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Matthew Thomas Moes

February 18, 1980 - February 5, 2016

Matthew Thomas Moes, 35, of Vermilion, died Friday, February 5, 2016. He was born February 18, 1980 in Cleveland, OH and had recently moved back to Vermilion. Matthew graduated from the Landing School of Boat Building and Design, Kennebunkport, Maine with a certificate in boat design. He then received a Mechanical Engineering degree from The Ohio State University. After graduating from...
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June Rose Cherney

January 12, 1932 - February 4, 2016

June Rose Cherney (nee Hartle), 84, of Vermilion, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, February 4, 2016 at her home after a lengthy illness. She was born January 12, 1932 in Lorain and had been a life long Vermilion resident. June graduated from Brownhelm School in 1950. She worked in the Loan and Appraisal Division of the VA office in Cleveland for 3 years before returning to the...
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Zetha C. Falls

April 30, 1920 - February 4, 2016

Zetha C. Falls (nee Thompson), 95, of Vermilion, died Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Mill Manor Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. She was born April 30, 1920 in Double Springs, AL. Zetha started her career as an acetylene welder with American Stove Co., Lorain. She then worked for General Industries, Elyria, Lorain Printing, and in the executive dining room for Ford Motor, Lorain. ...
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Cory J Hammack

December 21, 1995 - February 3, 2016

Cory J. Hammack, 20, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, February 3, 2016 after a sudden illness. He was born December 21, 1995 in Elyria, and has been a life long Vermilion resident. Cory worked various jobs in the construction industry. He enjoyed fishing, camping, swimming, playing video games, and loved listening to music. He is survived by his mother, Latisha (nee Hammack)...
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Barbara Ann Wood

January 9, 1932 - February 2, 2016

Barbara Ann Wood (nee Lewis), 84, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, February 2, 2016. She was born January 9, 1932 in Youngstown. After her marriage to the late Warren Wood, Barbara moved to Lakewood, Ohio and then to Vermilion Ohio. Barbara began her career in administration with the City of Vermilion Mayor's office, continuing her career as a secretary at Bettcher Industries. After retirement she...
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Pamela Sue Paskvan

October 28, 1956 - February 2, 2016

Pamela Sue Paskvan, 59, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a sudden illness. Pam was born October 28, 1956 in Lorain and had been a life long Vermilion area resident. She graduated from Cleveland State University and worked for the Lorain Post Office as a letter carrier for 22 years. She most recently worked at Meijer, Sandusky. Pam was...
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Kevin Hable

September 21, 1970 - January 30, 2016

Kevin Scott Hable, 45, of Wakeman, died Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Mercy Regional Medical Center. He was born September 21, 1970 in Lancaster, PA, and had been a Wakeman resident for the past year moving from PA. Kevin had worked in the construction field for various companies. He had a passion for the outdoors whether it was gardening, hunting, skiing, or just being in nature. ...
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Jeramy L. Pickett

June 9, 1980 - January 28, 2016

Jeramy L. Pickett, 35, of Sandusky, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, January 28, 2016 at his residence. Jeramy was born June 9, 1980, in Oberlin and had been a lifelong area resident. Jeramy was employed at Routh Packing in Sandusky. He enjoyed music and spending time with his kids. He is survived by his wife, Tshina (nee Perrin); children Amara, Jacob, Jocelynn, and Jackson;...
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Bernice M Davis

January 2, 1924 - January 25, 2016

Bernice M. Davis (nee McCune), 92, of Vermilion, passed away Monday, January 25, 2016 at Mill Manor Nursing Home where she had been a resident since October of 2014. Bernice was born January 2, 1924 in Memphis, TN, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 57 years moving from Memphis. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family and friends, especially "the village people"...
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Alvah Alexander Dearth

September 3, 1925 - January 22, 2016

Alvah Alexander Dearth, 90, of Vermilion, died Friday, January 22, 2016 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a short illness. He was born September 3, 1925 in New Lebanon, OH, and had been a Vermilion resident since 1989 moving from Strongsville. Al was a veteran of the US Army serving during World War II. He worked for Harris Corp. both in Dayton and Cleveland as a service...
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John T. Heyman

August 26, 1946 - January 12, 2016

John Thomas "Pete" Heyman, 69, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. John was born August 26, 1946 in Lorain, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 3 years moving from Elyria. He was a veteran of the US Marines and received a Purple Heart Medal for his service during Vietnam. John had worked for the United States Postal...
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Jane Catherine Bettcher

October 27, 1965 - January 11, 2016

Jane Catherine Bettcher passed away suddenly at her home in Huron, Ohio and into the arms of her Savior on January 11, 2016. She was born in Oberlin, Ohio on October 27, 1965. She attended Firelands and Huron Schools, graduating from Linden Hall in Lititz, Pennsylvania where she delivered the commencement address. She attended Southern Seminary College in Buena Vista, Virginia majoring in...
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Alice M. Hermann

