Care Center, Wellington after a lengthy illness. She attended Murray Ridge School. She worked in the Murray Ridge Workshop and had also worked at the Vermilion Wendy's. She is survived by her brother, Larry Visci of Fort Myers, FL. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Edith (nee...
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Phillip Gene Kulick

August 4, 1939 - November 8, 2013

Phillip Gene Kulick, age 74, of Lorain passed away Friday, November 8, 2013 at New Life Hospice Center. Phillip was born August 4, 1939, and had been a lifelong Lorain resident. He was a graduate of Lorain High School Class of 1957-B, and attended Oberlin School of Commerce from 1957 to 1958. He served 3 years active duty in the United States Army from 1958 to 1961 serving one year in Korea. ...
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Frances Kozma

January 7, 1919 - November 4, 2013

At the age of 94, Frances M. Kozma (nee Zvosecz) peacefully and willingly returned to The Lord on Monday, November 4th, 2013. Her independence, simple living, and feisty attitude are credited to her longevity. Fran was born in Lorain on Jan. 7, 1919 to the late John and Katie (nee Horvath) Zvosecz. She resided in Lorain her entire life. She vividly recalled the Great Lorain Tornado of 1924....
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Richard Adam Schoolcraft

May 23, 1981 - October 28, 2013

Richard Adam Schoolcraft, 32, of Lorain, passed away Monday, October 28 2013 at his residence. Richard was born May 23, 1981 in Lorain, Oh. He had been a lifelong Lorain resident. He enjoyed bowling, and taking care of his wife and 2 beautiful children. Forever in our hearts he is survived by wife Chrissy (nee Kreider); children, Autumn and Richard "Junior"; mother Pamela Schoolcraft of Lorain;...
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Dorothy M. Wilczynski

August 23, 1927 - October 1, 2013

Dorothy M. Wilczynski (nee Nowicki ), 86, of Lorain, died Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at Stein Hospice, Sandusky after a short illness. Dorothy was born August 23, 1927 in Lorain, and had been a lifelong area resident. Dorothy was a member of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church. She had been employed as a cashier at Meyer-Goldberg. She is survived by sons Dale (Keri)...
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Ida Dimacchia

September 26, 1917 - September 14, 2013

Ida A. Dimacchia, 95, of Lorain, died Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Amherst Manor where she had been a resident for the past several years. Ida was born September 26, 1917 in Delmont, PA. She had been a lifelong Lorain resident . She graduated from Lorain High School Class of 1935A . Ida was a member of the Catholic Church of St. Peter, the American Association of Retired Persons, the...
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Bert Szabo

May 9, 1924 - August 30, 2013

Bert Szabo entered into Jesus's arms Friday night August 30, 2013 at Elyria Memorial Hospital after a sudden illness. Bert was born in Czechoslovakia May 9, 1924. He came to the U.S. with his family in 1928. He graduated from Clearview High School, and joined the Army during W.W.II. He was discharged honorably and joined the local workforce. He worked for Am Ship, U.S. Steel, Thew Shovel,...
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Ethel Gawlak

January 2, 1931 - August 25, 2013

Ethel Gawlak (nee White), age 82, of Lorain passed away Sunday, August 25, 2013 at her residence. Ethel was born January 2, 1931 in Lexington, KY and had been a Lorain resident since the early 1950's. Ethel was the kindest person you could ever meet. She was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. She was a dedicated mother, grandmother, and friend, and did everything with love. ...
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Alexander Kish

May 26, 1940 - August 17, 2013

Alexander Louis "Al" Kish, 73, of Lorain, died Saturday, August 17, 2013 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph, Lorain. Alexander was born May 26, 1940 in Lorain, and had been a lifelong area resident. He graduated from Lorain High School Class of 1959-A. Alexander worked for U.S. Steel- RTI as an Inspector for 32 years retiring in 2000. He was a lifelong member of the Hungarian...
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Virginia E. Reese

