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Our Obituaries

Dorisann Vivian Konrad

February 1, 1941 - April 18, 2014

Dorisann Vivian Konrad, 73, of Vermilion, died Friday, April 18, 2014 at MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland after a short illness. She was born February 1, 1941 in Elyria , and had been a life long Vermilion area resident. Dorisann worked for South Shore Packing, Vermilion for 21 years, Wendy's, Vermilion, and Alco, Vermilion for 14 years. She was a member of Trinity Gospel Church,...
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Florence A Rotuno

October 14, 1929 - April 16, 2014

Florence A Rotuno (nee Adamczyk), 84, of Lorain, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Elmcroft of Lorain after a lengthy illness. She was born October 14, 1929 in New Castle, PA, and had been a Vermilion area resident for the past15 years moving from Wakeman. Florence had worked for Bell Telephone Co., New Castle, PA and had also assisted her husband, Louis Rotuno, at his Convenient Food...
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Milford "Ed" Richardson

October 7, 1928 - April 13, 2014

Milford "Ed" Richardson, 85, of Berlin Heights, died Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Specialty Hospital of Lorain after a short illness. He was born October 7, 1928 in Whitley Co. KY and moved to Ohio from Tennessee. He had been a Berlin Heights resident for the past 50 years moving from Amherst. Ed worked for Ford Motor Co, Lorain as a relief man for 36 years, retiring in 1988. He was a...
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Margaret Joan Imerzel

July 26, 1915 - April 13, 2014

Margaret Joan (Hall) Imerzel , 98, of Sandusky, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Parkvue Healthcare Center in Sandusky where she was a resident for 5 years. Margaret was born July 26, 1915 in Detroit, MI, the daughter of William Anton Hall and Anna (Andrae) Hall. She lived in Warren, MI for 61 years before moving to Vermilion where she lived with her daughter, Margaret, and her husband...
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Kenneth Paul Semrau

March 1, 1947 - April 12, 2014

Kenneth Paul Semrau, 67, of Vermilion, died Saturday, April 12, 2014 at his home after a lengthy illness. He was born March 1, 1947 in Buffalo, NY and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 31 years moving from Lorain. Kenneth worked for Ford Motor Co., Avon as a spray painter for 32 years and had also worked at Kyle Motors, Vermilion as a parts runner. He was a member of ...
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Norman M Talafer

March 31, 1943 - April 11, 2014

Norman M. Talafer, 71, of Vermilion, passed away unexpectedly Friday, April 11, 2014 at his residence. Norman was born in Lakewood, OH , and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 13 years. He was a veteran of the United States Army, and was a retired bus driver. Norman enjoyed animals, putting puzzles together, and taking long drives. He is survived by his daughters, Sabrina...
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Betty Joyce Presson

August 7, 1934 - April 10, 2014

Betty Joyce Presson (nee Akers), 79, of Vermilion, died Thursday, April 10, 2014 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph after an 8 month illness. Betty was born August 7, 1934 in McKenzie, TN. She had been a Vermilion resident for the past 53 years moving from Tennessee. . She was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church and a 25 year volunteer at Mercy Regional Medical Center...
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Jack Russell Armstrong

October 30, 1930 - April 6, 2014

Jack Russell Armstrong, 83, died Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Kingston of Vermilion after a lengthy illness. He was born October 30, 1930 in Toledo, Ohio and was raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He had been a Vermilion resident for the past 61 years. Mr. Armstrong graduated from Miami University in 1953 and was a veteran of the US Army serving during the Korean War. He taught English and...
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Gregory Allen Bramwell

August 12, 1977 - April 3, 2014

Gregory Allen Bramwell, 36, of Vermilion, died Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Mercy Regional Medical Center, Lorain. Gregory was born August 12, 1977 in Lorain. He had lived in Amherst for one year moving from Vermilion. He enjoyed being with his children and his friends. He especially like sharing the outdoors with his children and working on his computer. He is survived by his mother...
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Harold K. Dillion

October 29, 1939 - March 28, 2014

Harold K. Dillion , 74, of Vermilion, passed away Friday, March 28, 2014 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph after a lengthy illness. Harold was born October 29, 1939 in Ivel, KY and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 45 years. Harold was an inspector for Ford Motor Co in Lorain retiring in 1997. He was a member of Lakeview Baptist Chruch, 425 Retirees, and was an...
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Lois Katherine Pitsnogle

June 7, 1918 - March 24, 2014

Lois Katherine Pitsnogle (nee Wolf), 95, of Vermilion, died Monday, March 24, 2014 at Kingston of Vermilion after a lengthy illness. She was born June 7, 1918 in Hagerstown, MD, and graduated from High School in 1936. She received her nurses training in Baltimore, MD and graduated from the Columbia Business College, Hagerstown. She attended night classes and taught under privileged children...
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David Lawrence Hartle

January 28, 1955 - March 21, 2014

David Lawrence Hartle, 59, of Vermilion, died Friday, March 21, 2014 at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center after a lengthy illness. David was born January 28, 1955 in Johnstown, PA, he had been a Vermilion resident for the past 49 years moving from Pennsylvania. . David worked for Ford Motor Company, Lorain as an assembler for 20 years retiring in 1996. He was a member of St...
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Maria Ingels

