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Michael "Mick" R. Best

April 23, 1947 - January 23, 2018

Michael "Mick" R. Best, 70, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at his home after a short illness. He was born April 23, 1947 in Bournemouth, England and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 35 years moving from England. Mick worked as the service manager at Sharpnack Chevrolet, Vermilion for 23 years and had been working as the service manager at L&M Towing and Repair for...
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Mary Louise DeBolt

January 1, 1938 - January 22, 2018

Mary Louise DeBolt (nee Sine), 80, of Vermilion, died Monday, January 22, 2018 at University Geauga Medical Center, Chardon after a lengthy illness. She was born January 1, 1938 in Hundred, WV and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 61 years moving from West Virginia. Mary worked as a LPN for several nursing homes and on the pediatric floor at Community Health Partners, Lorain. She...
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Nancy J Meier

June 6, 1945 - January 22, 2018

Nancy J. Meier (nee Vogler), 72, of Vermilion, went home to be with the Lord Monday, January 22, 2018 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a sudden illness. She was born June 6, 1945 in Cleveland and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 41 years. Nancy graduated from The Ohio State University and worked as a Kindergarten and Second Grade teacher for Vermilion Schools for 10 years...
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Louis S Hurst

July 23, 1934 - January 21, 2018

Louis Strader Hurst, 83, of Vermilion, died Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Mill Manor Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. He was born July 23, 1934 in Cox Mill, WV and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 59 years Louis was a veteran of the US Air Force and worked as an electrician for Ford Motor Co., Lorain for 33 years retiring 1982. He was a member of the Harbourtown Community...
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Virginia Elizabeth Riggsby

February 9, 1938 - January 21, 2018

Virginia Elizabeth Riggsby (nee Simon), 79, of Vermilion, died Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Mercy New Life Hospice after a short illness. She was born February 9, 1938 in Portsmouth, OH and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 22 years. Virginia graduated from Providence Nursing School, Sandusky and worked as a Registered Nurse for several facilities including, Community Health...
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Richard Brian Copeland

January 8, 1940 - January 18, 2018

Richard Brian Copeland, 78, of Vermilion, died Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Kingston Residence of Vermilion after a brief illness. He was born January 8, 1940 in Lorain and had been a life long Vermilion resident. Richard was a veteran of the US Air Force. He worked for Ohio Edison as a Lineman, doing high line construction for 33 years retiring in 1996. Richard was passionate about...
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Donald L. Scholl

March 9, 1940 - January 14, 2018

Donald L. Scholl, 77, of Birmingham, passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Stein Hospice, Sandusky after a lengthy illness. Donald was born March 9, 1940 at home in Grafton, OH and had lived in the Vermilion-Firelands area for most of his life. He graduated from Firelands High School in 1959. Donald worked for the Lorain Ford Motor Co. in shipping and receiving, he was a camp manger...
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Lona C Gerth

September 27, 1938 - January 11, 2018

Lona C. Gerth (nee Nalley), 79, of Elyria, died Thursday, January 11, 2018 at her home after a sudden illness. She was born September 27, 1938 in Amherst and had been an Elyria resident for the past 15 years moving from Lorain. Lona retired from Amherst Schools where she had worked as an aide and was currently working for Grobe Fruit Farm, Elyria. She enjoyed volunteering at the APL,...
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Verna Lucille Parks

November 22, 1935 - January 7, 2018

Verna Lucille Parks (nee Rudd), 82, of Vermilion, went Home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 7th, 2018, after a brief stay at University Hospital Seidman Cancer Center in Cleveland. Verna was born November 22, 1935 in Portsmouth, Ohio to Dorsey S. and Bertha Marie (nee Risen) Rudd. She graduated from Portsmouth East High School in 1953. She has been a Vermilion resident for the past...
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Lissie K. Rice

October 22, 1924 - January 5, 2018

Lissie K. Rice (nee Pollard), of Vermilion, passed away Friday, January 5, 2018 at Mill Manor Nursing Home in Vermilion following a lengthy illness. Lissie was born October 22, 1924 in Crumpler, NC and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 30 years moving from Lorain. Lissie worked in home health care and housekeeping. She was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Lorain. ...
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Janet Lizzie Porter

October 28, 1942 - January 3, 2018

Janet Lizzie Porter (nee Stanley), 75, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Fisher-Titus Medical Center after a lengthy illness. She was born October 28, 1942 in North Spring, WV and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 48 years moving from Lorain. Janet worked as a nurse at Ohio Extended Care which became Lake Pointe Health Center, Lorain for 25 years retiring in 2012. ...
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Bernard M Grimmett

July 19, 1933 - January 2, 2018

Bernard M. Grimmett, 84, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at his home after a lengthy illness. He was born July 19, 1933 in Nettie, WV and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 41 years moving from Lorain. Bernard worked as an Appliance Service Man for Harmon's Service for over 20 years and had also worked at Walmart, Elyria in the Auto Service Department for 10 years,...
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William Dague Fenton

June 23, 1937 - January 2, 2018

William Dague Fenton, 80, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Mercy New Life Hospice after a brief illness. He was born June 23, 1937 in Norwalk and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 31 years moving from Avon Lake. He was a veteran of the US Air Force serving in Europe as a Copy Editor for the Stars and Stripes. William worked as the Copy Editor for The Cleveland...
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Rodney Allen "Al" Rogers

March 15, 1961 - December 31, 2017

Rodney Allen "Al" Rogers, Sr., 56, of Vermilion, passed away Sunday, December 31, 2017 at Mercy New Life Hospice following a brief illness. Al was born March 15, 1961 in Cleveland, OH and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 36 years moving from Elyria. Al worked in receiving at Ross Environmental Services, Inc. in Elyria and for Ed's Transmission in Elyria rebuilding transmissions. He...
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Michael S. Breen, Sr.

