Celebrity Obituaries

Review this week's trending celebrity news stories

Riddle Funeral Home


Our Obituaries

Ernest "Ernie" Elmer Fleming

February 28, 1937 - March 26, 2015

Ernest "Ernie" Elmer Fleming, age 78 of Rossford, Ohio passed away on March 26, 2015 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio surrounded by his family. He was born on February 28, 1937 in Vermillion, OH to Elmer C. and Alice (Howell) Fleming. Ernie was a graduate of Vermillion High School and proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. After being honorably discharged...
View Tribute »

Donald Charles Bechtel

June 22, 1919 - March 26, 2015

Donald Charles Bechtel, 95, of Birmingham, died Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Kingston Residence after a period of declining health. Don was born June 22, 1919 in Amherst and had been a lifelong Brownhelm and Birmingham resident. He was a veteran of the US Navy serving during World War II. He was a survivor of the sinking of the USS Helena in the Battle of Kula Gulf, July 6, 1943. He...
View Tribute »

Beverly Jean Markus

September 10, 1951 - March 25, 2015

Beverly Jean Markus (nee West), 63, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a short illness. She was born September 10, 1951 in Lorain, and had been a life long Vermilion resident. Beverly had worked at the Olive Factory in Vermilion. She was a member of the Harbourtown Community Church, Vermilion. She enjoyed tending to her flowers, lawn...
View Tribute »

Lynn E. Tallman

May 28, 1952 - March 24, 2015

Lynn E. Tallman, 62, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph after an eight month battle with cancer. He was born May 28, 1952 in Buckhannon, WV, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 60 years moving from Buckhannon. Lynn worked as a carpenter for 36 years retiring from the Carpenters Local 435, Cleveland in 2006. He was a member of...
View Tribute »

Audrey J, Kinnard

May 14, 1930 - March 22, 2015

Audrey J. Kinnard, 84, of Vermilion, died Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Kingston of Vermilion after a lengthy illness. She was born May 14, 1930 in Pittsburgh, PA, and had been a Huron resident for the past 15 years moving from Olive Branch, Mississippi. Audrey worked as an executive secretary for many years . Audrey was a member of St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church,Vermilion, Herb...
View Tribute »

Joan Emma Valachek

January 7, 1945 - March 22, 2015

Joan Emma Valachek (nee Dlugos), 70, of Vermilion, died Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Fairview Hospital after short illness. She was born January 7, 1945 in Lorain, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 44 years moving from Lorain. Joan graduated from Clearview High School in 1962 and received her Bachelor of Science from Kent State University. She also graduated from the College of...
View Tribute »

George Samuel Tanner

December 25, 1946 - March 21, 2015

George Samuel Tanner, 68, of Vermilion, died March 21, 2015 of cancer at Mercy New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph. After he had DBS surgery at University Hospitals in Cleveland in late January, complications set in and tumors were discovered in his liver. He was born on Christmas day in 1946 in Diane, W.Va., one of 16 brothers and sisters. He came to NE Ohio in 1970 and had resided in...
View Tribute »

Connie M Yancar

August 26, 1946 - March 20, 2015

Connie M. Yancar (nee Williams), 68, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at her home after a lengthy illness. She was born August 26, 1946 in Youngstown and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 35 years moving from Youngstown. Connie had worked at Big Lots, Vermilion and as a greeter at the Super Kmart, Amherst. She especially enjoyed her years as a day care provider for...
View Tribute »

Roy T. Smith

February 9, 1933 - March 19, 2015

Roy T. Smith, 82, of Vermilion, died Thursday, March 19, 2015 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph after a lengthy illness. He was born February 9, 1933 in Lawrence Co., AL, and had been a Vermilion area resident since 1954. Roy worked for Wakefield Brass, ITT-Wakefield Corp., and Lithonia Downlighting, for 40 years retiring in 1995. He was a member of Amvets Post #22 and the...
View Tribute »

John F. Tallitsch

January 25, 1948 - March 12, 2015

John F. Tallitsch, age 67, of Vermilion, passed away Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Lakewood Hospital due to complications from a brief illness. John was born January 25, 1948 in Chicago, IL and had been a summer and year round Vermilion resident for the past 44 years. He was awarded a Bachelors degree from North Central College, and a Masters degree from Loyola University of Chicago. ...
View Tribute »

John "Jack" Elden, Jr.

September 7, 1932 - March 7, 2015

John A. "Jack" Elden Jr., 82, of Vermilion, died Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Mill Manor Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. He was born September 7, 1932 in Cleveland, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 51 years moving from Cleveland. Jack graduated from the University School, Amherst College, and the University of Michigan Law School. He was an attorney and served the City...
View Tribute »

Conrad E Schaber

April 10, 1952 - March 7, 2015

Conrad E. Schaber, 62, of Vermilion, died Saturday, March 7, 2015 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph, Lorain after a lengthy illness. He was born April 10, 1952 in Buffalo, NY, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 43 years moving from Buffalo, NY. Conrad worked for Ford Motor Co., Lorain and Avon retiring in 2002 after 30 years. He had been a former member of the Avon...
View Tribute »

Glenn "Red" Hall

January 10, 1935 - March 6, 2015

Glenn "Red" Hall, 80, of Vermilion, died Friday, March 6, 2015 at his home after a lengthy illness. Glenn was born January 10, 1935 in Letcher Co., KY and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 45 years moving from Lorain. He worked for Ford Motor Co., Lorain as a UAW Representative for 24 years and retired in 1991 after 30 years. He was affiliated with Fellowship Baptist Church,...
View Tribute »