October 10, 1923 - March 18, 2014

MARIA BINDER INGELS, 90, passed away on March 18, 2014, at the home of her daughter in North Carolina. Maria was born October 10, 1923 in Mesendorf, Romania. She graduated from school at the age of 14 and worked as a nanny and a nurse's aide during World War II. She came to the United States when she was 24. She resided in Grafton, Ohio then moved to the Berlin Heights/Huron area in 1961. She...
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Velma Ruth Shortt

February 11, 1935 - March 18, 2014

Velma Ruth Shortt (nee Jones), 79, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a short illness. Velma was born February 11, 1935 in Kingsport, TN, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past two years moving from Cleveland. She had been a member of the Pathway Baptist Church, Cleveland and enjoyed reading the bible, crossword puzzles, playing the...
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Robert Lee Adkins

October 14, 1948 - March 14, 2014

Robert Lee Adkins, 85, of Vermilion, died Friday, March 14, 2014 at his home after a lengthy illness. Robert was born October 14, 1928 in Coeburn, VA. He was a veteran of the US Army serving during WWII. Robert worked at the GM Fisher Guide Plant, Elyria for 25 years. He was an active member of AA and theVFW Post #7576. He enjoyed all the simple things in life such as his family,...
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Carmen J. Masciola

September 17, 1936 - March 11, 2014

Carmen J. Masciola , 77, of Lorain, died Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph after a lengthy illness. Carmen was born September 17, 1936 in Benwood, WV. He had been a Lorain resident for the past seven years after moving from Vermilion. Carmen grew up in the Wheeling, West Virginia area. He attended West Virginia University, where he was a member of the award...
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Martin Blake Fortney, Sr.

January 16, 1936 - March 5, 2014

Martin Blake Fortney, Sr., 78, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at Lake Pointe Health Center, Lorain after a short illness. He was born January 16, 1936 in Roseburg, WV and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 54 years moving from Lumberport, WV. He was a veteran of US Air Force serving during the Korean War. Martin worked for Ford Motor Co., Lorain for 30 years retiring...
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William Michael Huff

August 16, 1951 - March 5, 2014

William Michael Huff , 62, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at EMH Regional Medical Center. Michael was born August 16, 1951 in Covington, KY and had lived in Vermilion most of his life. He was a Vermilion High School graduate and had worked as a self employed carpenter. Michael enjoyed listening to music, cooking and reading. He is survived by his daughter, Chanin ...
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Ruth Laidley (Gwynne) Eckert Dullien

June 29, 1931 - March 3, 2014

Ruth Laidley (Gwynne) Eckert Dullien, 82, of Ithaca, New York, and Vermilion, Ohio, passed into the arms of her loving Savior Jesus Christ on March 3, 2014. Ruth was born June 29, 1931 in Windber, Pennsylvania, to the late Dr. J. Harold (d. 1996) and Jeannette (Baer) Gwynne (d. 1977). She was born and raised in Martin's Ferry, Ohio. She also lived in Wilmington, Delaware; and Lafayette,...
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Walter Baron

March 31, 1926 - March 3, 2014

Walter Baron, 87, of Lorain, died Monday, March 3, 2014 at Main Street Care Center after a lengthy illness. Walter was born March 31, 1926 in Lvov, Ukraine. He came to the United States in 1960 from England and moved to the Vermilion area in 1962. He worked at the Ford Assembly plant in Lorain and retired in 1991 after 29 years. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and UAW...
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Howard Ross Zickefoose

July 8, 1928 - March 2, 2014

Howard Ross Zickefoose, 85, of Vermilion passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Specialty Hospital Amherst, OH, after several years of being afflicted with many health problems. Howard was born July 8, 1928 in Pickens, WV, the 5th of 6 children of James A. and Lillia Ann Light Zickefoose. When he was 17 years of age, the family moved to the Buckhannon, WV area. On January 9, 1948 he and...
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Sandra Kay Stark

September 9, 1943 - February 28, 2014

Sandra Kay Stark (nee Retay), 70, of Vermilion , died Friday, February 28, 2014 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph after an 11 year courageous battle against cancer. Sandra was born August 9, 1943 in Lorain and had lived in Vermilion 25 years. Sandra worked as a florist for Frank Kalo Flowers and Hixson's Florist, Lorain and had managed Old Jibs Corner. in Vermilion. She was a...
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Beverly F. Newton

November 1, 1930 - February 28, 2014

Beverly F. Newton (nee Wilsted ), 83, of Vermilion, died Friday, February 28, 2014 at Kingston of Vermilion. Beverly was born November 1, 1930 in Corry, PA, She had been a Vermilion resident since 1963 moving from Lorain. Beverly worked as a cook at Captain Larry's Restaurant, Vermilion, for 20 years. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and enjoyed gambling in Windsor,...
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John R. Lee

March 10, 1936 - February 27, 2014

John R. Lee, 77, of Vermilion, joined his wife in eternal happiness Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Mercy Regional Medical Center, Lorain. John was born March 10, 1936 in Ripley, MS. He had been a Vermilion resident since 1961. He was a veteran of the United States Marines Corp. John worked for Ford Motor, Lorain as a welder retiring April 17, 1990. He enjoyed yard work, watching...
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Beatrice V. Houdeshell