December 26, 1950 - December 28, 2017

Michael S Breen Sr., 67, of Vermilion, died Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Mercy New Life Hospice after a lengthy illness. He was born December 26, 1950 in Lorain and had been a life long Vermilion resident. Mike was a veteran of the US Army. He worked for Ford Motor Company, Lorain for 33 years, retiring in 2007. Mike was a member of the UAW #425 and several fishing groups. He...
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Joan P Dalton

November 9, 1927 - December 26, 2017

Joan P. Dalton (nee Schuman), 90, of Vermilion, passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Kingston Residence of Vermilion. Joan was born November 9, 1927 in Hammond, IN and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 15 years. Joan worked as an accountant for McDonald's Corporation for 60 years before her retirement. She was a member of a Pi Epsilon Kappa (Alpha Province) and enjoyed...
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Ralph Mark Fisher

March 26, 1973 - December 26, 2017

Ralph Mark Fisher, 44, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Kingston of Vermilion after a lengthy illness caused by an auto racing accident. Mark was born March 26, 1973 in Elyria and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 28 years moving from South Amherst. Mark worked as an Auto Body Technician for Pat O'Brien Chevrolet, and had also mowed lawns for Harbourtown Mobile...
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James W Taylor

December 26, 1938 - December 18, 2017

James W. Taylor, 78, of Vermilion, died Monday, December 18, 2017 at after a brief illness.   James was born December 26, 1938 in Uniontown, PA, he had been a Vermilion resident for the past 18 years moving from Wakeman.  He was a Priority truck driver for over 20 years, retiring in 2008.  He is survived by wife, Brenda Taylor. Private family services were held. Family entrusted...
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Martin A Piwowar

July 26, 1948 - December 17, 2017

Martin A. Piwowar, 69, of Vermilion, died Sunday, December 17, 2017 at Stein Hospice after a brief illness. He was born July 26, 1948 in Buffalo, NY, and grew up in Sheffield Lake, Ohio. He graduated from St. Mary High School in Lorain and St Joseph's College in Indiana. He had been a resident of Vermilion for the past 38 years. Martin was a teacher for the Lorain City Schools retiring in...
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Lawrence "Jay" Jaycox

October 19, 1962 - December 14, 2017

Lawrence "Jay" Jaycox, Jr., 52, of Lorain, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center. Jay was born October 19, 1965 in Elyria and had been a Lorain resident for the past 20 years moving from Elyria. He was a veteran of the US Navy serving on the USS Enterprise during the Gulf War. He earned four letters of appreciation, Sea...
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Lora L Bailey

May 26, 1969 - December 14, 2017

Lora L. Bailey, 48, of Amherst, died Thursday, December 14, 2017 at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born May 26, 1969 in Lorain and had been an Amherst resident for the past 6 years moving from Vermilion. Lora had worked for Ford Motor Company, Lorain as an inspector for over 20 years. She practiced Buddhism and enjoyed following the Buddhist traditions. She...
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Floyd Lee Phillips, Sr.

April 8, 1938 - December 12, 2017

Floyd Lee Phillips Sr., 79, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at Autumn Aegis Nursing Home after a brief illness. He was born April 8, 1938 in Oneida, TN, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 53 years moving from Amherst. Floyd worked for Ford Motor Co., Lorain for 32 years retiring in 1991 as a Tiedown Man on the Railhead loading cars. He was a member of the UAW ...
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Glenn Nida

April 23, 1941 - December 10, 2017

Glenn C. Nida, 76, of Trinity, FL died Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Gulfside Center for Hospice Care at Heather Hill, New Port Richie, FL after a short illness. He was born April 23, 1941 in Walton, WV and had been a Trinity, FL resident for the past 2 years, moving from Birmingham where he had resided for 32 years. Glenn worked in Security for Ford Motor Co. for 32 years, retiring in 2005...
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Judy Corder

October 6, 1958 - December 10, 2017

Judy C. Corder (nee Phillips), 59, of Berlin Heights, died Sunday, December 10, 2017 at her home after a lengthy illness. Judy was born October 6, 1958 in Amherst and had been a Berlin Heights resident for the past year moving from Norwalk and Milan. Judy had worked as a nurses aide at the Ohio Veterans Home, Sandusky. She enjoyed camping, crocheting, sewing, and spending time with her...
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Beverly Johnson

November 26, 1951 - December 8, 2017

Beverly Johnson (nee Durst), 66, of Vermilion, died Friday, December 8, 2017 at Mercy New Life Hospice after a lengthy illness. She was born November 26, 1951 in Parkersburg, WV and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 25 years moving from Cleveland. Beverly had worked in the Bakery Department for Giant Eagle when she lived in Cleveland. She enjoyed reading, cooking, traveling,...
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Nancy G Trinter