March 12, 1930 - July 30, 2013

Virginia E. "Babe" Reese (nee DelSignore), 83, of Lorain, passed away after a short illness on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. She was surrounded by her loving family. Virginia was born on March 12, 1930 in Lorain and was a lifelong resident. She was a member of the Catholic Church of St. Peter. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Virginia married Olan E....
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Stephany G. Kurowski

October 30, 1920 - July 22, 2013

Stephany G. Kurowski (nee Tesarek ), 92, of Lorain, passed away Monday, July 22, 2013 at her residence. She was born in Lorain October 30, 1920. In being the prototypical Grandma, Stephany smiled through each day with only kind words to say to everyone she came in contact with. Complaints were not in her vocabulary and she wished no ill will upon others. She lived 92 1/2 years in Lorain, OH and...
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Angela Mary Springowski

August 14, 1918 - July 21, 2013

Angela Mary Springowski died on July 21, 2013 at New Life Hospice following a brief illness. She was born in Lorain on August 14, 1918 to Michael and Jadwiga Maziarz but was raised in Zarzecze, Poland. She came back to Lorain in 1932. Angie enjoyed cooking, traveling and gardening and had an incredible passion for slot machines! She lived for taking care of others, especially her husband,...
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Charles Louis Renouard

May 22, 1927 - July 16, 2013

Charles Louis Renouard Charles transitioned from this life on July 16, 2013 at the age of 86 years old. He was born in Elyria, Ohio on May 22, 1927. Chuck was a veteran serving in the Merchant Marines and the US Army during the Korean War. He met the love of his life, Fay Hebert, at a USO dance while stationed in Louisiana. He and Fay have been married for nearly 67 years. Chuck was a...
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Joseph R. Mannillo

June 3, 1922 - July 6, 2013

Joseph R. Mannillo, 91, of Amherst, died Saturday, July 6, 2013 at EMH Elyria Medical Center after a short illness. Joseph was born June 3, 1922 in Lorain, and had been a lifelong Lorain resident moving to Amherst last year. He was a veteran of the United States Army and was extremely proud of his service during W.W. II. He served in the Central and Eastern Theater's with the 503 Ordinance...
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Robert Williams

November 25, 1922 - July 6, 2013

Robert A. Williams ("Pro") Robert -- affectionately known as "Pro" -- lived an active and compassionate life from November 25, 1922 through his death on July 6, 2013. Born in Lorain, Ohio, he graduated from Lorain High School in 1941. Bob took great pride in his role during World War II with the 69th Infantry Division, serving with the artillery in European Front. For his efforts, he was...
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Helen Petroskey

June 11, 1922 - June 2, 2013

Helen Petroskey (nee Raccio ), 90, of Lorain, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2013 at Autumn Aegis Retirement Community where she had been a resident for the past 2 1/2 years. Helen was born June 11, 1922 in Lorain. She was a homemaker and a member of The Catholic Church of St. Peter. She enjoyed cooking and baking, especially for the holidays. She also enjoyed bingo and playing cards. She...
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Stanley J Lepkowski

August 23, 1919 - May 8, 2013

Stanley J. Lepkowski, 93, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at New Life Hospice Center, Lorain after a short illness. He was born on August 23, 1919 in Lorain and lived in the area his entire life. Stanley served in WWII as a Master Sergeant in the United States Army. He earned his Bachelor's degree in accounting from Fenn College, Cleveland and retired as Treasurer/Comptroller of American...
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Frank "Buffalo" Passanisi

October 14, 1942 - May 3, 2013

Frank S. Passanisi , 70, of Lorain, died Friday, May 3, 2013 at New Life Hospice Center, Lorain after a short illness. He was born October 14, 1942 in Lorain where he has been a life long resident. Frank was a graduate of Lorain High School and a veteran of the Ohio Army National Guard. He had worked as a car salesman and sales general manager for various dealerships, most recently...
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Helen Barbara Alu