November 9, 1914 - February 26, 2014

Beatrice V. Houdeshell (nee Burton), 99, of Lorain, died Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at her home after a lengthy illness. Beatrice was born November 9, 1914 in Munson, PA, and had been a Lorain resident for the past 37 years moving from Philipsburg, PA. She enjoyed working on puzzles and baking bread and cookies. She is survived by her sons, Joseph Houdeshell of Amherst, James ...
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Cheryl Ann Rettinger

January 29, 1956 - February 21, 2014

Cheryl Ann Rettinger (nee Barbato), 58, of Littleton, CO, passed away Friday, February 21, 2014 at Presbyterian/ St. Luke's Medical Center, Denver after a sudden illness. She was surrounded by her loving family. She was born January 29, 1956 in Garfield Hts, OH, and had been a Littleton resident for the past 20 years, moving from Huntington Beach, CA. Cheryl worked as an account executive...
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William J Krohe

December 24, 1953 - February 18, 2014

William J. "Billy" Krohe,60, of Amherst, died Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at The Orchards Of Westlake after a short illness. Billy was born December 24, 1953 in Cleveland and had been a Vermilion area resident since 1979. He graduated from Marion L. Steele High School, Amherst and joined the Merchant Marines working on ore ships in the Great Lakes. He then worked as a mason for various...
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Kenneth H. DeVault

August 15, 1938 - February 16, 2014

Kenneth H. DeVault, 75, of Vermilion, died Sunday, February 16, 2014 at Mercy Regional Medical Center, Lorain. Kenneth was born August 15, 1938 in Bannock, OH and had been an area resident since 1951. . He was a veteran of the United States Army stationed in Germany. Kenneth worked as a painter, touch up and repairman for Ford Motor, Lorain for 41 years. He loved to watch...
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Ruth Vernadine Kratchen

August 2, 1919 - February 14, 2014

Ruth Vernadine Kratchen (nee Turner), 94, of Vermilion, died Friday, February 14, 2014 at Mill Manor Nursing Home after a short illness. Ruth was born August 2, 1919 in Barberton, OH, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past two years moving from Elyria. Ruth had worked in a factory during WWII and then for Higbee's Department Store in the hats and wigs department. She was a...
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Dorothy Maxine Grob

July 8, 1924 - February 12, 2014

Dorothy Maxine Grob (nee Mauer), 89, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Kingston Residence of Vermilion after a short illness. She was born July 8, 1924 in Lorain and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 68 years. Maxine graduated from Lorain High School in 1942 and attended Huron Rd. Hospital nursing school. She worked at Allen Memorial Hospital, Oberlin and for Dr....
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Marjorie Lorraine Mayer

July 23, 1921 - February 12, 2014

Marjorie Lorraine Mayer (nee Quigg), 92, of Vermilion, passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Amherst Manor. She was born July 23, 1921 in Whiting, IN. Lorraine married Edward Hintz in 1941 and they had a daughter, Edis. Edward died serving during WWII and Lorraine and Edis moved to Vermilion to be with her parents. She remarried Merril Peasley and together they had 4 daughters...
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Russell L. Demaline

April 8, 1918 - February 11, 2014

Russell L. Demaline, 95, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph, less than two months of his 96th birthday. Russell was born April 8, 1918 in Cleveland and had been a Vermilion resident since 1969. He was a veteran of the US Army serving during World War II. Russell worked as a security specialist for NASA for 31 years retiring in 1974. ...
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Charlotte M Rosin

April 4, 1918 - February 9, 2014

Charlotte M. Rosin (nee Wolfli), 95, of Vermilion, died ,Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 at New Life Hospice, Lorain after a lengthy illness. Charlotte was born April 4, 1918 in Lorain and has been a Vermilion resident since 1966. She graduated from the Lorain High School Class of 1963-B. She was a former assistant manager of Jean Frocks Dress Shop and retired from Lorain Products in 1980. She...
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Christian Joseph Thome

September 27, 1917 - February 5, 2014

Christian Joseph Thome, 96, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at Kingston of Vermilion after a lengthy illness. He was born September 27, 1917 in Elyria and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 69 years. Christian worked as a foreman for Ridge Tool in the Heat Treatment Department for over 40 years retiring in 1980. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church,...
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Nancie Ann Ansell

December 22, 1938 - February 4, 2014

Nancie Ann Ansell (nee Clay), 75, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph after a lengthy. She was born December 22, 1938 in Rockwood, PA, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 45 years moving from Sheffield Lake. Nancie had been a secretary for various businesses and clothing stores. She had also been the secretary for the Somerset...
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Charles H Dobias

June 13, 1934 - February 3, 2014

Charles H. Dobias, 79, of Vermilion, died Monday, February 3, 2014 at Kingston of Vermilion after a 6 month illness. Charles was born June 13, 1934 in Lorain, OH, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 50 years. He was a veteran of the US Air Force. Charles worked as a supervisor for Ohio Edison at the Edgewater Plant in Lorain, retiring after 35 years. He was a member of...
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Patrick William Coles

March 17, 1954 - February 2, 2014

Patrick William Coles, 59, of Vermilion, died suddenly, Sunday, February 2, 2014 at his favorite destination, St. Maarten. He was born March 17, 1954 in Sandusky, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 17 years. Patrick worked for Ford Motor Co in Sandusky and Lima for the past 25 years. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Amherst and a former member of St. Mary...
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Mary Maxine Straight