May 19, 1932 - January 11, 2016

Alice M. Hermann (nee Mey ), age 83, of Amherst, passed away Monday, January 11, 2016 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph after a short illness. Alice was born May 19, 1932 in Cleveland, and had lived most of her life in the Vermilion area. Alice was a homemaker and in earlier years worked as a nurses aid, and in home health care. She enjoyed crafting, gardening, and loved animals. ...
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Richard E. "Dan" St. Clair

August 3, 1938 - January 10, 2016

Richard E. "Dan" St. Clair, 77, of Lorain, died Sunday, January 10, 2016 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a sudden illness. Richard was born August 3, 1938 in Parkersburg, WV, and had been a Lorain area resident for the past 45 years moving from Canonsburg, PA. He graduated from Washington High School and was a Veteran of the Army National Guard serving from 1955-1963. Richard...
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Paul A. Bansek, Sr.

October 10, 1957 - January 7, 2016

Paul Bansek Sr., 58, of Berlin Heights, died Thursday, January 7, 2016 at his home after a sudden illness. He was born October 10, 1957 in Amherst, and had been a Berlin Heights resident for the past 13 years moving from Sheffield Twp.. Paul graduated from Clearview High School, Sheffield Twp and worked as a Parts Manager for several Ford dealerships, most recently Don Tester, Norwalk. ...
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Harold W. Huey

August 9, 1950 - January 6, 2016

Harold W. Huey, 65, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a short illness. He was born August 9, 1950 in Starford, PA, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 55 years moving from PA. Harold was a veteran of the US Army serving during Vietnam. He worked as a lift driver for Ford Motor Co. in Lorain and Avon retiring after 36 years....
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Helene Akers-Cuenin

September 14, 1930 - January 3, 2016

Helene (Conn) Akers Cuenin VERMILION - Helene Akers Cuenin (nee Conn), 85, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 03, 2016, at Elmcroft Senior Living of Lorain after a lengthy illness. She was born September 14, 1930, in Dana, Kentucky, moving to Vermilion in1953, then to Norwalk in1996. She enjoyed gardening, working with ceramics, craft projects, and especially cooking...
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Mary Francis Christian

March 5, 1935 - December 31, 2015

Mary Francis Christian (nee Curtis), 80, of Vermilion, died Thursday, December 31, 2015 at Lake Pointe Health Center after a lengthy illness. She was born March 5, 1935 in Selmer, TN, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 52 years moving from Memphis, TN. Mary had worked as a cook for Kingston of Vermilion. She enjoyed puzzles, movies, flower gardening, and animals. She...
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Ed H. McGlothlin

April 13, 1927 - December 30, 2015

Ed H. McGlothlin, 88, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at Kingston of Vermilion after a lengthy illness. He was born April 13, 1927 in Grundy, VA, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 53 years moving from Virginia. He was a veteran of the US Army serving in Germany during WWII. Ed worked for Ford Motor Co. as an Assembler retiring in 1991. After he retired...
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Joseph George Hohman

July 23, 1932 - December 28, 2015

. Joseph George Hohman, age 83 of Vermilion, OH passed away December 28, 2015 at his home. He is survived by his dearly beloved wife, Rosanna ("Nan") (nee Metzger) Hohman of 62 years; loving father of Vicki (Robert) Williamson of Akron, OH; Timothy (Lenore) "Lee" of Avon, OH; Rebecca (Jerry) Droll of LaRue, OH; Joseph (Christine) Hohman of Huron, OH; William (Joyce) of Vermilion, OH; brother...
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Beryl Lynn Akers

April 16, 1958 - December 20, 2015

Beryl Lynn Akers (nee Boyd), 57, of Dana, KY, died Sunday, December 20, 2015 at her mother's home after a sudden illness. She was born April 16, 1958 in Prestonsburg, KY, and had been a Dana, KY resident for the past 7 years moving from Vermilion. Beryl had worked various jobs including planting flowers for Green Circle Growers and had also worked at Harrison Mfg. She enjoyed...
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Ethel Murray

February 8, 1927 - December 18, 2015

Ethel Murray (nee Bloomfield ), 88, of Vermilion, passed away Friday, December 18, 2015 at Mill Manor Nursing Home, after a lengthy illness. Ethel was born February 8, 1927 in New Boston, Ohio to John Thomas and Tempie Bloomfield. She was a resident of Vermilion for more than 55 years. During World War II, Ethel worked in a shoe factory making boots for the military. She then...
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Clifford Lewis Dotson, Sr.

