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Our Obituaries

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...
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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,...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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. ...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Patricia Ann Taylor

November 2, 1952 - July 1, 2014

Patricia Ann Taylor (nee Holder), 61, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at Amherst Manor Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. Patricia was born November 2, 1952 in Lorain and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 36 years, moving from Sheffield. She graduated from the St. Joseph School of Nursing and worked as a nurse for 48 years. She started her career in pediatrics...
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Pamela S. Cashell

April 19, 1952 - June 29, 2014

Pamela S. Cashell (nee Lowder ), 62, of Vermilion, died Sunday, June 29, 2014 at her residence after a lengthy illness. Pamela was born April 19, 1952 in Lorain, OH and grew up in Vermilion. She moved to Clarksfield for 13 years before moving back to Vermilion where she has resided for the past 29 years. She had worked for Harrison Manufacturing, but her pride was taking care of her home...
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Sharon M Rotuno

July 5, 1960 - June 25, 2014

Sharon M Rotuno (nee Crockett), 53, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at University Hospitals of Cleveland after a 5 month illness. Sharon was born July 5, 1960 in Cleveland. She had been a Vermilion resident for the past 2 1/2 years. She had also lived in Grafton, Richmond, VA, Sacramento, CA and Cleveland. Sharon worked as a manager for a check cashing company...
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John H Angersbach

January 3, 1933 - June 24, 2014

John H Angersbach, 81, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Elyria Regional Medical Center after a 3 week illness. John was born January 3, 1933 in Brownhelm, and had been a life long area resident. He was a self employed farmer and also sold Dixon lawn mowers. He was a member of Henrietta United Methodist Church and the Farm Bureau. He enjoyed riding his bicycle,...
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Roger Willis Bachman

January 22, 1943 - June 22, 2014

Roger Willis Bachman, 71, of Lorain, died Sunday, June 22, 2014 at Lake Pointe Health Center after a lengthy illness. Roger was born January 22, 1943 in Amherst, OH, He had been a lifelong Vermilion resident. He was a veteran of the Army. Roger worked for a package store in Vermilion and enjoyed fishing and helping people. He is survived by his brother, LaVern Bachman of...
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Richard S Jackson

July 21, 1932 - June 22, 2014

Richard S. Jackson, 81, of Vermilion, died Sunday, June 22, 2014 at Hospice of the Western Reserve, Westlake after a lengthy illness. Richard was born July 21, 1932 in Cleveland and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 25 years moving from Cleveland. He was a veteran of the US Navy and worked for Ford Motor Co., Brook Park, as a mechanic for 34 years, retiring in 1988. Richard...
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Susan J Burns

February 22, 1945 - June 20, 2014

Susan J. Burns (nee Ravis), 69, of Vermilion, died Friday, June 20, 2014 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. Susan was born February 22, 1945 in Lorain. She had been a lifelong area resident. She had worked part time at H & R Block, enjoyed reading, watching television, her pets and charitable causes concerning pets. She is survived by her companion, Byron Van...
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Donald G. Van Reenen

March 2, 1932 - June 16, 2014

Donald G. Van Reenen, 82, of Lorain, died Monday, June 16, 2014 at Autumn Ages Nursing Home, Lorain. Donald was born March 2, 1932 in Marlinton, WV. He had been a Lorain resident for the past 10 years moving from New Philadelphia, Ohio. . Donald worked as a tow motor operator, worked in the shipping department and in factory follow up for Moen Inc., Elyria, Ohio. He was a...
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James T Kamholz, Sr.

July 26, 1935 - June 12, 2014

James T Kamholz, Sr., 78, of Vermilion, passed away Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a short illness. James was born July 26, 1935 in Buffalo, NY and had been a life long Vermilion resident. He had served in the National Guard and worked for Ford Motor Co. Lorain and Brook Park as a maintenance and paint foreman for 35 years, retiring in 1990. He had also...
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Donald James Bloker

November 2, 1922 - June 9, 2014

Donald James Bloker, 91, of Vermilion, died Monday, June 9, 2014 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph, Lorain after a short illness. He was born November 2, 1922 in Sandusky and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 52 years also living in Venice, FL for the past 21 years. Donald was a veteran of the US Marine Corp serving during WWII. He graduated from Ohio Northern where he was...
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Ramona Irene Triplett

May 13, 1935 - June 9, 2014

Ramona Irene Triplett, 79, of Vermilion, died Monday, June 9, 2014 at Amherst Manor Retirement Community after a brief illness. Ramona was born May 13, 1935 in Lincoln County,WV. She moved to Vermilion to reside with her brother, Johnnie Triplett and sister-in-law, Patricia, January of 1995. She belonged to the Vermilion Evangelical and Reformed Church. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, ...
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Stephenie Anna Clipson