February 7, 1925 - January 29, 2014

Mary Maxine Straight (nee Bartrug), 88, of Norwalk, died Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph after a short illness. Mary was born February 7, 1925 in Burton, WV, She had been a Norwalk resident for the past 24 years moving from Bear, Delaware. She was a member of the New London Church of Christ where she had taught Sunday School. She enjoyed helping...
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Roy "Easy" Leo Love

January 9, 1947 - January 27, 2014

Roy Leo Love, "Easy" 67, of Vermilion, died Monday, January 27, 2014 at his home after a two year battle with cancer. Roy was born January 9, 1947 in Clay, WV. He had been a Vermilion resident for the past 30 years moving from Lorain. Roy worked for Ford Motor Co. Lorain as an inspector for 35 years, retiring in 2000. He was a member of the UAW Local #425. Roy enjoyed shooting...
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Laura Lee Rogman

December 12, 1938 - January 25, 2014

Laura Lee Rogman (nee Salzer), 75, formerly of Oak Creek, Wisconsin died Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Stein Hospice, Sandusky, after a 4 year illness. Laura was born December 12, 1938 in Wausau, Wisconsin and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 2 years. Laura worked for Northwest Airlines as a ticket agent and had also worked for a travel agency. She had been a member of St...
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Joseph T. Molesky, Jr.

October 15, 1934 - January 24, 2014

Joseph T. Molesky Jr., 79, of Vermilion, died Friday, January 24, 2014 at Amherst Manor Retirement Community after a 6 year illness. Joseph was born October 15, 1934 in Wakeman. He had been a Vermilion resident since 1967. He attended Ohio State University. Joe had worked as a car salesman, worked for a finance company, and was the manager of the Oberlin Credit Bureau. He owned and...
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Melvin A Bachman

January 24, 1948 - January 23, 2014

Melvin A Bachman, 65, of Lorain, died Thursday, January 23, 2014 at Lake Pointe Health Center, Lorain after a 2 month illness. Melvin was born January 24, 1948 in Amherst and had been a life long Vermilion resident. He graduated from Vermilion High School and enjoyed riding his bicycle. Melvin had worked for Ford Motor, Lorain and Snell's Fish Cleaning. He is survived by...
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Alan Wayne Wiencke

February 20, 1949 - January 20, 2014

Alan Wayne Wiencke, 64, of Amherst, died Monday, January 20, 2014 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph after a short illness. Alan was born February 20, 1949 in Elyria and had been an Alaskan resident for 25 years before moving to Amherst in 2007. He was a veteran of the US Air Force serving during the Vietnam Era. Alan had worked for Kenworth Trucking Co. as a parts manager. ...
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Earl Joseph McCormick

March 14, 1929 - January 18, 2014

Earl Joseph "Joe" McCormick, 84, of Vermilion, passed away Saturday, January 18, 2014 surrounded by his loving family at his residence after a long battle with cancer. Earl was born March 14, 1929 in South Bend, IN, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 52 years. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving with Special Forces during the Korean Conflict from 1952 to...
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James A. Yousko

August 28, 1933 - January 15, 2014

James A. Yousko , 80, of Vermilion, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph after a short illness. James was born August 28, 1933 in McKeesport, PA and had been a Vermilion resident since 1973. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving during the Korean Conflict. James was an inspector for Ford Motor Co. in Lorain retiring in 1991. ...
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Betty S Folkens

February 25, 1945 - January 11, 2014

Betty S. Folkens (nee Statler), 68, of Vermilion, died Saturday, January 11, 2014 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph after a short illness. She was born February 25, 1945 in Waynesburg, PA to John and Edna (nee Roupe) Statler, one of 12 siblings. She had been a Vermilion resident for the past 48 years moving from PA. Betty worked for Lorain National Bank for 24 years, working in...
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James Edward McGuirk

February 22, 1929 - January 9, 2014

James McGuirk, 84, of Vermilion, died Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a short illness. James was born February 22, 1929 in McKeesport , PA and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 60 years moving from PA. He was a veteran of the US Navy serving on the USS Tortuga during the Korean Conflict. James worked as a truck driver for Ohio Bulk Trucking for...
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Robert J Hartle, Sr.

May 3, 1939 - January 7, 2014

Robert J. Hartle, Sr., 74, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph after a short illness. He was born May 3, 1939 in Amherst and had been a life long Amherst and Vermilion resident. Robert was a veteran of the US Army. He worked for the Lorain County Metro Parks for 39 years retiring in 1999. He had worked as the park operation supervisor and...
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Paul V Forrider

December 14, 1967 - January 1, 2014

Paul V. Forrider, 46, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at his home after a sudden illness. Paul was born December 14, 1967 in Lorain, OH, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 10 years moving from Elyria. He was a veteran of the US Army serving during the Gulf War. Paul worked for US Tsubaki, Sandusky as a material handler for the past three years, and was an over...
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James L Rundell

July 20, 1948 - December 28, 2013

James L. Rundell, 65 , of Vermilion , died Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a sudden illness. James was born July 20, 1948 in Amherst and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 30 years. He was a veteran of the Army and served in Vietnam. He was very proud to have served his country. James was a utility assembler at the Lorain Ford Plant and retired...
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Suzanne Elizabeth Strick