November 19, 1930 - December 16, 2015

Clifford Lewis Dotson Sr., 85, of Lorain, died Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at Autumn Aegis Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. He was born November 19, 1930 in Freeburn, KY, and had been a Lorain resident for the past 5 years moving from Weirton, WV. He was a veteran of the United States Navy serving during the Korean War. Clifford worked as an electrician for the IBEW Local #129...
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Vic W Hudson

March 8, 1966 - December 15, 2015

Vic W. Hudson 49, of Strongsville, died Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at the Cleveland Clinic after a short illness. He was born March 8, 1966 in Lorain and had been a Strongsville resident for the past year and a half moving from Cleveland, Brunswick, and Vermilion. Vic graduated from the Vermilion High School class of 1986 and was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps serving in...
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Brian Kent Shroyer

January 1, 1959 - December 15, 2015

Brian Kent Shroyer, 56, of Huron, died Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a short illness. He was born January 1, 1959 in Elyria and had been a Huron resident for the past 6 years moving from Vermilion. Brian worked as a Truck Driver for R&J Trucking. He enjoyed boating and fishing. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Victoria (nee Grove) Shroyer;...
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Arnold F. Springborn

October 2, 1929 - December 5, 2015

Arnold F. Springborn, age 86, of Vermilion, passed away peacefully Saturday, December 5, 2015 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph. Arnold was born October 2, 1929 in Cleveland, and had been a lifelong area resident. He was an assembler and a machine operator for Lithonia Lighting retiring in 1994. Arnold enjoyed fishing, gardening, and watching sports on television. He was a...
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Gary Daniel Carte

April 12, 1961 - December 3, 2015

Gary Daniel Carte, 54, of Lorain , died Thursday, December 3, 2015 as the result of an automobile accident. He was born April 12, 1961 in Sutton, WV and had been a Lorain resident for a short time moving from Vermilion. Gary enjoyed hunting and had a love for animals. He was an excellent mechanic and enjoyed working on small engines and cars. He is survived by his sisters, Debra J....
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Susan A. Russell

August 21, 1940 - December 1, 2015

Susan A. Russell (nee Bell), 75, of Huron, died Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at Parkvue Health Care Center after a lengthy illness. She was born August 21, 1940 in Oberlin, and had been a Sandusky resident for the past seven years moving from Huron. She had also lived in Vermilion, Toledo and the Lake County area. Susan graduated from Heidelberg College and had worked for Head Start of Lake...
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Tammy Renee Pedrick Mosley

August 18, 1973 - November 30, 2015

Tammy Renee Pedrick Mosley, 42, of Amherst, died Monday, November 30, 2015 at Fairview Hospital after a sudden illness. Tammy was born August 18, 1973 in Oberlin, and had been an Amherst resident for many years moving from Vermilion. She was a veteran of the US Marines. Tammy is survived by her father, Marvin E. Mosley of Amherst and her mother, Kathy (nee Demoss) Chafins. She...
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Martha E. Fritz

February 20, 1930 - November 30, 2015

Martha E. Fritz (nee Cooper), 85, of Vermilion, died Monday, November 30, 2015 at her home after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born February 20, 1930 in Portsmouth, OH, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 28 years moving from Berea. Martha worked as a fourth grade teacher in Columbus and Republic School Systems. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Vermilion...
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William R Stepp

April 1, 1948 - November 28, 2015

William R. Stepp, 67, of Vermilion, died Saturday, November 28, 2015 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a sudden illness. He was born April 1, 1948 in Asheville, NC, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 31 years moving from Detroit. William was a veteran of the US Marines serving during Vietnam. He worked as an over the road truck driver for 35 years, retiring in 2008. ...
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Ella Louise Weis

September 9, 1920 - November 28, 2015

Ella Louise Weis (nee Walker ), 95, of Vermilion, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015 at Kingston of Vermilion after a brief illness. She was born September 9, 1920 in Wayne, WV and had been a life long Vermilion resident. Ella worked for Vermilion Schools as a Bus Driver for 16 years retiring in 1975. She was a member of the Amvets Post #22 Auxiliary, Vermilion, and enjoyed traveling. ...
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Dennis G Obermiller

June 25, 1950 - November 27, 2015

Dennis G. Obermiller, 65, of Vermilion, died Friday, November 27, 2015 at his home after a lengthy illness. He was born June 25, 1950 in Cleveland, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 17 years moving from Avon Lake. Dennis worked as a Core Fitter for Ford Motor Co., Book Park for 23 years retiring in 1991. He was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church, Vermilion and the UAW...
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Ronald E. Leshinski

December 30, 1942 - November 25, 2015

Ronald E. Leshinski , 72, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at his home. He was born December 30, 1942 in Vermilion and has been a life long Vermilion resident.Ron graduated from Vermilion High School in 1961 and then began his career with Ford Motor Company. He started on the line at age nineteen and worked his way up through management, overseeing the Lorain and Avon Lake...
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Holiday Tree of Remebrance Program

November 23, 2015

Dear Family, On Sunday, November 29, 2015, Riddle Funeral Home will be sharing with the community our 15th Annual "Tree of Remembrance" program. The program will start at 12:30 pm in Victory Park, located on the corner of Main and Ohio Streets in downtown Vermilion. We will be honoring your family and all those we serve by remembering your loved one in a special tree decorating ceremony....
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Lillian J Stack