Bernadine "Bernie" Katanik

August 3, 1924 - February 27, 2015

Bernadine "Bernie" H. Katanik (nee Collisi ), 90, of Parma, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at Holy Family Home, Parma, after a short illness. She was born August 3, 1924 in Cleveland, and grew up in Parma. She moved to Vermilion from Parma in 1972 where she resided until moving back to Parma in 2009. Bernie had been a very active member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Vermilion where she was...
View Tribute »

James "Jim" Sigler

February 7, 1938 - February 26, 2015

James "Jim" Lester Sigler, 77, of Vermilion, sunset Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 at Fairview Hospital. Sunrise Feb. 7, 1938 in Senatobia, Mississippi and had been a Vermilion resident since 1960. He served in the United States Army from 1955 to 1958 in Europe, France, and Germany as a Military Policeman. He earned a European Service Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, and a Marksmanship Medal. Jim...
View Tribute »

Kathryn "Kay" R. Heberling

February 20, 1919 - February 25, 2015

Kathryn "Kay" R. Heberling (nee Witzlaben), 96, formally of Vermilion, died Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at Altenheim Nursing Facility, Strongsville after a lengthy illness. She was born February 20, 1919 in Lorain and moved from Wakeman to Vermilion in 1941where she resided until moving to Strongsville in 2010. Kay had attended the Cleveland Spencerian College of Business and worked for...
View Tribute »

Sandra L. St. Clair

June 30, 1942 - February 22, 2015

Sandra L. St. Clair (nee Carlton), 72, of Lorain, died Sunday, February 22, 2015 at Autumn Aegis Nursing Home. Sandra was born June 30, 1942 in Detroit, MI and had been a Lorain resident for the past 46 years. Sandra worked for Ford Automotive Plant body shop as a right hand technician retiring in 2001. She was a member of Church of God of Prophecy in Vermilion. She enjoyed...
View Tribute »

Elizabeth Reid LaMarche

August 23, 1937 - February 17, 2015

Elizabeth Reid LaMarche (nee Shook), 77, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at her home. She was born August 23, 1937 in Holloway, OH, and had been a Vermilion resident since 1946 moving from Lorain. Elizabeth graduated from Vermilion High School class of 1955 and St. Joseph's School of Practical Nursing. She worked at Wakefield Brass, Vermilion and then started her career...
View Tribute »

Ruth Catherine Will

July 7, 1920 - February 16, 2015

Ruth Catherine Will (nee Angersbach), 94, of Vermilion, died Monday, February 16, 2015 at Mill Manor Nursing Home, Vermilion. She was born July 7, 1920 in Henrietta Twp. and had been a life long area resident. Ruth graduated from the Brownhelm High School class of 1938. She worked for American Radiator during WWII and as a maid/nanny for an Elyria family where she enjoyed taking care of...
View Tribute »

Terri Lynn Johnson

April 8, 1958 - February 13, 2015

Terri Lynn Johnson (nee Herald), 56, of Vermilion, died Friday, February 13, 2015 at her home after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born April 8, 1958 in Indianapolis, IN, and had been a Vermilion resident since 1986 moving from Richton Park, IL. Terri worked for Lorain National Bank as a bank teller supervisor for the past 25 years, retiring in 2011. She was a member of the...
View Tribute »

Lisa Marie Jones

August 26, 1980 - February 12, 2015

Lisa Marie Jones, 34, of Vermilion, died Thursday, February 12, 2015 at her home. She was born August 26, 1980 in Elyria, and had been a life long Vermilion resident. Lisa was a student at Lorain Community College and enjoyed writing and making clothes and jewelry. She had a passion for music and art, especially painting and doing sculptures. Her daughter, "Lilli", was her number one...
View Tribute »

Gloria Jeanne Simon

October 6, 1949 - February 6, 2015

Gloria Jeanne Simon (nee McGee), 69, of Elyria, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center after a lengthy illness. She was born October 6, 1945 in Caribou, ME and had been an Elyria resident for the past 45 years moving from Columbus. Gloria worked as a sales associate for various hotels. She also worked for the Nord Center in customer service and was a...
View Tribute »

Merrianne "Mimi" Bella

December 21, 1959 - February 5, 2015

Merrianne "Mimi" Bella (nee Miller ), 55, of Vermilion, died Thursday, February 5, 2015 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph after a lengthy illness. She was born December 21, 1959 in Lorain and had been a life long Vermilion resident. Mimi worked as a receptionist for Betcher Industries for 36 years. Mimi had attended the United Church of Christ Congregational and enjoyed...
View Tribute »

Katie Wilkerson

April 12, 1924 - February 3, 2015

Katie Wilkerson (nee Dempsey), 90, former resident of Vermilion, went home to be with the Lord on February 3, 2015, at Friendship Village in Dublin, OH after a lengthy illness. Katie was born April 12, 1924 in Selma, Alabama and had been a Vermilion resident for 40 years before moving to the Dublin area in 2000 to be near her son. Katie loved children and taught 4 and 5 year olds Sunday School...
View Tribute »

Joann K Richardson

December 22, 1951 - February 3, 2015

Joann K. Richardson (nee Kudela), 63, of Florence Twp., went home to be with her Savior Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer. Joann was born December 22, 1951 in Amherst, OH, and had been a Florence Twp., resident for the past 39 years moving from Vermilion. She graduated from Ashland College and was working on her Master's Degree at...
View Tribute »