March 12, 1934 - December 27, 2013

Suzanne Elizabeth Strick (nee Fagan), 79, of Vermilion, Ohio, died Friday, December 27, 2013 at MetroHealth Medical Center following complications from an accident. Suzanne was born March 12, 1934 in Carey, Ohio and was a Vermilion resident for the past 45 years after moving from Lorain. She received her Bachelor's degree in Elementry Education from Bowling Green State University where she...
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Jane W Stevens

June 17, 1919 - December 26, 2013

Jane W. Stevens (nee Ward), 94, of Vermilion , died Thursday, December 26, 2013 at her daughters home after a three month illness. Jane was born June 17, 1919 in Toledo, OH, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 30 years moving from Connecticut. She attended Ohio State University and the Columbus College of Art and Design. She is survived by her daughter Sally Godley of...
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Robert Miles Vogler

October 10, 1920 - December 25, 2013

Robert Miles Vogler ,93, of Vermilion, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at Mill Manor Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. Robert was born October 10, 1920 in Cleveland . He had been a Beulah Beach, Vermilion, resident since 1988 moving from South Euclid, Ohio. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II. Robert worked for East Ohio...
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Laverne Neiding

June 16, 1942 - December 20, 2013

Laverne Neiding (nee Abercrombie), 71, of Vermilion, died Friday, December 20, 2013 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a 1 month illness. Laverne was born June 16, 1942 in Ozark, Arkansas. She had been a Vermilion resident for the past 40 years. Laverne worked for St. Joseph Hospital and Community Health Partners as a medical transcriptionist. She had been a member of St. Mary...
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Hilda K. Heyman

December 15, 1918 - December 15, 2013

Hilda K. Heyman (nee Unger), of South Amherst, died on her 95th birthday, Sunday, December 15, 2013 at Admirals Pointe Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. She was born December 15, 1918 in Lorain, and had been a South Amherst resident for 40 years moving from Lorain. Hilda graduated from Clearview High School in 1936 and had several occupations including working in a fabric store in...
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Stefan Jonsson

March 2, 1934 - December 13, 2013

Stefan Jonsson, 79, of Vermilion, passed away Friday, December 13, 2013 at Lake Pointe Health Center after a 10 year battle with Alzheimer's Disease. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Magnea (nee Kristjansdottir) Jonsson; daughter, Anna (Mark) Gerda of Simpsonville, KY; sons, Jon (Wanda) of Vermilion and Kristjan (Nicole) of Holland, OH; grandchildren: Kate, Maggie, Stefan, Daniel,...
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Darlene Judith Stahl

September 13, 1948 - December 12, 2013

Darlene "Judy" Stahl (nee Kukes), 65, of Vermilion, died Thursday, December 12, 2013 at Cleveland Clinic Foundation after a lenghty illness. Judy was born September 13, 1948 in Vermilion where she had been a life long resident. She worked as an assembler for Ford Motor Co., Lorain retiring after 30 years. Judy was a member of the UAW Local # 425. She enjoyed riding and showing horses,...
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Carl C. Burkey

January 30, 1947 - December 6, 2013

Carl C. Burkey , 66, of Elyria, died Friday, December 6, 2013 at Specialty Hospital of Lorain after a 3 year illness. Carl was born January 30, 1947 in Uniontown, PA. He had lived in Elyria and North Ridgeville. He retired from Reliable Springs, Elyria and had attended Christian Life Church of God Mount Assembly, Lorain. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He is survived by his...
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Ferne L Blackman

February 8, 1922 - December 4, 2013

Ferne L Blackman (nee Lafferty), 91, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at Kingston of Vermilion. Ferne was born February 8, 1922 in Lakewood. She had been coming to Vermilion since she was a young girl and moved permanently in 1970. Her family bought Vermilion River Park in the 1930s She was a graduate of Baldwin Wallace College where she was a member of Delta Zeta Sorority...
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Mabel C. Booker

July 29, 1922 - December 3, 2013

Mabel C. Booker (nee Mathews) 91, of Hernando, Mississippi passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2013 after a lengthy illness. Mabel was born July 29, 1922 in Sardis, MS, had lived in Memphis, TN, Vermilion, OH and Hernando, MS. She was a member of the Vermilion Evangelical and Reformed Church and later a member of the United Methodist Church. She was a life member of Lorain Community Hospital...
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Michael "Mike" Lindsey

January 27, 1959 - December 1, 2013

Michael "Mike" Lindsey, 54, of Lorain, died Sunday, December 1, 2013 at New Life Hospice, Lorain after a lengthy illness. He was born January 27, 1959 in Corinth, MS, and had been a Lorain resident for the past 10 years moving from Vermilion. Mike attended Vermilion High School and worked for the Cleveland Catholic Diocese as a grounds keeper for the Catholic Cemeteries in Avon, Elyria,...
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John L. Hammer

October 15, 1951 - November 28, 2013

John L. Hammer, 62, of Vermilion, died Thursday, November 28, 2013 at Cleveland Clinic Foundation after a sudden illness. John was born October 15, 1951 in Elyria and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 18 years. He graduated from Elyria High School and The Ohio State University where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity. He was Chief Executive Officer of Exochem...
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Stella Cyrek

May 3, 1926 - November 27, 2013

Stella Cyrek (nee Giermek), 87, of Lorain, died Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at New Life Hospice of St. Joseph, Lorain . Stella was born May 3, 1926 in Buffalo, NY. She had been a Lorain resident since 1958 and moved to Vermilion 1962. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Vermilion and the Catholic Church of St. Peter, Lorain. She enjoyed playing Bingo, watching the...
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Jay F. Herschler