June 20, 1938 - December 2, 2017

Nancy G. Trinter (nee Gerhart), 79, of Vermilion, died Saturday, December 2, 2017, at her home after a lengthy illness. Nancy was born June 20, 1938 in Cleveland, Ohio. She grew up in Rocky River and enjoyed summers in the Linwood Park area of Vermilion. She graduated from Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights and attended Skidmore College in New York and Baldwin Wallace. Nancy ultimately...
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Maria Therese Halliday

January 31, 1985 - November 29, 2017

Maria Therese Halliday, 32, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Mercy Regional Medical Center Maria was born January 31, 1985 in Cincinnati. She had been a Vermilion resident and had also lived in Arizona and Virginia. She attended Christendom College, Front Royal, Virginia and graduated from Franciscan University in Steubenville. She received her Masters Degree from...
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Tree of Remembrance

November 22, 2017 - November 26, 2017

Tree of Remembrance Presented by Riddle Funeral Home 5345 South Street, Vermilion, OH 440-967-3212 Dear Family, On Sunday, November 26, 2017, Riddle Funeral Home will be sharing with the community our 18th Annual "Tree of Remembrance Ceremony ". The program will begin at 12:30 pm in Victory Park, located on the corner of Main and Ohio Streets in downtown Vermilion. We will be...
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Linda Taylor

June 15, 1947 - November 21, 2017

Linda Taylor (nee Skinner), 70, of Lorain, passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at her home after a lengthy illness. She was born June 15, 1947 in Richwood, WV and had been a Lorain resident for the past 50 years moving from Vermilion. Linda worked in the personnel office of J.C. Penney for 27 years. She enjoyed reading and traveling. She is survived by her husband of 50 years,...
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Lynn Ann Sacket

October 14, 1959 - November 21, 2017

Lynn Ann Sacket (nee Wilkes), 58, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Kingston of Vermilion after a lengthy illness. She was born October 14, 1959 in Lorain and had been a resident of Vermilion most of her life. Lynn had worked for Southwest Hospital, Strongsville as a Medical Assistant in the urgent care department and also taught conversational English to students while...
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Jack L Dodd

September 10, 1935 - November 20, 2017

Jack L Dodd, 82, of Vermilion, Ohio and Palm Beach Shores, Florida died of esophageal cancer on Monday Nov. 20, 2017 at his home in Florida, surrounded by his family. Jack was born on September 10, 1935 in Bay Village, Ohio. He grew up in Henrietta Township and graduated from Henrietta High School. After high school he joined the army. While serving in Panama he was invited to a party in...
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Christina C Arndt

April 5, 1942 - November 18, 2017

Christina C. Arndt (nee Carson), 75, of Vermilion, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus following a brief illness. Christina was born April 5, 1942 in East Liverpool, OH and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 46 years. She worked as a nurse for many psychiatric hospitals before retirement. She enjoyed watching sports, flowers, cardinals...
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James A Greene

February 29, 1944 - November 17, 2017

James A Greene, 73, of Vermilion, passed away Friday, November 17, 2017. James was born February 29, 1944 in Lorain, OH, and had been a lifelong Vermilion resident. He was a veteran of the Army. James retired from CenturyTel where he was an installer and worked as tech support. He loved golf and his family. He was an amazing father and will be missed by all. He is survived by...
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Matthew Ryan Kobal

July 23, 1979 - November 17, 2017

Matthew Ryan Kobal "Coach Kobal", 38, of Vermilion, died Friday, November 17, 2017 at University Hospital, Avon after a sudden illness. He was born July 23, 1979 in Oberlin and had been a life long Vermilion resident. Matthew graduated from Vermilion High in 1998 and went on to play football at the University of Mount Union for three years, winning a national championship in 1998. He...
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Dorothy Mae West

April 21, 1924 - November 11, 2017

Dorothy Mae West (nee Phillips), 93, of Vermilion, died Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Kingston of Vermilion after a lengthy illness. She was born April 21, 1924 in Elyria and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 67 years. Dorothy was a member of the Family Fellowship Foursquare Church, Amherst where she worked in the nursery. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family,...
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David James Henry

May 19, 1940 - November 9, 2017

David James Henry, 77, of Vermilion, died Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He was born May 19, 1940 in Cleveland and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 53 years. David graduated from Ashland University and earned his Master's in Music Education from Vandercook College of Music, Chicago, IL. His musical talents inspired many...
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Robert Allen Gillie

May 24, 1949 - November 6, 2017

Robert Allen Gillie, 68, of Vermilion, died Monday, November 6, 2017 at his home after a sudden illness. Robert was born May 24, 1949 in Youngstown, OH and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 24 years moving from McDonald, OH. He was a veteran of the US Army serving during Vietnam. Robert worked for Republic Steel as a Millwright for 44 years retiring in 2014. He was a...
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Linda "Sissy" Hardway

July 9, 1951 - November 2, 2017

Linda D. "Sissy" Hardway, 66, of Vermilion, died Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Mill Manor Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. She was born July 9, 1951 in Gassaway, WV and had been a life long Vermilion and Lorain resident. Linda was a charter member of the First Assembly of God Church, Vermilion. She is survived by her parents, Earl Hardway,. Jr. and Ora D. Hardway (nee Hurst) of...
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Glenn Randall Larges