Donald W Kitchen

September 3, 1937 - February 3, 2015

Donald Ward Kitchen, 77, of Lorain, died Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at Mill Manor Nursing Home after a short illness. He was born September 3, 1937 in Lorain where he had been a life long resident. Donald graduated from the Lorain High School Class of 1955 A and Ohio University. He worked as a production and planning manager for US Steel Lorain Works for 30 years. He was a member of...
View Tribute »

Gudridur "Dudda" Conway

April 20, 1933 - February 2, 2015

Gudridur "Dudda" Conway (nee Kristjansdottir), 81, of Vermilion, died Monday, February 2, 2015 at Mill Manor Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. Dudda was born April 20, 1933 in Reykjavik, Iceland, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 49 years, moving from Iceland . She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She enjoyed shopping, cooking, getting her hair done, and...
View Tribute »

Marjorie C Maners

May 13, 1924 - January 30, 2015

Marjorie C. Maners (nee Spoon), 90, of Vermilion, died Friday, January 30, 2015, at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph after a short illness. Marjorie was born May 13, 1924 in Halls, TN and has been a Vermilion resident since 1958, moving from Tennessee. Marjorie had worked for different nursing homes including Nuhn's Nursing Home and Riverview Nursing Home in Vermilion. She had also...
View Tribute »

Naomi M Ewbank

October 5, 1928 - January 23, 2015

Naomi M. Ewbank (nee Wolford), 86, of Vermilion, died Friday, January 23, 2015 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph after a lengthy illness. She was born October 5, 1928 in Bloominggrove township, Richland County, Ohio and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 14 years moving from Medina and Ashland. Naomi started her career at the Mansfield Telephone Company. She then worked for...
View Tribute »

Rodney Dean Pinter , Jr.

March 6, 1973 - January 19, 2015

Rodney Dean Pinter Jr., 41, of Vermilion, died Monday, January 19, 2015 at University Hospitals of Cleveland. He was born March 6, 1973 in Amherst, OH, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 18 years moving from Sheffield Twp. Rodney worked for Lake Terminal Railroad doing track maintenance for 7years. Rodney enjoyed golfing, turkey shoots, carpentry, and doing body work on...
View Tribute »

Georgenia "Genia" Irene Marrero

March 19, 1978 - January 19, 2015

Georgenia "Genia" Irene Marrero (nee Gabel), 36, of Vermilion, died Monday, January 19, 2015 at her home after a lengthy illness. Genia was born March 19, 1978 in Oberlin and had been a life long Vermilion area resident. She enjoyed painting ceramics and spending time with her family and friends. She especially enjoyed being a mother and spending time with her children. She is...
View Tribute »

Carol D. White

July 2, 1948 - January 18, 2015

Carol D. White (nee Edwards), 66, of Vermilion, died Sunday, January 18, 2015 at her home after a lengthy illness. Carol was born July 2, 1948 in Beckley, WV, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 45 years moving from West Virginia. She had worked as a bartender for Rebate and then the VFW Post #7576. She was a member of the VFW Post #7576 Ladies Aux. where she had served as...
View Tribute »

Ervin "Erv" Wragg

July 24, 1927 - January 18, 2015

Ervin "Erv" E. Wragg, 87, of Vermilion, died Sunday, January 18, 2015 at New Life Hospice after a lengthy illness. Erv was born July 24, 1927 in South Amherst where he had resided until moving to Vermilion in 1998. He was a veteran of the US Army serving during World War II. Erv graduated from the South Amherst High School Class of 1945 and worked as a machinist for the Cleveland...
View Tribute »

Brooke A. Pilarsh

October 10, 1979 - January 17, 2015

Brooke A. Pilarsh, 35, of Sandusky, passed away Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Firelands Regional Medical Center. Brooke was born October 10, 1979 in Sandusky. She is survived by her life partner Roger Hahler; children Destiny Pilarsh and Nicholas Tobicash; grandaughter Serenity Winters; mother Monica (Dale) Besida of Vermilion; brothers Dale Besida Jr. of Florida and Benjamin Besida of...
View Tribute »

Travis C. Rowan

August 17, 1977 - January 14, 2015

Travis C Rowan, 37, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Mercy Regional Medical Center. Travis was born August 17, 1977 in Weston, WV, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 31 years moving from Cleveland. Travis had worked for Local Union 33, Vermilion as a sheet metal worker. He had been a member of several dart clubs and enjoyed golfing and playing darts. He...
View Tribute »

Walter "Wally" Wellner

December 7, 1942 - January 13, 2015

Walter "Wally" Thomas Wellner, 72, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at Hospice of the Western Reserve after a short illness. Wally was born December 7, 1942 in Cleveland, and had been a life long Vermilion resident. He was a veteran of the Marines Corp serving during the Cold War. Wally worked as a bus driver and mechanic for the Vermilion Schools for 28 years retiring...
View Tribute »

Gordon W. Britnell

December 25, 1948 - January 12, 2015

Gordon W. Britnell, 66, of Vermilion, died Monday, January 12, 2015 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph after a lengthy illness. Gordon was born December 25, 1948 in Woodstock, Ontario , Canada and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 2 years moving from Cambridge, OH. He was a veteran of the US Army serving during Vietnam and a Purple Heart recipient. Gordon worked for Ford...
View Tribute »

Helen Barbara Baniecki

April 8, 1918 - January 7, 2015

Helen Barbara Baniecki (nee Pavlin), 96, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at Mill Manor Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. Helen was born April 8, 1918 in Anvil Location, MI, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 21 years moving from Mather, PA. She graduated from Jefferson High School in 1937 and worked as a telephone operator for Green County Memorial Hospital ...
View Tribute »

William R. Tarrant

March 25, 1928 - January 7, 2015

William R. Tarrant, 86, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at Mill Manor Nursing Home after a short illness. William was born March 25, 1928 in Amherst and had been a life long Vermilion resident. He was a veteran of the US Army serving during the Korean War. William started his career at his parents newspaper, Vermilion News, as a printer. He then worked for Firelands...
View Tribute »

David Louis Carnahan, Sr.