March 15, 1966 - November 26, 2013

Jay F Herschler ,47, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a life long battle with asthma. He was born March 15, 1966 in Vermilion, and had been a life long Vermilion and Norwalk resident. Jay was a general contractor who owned and operated Lynxs Construction. He loved to describe himself as a big kid that never grew up. He enjoyed...
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Mary C. Ostrander

December 3, 1917 - November 25, 2013

Mary C. Ostrander (nee McCarthy), 95, of Vermilion, died peacefully Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 at Anchor Lodge Nursing Home, Lorain. She was born December 3, 1917 in Collingswood, NJ. Mary lived in Vermilion from 1962 to 1968, moved to Grosse Ile, MI for several years and moved back to Vermilion in 1974. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. Mary was employed as a civilian by the U.S....
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Janet Irene Momit

October 27, 1939 - November 20, 2013

Janet I. Momit (nee Covert), 74, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a short illness. She was born October 27, 1939 in Morristown, NY, and had been a Lorain area resident for the past 50 years. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Vermilion, Lorain American Legion Post# 30, and the Lorain Moose Lodge. She enjoyed crocheting,...
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Kathleen Marie Jaskiewicz

February 12, 1942 - November 17, 2013

Kathleen Marie Jaskiewicz (nee Kallberg), 71, of Vermilion, died Sunday, November 17, 2013 at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation after a short illness. She was born February 12, 1942 in Cleveland, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 37 years, moving from Independence. Kathleen was a fantastic artist and especially enjoyed painting and making crafts. She also enjoyed flower...
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Arthur R. Crow, Jr.

June 26, 1929 - November 13, 2013

Arthur R. Crow Jr., 84, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at Kingston of Vermilion after a lengthy illness. Arthur was born June 26, 1929 in Detroit, MI, moved with his family to Vermilion in 1944 and he graduated from Vermilion High School in 1947. Art attended Michigan State University for 3 years, before enlisting in the United States Marines Corps, serving during the...
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Lois June Coury

June 12, 1926 - November 12, 2013

Lois June Coury (nee Derby), 87, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at the home of her caregiver after a lengthy illness. She was born June 12, 1926 in Vermilion in the apartment above Bicycles Bills on South Street. Lois married her childhood sweetheart Glen A. Coury in 1946. After having their four children, she decided she wanted to be a beautician and went back to school. ...
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Colleen Marie Eichelberger

December 2, 1975 - November 11, 2013

Colleen Marie Eichelberger, 37, of Vermilion, died Monday, November 11, 2013 at her home after a sudden illness. Colleen was born December 2, 1975 in Sandusky, and had been a life long Vermilion resident. She graduated from Vermilion High School in 1995. Colleen was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. She was also a life member of AMVETS Post # 22 and a member of the Vermilion Family...
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June Anne Moes

August 16, 1919 - November 7, 2013

June Anne Moes (nee Staller), 94, of Vermilion, died Thursday, November 7, 2013 at Kingston Residence of Vermilion after a short illness. June was born August 16, 1919 in Lorain, and had been a Vermilion area resident since 1941. She worked for the Vermilion Board of Education as a teachers aide retiring in 1976. June was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Vermilion and was a charter...
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Sarah Margaret Snodgrass

March 20, 1924 - November 6, 2013

Sarah Margaret Snodgrass (nee Wilson), 89, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at Admiral's Point Nursing Home after a short illness. Sarah was born March 20, 1924 in Curtisville, WV and had been a Vermilion resident since 1954. She worked for South Shore Packing, Vermilion for a short time and enjoyed quilting, collecting salt and pepper shakers, and embroidery. She is...
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Gerald D Johnson

February 27, 1943 - November 4, 2013

Gerald D. Johnson, 70, of Vermilion, died Monday, November 4, 2013 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph after a short illness. Gerald was born February 27, 1943 in Greenville, SC, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 43 years, moving from Lorain. He was a veteran of the US Army serving during the Vietnam War. Gerald worked for Ford Motor Co. Lorain as a assembler for 30...
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Alice Jane Kreps

December 25, 1922 - October 30, 2013

Alice Jane Kreps (nee Sanker), 90 years of age, passed away on Oct. 30, 2013 at New Life Hospice of St. Joseph, Lorain, OH, following a brief illness. Born on December 25, 1922 in Elyria, OH, she was the daughter of the late Grover and Lillian Sanker (Merthe). Her beloved husband of 52 years, Donald H. Kreps, preceded her in death in 1994. Also preceding her passing were sister, Yvonne Allen...
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Hazel Irene Biddinger

May 8, 1922 - October 29, 2013

Hazel Irene Biddinger (nee Hunter), 91, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at her home. Hazel was born May 8, 1922 in Wausau, Wisconsin, She had been a Vermilion resident for the past 52 years. Hazel worked as a book keeper for Klingshirn Builders, Kaplan Furniture and Wilson Feed and Fur, Missouri. She was a member of United Presbyterian Church, LaPlata, Missouri. ...
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Donald E. Perkins