February 27, 1928 - April 20, 2013

Helen Barbara Alu (nee Rabatin), 85, of Lorain, died Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a short illness. She was born February 27, 1928 in Lakewood, OH and had been a Lorain resident for the past 62 years moving from Lakewood. Helen had worked for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cleveland Indians as an usher, Cosco, and was a private duty caregiver. She was a...
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Dennis Minnich

March 21, 1948 - March 1, 2013

Dennis L. Minnich , 64, of Lorain, died unexpectedly Friday, March 1, 2013 at his residence. Dennis was born March 21, 1948 in Lorain, OH, and had been a lifelong area resident. He was a graduate of St. Mary's, High School, Lorain, and was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. serving during the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1972. He was a member of the Amvets Post #47,and the American...
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Jacqueline Ann Griffith

April 8, 1942 - February 20, 2013

Jacqueline Ann Griffith (nee DeTillio), 70, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph, Lorain after a brief illness. She was born April 8, 1942 in Lorain and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 10 years, moving from Amherst and Lorain. Jacqueline graduated from Lorain High School and St. Joseph School of Nursing. She worked as a...
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Joseph S. Strzelecki

March 19, 1925 - February 18, 2013

Joseph S. Strzelecki, 87, of Lorain,Ohio died Monday, February 18, 2013 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph surrounded by his loving family. Joseph was born March 19, 1925 in Sombor, Poland. He served with the Polish contingent of the United States Army during W.W. II, and moved to Lorain in 1949 after the war. He then earned his U.S. citizenship in 1957. Joseph was employed by U.S....
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Dorothy Rose Sklarek

February 11, 1917 - February 9, 2013

Dorothy Rose Sklarek (nee Bonk),95, of Lorain, died Saturday, February 9, 2013 at Autumn Aegis Retirement Community after a lengthy illness. She was born February 11, 1917 in Lorain, where she had been a life long resident. Dorothy attended Nativity BVM School "Polish School" and Lorain High School. She was a member of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church and enjoyed music and polkas...
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Naomi Mitchell

February 7, 1927 - January 23, 2013

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Katherine M. Skodney

August 9, 1917 - January 23, 2013

Katherine M. Skodney (nee Stantion ), 95, of Lorain, died Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at Welcome Nursing Home, Oberlin, OH where she had been a resident since 1999. Katherine was born August 9, 1917 in Bedford, OH. She had been a Lorain resident since 1940. Katherine was a homemaker, and a member of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, the United Polish Club, and the Golden...
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Agnes Therese Sadowski

March 19, 1924 - January 14, 2013

Agnes Therese Sadowski (nee Labiszewski ), 88, of Lorain, died Monday, January 14, 2013 at Main Street Care Center, Avon Lake, OH where she had been a resident for the past 3 years. Agnes was born March 19, 1924 in Lorain, OH to the late Leon and Bertha (nee Sobocinski) Labiszewski and had been a lifelong Lorain resident . Earlier in life Agnes worked as a secretary for American Stove...
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Shirley M. Ostang

April 3, 1931 - December 10, 2012

Shirley M. Ostang (nee Prock), 81, of Lorain, died Monday, December 10, 2012 at Kingston of Vermilion where she had been a resident for the past 8 years. She was born April 3, 1931 in Ravenna, OH, and had been a Lorain resident for most of her life. She was a 1949 graduate of Lorain High School. Shirley worked in the office for Fruehauf Trailer, the Miller's Country Place in Avon as...
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Wilhelm "Willi" Winnen

November 10, 1938 - October 11, 2012

Wilhelm "Willi" Winnen,73, of Lorain, died Thursday, October 11, 2012 at his home after a short illness. Willi was born November 10, 1938 in Mulhofen, Germany and had been a Lorain resident for the past 51 years moving from Germany . Willi worked as a chemical operator for BF Goodrich, Avon Lake for 30 years retiring in 1996. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Lorain and...
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Linwood T. "Bill" Pierce