May 11, 1933 - November 23, 2015

Lillian J. Stack (nee Pogacnik), 82, of Vermilion, died Monday, November 23, 2015 at her daughters home after a lengthy illness. She was born May 11, 1933 in Lorain and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 56 years, moving from Fort Lee, Virginia . She was a graduated of St. Mary High School and continued her education at Bowling Green State University where she received a...
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Karl A Koachway

June 29, 1950 - November 19, 2015

Karl A. Koachway of Vermilion, died Thursday, November 19, 2015 at his home having had many joyous moments with family and friends in the days prior. He was born June 29, 1950 in Sandusky, OH and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 20 years moving back from Portland, OR. Karl was a veteran of the US Navy serving three tours in Vietnam. He was an active member of AMVETS Post #22, VFW...
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David Kenneth Kollen

March 27, 1965 - November 11, 2015

David Kenneth Kollen, 50, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at Mercy Regional Medical Center complication from surgery. He was born March 27, 1965 in Cleveland, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 26 years moving from Huron. David had worked for Cleveland Supply doing internet sales. He enjoyed motocross, fishing, and collecting cars. He...
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Vaughn Hicks

September 26, 1937 - November 9, 2015

WAKEMAN, OHIO - Mr. Vaughn Hicks, 78, went home to be with Jesus on Monday, November 9, 2015 after a short stay in the Bartow, Florida hospital. Vaughn was born September 26, 1937 in Scott County, TN and was a resident of Wakeman, for many years while also residing in Fort Meade, FL during the winter months. He was retired from Ford Motor Company, where he was a member of the UAW #425. He...
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Darren Lee West

May 17, 1968 - November 8, 2015

Darren Lee West On Sunday, November 8, 2015 Darren went home to be with the Lord at his home in Lima, Peru. He was born, May 17, 1968 in Green County, Kettering, Ohio . He lived with his family at the facilities on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, until he moved with his mother back to her hometown in Vermilion. He went to grade school at South Street School across from his home...
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Jeremy J Krause , Sr.

August 23, 1982 - November 7, 2015

Jeremy J. Krause Sr., 33, of Vermilion, died Saturday, November 7, 2015 at the home of his loving companion, Katy Malin. Jeremy left behind a beautiful son, Jeremy J. Krause, Jr.; sisters Jamie Weaver and Katelynn Krause; brothers, Lucas Krause, and Jacob Krause. He is also survived by grandmother Virginia J. Kreason; grandfather James Harold Krause Sr. and his loving parents, Daneen L. Lee and...
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Linda S. Arnett

April 28, 1950 - November 5, 2015

Linda S. Arnett (nee Crites), 65, of Vermilion, died Thursday, November 5, 2015 at her home after a lengthy illness. She was born April 28, 1950 in Fairmont , WV, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 45 years moving from West Virginia. Linda owned and operated an in home daycare for many years and also ran her own cake business for 20 years. She was an active member of A...
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Paul I. Lewis

May 13, 1933 - November 1, 2015

Paul I. Lewis, 82, of Vermilion, died Sunday, November 1, 2015 at Ohio Veteran's Home, Sandusky. He was born May 13, 1933 in Boston, MA. He grew up in Chelsea, MA and had been a Vermilion resident for the past two years moving from Jamaica, NY. He was a veteran of the US Army serving during the Korean War. Paul began his working career with National Airlines and then worked for various...
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Robert Louis Kropf, Jr.

December 7, 1942 - October 25, 2015

Robert Louis Kropf Jr., 72, of Vermilion, died Sunday, October 25, 2015 at Hospice Services of Southwest General after a brief illness. He was born December 7, 1942 in Amherst and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 35 years moving from Virginia Beach. Robert graduated from Old Dominion University. He began his career with the United States Navy serving from March 1, 1961 to August...
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Melba J. Walker

April 7, 1923 - October 23, 2015

Melba "Poody" Walker (nee Knott), age 92, of Vermilion, passed away Friday, October 23, 2015 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph. Melba was born April 7, 1923 in Vermilion, and had been a lifelong area resident. She was an artist and photographer with Ludlow Photography, and had also worked at Lakeshore Dry Cleaners. Melba was a member of United Church of Christ, Congregational....
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Larry Wilson Nabakowski

March 19, 1931 - October 21, 2015

Larry Wilson Nabakowski, 84, of Carrollton Ohio passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at home surrounded by loved ones. Larry was born March 19, 1931 in Amherst, grew up in Birmingham, Ohio and was a resident of Carrollton for the past 13 years. Prior to owning his own company SPECS (Specialty Processing Equipment Consultants), a global business where his travels included a trip to Red China...
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Alice Anne Seidel