February 4, 1947 - October 31, 2017

Glenn Randall Larges, 70, of Birmingham, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at his home. Glenn was born February 4, 1947 in Munger, MI and raised there before moving to Vermilion and settling in Birmingham for the past 32 years. He was a veteran of the US Army and served during the Vietnam War. Glenn retired as an electrician from the Ford Motor Co. He was a...
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Sharron Gettens

March 24, 1940 - October 30, 2017

Sharron M. Gettens (nee Stafford), 77, of Vermilion, died Monday, October 30, 2017 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness. She was born March 24, 1940 in Ubly, MI and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 41 years, moving from Cleveland. Sharron had worked at various places including St. Vincent Hospital, Cleveland, Inn at Chapel Creek, Vermilion, and the Vermilion...
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Jo Ann Woods

March 6, 1945 - October 26, 2017

Jo Ann "MeeMaw" Woods of Vermilion, Ohio passed away peacefully on October 26, 2017, the anniversary of her husband's death, while surrounded by loved ones. Her passing followed a brief illness due to her fierce decade long battle with COPD. Born in Dille, West Virginia on March 6, 1945, Jo Ann spent the best years of her life growing up in Widen, West Virginia. She moved to Vermilion On-The...
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Sue Capen

June 16, 1915 - October 23, 2017

Sue Capen (nee Gokel), 102, of Vermilion, died Monday, October 23, 2017 at Kingston Residence of Vermilion after a short illness. She was born June 16, 1915 in Salem, OH and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 32 years moving from Amherst and Lorain. Sue worked in the sales department for William Taylor and Sons, Cleveland. She also helped her husband with his business, Singer...
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Whitten G. Yates

May 23, 1930 - October 20, 2017

Whitten G. Yates, 87, of Vermilion, passed away unexpectedly Friday, October 20, 2017 at his home. Whitten was born May 23, 1930 in Grundy, VA, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 57 years moving from Virginia. Before his retirement from the Ford Motor Co., he worked as a coal miner in VA. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, and was a hobbyist wine maker. He is survived...
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Keith Michael Thomas

January 28, 1973 - October 16, 2017

Keith Michael Thomas, 44, left this world on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 at 9:15 a.m. after a battle with Pancreatic cancer, the same disease that took his father last December. He was born January 28, 1973 to Roland and Sharon (DeLaFrance) Thomas. He had been a Vermilion resident since 1977. Keith graduated from Vermilion High School and EHOVE in 1991. Keith was a chef by trade having been...
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Harold J LaCrouse

May 17, 1935 - October 13, 2017

Harold J. LaCourse, 82, of Vermilion, died Friday, October 13, 2017 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a short illness. He was born May 17, 1935 in Martin, MI, and had been a life long Vermilion resident. Harold was a veteran of the US Army serving during the Korean War. He started his career at Ford Motor Co., Lorain in the Lead Booth moving to the Maintenance Department, retiring...
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Darlene Henry

April 17, 1957 - October 8, 2017

Darlene Henry (nee Eckenrode), 60, of Vermilion, died Sunday, October 8, 2017 at her home after a lengthy illness. She was born April 17, 1957 in Lorain and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 32 years moving from Sheffield Lake. Darlene had worked at Lithonia Lighting and Bettcher Industries. She had also worked as a cashier for Novotny Farm Market and the Vermilion Farm Market. ...
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Richard M Brixie

June 3, 1963 - October 7, 2017

Richard M Brixie , 54, of Vermilion, passed away Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Firelands Regional Medical Center Main Campus after a lengthy illness. Richard was born June 3, 1963 in Stuttgart, AR, and had lived in Vermilion most of his life Richard worked for a waste water plant in Corpus Christi, TX before retirement. He enjoyed hunting, shooting, reading, fishing, video games, and...
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Madeline Spartano-Buckholz

October 4, 1930 - October 5, 2017

Madeline Buckholz (nee Spartano), 87, of Warren, OH, passed away October 5, 2017 at Trumball Memorial Hospital. Madeline was born at home in Lorain, OH on October 4, 1930 to Dominick and Bessie (nee Aquilino) Spartano. She attended Lorain High School and Lorain County Community College. In 1948, she married Edward R. Buckholz. After her retirement from Faroh's Candy Co. of 20 years...
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Ruth Marie Jones

June 14, 1926 - October 5, 2017

Ruth Marie Jones (nee Lahmers ), 91, of Lorain, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Mercy New Life Hospice in Lorain following a brief illness Ruth was born June 14, 1926 in Dover, OH. She had lived in Lorain for the past 17 years moving from Vermilion. Ruth retired from Bettcher Industries where she worked in the engineering department drafting and preparing drawings. ...
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Byron F. Haas

December 8, 1935 - September 28, 2017

Byron F. Haas, Sr., 81, of Vermilion, died Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a lengthy. He was born December 8, 1935 in Alliance, OH and had been a Vermilion resident for the past three months moving from Sandusky and Port Clinton. Byron graduated from Alliance High School and served in the United States Air Force during Vietnam. He entered the Air Force...
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Gerold "Jerry" Lee Fleming