July 24, 1946 - January 4, 2015

David Louis Carnahan, 68, of Hartsville, SC, died Sunday, January 4, 2015 at Mercy Regional Medical Center. David was born July 24, 1946 in Pittsburgh, PA. He had lived most of his life in Hartsville, SC and Pittsburgh, PA. David worked as a truck driver for M & M Auto Wholesalers. He enjoyed NASCAR and attending races with his children and grandchildren. He is survived by...
View Tribute »

Sarah L Schurdell

March 18, 1949 - January 1, 2015

Sarah L. Schurdell (nee Pierce), 65, of Vermilion, died Thursday, January 1, 2015 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Sarah was born March 18, 1949 in Amherst, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 10 years moving from Elyria. She worked as a caregiver for Flat Rock Homes for the past 16 years. Sarah had attended Kipton Community Church. She was an...
View Tribute »

Dennis L. Pettry, Jr.

February 15, 1983 - December 31, 2014

Dennis L. Pettry Jr., 31, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at his home. Dennis was born February 15, 1983 in Lorain, and had been a life long Vermilion resident. Dennis graduated form Vermilion High School in 2003. He had attended Lakeview Baptist Church, Vermilion and he enjoyed fishing, target shooting, lifting weights, and running. He was very athletic and earned his...
View Tribute »

Shirley J Claus

February 2, 1930 - December 30, 2014

Shirley J. Claus (nee Snell), 84, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at Stein Hospice after a lengthy illness. She was born February 2, 1930 in Imperial, NE, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 9 years moving from the Bay Village area where she had resided for over 30 years. Shirley owned her own antique business for 20 years, and had also worked as a stenographer for...
View Tribute »

John C Tuttle

June 3, 1933 - December 28, 2014

John C. Tuttle, 81, of Vermilion, died Sunday, December 28, 2014 at his home after a short illness. John was born June 3, 1933 in Cleveland, and had been a lifelong Vermilion resident and businessman. He graduated from Vermilion High School in 1951, the University of Notre Dame in 1955 and had also attended Cleveland Marshall Law School. John started Tuttle Insurance Agency, Vermilion in...
View Tribute »

Elma Hector

February 13, 1925 - December 27, 2014

Elma G. Hector (nee Rash), 89, of Vermilion, died Saturday, December 27, 2014 at New Life Hospice, Lorain after a short illness. Elma was born February 13, 1925 in Marie, AR, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 56 years moving from Memphis, TN. She was an active member of the Church of Christ, Vermilion. She enjoyed bowling, going to flea markets, and making jelly. She...
View Tribute »

Julianna M. Nedro Link

February 24, 1971 - December 26, 2014

Julianna M. Nedro Link, 43, of Vermilion died Friday, December 26, 2014 at her home after an 8 year illness. Julianna was born Feb. 24, 1971 in Amherst and had lived most of her life in Vermilion. She had also lived in Louisville, OH. She graduated from Vermilion High School in 1989 and from Hocking College with a degree in Outdoor Recreation. Julianna had a passion for horticulture...
View Tribute »

Janet A. Mikola

December 30, 1924 - December 25, 2014

Janet A. Mikola (nee Parsons), 89, of Vermilion, died Thursday, December 25, 2014 at her home after a sudden illness. Janet was born December 30, 1924 in Lorain and had been a life longVermilion resident. She had worked as a receptionist for several local doctor's offices including Dr. Kingsly, for over 20 years retiring in 1989. Janet was a member of the United Church of Christ...
View Tribute »

Lydia F. Fichtel

March 12, 1915 - December 20, 2014

Lydia F. Fichtel (nee Hauff), 99, formerly of Lakewood, died Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a short illness. Lydia was born March 12, 1915 in Vermilion and had been a Lakewood resident for 60 years moving from Cleveland. She had lived in Vermilion for the past 5 years. She had worked for Delcom in telemarketing and also for Spiegel Catalog as an...
View Tribute »

Joseph A Murray

March 27, 1982 - December 19, 2014

Joseph A. Murray, 32, of Vermilion, died Friday, December 19, 2014 at his parents home after a lengthy illness. Joe was born March 27, 1982 in Lorain, and has been a life long Vermilion resident. He graduated from Vermilion High School and owned and operated Murray's Tree Care. He had also worked for Edwards Tree Service and as a fireman with the Vermilion Volunteer Fire Department. ...
View Tribute »

Loren "Lee" Leonberger

February 2, 1935 - December 18, 2014

Loren "Lee" Leonberger, 79, of Vermilion, died Thursday, December 18, 2014 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Loren was born February 2, 1935 in Canalou, MO, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 41years moving from Oxon Hill, MD He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving during 1954-1974 and retiring in 1974. Loren later worked for the Morning...
View Tribute »