April 29, 1938 - October 17, 2015

Alice Anne Seidel (nee Patterson), 77, of Vermilion, died Saturday, October 17, 2015 at Mercy New Life Hospice after a brief illness. Anne was born April 29, 1938 in Oakville Canada where she spent her youth. She had been a Vermilion resident for the past 35 years moving from Elyria. Anne had worked in retail for Evangeline Shops, Toronto, Canada, JC Penny, Elyria and Ted Jacobs, Lorain...
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Richard "Rich" Schultz

February 18, 1948 - October 14, 2015

Richard "Rich" Schultz, 67, of Lorain, died Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a sudden illness. Rich was born February 18, 1948 in Salem , MA, and had been a Lorain resident for the past 55 years moving from Ipswich, Mass. He was a veteran of the US Navy serving during Vietnam. Rich worked numerous jobs at Ford Motor Co., American Ship, and the Steel...
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Ronald "Cooter" Lewis

April 12, 1947 - October 5, 2015

Ronald C. "Cooter" Lewis, 68, of Vermilion, died Monday, October 5, 2015 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a sudden illness. He was born April 12, 1947 in Cleveland, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 31 years after moving from Rocky River. Cooter worked for the City of Vermilion as an operator with the water department for 10 years retiring in 2006. He was a member of...
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Margaret Ruth "Peggy" Zelina

September 2, 1924 - October 3, 2015

Margaret Ruth "Peggy" Zelina (nee Hesselman), 91, of Vermilion, died Saturday, October 3, 2015 at Mill Manor Nursing Home after a sudden illness. She was born September 2, 1924 in Lawrenceville, PA, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 9 years moving from Lorain. Margaret had worked in various capacities including working as a clerk at National Pharmacy, Lorain, as a manager of...
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Janet Lee Bertoni

May 17, 1934 - September 30, 2015

Janet Lee Bertoni (nee Owen), 81, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph after a lengthy illness. She was born May 17, 1934 in Steele, MS, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 55 years moving from Massachusetts. Janet graduated from Michigan State University where she was selected to be a part of the Fulbright Program traveling...
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Irene Yurovich

November 9, 1931 - September 26, 2015

Irene Yurovich, (nee Gutowska) age 83, of Vermilion, passed away Saturday, September 26, 2015 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph, after an unexpected illness. Irene was born November 9, 1931, in Auboue┬┤, France. She was orphaned at a young age, and grew up there during the Second World War. This beautiful French gal married a handsome American soldier and came to the States on a transport...
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Karleen Hoefle

December 27, 1938 - September 20, 2015

Karleen Hoefle (nee Draucker ), 76, of Vermilion, died Sunday, September 20, 2015 at her home after a sudden illness. Karleen was born December 27, 1938 in Cleveland, OH and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 22 years. She was an accomplished artist and she loved classical music, especially opera and spending time with her dog. She is survived by several nieces, nephews,...
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Daniel M. Fonseca, Jr.

June 19, 1962 - September 18, 2015

Rev. Daniel M. Fonseca, Jr., 53, of Danville, died suddenly and unexpectedly on Friday, September 18, 2015 at his residence. Pastor Dan was born on June 19, 1962 in Brockton, MA. He had been a Vermilion resident for 8 years prior to relocating to Danville in 2008 as the Director of Camp McPherson in Danville, Ohio. Pastor Dan graduated from Life East Bible College with a Bachelors of...
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Harold "Humpy" G. Campbell

May 3, 1937 - September 17, 2015

Harold "Humpy" G. Campbell, 78, of New London, died Thursday, September 17, 2015 at Stein Hospice, Sandusky after a short illness. Humpy was born May 3, 1937 in Wakeman and had been a life-long resident of the area. Humpy worked as a boat mechanic for many powerboat companies in Vermilion. People knew him as a jack of all trades, but he was really a genuine master of fixing...
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Kenneth R. Schultz

March 8, 1945 - September 17, 2015

Reverend Kenneth R. Schultz, 70 years of age, and a resident of Vermilion, passed away Thursday, September 17, 2015 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph after a short illness. Born March 8, 1945 in Viroqua, WI, Ken came to Vermilion in 1987 where he resided until his death. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and served in the Vietnam War. After his service ended, Ken graduated...
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Donald C. Bias

November 4, 1952 - September 14, 2015

Donald C. Bias, 62, of Vermilion, died Monday, September 14, 2015 after a house fire. Donald was born November 4, 1952 in West Hamlin, WV, moving to Vermilion in 1968. Donald was a retired security guard, and also worked at Ford Motor Co. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and camping. He is survived by his sons Danny and Dustin Bias, and several grandchildren; sisters, Velma ...
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Luther S. Marquart

June 22, 1916 - September 11, 2015

Luther Sylvester Marquart, 99, formerly of Vermilion and currently a resident of the Ohio Veterans Home, Sandusky, died Friday, September 11, 2015 at Firelands Regional Medical Center South Campus. Luther was born June 22, 1916 in Eagle Twp., OH. He moved to Vermilion in 1942 until moving to Lorain in 1951. He moved back to Vermilion in 1979. . He was a United States Navy veteran...
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Mary Helen Smarr