May 3, 1931 - September 27, 2017

Gerold "Jerry" Lee Fleming, 86, of Vermilion, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 at Mercy New Life Hospice after a lengthy illness. Jerry was born May 3, 1931 in Vermilion and had been a life long Vermilion resident. He was a veteran of the US Army serving during the Korean War as an instructor for the 2nd Army 13th Tank Battalion. Jerry retired from the Ford Motor Company...
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Clois E. Riggs

February 13, 1936 - September 26, 2017

Clois E. Riggs (nee Richardson), 81, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Stein Hospice after a lengthy illness. She was born February 13, 1936 in Russellville, AL and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 63 years. Clois worked for South Shore Packing, Vermilion and had also worked as an in home care giver for various families. She was a member of First Baptist...
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Christopher Lee Adams

July 14, 1975 - September 23, 2017

Christopher Lee Adams, 42, of Vermilion, passed away Saturday, September 23, 2017. Christopher was born July 14, 1975 in Lorain, OH, and had been a life long Vermilion resident. He was employed at the Cleveland Quarries as a stone cutter. He enjoyed watching the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is survived by his parents, David Lee and Linda (nee Varady) Adams of Vermilion; sons...
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Helen Roberta "Bobbie" Burley

October 26, 1924 - September 22, 2017

Helen Roberta "Bobbie" Burley (nee Bay ), 92, of Vermilion, passed away Friday, September 22, 2017 at Kingston Residence of Vermilion. Roberta was born October 26, 1924 in Granville, OH. She had lived in Vermilion 60 years. Roberta worked as an associate editor with her first husband George "Bob" Robert Hallett, who was editor at the Vermilion Photo Journal before her retirement. ...
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Warren E Ring

July 9, 1924 - September 21, 2017

Warren E. Ring a resident Kingston Residence of Vermilion, passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the age of 93. Warren was born on July 9, 1924 in Jersey City, NJ. He was pre-deceased by his parents Warren and Flora (nee Johnson) Ring, a brother Eric, and his wife of 57 years, Alice (nee Threlfall) Ring. He is survived by his sister, Patricia (nee Ring) Donaldson of Solvang, CA. He...
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John Steve Vargo, Sr.

November 17, 1928 - September 21, 2017

John Steve Vargo, Sr., 88, of Vermilion, died Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Mercy New Life Hospice. John was born November 17, 1928 in South Amherst. He had been a Vermilion resident for the past 54 years moving from Birmingham. He was a veteran of the United States Navy serving during WWII. John worked for Lithonia Down Lighting as an Assembler for 34 years retiring in...
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Ralph Anthony Palermo

September 24, 1924 - September 15, 2017

Ralph Anthony Palermo, 92, formally of Vermilion, died Friday, September 15, 2017 at Cleveland Clinic Richard E Jacobs Health Center, Avon, after a short illness. Ralph was born September 24, 1924 in Lorain. He had also lived in Lorain. He was a veteran of the United States Navy serving during World War II and the Korean War. Ralph retired from the maintenance department at Ohio...
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Nancy Arlene Hite

December 10, 1941 - September 13, 2017

Nancy Arlene Hite (nee Sidlo), 75, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness. She was born December 10, 1941 in Lorain and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 56 years moving from Lorain. Nancy graduated from Lorain High School and Lorain Business College. She had worked as a medical staff secretary for Good Samaritan...
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Doris E. Agen

August 20, 1916 - September 13, 2017

Doris E Agen (nee Maher ), 101, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Admiral's Pointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Huron. She was born August 20, 1916 in Bliss, NY and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 57 years moving from Western New York. Doris worked for Dr. John Stack in Vermilion as a Dental Assistant and had also worked as a cashier for stores including...
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Jacqueline Raye "Jackie" McGee

March 28, 1946 - September 9, 2017

Jacqueline Raye "Jackie" McGee (nee Viola ), 71, of Vermilion, passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017 from complications of heart surgery at University Hospitals of Cleveland. She was born March 28, 1946 in Cleveland, OH to the late John and Loyce (nee Robinson) Viola. Jackie retired as a registered nurse from Mercy Hospital in Lorain. Upon retirement, her and her husband, Dave, took...
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Don E Lerchbacker

February 20, 1944 - September 7, 2017

Don E. Lerchbacker, 73, of Amherst, died Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Mercy New Life Hospice after a lengthy illness. He was born February 20, 1944 in Lorain and had been an Amherst resident for the past 27years moving from Lorain. Don was a veteran of the US Army serving in Korea. Don worked as a pipe fitter in the maintenance department for Ford Motor Co., Avon Lake for 33 years,...
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Walter C. Glover

June 15, 1932 - September 6, 2017

Walter C. Glover, 85, of Lorain, died Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Autumn Aegis Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. He was born June 15, 1932 in Lorain and had been Lorain resident for the past 25 years moving from Vermilion. Walter was a veteran of the US Army serving during the Korean War. Walter worked for BFI, Elyria for many years, retiring in 1981. He had also worked at...
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Gary "Carl" FIsher

November 10, 1943 - September 2, 2017

Gary "Carl" Fisher, 82, of Vermilion, passed away, while surrounded by his loving family, in the early morning hours on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at MetroHealth Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born November 10, 1934 in Smithfield, WV and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 55 years moving from West Virginia.   Carl was a veteran of the US Army and loved to share...
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Melanie Stainbrook