May 19, 1927 - October 10, 2012

Linwood T. "Bill" Pierce, age 85, of Lorain died suddenly Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at Mercy Regional Medical Center. He was born May 19, 1927 in Richmond, Virginia and had been a Lorain area resident for the past 54 years. He graduated from the University of Missouri. Linwood was an accountant and owner of several local businesses, including Duskey Brothers' Gas Station. He was a veteran...
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Therese Mary Sobieski

February 24, 1918 - October 7, 2012

Therese Mary Sobieski, the "reading lady" of Lorain, passed away Sunday, October 07, 2012 at New Life Hospice after a brief illness and 94 years full of life. She was born February 24, 1918. Therese had a life-long career in teaching and reading was her passion. After earning a degree in education from St. John's College, she began teaching in the Cleveland area in 1945. She moved back home in...
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Filomena "Fannie" Marino

October 10, 1914 - September 30, 2012

Filomena "Fannie" Marino (nee Todarello), age 97, of Amherst, passed away peacefully Sunday, September 30, 2012 at Amherst Manor to whom her family would like to thank for all of their wonderful care and service. She was born in Lorain on October 10, 1914 and lived most of her life there. She graduated from Lorain High School in 1932 and then went to work at Smith & Gerhart. Before her...
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Salomieja Solowiej

October 8, 1910 - September 23, 2012

Salomieja Solowiej (nee Lukasziewicz), 101, of Lorain, died Sunday, September 23, 2012 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph, Lorain after a short illness. She was born October 8, 1910 in Poland and has been a Lorain resident since 1961 moving from Poland. Salmieja was a member of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Lorain where she had been active with the Altar & Rosary...
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Nadene Sheldon

December 17, 1941 - August 12, 2012

Nadene Sheldon (nee Cyran ), age 70, of North Ridgeville, OH , died Sunday, August 12, 2012 at Ames Family Hospice House, Westlake, OH. She was born December 17, 1941 in Lorain and had been an area resident most of her life. Nadene was an administrator for the Lorain County Metro Parks for 20 years. She was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Sheffield Lake. She was an avid...
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Remo P Epifano

December 30, 1929 - August 12, 2012

Remo P. Epifano, 82, of Lorain, died Sunday, August 12, 2012 at his home after a lengthy illness. Remo was born December 30, 1929 in Lorain where he has been a life long resident. He graduated from Lorain High School in 1948 and was a veteran of the US Air Force. Remo worked for Ohio Edison for 5 years after his service in the Air Force and then began working for Columbia Gas as a welder...
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Mary Rose Parreco

February 11, 1914 - July 17, 2012

Mary Rose Parreco (nee Bove), 98, of Wyandotte, MI and formerly of Lorain, OH , passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at Aberdeen Nursing Home in Trenton, MI. Mary was born in Lorain on February 11, 1914 and had been a Lorain resident for most of her life. She had resided with her daughter in Wyandotte, MI for the past 14 years. She was a seamstress for The Higbee Company for 20 years,...
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William A. Argenti

December 4, 1952 - June 29, 2012

William Anthony Argenti, 59, of Huron, died Friday, June 29, 2012 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a short illness. He was born December 4, 1952 in Lorain and had been a Huron resident for the past 20 years moving from Lorain. He was a veteran of the US Army. Bill was a hard working, good on his hand shake man who wore his heart on his sleeve. He worked several years at Ford Motor,...
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Clarence Emerick

February 1, 1920 - June 20, 2012

Clarence Emerick, 92, of Lorain, died Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at his residence after an extended illness. He was born February 1,1920 in Lorain and had been a lifelong Lorain resident. Clarence was a water plant superintendent for the City of Lorain, Water Treatment Dept. retiring in 1980 after 30+ years of service. He was a WW II veteran of the Navy. Clarence was an outdoorsman and...
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Mary E. Hamrlik

July 21, 1929 - April 24, 2012

Mary E. Hamrlik (nee Gerega), 87 of Lorain, died Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at Anchor Lodge Retirement Village where she had been a resident for the past 4 years. She was born July 21, 1924 in Ambridge, Pennsylvania where she was raised and married her late husband Steven R. Hamrlik in 1941. Mary was a member of the Catholic Church of St. Peter. She was a homemaker, and enjoyed spending time with...
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Eleanor M. Bilancini