April 29, 1946 - June 5, 2014

Stephenie Anna Clipson (nee Vladiff), 68, of Vermilion and formerly of Sandusky , died Thursday, June 5, 2014 at Mill Manor Nursing Home after a lengthy illness with Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Stephenie was born April 29, 1946 in Sandusky to the late Steven and Doris (Siehl) Vladiff. Stephenie was employed by Lake Erie Lanes in Vermilion for 33 years. She was a member of the Tuesday Morning...
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Barbara Lou Karcher

August 30, 1926 - June 4, 2014

Barbara Lou Karcher (nee Vance ), 87, of Vermilion, died peacefully with her family at her side Wednesday, June 4, 2014 after a lengthy illness at Kingston Residence of Vermilion. Barbara was born August 30, 1926 in Greenville, OH. She had been a Vermilion resident since 1962 moving from Boardman, Ohio. . She attended Ohio State University where she met Art. She married...
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James Tony Hickman

November 6, 1945 - June 3, 2014

James Tony Hickman, 68, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at The Meadows at Osborn Park. James was born November 6, 1945 in La Follette, TN. He had been a Vermilion resident since 1973 moving from Whites Landing, Ohio. James worked for Ford Automotive Plant, Avon as a truck driver retiring in 1996. He was a member of Gibson Masonic Lodge, Wakeman and enjoyed Blue Grass music,...
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Barbara A McGuirk

December 16, 1938 - May 31, 2014

Barbara A. McGuirk (nee Russell), 75, of Vermilion, passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014 with loved ones by her side. She was born December 16, 1938 in Cleveland and had been a Vermilion resident since 1950 moving from Fairview Park. Barbara had been a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Vermilion and AMVETS Post #22 Ladies Auxiliary. She had worked several jobs over the years, but was...
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Andrew Lee Eggerichs

March 29, 1982 - May 28, 2014

Andrew Lee Eggerichs, 32, of Vermilion , died Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at his home after a sudden illness. He was born March 29, 1982 in Charlotte, NC, and had been a Vermilion area resident since 1999 moving from Charlotte. He was a member of AA and enjoyed surfing the internet, music, and DJ'ing. He is survived by his parents, William and Phyllis (nee Talbot) Eggerichs of Vermilion...
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Joyce Ann Buchanan

January 4, 1937 - May 28, 2014

Joyce Ann Buchanan (nee Kilgore), 77, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Admiral's Pointe Nursing Home, Huron after a lengthy illness. She was born January 4, 1937 in Jackham, KY and had spent most of her life in Vermilion moving from Dearborn, MI. Joyce worked as the Food Service Director for the Vermilion Local Schools for many years retiring the first time in 1997...
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Lorelei Ann "Lori" Robinson

February 3, 1965 - May 27, 2014

Lorelei Ann "Lori" Robinson (nee Brown), 49, of Rogersville, TN went to be with her heavenly Father Tuesday, May 27, 2014 in Vermilion after a three month illness. She was born February 3, 1965 in East Liverpool, OH and had been a Rogersville, TN, resident for the past 7 years. Lorelei graduated from Providence Shool of Nursing as a registered nurse in 1987 and most recently worked for...
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Bernard Busser

December 2, 1925 - May 23, 2014

Bernard Busser, 88, of Lorain, died Friday, May 23, 2014 at the Ames Family House, Hospice of the Western Reserve, Westlake after a lengthy illness. Bernard was born December 2, 1925 in Lorain and had been a resident of both South Amherst and Vermilion. He was a veteran of the Merchant Marines serving for 4 years on the Great Lakes during WWII. Bernard owned and operated Busser Tire in...
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Rose Mary Alaimo

April 6, 1924 - May 20, 2014

Rose Mary Alaimo (nee Bova), 90, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at Mill Manor Nursing Home, Vermilion after a lengthy illness. Rose was born April 6, 1924 in Buffalo, New York. Rose graduated from Grover Cleveland High School, class of 1941. She had been a Vermilion resident since 1962. During WWII she worked at Bell Aircraft in Buffalo. She was "Rosie the Riveter." ...
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Paul R. "Shag" Simpson

June 30, 1946 - May 20, 2014

Paul R. "Shag" Simpson, 67, of Lorain, died Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a sudden illness. He was born June 30, 1946 in Akron and had been a Lorain resident for the past 45 years moving from Piedmont. Paul worked for as a Committee man for Ford Motor Company Lorain and Avon for 39 1/2 years retiring in 2007. He was a member of the UAW # 425. Paul...
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Marjorie Lois Matilda Coleman