October 9, 1931 - September 9, 2015

Mary Helen Smarr (nee Carter), 83, of Vermilion, passed away surrounded by her family on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at Kingston of Vermilion after a lengthy illness. Mary Helen Carter was born October 9, 1931 in Pollock, LA. She married Ronald Ray Smarr on August 7, 1949 in Pollock and moved to the Peoria, Il area, later settling in Vermilion, where they raised six children. Her husband...
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Janet R. Bush

September 23, 1940 - September 7, 2015

Janet R. Bush (nee Grubb), 74, of Vermilion, died Monday, September 7, 2015 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph after a lengthy illness. She was born September 23, 1940 in Woodbury Twp., PA, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 42 years. Janet retired from Giant Eagle after 19 years of service. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Vermilion, V.F.W. Post 7576...
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Victoria A Schultz

April 17, 1923 - September 2, 2015

Victoria A. Schultz (nee Iwick), 92, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at Amherst Manor after a lengthy illness. She was born April 17, 1923 in Ipswich, MA, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 55 years moving from Ipswich, MA . Victoria enjoyed shopping and looking for bargains at Goodwill. She is survived by her sons, Bob and Rich Schultz both of Lorain;...
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Michael Domenic Cotrufo

July 19, 1958 - August 30, 2015

Michael Domenic Cotrufo, 59, of Vermilion, died Sunday, August 30, 2015 at his home after a sudden illness. He was born July 19, 1956 in Akron, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 15 years moving from the Cleveland area. He was a veteran of the US Air Force serving during Vietnam. Michael had many different positions in the automotive industry including working as an...
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Martha "Faye" Davis

November 13, 1943 - August 29, 2015

Martha "Faye" Davis (nee Fisher ), 71, of Vermilion , died Saturday, August 29, 2015 , at University Hospital, Cleveland, after a lengthy illness. Faye was born on November 13, 1943 in Uniontown, PA and she had been a Vermilion resident for the past 47 years. Faye worked for Crown Seal and retired in 2006. She was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church. Faye enjoyed traveling,...
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Kevin Baker

January 6, 1976 - August 27, 2015

Kevin Baker, 39, of Vermilion, died suddenly Thursday, August 27, 2015 at his home. He was born January 6, 1976 in Lorain, and had been a life long Vermilion resident. He was a staunch defender of animal rights and had an affinity for the boxer breed. He was preceded in death by Quinn and Thea and is survived by his loyal companion Sadie. He is also survived by his mother, Myrna (nee...
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Bonnie McKinney

October 24, 1936 - August 27, 2015

Bonnie McKinney (nee Bragg), 78, of Vermilion, died Thursday, August 27, 2015 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph after a short illness. She was born October 24, 1936 in Clay County , WV, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 52 years moving from Summersville, WV. Bonnie was a member of First Baptist Church of Birmingham and the Madeleine Chapter #204 Order of Eastern Star....
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Jan M Leshinski

August 17, 1945 - August 24, 2015

Jan M. Leshinski (nee Gorbach), 70, of Vermilion, died Monday, August 24, 2015 at Stein Hospice after a lengthy illness. She was born August 17, 1945 in Sandusky and had been a life-long resident of Vermilion Twp. Jan devoted her life to family and helping others. She worked and volunteered as a social worker for Lorain County Parent Infant Enrichment where she impacted the lives of many...
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Gary M Rhoades

July 15, 1953 - August 23, 2015

Gary M Rhoades, 62, of Vermilion, died Sunday, August 23, 2015 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph after a lengthy illness. He was born July 15, 1953 in Lorain and had been a life long Vermilion resident. Gary started his career with American Ship Builders. He then worked as a painter for various painting companies before starting his own, G&B Painting. Gary enjoyed fishing,...
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Glenda K Sullivan

December 10, 1955 - August 23, 2015

Glenda K. Sullivan (neeWalthour), 59, of Huron, died Sunday, August 23, 2015 at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born December 10, 1955 in Grove City, PA, and had been a Huron resident for the past 15 years moving from North Olmsted. Glenda worked for Angelica Health Care as a manager of heath care services for University Hospital Elyria Medical Center. She was a...
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Richard C. Hite

September 2, 1943 - August 14, 2015

Richard C. Hite, 71, of Vermilion, died Friday, August 14, 2015 at St. John West Shore Hospital after a short illness. He was born September 2, 1943 in Norwalk, and had been a Vermilion resident since 1951 moving from Berlin Heights. Richard graduated from the Vermilion High School class of 1961 and worked for Ford Motor Co., Lorain, and then for the Vermilion City Parks and Recreation...
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Betty Jean Webb