June 11, 1923 - April 8, 2012

Eleanor M. Bilancini (nee Kovacs), 88, of Lorain, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2012 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a short illness. She was born June 11, 1923 in Toledo, OH, and lived most of her life in Lorain. Eleanor was a homemaker, and enjoyed ceramics, crocheting, gardening, reading, and crossword puzzles. She did babysitting, and also tutored children in the Stars Program. She...
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Grace L Bryda

August 22, 1934 - March 30, 2012

Grace L. Bryda (nee White), 77 of Andover, OH and formerly of Lorain and Vermilion passed away Friday, March 30, 2012 at the home of her granddaughter in Youngstown, OH after a 5 year illness. Grace was born August 22, 1934 in Charleston, WV moving to Lorain in 1952, and Vermilion in 1992. She was a homemaker, and enjoyed boating, fishing, jigsaw puzzles, yard sales, auctions, and Home...
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James H. Taylor

January 14, 1930 - March 29, 2012

James H.Taylor, 82, of Lorain, passed away at home Thursday, March 29th, 2012 surrounded by his family after a brief illness. He was born January 14, 1930 in Cherokee, NC. At the age of 22 he moved to Lorain and had resided there for the past 60 years. James retired from US Steel as a foreman in Four Seamless in 1985, after 31 years. He then retired from Securitas as a guard in 2010, after 18...
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Patricia "Pat" K. McKinney

January 13, 1947 - February 6, 2012

Patricia "Pat" K. McKinney (nee Brennan), 65, of Elyria, died Monday, February 6, 2012 at the Cleveland Clinic after a short illness. She was born January 13, 1947 in Elyria where she has been a lifelong resident. Pat had been working as a Phlebotomist for King James Medical Lab, Westlake for the past 17 years. She enjoyed gardening and bowling, previously bowling on a league at Rebman...
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Dorothy E. Nowicki

December 15, 1924 - February 4, 2012

Dorothy E. Nowicki (nee Turton), age 87, lifelong Lorain resident passed away Saturday, February 4, 2012 at Anchor Lodge Nursing Home where she had been a resident for the past 3 years. Dorothy was born December 15, 1924 in Lorain the daughter of the late Michael and Nellie (nee Prybyl) Turton. She was a registered nurse and had been employed at St. Joseph's Hospital in Lorain. She was one of the...
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Robert Thompson

June 19, 1921 - January 25, 2012

Robert Thompson , 90, of Lorain, died Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at Lake Pointe Health Care Center where he had been a resident for the past year. He was born June 19, 1921 in Lorain and was a lifelong area resident. Robert was owner- operator of Thompson's Landscaping for 30 years. He was a W.W.II veteran and served with B Company 368 Engineers across Normandy, Northern France and the...
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Emma Sivinski

June 15, 1914 - January 21, 2012

Emma Sivinski (nee King), 97, of Lorain passed away Saturday, January 21, 2012 at Golden Acres Nursing Home in Amherst. She was born June 15, 1914 in Caroline, West Virginia, the daughter of the late George and Julia (Mike) King. Emma had been employed by General Industries for 10 years, and retired in 1978 from the Nordson Corp. as an inspector. On October 19, 1956 she married Louis Sivinski...
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Alyssa Rose Ellis

June 26, 2000 - January 16, 2012

Alyssa Smith-Ellis, age 11, of Amherst passed away unexpectedly Monday, January 16, 2012 at EMH Amherst Hospital. She was born June 26, 2000 in Lorain. Alyssa was a member of the Amherst Church of the Nazarene. She is survived by her parents Tony and Cathy Ellis; siblings Brianna, Jacob, Kyle, Meagan, Jon, Emily, Nicolas, and Zachary Ellis; Paternal Grandmother Marilyn Ellis of Lorain; Maternal...
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Stacy Y. Zalek

