2014 Year In Review

Remembering the lives of the most notable personalities lost in 2014

Riddle Funeral Home


Our Obituaries

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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. ...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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