June 6, 1936 - August 13, 2015

Betty Jean Webb (nee Wiseman ), 79, of Wakeman, died Thursday, August 13, 2015 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a short illness. She was born June 6, 1936 in Troy , WV, and had been a Wakeman resident for the past 44 years moving from Vermilion. Betty graduated from Vermilion High School in 1954. She enjoyed gardening, her pets, bowling and spending time with her family,...
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Regina Sophie Orwig

April 16, 1935 - August 13, 2015

Regina Sophie Orwig (nee Schiller), 80, of Vermilion, died Thursday, August 13, 2015 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph after a lengthy illness. Regina was born April 16, 1935 in Munich, Germany. She had been a Vermilion resident for the past 56 years, moving from Oak Harbor, Ohio. Regina worked for the US Postal Service as a rural mail carrier for 30 years. . She...
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Carol Sue Christopher

June 13, 1940 - August 12, 2015

Carol Sue Christopher (nee Mouser), 75, of Lorain, died Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at New Life Hospice of St. Joseph, Lorain after a lengthy illness. She was born June 13, 1940 in Independence, WV, and had been a Lorain resident since 1960 also living in Vermilion. Carol worked for Community Health Partners as a Multi-Skilled Environmentalist for 22 years retiring in 2001. She was a...
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Dorothy E. Adzima

April 30, 1921 - August 9, 2015

Dorothy E. Adzima (nee Malarik), 94, of Vermilion, died Sunday, August 9, 2015 at Mill Manor Care Center after a short illness. She was born April 30, 1921 in Cleveland and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 27 years moving from Maple Heights. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Vermilion and enjoyed knitting, watching cooking shows, and spending time with her...
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Mary Young

December 4, 1927 - August 4, 2015

Mary Young (nee McMillan), 87, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at MetroHealth Medical Center. She was born December 4, 1927 in Glasgow, Scotland and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 52 years moving from Sandusky. Mary worked as a nurses aide for Ohio Extended Care for 15 years retiring in 1990. She was a very active member of AMVETS Post #22 Aux. where she was a...
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Dorothy T. Korzen

August 28, 1929 - August 3, 2015

Dorothy T. Korzen (nee Zienka), 85, of Lorain, died peacefully Monday, August 3, 2015 surrounded by family at Anchor Lodge Retirement Village, Lorain. She was born August 28, 1929 in Cleveland and had been a Rochester, MI resident for 30 years moving to Vermilion in 2012 and Lorain in 2013. Dorothy had a great sense of humor, enjoyed people, and easily made friends wherever she went. ...
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Dorothy Hogan

September 20, 1920 - July 31, 2015

Dorothy E. Hogan (nee Fabian), 94, of Lorain, passed away Friday, July 31, 2015 at Anchor Lodge Nursing Home, Lorain. Dorothy was born in Lorain on Sept. 20, 1920. She was a 1938 graduate of Lorain High School. She is survived by her sons, Wayne (Carole) Hogan of Vermilion and Larry (Katie) Hogan of LaJolla, CA; daughter, Rebecca (Thomas) Hoffman of Southampton, NJ; 7 grandchildren:...
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Gerald Elden DeWitt

July 11, 1939 - July 29, 2015

Gerald Elden DeWitt, 76, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at his home after a lengthy illness. Gerald was born July 11, 1939 in White, PA, and had been a Vermilion resident since 1976 moving from Lorain. Gerald worked in various capacities including working as a truck driver for Ford Motor Co., Lorain for 39 years, retiring in 1997. He attended Lakeview Baptist Church,...
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Shirley Raffo

November 20, 1935 - July 26, 2015

Shirley M. Raffo (nee Houston), 79, of Vermilion, died Sunday, July 26, 2015 at Mercy Regional Medical Center, Lorain after a lengthy illness. She was born November 20, 1935 in Memphis, TN, and had been a Vermilion resident since 1957 moving from Memphis. Shirley was a member of AMVETS Post #22 Aux. and enjoyed watching t.v., working on puzzles, and spending time with her grandson. ...
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Gregory "Greg" Neil Hatmaker

October 31, 1950 - July 24, 2015

Gregory "Greg" Neil Hatmaker, 64, of Vermilion, died Friday, July 24, 2015 at Mercy Regional Medical Center, Lorain after losing his battle to come back from a stroke suffered at his home on June 11th. He fought bravely, enduring many setbacks while in the Neurological ICU at University Hospital, Cleveland. Greg was born October 31, 1950 in Seattle, WA and had been a Vermilion resident since...
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Edna Ilene Huey

December 9, 1926 - July 24, 2015

Edna Ilene Huey (nee Gregg), 88, of Vermilion, died Friday, July 24, 2015 at her home after a sudden illness. Edna was born December 9, 1926 in Commodore, PA and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 55 years moving from Pennsylvania. She had attended Lakeview Baptist Church, Vermilion and enjoyed watching soap operas, her dog Sophia, and spending time with her grandchildren. ...
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John "JD" Huckeby