March 23, 1966 - January 13, 2012

Stacy Y. Zalek (nee Gregg), 45, of Sheffield Lake, died Friday, January 13, 2012 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph, Lorain after a lengthy illness.   She was born March 23, 1966 in Cleveland and has been a Sheffield Lake resident most of her life.   Stacy graduated from Lorain County Community College with a degree in nursing. She worked as an LPN for several nursing agencies and...
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Gilbert V. Saltis

October 30, 1918 - December 23, 2011

Gilbert V. Saltis, 93, lifelong resident of Lorain, died unexpectedly Friday, December 23, 2011 at his residence. Gilbert was born in Pennsylvania the son of the late August and Mary (nee Meisner) Saltis. He was a veteran of the United States Navy serving during W.W.II. Gilbert was a carpenter for U.S. Steel retiring in 1979, and prior to that had worked at Black River Lumber. He was a member...
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Lottie M. Burkiewicz

January 3, 1925 - December 16, 2011

Lottie M. Burkiewicz (nee Schultz), 86, of Lorain, died Friday, December 16, 2011 at Avon Oaks Nursing Home, Avon after a short illness. Lottie was born January 3, 1925 in Lorain where she has been a life long resident. She worked for St. Joseph Hospital, Lorain as a unit secretary for 17 years retiring in 1981. She was a member of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Lorain,...
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Rose Ann Nickoloff-Zadekas

November 12, 1937 - December 15, 2011

Rose Ann Nickoloff-Zadekas, 74, of Lorain, died Thursday morning, December 15, 2011 at Denise's Adult Home Care, Lorain following a lengthy illness. Rose Ann was born November 12, 1937 in Lorain and had been a life long area resident . She was a homemaker, and a member of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church. She was an active member of the church serving there as a...
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Richard G. Scheid

September 17, 1922 - December 11, 2011

Richard G. Scheid, 89, passed away December 11, 2011 at his daughter's home after a brief illness. Born in Pontiac, OH September 17, 1922 he attended a one room school on Rt. 99 S. in Pontiac for the first 8 grades. He graduated from Monroeville High School in 1940. He applied at Lincoln Electric Welding School, Cleveland but was placed on a waiting list. He then went to work at Atlas Powder Co....
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Joan Marie Fletcher

June 12, 1943 - November 18, 2011

Joan Marie Fletcher (nee Dombrowski), 68, of Sheffield Village, died Friday, November 18, 2011 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness. She was born June 12, 1943 in Lorain, OH and has lived in Sheffield Village since her childhood Joan worked for the City of North Olmsted in the engineering department for over 20 years, retiring in 2005. She was a lifelong member of St....
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Maria Sapecki

December 15, 1919 - November 12, 2011

Maria Sapecki (nee Stepek ), age 92, of Lorain, passed away Saturday, November 12, 2011 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law in Amherst. Maria was born December 15, 1919 in Haczow, Poland. She moved from Poland to Lorain 62 years ago. Maria had been employed by Lorain Products for 11 years retiring in 1982. She was a member of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in...
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Jacob J Carmon

November 6, 1917 - November 10, 2011

Jacob John Carmon, 94, of Elyria, died Thursday, November 10, 2011 at Center Ridge Health Care Center where he had been a resident for the past three years. Jacob was born November 6, 1917 in Avon, OH, to the late Joseph and Frances (nee Spanier) Carmon. Jacob worked for Lear Siegler Inc. as a Maintenance Supervisor for 42 years. He was a longtime member of St. Agnes Catholic Church,...
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Eleanor Veronica Saltis

June 4, 1925 - November 6, 2011

Eleanor Veronica Saltis (nee Sadowski), 86, of Lorain, died Sunday, November 6, 2011 at Mercy Regional Hospital after a short illness. Eleanor was born June 4, 1925 in Lorain,Ohio and has been a lifelong resident. She was a member of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Lorain and had been active in the Altar Guild. She enjoyed dancing, embroidery, ceramics and cooking. As a young...
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Anna N. Campana