April 6, 1971 - September 1, 2017

Melanie Stainbrook (nee Gasdick) of Vermilion, age 46, passed away on September 1, 2017 after fighting a long battle with cancer. She was born April 6, 1971 in Amherst, OH and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 25 years. Melanie was a beloved 2nd grade teacher at Vermilion Elementary School with a lifelong passion for learning, teaching and helping others. Her impact will be long...
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Barbara Ann Walker

August 20, 1942 - August 29, 2017

Barbara Ann Walker (nee Kaminski ), 75, of Vermilion, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Mercy New Life Hospice after a 7 month illness. Barbara was born August 20, 1942 in Pittsburgh, PA and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 12 years, moving from Lorain. She graduated from Baldwin Wallace University and became a Learning Disability Tutor for Oberlin and...
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Donald M. Sampson

April 19, 1933 - August 25, 2017

Donald M. Sampson, 84, of Vermilion, died Friday, August 25, 2017 at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He was born April 19, 1933 in Kirkland Lake , Ontario and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 57 years moving from St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. Donald worked as a carpenter with Ford Motor Co., Lorain for 35 years retiring in 1995. He was a...
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Colleen A. Meisel

December 27, 1923 - August 22, 2017

Colleen A. Meisel (nee Leavy), 93, of Vermilion, passed away Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at Mercy Regional Medical Center, Lorain after a brief illness. She was born December 27, 1923 in Highland Park, MI and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 51 years moving from Dearborn, MI. Colleen worked as a tax preparer for H&R Block for 20 years. She was also a flight instructor, commercial...
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Myra E. Sablack

April 2, 1947 - August 16, 2017

Myra Elizabeth Sablack (nee Schmidt), 70, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at her home after a lengthy illness. She was born April 2, 1947 in Los Angeles, CA, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 20 years, moving from Cleveland. Myra worked in home heath care as an STNA for many years before becoming a Certified Pharmacy Technician working for St. John's Westshore. ...
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Florence Charity Daniels

January 28, 1922 - August 11, 2017

Florence Charity Daniels (nee Moes), 95, of Vermilion, died Friday, August 11, 2017 at her home. Charity was born January 28, 1922 in Amherst. She had lived in Berlin Heights and also in Lakewood for 30 years. . Charity graduated from Vermilion High School and attended Bowling Green State University.. She worked briefly for Philco in Sandusky during WWII. She was a former...
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Kimberly Ann Mignano

November 28, 1962 - August 9, 2017

Kimberly Ann Mignano (nee Flannery), 54, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at her home after a short illness. She was born November 28, 1962 in Amherst and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 7 years moving from Berlin Heights. Kimberly had assisted many people with her home health care work for many years. She enjoyed reading and loved animals, especially birds, dogs,...
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James E. Garvey

December 31, 1935 - August 7, 2017

James E. Garvey, 81, of Vermilion, died Monday, August 7, 2017 at his home after a lengthy illness. James was born December 31, 1935 in Scranton, PA and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 41 years moving from Lima. He was a veteran of the US Navy serving as an Aviation Electrician 1st class. James worked for Ford Motor Co., Avon Lake as an Electrician for 42 years retiring in...
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Paul "Bud" Knott

August 12, 1940 - August 3, 2017

Paul "Bud" B. Knott Jr. 76, of Florence Twp., died Thursday, August 3, 2017 at Mercy New Life Hospice after a lengthy illness. He was born August 12, 1940 in Lorain and had been a life long Florence Twp. resident. Paul worked as a Mechanic and Service Manager for several different companies including Liberty Auto, Harrison Ford, and Sliman's Auto. He was a member of the Florence Twp....
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Minnie Margerete Shipman

June 30, 1929 - July 27, 2017

Minnie Margarete Shipman (nee Lundy), 88, of Vermilion, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Kingston of Vermilion after a brief illness. Minnie was born June 30, 1929 in Weedville, PA and had been a Vermilion resident since 1958 moving to Calodonia, PA for 19 years before moving back to Vermilion. Before becoming a resident at Kingston of Vermilion, Minnie volunteered for several...
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Donald Thrash

January 3, 1943 - July 24, 2017

Donald Thrash, 74, of Vermilion, died Monday, July 24, 2017 at Lake Pointe Health Center after a lengthy illness. He was born January 3, 1943 in Union, MS, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 45 years moving from Lorain. He was a veteran of the US Army. Donald worked for Ford Motor Co., Lorain in the body shop for 30 years retiring in 1996. He had also owned a Sunoco Gas...
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Anna "Betty" Martin

January 3, 1919 - July 23, 2017

Anna "Betty" Martin (nee Stuart), 98, of Vermilion, died Sunday, July 23, 2017 at Kingston of Vermilion after a lengthy illness. Anna was born January 3, 1919 in Clydebank, Scotland and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 61 years moving from Scotland. She had served in the Women's Army with the Forestry Commission during WWII. She enjoyed golfing, traveling, gardening, and the...
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Gregory A. Clark