Robert W. Herhold

March 31, 1940 - December 18, 2014

Robert W. Herhold, 74, of Vermilion, died Thursday, December 18, 2014 at his home after a sudden illness. Robert was born March 31, 1940 in Sandusky, and has been a Vermilion resident most of his life. He was a veteran of the US Air Force. Robert worked for Ford Motor Co., Lorain as a loading Clerk for 45 years retiring in 2007. He had attended Sandhill Free Will Baptist Church,...
View Tribute »

Amanda M Murphy

December 13, 1988 - December 15, 2014

Amanda M. Murphy, 26, of Huron, died Dec. 15, 2014 at Firelands Regional Medical Center Main Campus after a sudden illness. She was born December 13, 1988 in Cleveland and has been a Huron resident for the past 14 years moving from North Olmsted. Amanda was a member of Lighthouse Assembly of God Church, Huron. She had played the flute while at Edison High School in the band and continued...
View Tribute »

Lori Jean Bunn

February 20, 1964 - December 15, 2014

Lori Jean Bush Henery Bunn, 50, formerly of Vermilion, died Monday, December 15, 2014 at her home in Lorain, after a lengthy illness. Lori was born Feb. 20, 1964 in Jeannette, PA, and had been a Vermilion resident most of her life. She had worked in food service for Clovervale Farms Inc. and in fast food at McDonald's and Burger King both in Vermilion. She had also worked in child care,...
View Tribute »

Lindsay Nicole Johnson

June 26, 1990 - December 13, 2014

Lindsay Nicole Johnson, 24, of Vermilion , died Monday, December 12, 2014 at a friends home in Lorain. Lindsay was born June 26, 1990 in Cleveland and had been a life long Vermilion resident. She had worked in house keeping for Kalahari Resorts in Sandusky. Lindsay enjoyed walking, fishing, spending time with kids, and hanging with her friends. She will be remembered for her great...
View Tribute »

Annette L Denney

May 19, 1962 - December 13, 2014

Annette L Denney (nee Kezmarski), 52, of Vermilion, died Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after an apparent heart attack. She was born May 19, 1962 in Lorain, and had been a life long Vermilion resident. Annette worked for Giant Eagle, Vermilion as a customer service representative for 15 years. She enjoyed cooking and baking. She is survived by her...
View Tribute »

John Speckhart

December 14, 1935 - December 13, 2014

John Speckhart, 78, of Lorain, died Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness. John was born December 14, 1935 in Lorain, where he had been a lifelong Lorain resident. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps serving during the Korean War conflict. John worked for Frank-Seringer & Chaney Inc. CPA, and as a self employed personal and...
View Tribute »

Joseph Brian Horvath

August 23, 1963 - December 10, 2014

Joseph Brian Horvath, 51, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at University Hospitals of Cleveland after a short illness with leukemia. He was born August 23, 1963 in Lorain and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 12 years moving from Lorain. Joseph worked for Hydro Tube, Oberlin as a shipping manager for the past 20 years. He was very active with the Lorain County...
View Tribute »

Dennis F. Bielak

April 21, 1935 - December 9, 2014

Dennis F. Bielak, 79, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a sudden illness. He was born April 21, 1935 in Cleveland, Ohio and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 36 years moving from Fairview Park. Dennis founded Denco Inc., Vermilion in 1967 where he was the owner, operator and still president. He was a member of the Sandusky...
View Tribute »

David L. Kuba

December 17, 1961 - December 5, 2014

David L. Kuba, age 52, of Vermilion, passed away unexpectedly at his home. David was born Dec. 17, 1961 in Elyria and had been a life long Vermilion resident. He most recently worked for PolyOne, Avon, but also worked at various jobs throughout his life. David enjoyed spending time in the outdoors, hunting, fishing, watching NASCAR, listening to music, and spending time with...
View Tribute »

Travis W. Morgan

September 24, 1941 - December 3, 2014

Travis W. Morgan, 73, of Vermilion, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at Cleveland Clinic Foundation following a brief illness with cancer. Travis was born September 24, 1941 in Tupelo, Mississippi, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 48 years. He was a veteran of the US Navy serving during Vietnam. Travis worked as repairman for Ford Motor Co., Lorain...
View Tribute »

Nettie M Welch

October 16, 1917 - November 28, 2014

Nettie M Welch (nee Bogart), 97, of Vermilion, died Friday, November 28, 2014 at Kingston Residence of Vermilion. Nettie was born October 16, 1917 in Vermilion and has been a life long resident. She graduated from Vermilion High School in 1935 and was president of Welch Fruit Farm Inc. Nettie participated in the farm for 74 of its 125 years. She served 30 years on the Erie County...
View Tribute »

Joseph Langer

August 17, 1923 - November 25, 2014

Joseph Langer, 91, of Elyria, died Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Wesleyan Village after a brief illness. Joseph was born August 17, 1923 in New York, NY and had been an Elyria resident for the past 2 years moving from Vermilion. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served during WWII where he received the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal and the...
View Tribute »

Elmer William Schultz

January 9, 1923 - November 24, 2014

Elmer William Schultz, 91, of Vermilion, died Monday, November 24, 2014 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph after a lengthy illness. Elmer was born January 9, 1923 in Detroit , MI, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 54 years, moving from Ipswich, Massachusetts. He was a veteran of the US Navy serving during WWII where he is received a purple heart. Elmer worked as...
View Tribute »

Paul G. Kubishke

February 2, 1925 - November 22, 2014

Paul Gustave Kubishke, 89, of Vermilion, passed Saturday, November 22, 2014 at New Life Hospice of St. Joseph after an extended illness. Paul was born February 2, 1925 in Florence Twp. and had been a lifelong area resident. He was a graduate of Vermilion High School, and a veteran of the Merchant Marines serving in the South Pacific during World War II. Paul worked for Yellow Freight...
View Tribute »