June 1, 1928 - May 18, 2014

Marjorie Lois Matilda Coleman (nee Heckmann), 85, of Vermilion, died Sunday, May 18, 2014 at her home after a short illness. She was born June 1, 1928 in southern Manitowoc County, WI, she had been a Vermilion and Sandusky resident for the past 46 years moving from Baxter, IA and Hublersburg, PA. Marjorie was educated in Town Meeme public school and Sheboygan Central High School. ...
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Marcia Mott McGraw

February 17, 1928 - May 18, 2014

Marcia "Mott" C. McGraw (nee Curley), 86, of Vermilion, died Sunday, May 18, 2014 at Kingston of Vermilion after a lengthy illness. She was born February 17, 1928 in Richlands, VA and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 60 years moving from Richlands. Marcia had worked as an Avon representative for over 50 years. Marcia was a member of the Harbourtown Community Church, Vermilion,...
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Lois Tarrant

December 7, 1936 - May 14, 2014

Lois Tarrant (nee Stockman), 77, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Mill Manor Nursing Home, Vermilion after a short illness. She was born December 7, 1936 in Vermilion where she has been a life long resident. Lois worked for the Vermilion Schools as the cafeteria manager for 29 years, retiring in 1997. She had also worked for the Vermilion News. She was a member of the...
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Guy Morton, Jr.

November 4, 1930 - May 11, 2014

Rev. Guy Morton, Jr., 83, Southern Baptist pastor for 55 years died May 11, 2014 at Mercy Regional Medical Center, Lorain. He lived to win souls for Christ Jesus. He was born November 4, 1930 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He followed the footsteps of his father who was a major league Cleveland Indiana's baseball player. Rev. Morton reached the Boston Red Sox and played nine years in the minor...
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Robert Lee Harrell

January 20, 1930 - May 11, 2014

Robert L. Harrell, 84, of Vermilion, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, May 11, 2014 at Kingston of Vermilion where he had been a resident for the past 5 years. He was born January 20, 1930 in Tupelo, MS, and had been a Vermilion resident since 1952 moving from Memphis. Robert retired in 1992 from Ford Motor Co., Lorain as a Ding Man after 40 years of service. He also served in the...
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Kathryn Virginia Ward

May 20, 1931 - May 1, 2014

Kathryn Virginia Ward (nee Mills), 82, of Berlin Heights, died Thursday, May 1, 2014 at New Life Hospice after a short illness. Kathryn was born May 20, 1931 in Riverscene, WV and has been a Berlin Heights resident for the past 54 years. She had attended Lakeview Baptist Church, Vermilion and enjoyed computers, reading and flower and vegetable gardening. She is survived by her sons,...
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Sandra A. Reynolds

December 10, 1954 - April 26, 2014

Sandra A. Reynolds (nee Epling), 59, of Lorain, died Saturday, April 26, 2014 at her daughters home in Rushville, OH after a 2 month illness. Sandra was born December 10, 1954 in Huntington, WV. She had been a Lorain resident for the past 33 years. Sandra was a homemaker and a member of AARP. She enjoyed fishing, and was a Cleveland Browns, and Cleveland Indians fan. She is...
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John B. Gattino

January 2, 1931 - April 25, 2014

John B. Gattino, 83, formerly of Vermilion, died Friday, April 25, 2014 at Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky. He had been a resident of the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky for the past 5 years, and had been a Vermilion area resident for most of his life. John was born January 2, 1931 in Detroit, MI the son of the late Domenic and Laura (nee Morello) Gattino. He was a veteran of the...
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Linda Lindsey

March 2, 1940 - April 23, 2014

Linda Lindsey (nee Trimble), 74, of Lorain, passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph. Linda was born March 2, 1940 in Corinth, MS and had been a Vermilion/ Lorain area resident for the past 48 years. Linda enjoyed bingo and spending time with her family. She is survived by her daughter Julie Stidham of Wakeman; grandchildren Renee Lindsey...
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Patricia Virginia Lehner

October 1, 1923 - April 20, 2014

Patricia Virginia Lehner (nee Howard ), age 90 , of Vermilion, died Sunday, April 20, 2014 at home surrounded by her family. Patricia was born October 1, 1923 in Milford Center, OH . She had been a Vermilion resident since 1958 moving from Delaware, OH. Patricia participated in high school sports including basketball and baseball. She was a homemaker, and member of the Vermilion...
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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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