May 25, 1926 - November 5, 2011

Anna N. Campana (nee DiNicola), 85, of Amherst, died Saturday, November 5, 2011 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a short illness. Anna was born May 25, 1926 in Erie, PA and had lived in Sheffield Village from 1963-2005 moving from Lorain where she grew up. She attended Lorain High School and was employed by the Kresge Store and Lorain Printing Co. She was a member of St. Teresa...
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William Dellefield

October 24, 1920 - October 31, 2011

Victor William Dellefield went home to be with the Lord on October 31st, 2011. Victor was born on Oct 24, 1920 in Elyria, Ohio on Murray Ridge Road to the late Peter and Rosa ( nee Roebke ) Dellefield. He joined the Army and served in WWII in Belgium and England with the 717th Railway Operating Battalion. After the war, he was employed at Lake Terminal Railroad and worked there until his...
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Michael Brian Moore

May 25, 1972 - October 26, 2011

Michael Brian Moore, 39, of Henning, TN and formerly of Lorain passed away suddenly Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at his residence. He was born May 25, 1972 in Bay Village, OH. Michael was employed as a prison guard at the West Tennessee Penitentiary. Michael is survived by his wife Cherie (nee White) Moore; parents Claudia (Mark) Jalkanen of Vermilion, and Charles Edward Moore of Harlan, KY;...
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James R. Conaway

September 28, 1924 - October 25, 2011

James R. Conaway, 87, of Lorain, died unexpectedly Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at Anchor Lodge Nursing Home. He was born September 28, 1924 in Bridgeport, OH. James was a veteran of the United States Army having served during W.W. II and the Korean Conflict. He was employed as a Brakeman for Conrail retiring in November 1985. He was a member of the Cornerstone United Methodist Church, and a...
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Bernice Pearsall

January 21, 1922 - October 14, 2011

Bernice Loraine (nee Gordon) Pearsall, 89, of Lorain passed away Friday, October 14, 2011 at Life Care Center in Westlake, OH after a long illness. She had been a resident there for the past 2 1/2 years. She was born January 21, 1922 in Detroit, MI to the late Wellington Murray and Frances Marie (nee Weber) Gordon. Bernice moved to Lorain in 1948 and has been a resident for the past 60 years....
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Agnes Thompson

September 9, 1924 - October 10, 2011

Agnes Thompson (nee Jakmas), age 87, of Lorain passed away Monday, October 10, 2011 at Lake Pointe Health Center in Lorain. She was born September 9, 1924 in Lorain. Agnes was a licensed practical nurse having been employed by Autumn Ages. She was a member of St. Anthony's of Padua Catholic Church. Agnes is survived by her husband of 65 years Robert S. Thompson; son Dale (Camilla) Thompson of...
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Edward William Koperdak

July 3, 1922 - October 7, 2011

Edward William Koperdak, 89 years of age and a resident of Lorain, Ohio passed away Friday, October 7, 2011 at Kingston of Vermilion. He was born July 3, 1922 in Mt. Pleasant Twp., Pa. He was a W.W.II veteran of the Unites States Army Air Force, serving in India and China. After graduating from University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Industrial Engineering, he came to work at U.S. Steel...
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Thomas Edward Williams, Sr.

May 14, 1940 - October 4, 2011

Thomas Edward Williams Sr., age 71, of Lorain passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 14, 1940 in Patton, PA the son of the late Charles and Violet (nee Bowman) Williams. He served in the United States Marine Corp. from 1957 to 1959, and the United States Army from 1959 to 1967. Tom was a rigger, iron worker, and a caster lab...
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Richard E Hill

February 2, 1954 - September 21, 2011

Richard E. Hill, 57, of Lorain, died Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at Mercy Regional Medical Center, Lorain after a short illness. He was born February 2, 1954 in Rocky River, OH and had been a lifelong Lorain resident. He was a veteran of the US Army and had worked as a Meat Cutter for Giant Eagle. Richard enjoyed painting, collecting different items, and was an avid sports enthusiast....
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