Dean A. Everett

June 13, 1958 - November 21, 2014

Dean A. Everett, 56 , of Sandusky, died unexpectedly Friday, November 21, 2014. Dean was born in Sandusky, June 13, 1958 and had been a lifelong area resident . Dean worked as a marine technician for most of his life. He was a NASCAR fanatic and enjoyed attending races, and also enjoyed boating. Dean collected trains, and NASCAR memorabilia. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic...
View Tribute »

Carol Jean Fischer

July 3, 1925 - November 19, 2014

Carol Jean Fisher (nee Jaeger), 89, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at Fairview Hospital after a lengthy illness. Carol was born July 3, 1925 in Olmsted Falls. She spent her childhood in Salem, OH and graduated from Salem High School. She had been a Vermilion resident for the past 19 years moving from Olmsted Falls. She was a member of the Women's Jr. League Club, Order...
View Tribute »

Claude E Baldwin

May 14, 1924 - November 17, 2014

Claude E. Baldwin, 90, living with his daughter and son-in-law (Joyce and Wallace Greene) for the last 8 years in Sandusky, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. Claude was born May 14, 1924 in Logan, WV. He worked in the coal mines for Boone County Coal Company for 17 years. He came to Vermilion in 1962 and went to work for Ford Motor Co., Lorain, retiring in 1986. He...
View Tribute »

Charles William "Chuck" Kishman

January 13, 1926 - November 5, 2014

Charles "Chuck" Kishman, 88, formerly of Vermilion, died Nov.5, 2014. Devoted husband of Joyce (deceased) for 55 years, loving father of sons, Bill and Ken (Pat) Kishman and daughter, Gayle Campbell, he was best friend to grandchildren, Annalee McQueen, Julie (Scott) Ritchie, Kenny (Jennifer) Kishman, Amy (Mike) Lane and Tim Campbell. Chuck sends a final pinch on the cheek to great...
View Tribute »

Glenni S. Wilsey III

November 27, 1933 - November 4, 2014

Glenni S Wilsey III, 80, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at Kingston of Vermilion after a lengthy illness. He was born November 27, 1933 in Lima, OH and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 42 years. Glenni worked for Ford Motor Co., Lorain as an electrician for 35 years retiring in 1997. He was a member of the UAW #425 and was very mechanically inclined. He enjoyed...
View Tribute »

Ronald S. Beko

August 24, 1953 - October 30, 2014

Ronald S. Beko, 61, of Vermilion, died Thursday, October 30, 2014 at his home after a sudden illness. He was born August 24, 1953 in Lorain and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 25 years moving from Lorain. Ronald graduated from Lorain High School. He owned and operated Carpet Craft and also worked as a carpenter. Ronald was a member of the Cleveland Carpenters Union and...
View Tribute »

Marilyn B Hardman

August 13, 1929 - October 28, 2014

Marilyn B. Hardman (nee Bliss), 85, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness. She was born August 13, 1929 in Cleveland and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 30 years moving from Strongsville and Berea. Marilyn worked for Ceilcote Co., Berea as a secretary for 23 years. She had been a member of the VFW Auxiliary Post...
View Tribute »

Wilma E. Tedford

February 11, 1924 - October 25, 2014

Wilma E. Tedford (nee Rackley ), age 90, of Vermilion, passed away Saturday, October 25, 2014 at her residence after a full life. Wilma was born February 11, 1924 in Union County , MS. She had been a Vermilion area resident since 1958 moving from Memphis, TN. Wilma was a homemaker and enjoyed crocheting, sewing, and watching the Cleveland Indians. She was a member of Lakeview Baptist...
View Tribute »

John A. Kropf

March 26, 1937 - October 24, 2014

John A. Kropf, 77, of Vermilion, died Friday, October 24, 2014 at his home after a lengthy illness. John was born March 26, 1937 in Vermilion where he has been a life long resident. He was a veteran of the US Air Force. John worked for AlliedSignal (Honeywell) in the accounting department for 30 years, retiring in 1997. He was a member of the Vermilion Evangelical and Reformed Church...
View Tribute »

Arthur J. Ford

February 7, 1923 - October 24, 2014

Arthur J. Ford, 91, of Vermilion, died Friday, October 24, 2014 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a short illness. He was born February 7, 1923 in Lorain and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 60 years. He graduated from Lorain High School Class of 1941 A, the Ohio State University, and was a veteran of the US Navy. He served overseas during WWII in the European Theater,...
View Tribute »

Ralph R. Bard

February 26, 1924 - October 16, 2014

Ralph R. Bard, 90, formerly of Vermilion, died Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Autumn Aegis Nursing Home after a short illness. He was born February 26, 1924 in New Philadelphia, OH, and had been a Vermilion resident since 1946 moving to Huron in 2004. Ralph worked for Lithonia Down Lighting as a paint sprayer for 40 years retiring in 1989. He was a member of the Vermilion United Church...
View Tribute »

William "Bill" Michael Summers

September 5, 1923 - October 14, 2014

William M. Summers (Bill) passed away peacefully on October 14th, 2014 at age 91. Bill was a devoted husband to two great women, both deceased, Joyce Heath for 40 years and Rita McGee Howley for 20 years. He was a loving brother to his sister Anne S. Knight, the proud father and step father of Judy Summers Fox (Leslie), Michael P. Summers (Wendy), Rebecca Summers (deceased), Robert Howley ...
View Tribute »