October 1, 1962 - July 22, 2017

Gregory A. Clark, 54, of Vermilion, died Saturday, July 22, 2017 at his home after a lengthy illness.   He was born October 1, 1962 in Little Rock, AR, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 27 years after living in Hawaii and California.   Greg was a veteran of the US Navy and worked as a self-employed auto mechanic.   Greg was known for his one of a kind sense of humor and...
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Virginia Marie VanBergen

February 12, 1947 - July 19, 2017

Virginia Marie VanBergen (nee Pojman), 70, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Mercy New Life Hospice. Virginia was born February 12, 1947 in Parma and had been a 17 year resident of Vermilion moving from Westlake. She was an elementary school teacher in Mt. Healthy, OH, prior to raising her children . She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and enjoyed golfing,...
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Joseph James "Jamie" Lacinak, III

July 16, 1977 - July 15, 2017

Joseph James "Jamie" Lacinak III, 39, of Elyria, passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017. Jamie was born July 16, 1977 in Oberlin, OH and was raised in Vermilion. He attended Vermilion city schools and was employed as a chef for many years. He enjoyed creative cooking, weight lifting, collecting sports memorabilia, and he excelled in baseball. He is survived by his mother, JoAnn...
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Gail William Straight

April 17, 1923 - July 14, 2017

Gail William Straight, 94, of Norwalk, OH, went home to be with his loved ones and the Lord on Friday, July 14, 2017. Gail was born April 17, 1923 in Wadestown, W.Va, son of the late William and Lillie Straight . He retired as a Pump Engineer for Sun Pipe Line of Toledo, OH. Prior to his employment at Sun Pipe Line he was a truck driver for Fahey Pipe Line of W.V. He was a...
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Diane Bailey Chesnut

April 22, 1936 - July 12, 2017

Diane L. Chesnut (nee Bailey), 81, of Vermilion, died suddenly Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at Cleveland Clinic due to an infection from a surgery. She was born April 22, 1936 in Lorain, Ohio and had been a life time Vermilion resident. Diane graduated from Vermilion High School, class of 1953 where she met her high school sweetheart and husband of 61 years, the late Don Chesnut. She also...
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Patricia B Masten

December 5, 1945 - July 11, 2017

Patricia Bernice Masten (nee Freeman), 71, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Stein Hospice after a lengthy illness. She was born December 5, 1945 in Union City, TN and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 59 years. Patricia graduated from Vermilion High School in 1963 and worked for Lakewood Steel doing inside sales for 15 years. She had also worked as the manager at Toot...
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Thomas John William Mills

November 23, 1977 - July 10, 2017

Thomas John-William Mills, 39, of North Ridgeville, died Monday, July 10, 2017 at MetroHealth Medical Center after a sudden illness. Thomas was born Nov. 23, 1977 in Lorain. Tom was raised in Vermilion, had been a North Ridgeville resident for the past 3 years moving from Berea. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. Tom worked for Heidtman Steel as a Quality Representative ...
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Maurice "Maury" Bowen

December 19, 1930 - July 7, 2017

Maurice "Maury" Bowen, 86, of Upper Sandusky, died Friday, July 7, 2017 at Wyandot Memorial Hospital, Upper Sandusky after a lengthy illness. Maurice was born December 19, 1930 in Upper Sandusky where he resided for the past 2 years moving from Vermilion where he lived for over 40 years. He was a veteran of the United States Army Air Force. Maurice had owned and operated Oberlin Mill...
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Sandra A. Larges

August 30, 1949 - July 6, 2017

Sandra A. Larges (nee James), 67, of Birmingham, died Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Mercy New Life Hospice after a lengthy illness. She was born August 30, 1949 in Saginaw, MI and had been a Birmingham resident for the past 32 years moving from Vermilion. Sandra was a member of the American Legion #397, life member of Amvets Post #22, Wakeman Eagles, and the Lorain Women's Bowling Association....
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Clara Mae Anderson

March 14, 1933 - July 4, 2017

Clara Mae Anderson (nee Thornton), 84 of Goshen, KY died Tuesday July 4,2017 at Norton Brownsboro Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was born March 14, 1933 in Dunn, NC and had been a Goshen, KY resident since 1998, moving from Vermilion, OH where she had resided for 38 years. Clara worked as the manager for South Shore Shopping Center and Southbay Town Homes in Vermilion for 20 years. ...
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Peggy Culpepper

August 29, 1934 - July 3, 2017

Peggy Culpepper (nee Roof ), 82, of Vermilion, died Monday, July 3, 2017 at her home after a short illness. She was born August 29, 1934 in Hamilton, OH and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 53 years moving from Texas. Peggy worked for Ford Motor Co. in the cafeteria and then on the assembly line for 15 years. She then worked in the bakery at Geyer's and for Lane Bryant. ...
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Delores E. Busser

June 21, 1930 - July 1, 2017

Delores Busser (nee Sugaski) 87, passed away Saturday July 1, 2017 at Kingston of Vermilion Nursing Home following a lengthy illness. Delores was born on June 21, 1930 in Lorain, OH and grew up in Wellington and lived in Lorain, South Amherst, and Vermilion. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Vermilion and attended the Cleveland Academy of cosmetology. She also worked alongside her...
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John C Dunn