January 16, 1953 - October 28, 2013

Donald E. Perkins, 60, of Vermilion, died Monday, October 28, 2013 at his home after a short illness. Donald was born January 16, 1953 in Salineville, OH and had been a life long Vermilion resident. He graduated from Vermilion High School in 1971. Donald worked for LTV Steel later Maverick Tube as a Tow motor driver for 29 years retiring in 2001. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, bowling...
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Manuel H. Guerra

July 15, 1922 - October 27, 2013

Dr. Manuel H. Guerra was born in San Diego, CA on July 15, 1922 to Manuel R. Guerra and Emilia McWilliams Guerra and passed away on October 27, 2013 in Huron, Ohio. He learned to love books from his grandfather McWilliams, a pioneer of the Napa Valley and a Texas Ranger, when he was struck with polio in his youth. Manuel's father, a concert violinist and band leader, encouraged him to regain his...
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Gerald "Jerry" Stwan

April 28, 1938 - October 26, 2013

Gerald "Jerry" Stwan, 75, of Vermilion, passed away peacefully Saturday, October 26, 2013 at his residence. Jerry was born April 28, 1938 in Cleveland, OH. He had been a Vermilion resident for the past 65 years Jerry was an electrician with I.B.E.W. Local 38 in Cleveland for 43 years. He also served with the Vermilion Fire Department beginning January 1, 1957 and retiring as Assistant...
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Jerry Calamia

January 28, 1953 - October 25, 2013

Jerry Calamia, 60, of Vermilion, died Friday, October 25, 2013 at Medina Hospital. Jerry was born January 28, 1953 in Brooklyn, NY. Jerry worked for Elyria Foundry as a Sand Lab and Yard Supervisor for 29 years. He enjoyed playing the guitar and playing cards with friends, traveling and spending time with family. He is survived by his wife Dee of 30 years; Children, Katelyn Calamia...
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James Douglas Garman

April 17, 1963 - October 12, 2013

James Douglas Garman, age 50, of Vermilion, died Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Stein Hospice Care Center in Sandusky after a short illness. He was born April 17, 1963 in Cleveland, OH and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 10 years moving from Detroit. While in high school, James worked in the meat department at Heinen's Supermarket, then Sears. He trained at ITT for computer...
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Elizabeth L. Berk

June 19, 1922 - October 7, 2013

Elizabeth L. Berk (nee Lautner), 91, of Vermilion, died Monday, October 7, 2013 with family after a lengthy illness. Elizabeth was born June 19, 1922 in Lorain. She had been a Vermilion resident most of her life. Elizabeth worked for J.A. Berk & Associates as an office manager and Steve Martins Grocery Store as a cashier. She was a member of United Church of Christ Congregational,...
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Elaine Schindler

December 1, 1961 - October 6, 2013

Elaine A. Schindler (nee Garvey), 51, of Vermilion, died Sunday, October 6, 2013 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph after a brief illness. Elaine was born December 1, 1961 in Lima, OH, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 37 years moving from Lima. She had worked as an office manager for the medical industry and also had her own cleaning business. She was a member of...
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James L. Huffman, Sr.

November 8, 1933 - October 4, 2013

James L. Huffman Sr., 79, of Vermilion, died Friday, October 4, 2013 at his home after a sudden illness. James was born November 8, 1933 in Cleves, OH, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 59 yrs. moving from Cincinnati. He worked as an electrical engineer for various companies including, Wakefield Brass, NASA, H.K. Ferguson, and R.E. Warner. He retired in 1997 after 43 years. ...
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Lenora Lee Lance

February 14, 1941 - October 4, 2013

Lenora "Lee" Lance On Friday, Oct 4th, 2013 Lenora peacefully passed away surrounded by her family at the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus following a long battle with lung cancer. Lee was born Feb. 14, 1941 in Lorain, Ohio. Lee moved to Vermilion in 1981 and resided there until the time of her death. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Lee was the type of lady that never...
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William Browne Faris

November 8, 1925 - October 3, 2013

William Browne Faris, 87, of Vermilion, died Thursday, October 3, 2013 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph, Lorain after a lengthy illness. William was born November 8, 1925 in Lorain. He had lived most of his life in Vermilion and wintered in North Port, Florida. He graduated from Lorain High School in the class of 1944A and attended the University of Texas. He was a veteran of the...
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Thomas Earl Brewer, Jr.

April 6, 1956 - October 2, 2013

Thomas Earl Brewer, Jr. 57, of Wakeman, died Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at his home. Thomas was born April 6, 1956 in Memphis, TN, He had been a Wakeman resident for the past 2 years, moving from Vermilion. Thomas retired after 32 1/2 years as a quality control inspector for Ford Motor Avon Lake. Most recently he was working for Benchmark in Norwalk. He enjoyed riding motorcycles,...
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Mary A Crocker

January 7, 1927 - October 2, 2013

Mary A. Crocker (nee Cooper), 86, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a short illness. Mary was born January 7, 1927 in Morven, GA. She had been a Vermilion resident since 2002. She graduated from Morven High School and was a member of Morrison Baptist Church, Georgia. She enjoyed reading, gardening, flowers and cross word puzzles. She...
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William E. Milliser, Jr.