Veronica "Ronnie" Will

November 14, 1923 - October 9, 2014

Veronica "Ronnie" Will (nee Antolich), 90, of Vermilion, was called home, Thursday, October 9, 2014 at Mill Manor Nursing Home, Vermilion. She was born November 14, 1923 in Walhonding, OH, and had been a long time Vermilion resident. Veronica retired form Western Automatic (Moen). She loved to play UNO and Rummikub with family members. The family is happy that she and her husband are...
View Tribute »

David Nicholas "Nick" Whyde

March 18, 1975 - October 9, 2014

David Nicholas Whyde, 39, of Vermilion, died peacefully Thursday, October 9, 2014 at his home. Nick was born March 18, 1975 in Milan and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 5 years. He graduated from Edison High School in 1993 then preceded to Bowling Green State University where he earned his bachelors degree. Nick enjoyed his long career with Barnes Nursery as a respected...
View Tribute »

Carol Ann Moyer

February 1, 1939 - October 6, 2014

Carol Ann Moyer (nee Sargent), 75, of Vermilion, died Monday, October 6, 2014 at Ames Family Hospice House, Westlake after a lengthy illness. Carol was born February 1, 1939 in Akron, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 27 years moving from Cleveland. She worked for National Associates, Inc as an actuary starting in 1986. Carol was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church,...
View Tribute »

Melvin D Griffaw

January 12, 1941 - October 2, 2014

Melvin Dale Griffaw, 73, of Vermilion, died Thursday, October 2, 2014 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph after a lengthy illness. Melvin was born January 12, 1941 in Morley, MO and moved to Sandusky when he was 7 years old. He has been a Vermilion resident since 1962. He worked for the Ford Automotive Plant, Lorain as a relief man for 30 years, retiring in 1990. He...
View Tribute »

Robert "Bobby" Mey

March 23, 1959 - October 1, 2014

Robert "Bobby" Eugene Mey, Jr, 55, of Vermilion, passed away Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph after a long battle with cancer. Robert was born March 23, 1959 in Ashland, OH, to Robert E. Sr. and Patricia I. (nee Rogers) Mey. Robert was a life long resident of Vermilion and a graduate of Vermilion High School. Bob was a beloved brother, husband, father,...
View Tribute »

Glenn R. Fulper, Jr.

February 12, 1938 - September 26, 2014

Glenn R. Fulper Jr., 76, of Vermilion, died Friday, September 26, 2014 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Glenn was born February 12, 1938 in Lorain, and had been a life long Vermilion resident. He was a veteran of the US Army Reserve serving from 1956-1966. Glenn started working at his fathers gas station when he was 10 years old, later expanding the business...
View Tribute »

Sarann Shields Schnitzler Snyder

February 12, 1938 - September 24, 2014

Sarann Shields Schnitzler Snyder, 76, completed her life's journey at her home on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 in Ft Myers, Florida, while under the care of Hope Hospice after a 2 month illness. Sara was born on Feb. 12, 1938, in Amherst, to late Earl F. and Ileta Blanche (nee McFadden) Shields. She attended Clearview High School and worked as Licensed Nursing Home Administrator for 15...
View Tribute »

Susan Lynne Peters

October 28, 1942 - September 15, 2014

Susan Lynne Peters (nee Jakubec ), 71, of Vermilion, died Monday, September 15, 2014 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph, Lorain, after a 7 month illness. Susan was born October 28, 1942 in Lorain. She had been a Vermilion resident for the past 10 years moving from Lorain. Susan had worked as a Coil Winder for Lorain Products and enjoyed cross stitch, animals, gardening...
View Tribute »

Betty May Harden

November 20, 1920 - September 6, 2014

Betty May Harden (nee Normando), 93, of N. Canton, formerly of Wakeman, died Saturday, September 6, 2014 at St. Luke Lutheran Community after a lengthy illness. Betty was born November 20, 1920 in Axtel, OH and had been a North Canton resident for the past 11years moving from Wakeman and Birmingham. Betty had worked as a secretary for Milad Oldsmobile, Amherst, Fireland's...
View Tribute »

Ralph Edwin Smith

September 6, 1915 - September 3, 2014

Ralph Edwin Smith, age 98, of Vermilion, Ohio passed away on September 3, 2014 of natural causes. He was born in Geneva, Ohio on September 6, 1915 to parents Jake and Laura Smith. He graduated from AshtabulaHigh School and married Mae Alice Evans. Ralph Smith worked as a sawyer and by the age of 18 managed his own crew. He later developed and ran his own woodworking company, Smith Handle ...
View Tribute »

George E. Harris, Jr.