February 25, 1929 - June 23, 2017

John C. Dunn, 88, formerly of Lorain, died Friday, June 23, 2017 at South Point Hospital after a short illness. He was born February 25, 1929 in Oberlin, and had been a Twinsburg resident for the past year. Prior to moving to Twinsburg, he had been a Vermilion resident for 8 years, moving from Lorain (one of the first families of Lorain County) where he had resided for 50 years. John...
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Kathleen Gardner

March 20, 1944 - June 23, 2017

Kathleen Gardner (nee Lougeay), 73, of Vermilion, died unexpectedly, Friday, June 23, 2017 at her home. Kathleen was born March 20, 1944 in Niagara Falls, NY, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 44 years. She worked as a customer service representative for Leimbach Insurance that became Somers Insurance, Vermilion. She had also worked for Dr. Ruh, Vermilion. Kathleen...
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Catherine R Crowell

December 9, 1933 - June 22, 2017

Catherine R. Crowell (nee Ray), 83, of Vermilion, died Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Stein Hospice after a short illness. Cathy was born December 9, 1933 in Danville, Virginia and had spent most of her life in Vermilion and a short time also in the Denver, CO area. She was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church, Vermilion, Open Door Church, and the Grace Church, Denver, CO. She enjoyed bible...
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James Big Jim Freeman

June 29, 1934 - June 22, 2017

James "Big Jim" Freeman, 82, of Vermilion, died Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Mercy New Life Hospice after a 6 weeks illness. Jim was born June 29, 1934 in Key, Ohio. He had been a Vermilion resident since 1974 moving from Livonia, MI. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Jim worked for Ashland Chemical Company in Livonia Michigan, Chemical Recovery Systems of Elyria ...
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Myrtle McGlothlin

December 6, 1931 - June 22, 2017

Myrtle McGlothlin (nee Deel), 85, of Vermilion, died Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Elmcroft of Lorain after a lengthy illness. She was born December 6, 1931 in Grundy, Virginia and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 56 years. Myrtle had worked as a manager for Lawson Milk Co. for 8 years. She had attended Little Edna Baptist Church, Lorain and had bowled on the...
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Earl "Ozzie" Reed

August 31, 1939 - June 18, 2017

Earl "Ozzie" Reed, 77, of Vermilion, died Sunday, June 18, 2017 at Mill Manor Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. He was born August 31, 1939 in Fremont and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 55 years moving from Sandusky. Ozzie worked as a supervisor for Ford Motor Company, Lorain retiring after 35 years. During part of his time at Ford, he also owned and operated Pickle Pat's,...
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Kiara Lynn Stowers

May 1, 1999 - June 17, 2017

Kiara Lynn Stowers, 18, of Columbus, passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born May 1, 1999 in Lorain, OH. She had lived in Columbus for the past 3 years moving from Vermilion. Kiara worked for Canes and WG Grinders in Grove City and Groveport. She was a member of the Youth at the Polls, which helped people register to vote. ...
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George E. Phillips

February 22, 1935 - June 11, 2017

George E. Phillips, 82, of Vermilion, died Sunday, June 11, 2017 at his home after a brief illness. He was born February 22, 1935 in Lorain and had been a life long Vermilion resident. George was a veteran of the US Army. George owned and operated Valley Harbor Marina, a full service marina with 400 docks located on the Vermilion river. George's life revolved around boats and the...
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Constance S Dropko

October 13, 1915 - June 7, 2017

Constance S. Dropko (nee Strandwitz), 101, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Kingston Residence of Vermilion after a short illness. She was born October 13, 1915 in Gilman, Iowa and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 71 years moving from Brooklawn, NJ. Constance worked for Luther League of America in Philadelphia, Red Feather in Lorain, and the Vermilion Local Schools...
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John Howard Lynch

September 10, 1933 - June 5, 2017

John Howard Lynch, 83, of Vermilion, died Monday, June 5, 2017 at Admiral's Pointe Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. John was born September 10, 1933 in Wheeling , WV and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 25 years moving from Huron. John worked as a nuclear physicist and engineer at NASA. His publications have dealt with a variety of fields including neutron physics, heat...
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Jean E. Kelsey

July 21, 1957 - June 5, 2017

Jean Elizabeth Kelsey (nee Buckholz), 59, of Wellington, died Monday, June 5, 2017 at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born July 21, 1957 in Lorain and had been a Wellington resident for the past 32 years moving from Lorain. Jean graduated from Lorain High School and worked for East of Chicago Pizza, Wakeman for many years. She enjoyed gardening and spending time...
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Dolores M. Igoe

September 5, 1932 - June 2, 2017

Dolores Igoe, born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada on September 5, 1932, the only child of Cleve and Lucy Ross. She grew up on a ranch where she was exposed to nature and learned the joy of animals, particularly dogs and horses. Following high school, she enrolled at Wooster College as a voice major, where she met and married Robert Igoe, a fellow student. They both graduated in 1955 and a year...
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Herman B. Schnieders

August 5, 1929 - May 31, 2017

Herman B. Schnieders, 87, of Berlin Heights, died Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at his home after a brief illness. He was born August 5, 1929 in Oelde, Germany. He moved to the United States in 1951 and had been a Berlin Heights resident for the past 49 years moving from Mansfield. Herman worked as a tool and die maker for Therm-O-Disc, Mansfield and then for General Motors, Sandusky retiring...
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