June 13, 1951 - October 1, 2013

William E. Milliser, Jr., 62, of Millersburg , died Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at Scenic Pointe Nursing And Rehabilitation Center after lengthy illness. William was born June 13, 1951 in Sandusky and was a corporal in the United States Marines Corp serving during the Vietnam Era. He is survived by his sister, JoAnn Lacinak of Elyria; nephews, Joseph Lacinak of Vermilion and Jacob...
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Evelyn Parsons

May 19, 1926 - September 28, 2013

Evelyn I. Parsons (nee Hazen) ,87, of Vermilion, died Saturday, September 28, 2013 at Hospice of Western Reserve in Westlake after a short illness. Evelyn was born May 19, 1926 in Ashland. She graduated from Bellville High School and worked as a bookkeeper for Geyers Markets, Inc. for 25 years. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Vermilion. She enjoyed Linwood Park,...
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Betty Jane Strickler

March 14, 1927 - September 26, 2013

Betty Jane Strickler (nee Coultrip), 86, of Amherst, died Thursday, September 26, 2013 at Mercy Allen Memorial Hospital, Oberlin, after a lenthy illness. Betty was born March 14, 1927 in Vermilion Township and had been a lifelong area resident. Betty worked for Autumn Aegis Nursing home as a cook and also as a waitress for the Chatter Box Restaurant in Amherst. She was a member of...
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Sue Carol Backus

October 25, 1929 - September 23, 2013

Sue Carol Greening Backus died on September 23, 2013 at home after a long illness. She was born in Lorain, Ohio on October 25, 1929, a daughter of Howard Seymour Greening and Grace Elizabeth Hamill Greening. During the depression, Sue sold eggs from the family farm in Brownhelm. Those years on the farm allowed her to amuse her grandchildren and great-grandchildren with her piercing rooster...
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Janet Irene Murphy

March 10, 1943 - September 22, 2013

Janet Irene Murphy (nee Burghardt), 70, of Huron, died Sunday, September 22, 2013 at Stein Hospice after a one year illness. Janet was born March 10, 1943 in Cleveland and has been a 10 year resident of Huron. She was a member of the Lighthouse Church of Huron and enjoyed baking, her children, and her church life. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Edward Les Murphy; daughter...
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Evalyn L Elliott

June 28, 1920 - September 21, 2013

Evalyn L. Elliott (nee Knox), 93, of Vermilion, died Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Bellevue Care Center, Bellevue after a short illness. Evalyn was born June 28, 1920 in Sidney, OH, and had been a Vermilion resident since 1966 moving from Sandusky. She had numerous occupations, including working as an assembler for Standard Products and a clerk at Kroger Co. She was a member of Grace...
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Frank J. Higgins

August 26, 1938 - September 12, 2013

Frank J. Higgins, 75, of Vermilion, died Thursday, September 12, 2013 at his home in Vermilion. Frank was born August 26, 1938 in Lorain. He had been a Vermilion resident most of his adult life moving from Lorain. He was a retired carpenter and enjoyed his friends at Vermilion Country Club. He is survived by his daughter, Lee (Gary) Clinton of Phoenix, AZ; sister, Elizabeth Horner of Victor...
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Edna Edmondson

December 18, 1923 - September 11, 2013

Edna Edmondson (nee Hacket), 89, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at Mercy Regional Medical Center, Lorain. Edna was born December 18, 1923 in Fitchville, Ohio and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 70 years. In earlier years Edna had worked for the former Basic Food Materials as a lab technician retiring in 2002. She was a member of Vermilion Evangelical...
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James R. Traylor

November 27, 1931 - September 11, 2013

James R. Traylor, 81, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at his home in Vermilion. James was born November 27, 1931 in Kansas City, Missouri. He had been a Vermilion resident for the past 50 years moving from Kansas. He was a veteran of the Army. He was the shipping and receiving supervisor for Ford Motor, Lorain, and enjoyed fishing and playing pool. He had his...
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Cheri L Lenart-Cann

February 4, 1964 - September 10, 2013

Cheri L. Lenart-Cann, 49, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at her home 8 months after being diagnosed with a rare inoperable mediastinal sarcoma. Cheri was born February 4, 1964 in Chicago, IL and lived in Vermilion for 21 years. She graduated from the University of Illinois and was an artist specializing in glass, ceramic art and mixed media. After college she worked briefly in...
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Carl L Alten

February 11, 1960 - September 10, 2013

Carl L. Alten, 53, of Vermilion, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at Mercy Hospital, Lorain after a 2 year illness. Carl was born February 11, 1960 in Amherst. He had been a lifelong Lorain resident. He owned and operated Cherokee Tree Service and also worked as a mechanic. He attended he Church of God Prophecy, Vermilion and enjoyed riding motorcycles, TV Westerns...
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David Alan Focht

January 21, 1954 - September 8, 2013

David Alan Focht, 59, of Elyria, died Sunday, September 8, 2013 at his home after a one year illness. David was born January 21, 1954 in Knoxville, TN, and had lived in Elyria. He worked as a mechanic for several auto repair shops, had worked at the Steel Plant and played guitar in a band at local venues. He is survived by sons, Shane (Stephanie) Focht, Knoxville, TN and Jason (Annette...
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James Whitt

December 16, 1938 - September 6, 2013

James L. Whitt, 76, of Vermilion, died Friday, September 6, 2013 at Specialty Hospital of Lorain after a short illness. James was born December 16, 1936 in Chapmanville, WV and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 46 years. He was a veteran of the United States Army. James was a repairman for Ford Motor Co. retiring in 1998. He attended Firelands Baptist Church. He enjoyed playing...
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