September 12, 1932 - August 22, 2014

George E. Harris Jr., 81, of Vermilion, died Friday, August 22, 2014 at Kingston Residence of Vermilion after a short illness. George was born September 12, 1932 in Lorain and had been a life long Vermilion resident. He was a veteran of the US Army serving during the Korean War. George worked for 25 years for Oberlin College in Mail Services retiring in 2007 . He was a 50 year...
View Tribute »

Howard H Watson

August 19, 1926 - August 15, 2014

Howard H. Watson, 87, of Vermilion, died Friday, August 15, 2014 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a short illness. Howard was born September 19, 1926 in New Madre, MO and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 11 years moving from Elyria. He was a veteran of the United States Army earning two Bronze Stars, the Good Conduct Medal, and the WWII Victory Medal. Howard worked for...
View Tribute »

Henry "Hank" Fischer

November 1, 1913 - August 15, 2014

Henry "Hank" Fischer, 100, of Vermilion, died Friday, August 15, 2014 at his son's home. Henry was born November 1, 1913 in Florence, OH and had been a life long Vermilion resident. He was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard serving during WWII. Henry had an accounting degree from Spencerian College in Cleveland. He worked as a diesel mechanic where he was shift supervisor for...
View Tribute »

Thomas Adam Judy

September 3, 1925 - August 12, 2014

Thomas Adam Judy, 88, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at the Ohio Veterans Home, Sandusky where he had been a resident for the past year. Thomas was born September 3, 1925 in Dover, OH and had been a Vermilion resident since 1986 moving from Rocky River. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps serving in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Thomas was in the...
View Tribute »

Darcie Jean Wayman

September 30, 1974 - August 10, 2014

Darcie Jean Wayman (nee Walder), 39, of Vermilion, died Sunday, August 10, 2014 at her home after a sudden illness. She was born September 30, 1974 in Ashland, Ohio and had been a life long Vermilion area resident. Darcie had worked as a school bus driver for Firelands Schools and was also a care giver for Murray Ridge. She was currently attending school to become a physical therapist. ...
View Tribute »

Albert "Jim" Hart

April 4, 1920 - August 10, 2014

Albert "Jim" Henry Hart Jr., 94, of Vermilion, died Sunday, August 10, 2014 at his home after a lengthy illness. Jim was born April 4, 1920 in Vermilion, where he had been a life long resident. He graduated with the class of 1938 from South Street School and in 1942 he graduated from the University of Michigan's College of Pharmacy. Jim was drafted in 1944 to serve our country as a...
View Tribute »

Hubert Hobson

March 18, 1939 - August 3, 2014

Hubert Hobson, 75, of Vermilion, died Sunday, August 3, 2014 at Oak Hills Nursing Center after a lengthy illness. Hubert was born March 18, 1939 in Pikeville, KY and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 26 years moving from KY. He enjoyed being a volunteer Fire Fighter with the Pikeville Fire Department and also helping the Vermilion Police Department. He was a member of Lakeview...
View Tribute »

Angela Renee Williams

October 21, 1962 - July 28, 2014

Angela Renee Williams (nee Snipes), 51, of Birmingham, died Monday, July 28, 2014 at Mercy Allen Memorial Hospital after a sudden illness. Angela was born October 12, 1962 in Hampton, VA and had been a Birmingham resident for the past 5 years. She enjoyed collecting miniature bells and gardening. She is survived by her companion of 8 years, Ralph Gerhardinger of Birmingham, father,...
View Tribute »

Nancy M. Gerhardinger

June 19, 1942 - July 24, 2014

Nancy M. Gerhardinger (nee Hoffman), 72, of Birmingham, died Thursday, July 24, 2014 at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Nancy was born June 19, 1942 in New Lexington, OH and had been a Birmingham resident for the past 50 years moving from Vermilion. She enjoyed sewing and crafts. She is survived by sons, James (Kimberly) Hoffman of Vassar, MI,...
View Tribute »

Lily I. Izquierdo- Flores

March 12, 1981 - July 18, 2014

Lily Isabel Izquierdo- Flores, 33, of Vermilion, died Friday, July 18, 2014 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a sudden illness. She was born March 12, 1981 in Los Choapas, Veracruz Mexico and had been a Vermilion resident for the past two weeks moving from Lexington, KY. Lily had just started working at Kingston of Vermilion as a dietary consultant. She was a member of Kingsland...
View Tribute »

Eugene Edward Boone

June 25, 1925 - July 15, 2014

Eugene Edward Boone, 89, of Berlin Heights, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at New Life Hospice, Lorain after a one year illness. Eugene was born June 25, 1925 in Vermilion. He had been a lifelong area resident. He was a corporal in the United States Marine Corp serving during WWII. Eugene worked as a foreman and a truck driver on the railroad for 40 years. He attended Florence...
View Tribute »

Betty J. Dickel

February 14, 1922 - July 13, 2014

Betty J. Dickel (nee Grisel), 92, of Vermilion, died Sunday, July 13, 2014 at New Life Hospice, Lorain, after a short illness. Betty was born February 14, 1922 in Lorain. She had been a lifelong Vermilion resident . Betty cared for her family and worked on the family farm. She attended Vermilion E & R Church, enjoyed gardening, spending time with family and friends and loved the...
View Tribute »

Maria Hock

March 1, 1939 - July 9, 2014

Maria Hock (nee Adrigan), 75, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph after a short illness. Maria was born March 1, 1939 in Pecs, Hungary and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 13 years moving from Elyria. She was a member of the Hungarian Reformed Church, Lorain and had been a member of St. Ladislaus Catholic Church, Lorain. Maria had...
View Tribute »

Kurt A Kuncel

October 23, 1960 - July 4, 2014

Kurt A. Kuncel, 53, of Florence Township died Friday, July 4, 2014 at his home. Kurt was born October 23, 1960 in Lorain. He had been a Wakeman- Florence Township resident for the past 12 years moving from Lakewood. Kurt worked as a self employed Stone Mason. He was very artistic and enjoyed music and cooking. He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Sarah Kuncel (nee...
View Tribute »

1 of 100 Recent Obituaries View More ยป

Riddle Funeral Home
5345 South St
Vermilion, OH 44089 map it

View Phone Number
View Fax Number
Email Us