December 21, 1927 - July 22, 2015

John Dink "JD" Huckeby, 87, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness. John was born December 21, 1927 in Glenmary, TN, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 44 years moving from Lorain. He was a veteran of the US Army. John worked in various capacities including working as an inspector for Ford Motor Company, Lorain ...
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Jane Ryan

February 25, 1954 - July 18, 2015

Jane Ryan, 61, of Dearborn, Michigan and formerly of Vermilion died Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit following a brief illness. Jane was born February 25, 1954 in Columbus, OH, the daughter of The Honorable Joseph T. and Margaret (nee Clark) Ryan. Jane was a Nuclear Radiology Technician for Henry Ford Hospital in Michigan. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic...
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Delbert Buzz Carte

January 25, 1936 - July 17, 2015

Delbert G. "Buzz" Carte, 79, of Vermilion, passed Friday, July 17, 2015 at his residence after a two year illness. Buzz was born January 25, 1936 in Dille, West Virginia and had been a Vermilion resident for over 50 years. He was an assembler for Ford Motor Co., Lorain for 30 years retiring in 1998 . Buzz was a member of U.A.W. local 425, and the Lorain County Coon Hunters Association....
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Beverly Eppink Gairing

July 8, 2015

Bevery Eppink Gairing, of Lyndhurst, died Wednesday, July 8, 2015 after a short illness. Born in Cleveland Beverly grew up in Rochester, NY and lived briefly in Oak Park, IL. She attended Wells College and had worked for Standard Oil in the accounting department. She was an active member of the Cleveland Playhouse. She was a member of the Forrest Hill Presbyterian Church and volunteered...
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Michael F. Aldrich

February 1, 1965 - July 5, 2015

Michael F. Aldrich, 50, of Vermilion, died suddenly Sunday, July 5, 2015 at his home. He was born February 1, 1965 in Buffalo, NY, and grew up in Marilla, NY. He had been a Vermilion resident for the past 27 years. Michael graduated from Iroquois High School, Elma, NY with the class of 1983. He was a veteran of the US Air Force and worked as an air traffic controller with the Oberlin...
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Lois Ann Zwald

April 27, 1936 - July 5, 2015

Lois Ann Zwald (nee Kuhn),79, of Vermilion, died July 5, 2015 at Kingston of Vermilion after a 50 year battle with Myasthenia Gravis. She was born April 27, 1936 in Lorain and had been a Vermilion resident since 2005 moving from Florida. Lois had been a self employed realtor for many years in Chicago IL and FL. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Vermilion and Sacred Hearts...
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Patricia A. Wyatt

October 27, 1945 - July 5, 2015

Patricia A. Wyatt (nee Horn), 69, of Vermilion Twp., died Sunday, July 5, 2015 after a sudden illness. She was born October 27, 1945 in Irvine, KY, and had been a Vermilion area resident since 1982 moving from Florida. Patricia worked as a realtor for many years before becoming very involved in her grandchildren's lives. She enjoyed spending her free time with her three grandchildren...
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Paul Junior Perry

December 16, 1932 - July 3, 2015

Paul Junior Perry of South Amherst was welcomed into the arms of Jesus Friday, July 3, 2015 after a short illness. Raised in West Virginia he joined the United States Army at the age of 16 in 1949 serving his country in The Korean War until being Honorably Discharged as a Corporal in 1952. It was in the Army that he met Rocco Simoniello, who became his life long friend and brother. After...
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Ricky E. Strait

March 12, 1947 - July 2, 2015

Ricky Eugene Strait, 68, of Vermilion, died Thursday, July 2, 2015 at his home after a brief illness. Ricky was born March 12, 1947 in Columbus. He had been a Vermilion resident for the past 4 years moving from Summerville, SC. He had also lived in Coatesville, PA for 33 years. . He graduated from Springfield North High School and Bowling Green State University in 1971. He...
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George T Spreng, Sr

September 2, 1944 - June 30, 2015

George T. Spreng Sr., 70, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at his home after a lengthy illness. George was born September 2, 1944 in Cleveland and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 39 years, moving from Lorain. He was a veteran of the United State Navy. George worked for Ford Motor Co., Lorain for over 30 years retiring in 2003. He was a very...
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Daniel Dezso Sablack

July 30, 1967 - June 29, 2015

Daniel Dezso Sablack, 47, of Elyria, died Monday, June 29, 2015 on his boat in Vermilion after a sudden illness. Daniel was born July 30, 1967 in Sandusky, and had been an Elyria resident for the past 3 years moving from Lorain, where he lived with his brother for a short while, and previously from Cleveland. He was a 1985 graduate of Vermilion High School. Upon graduating, he joined the...
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Richard "Rick" Houdeshell, Sr.

March 6, 1947 - June 29, 2015

Richard "Rick" L. Houdeshell Sr., 68, of Lorain, died Monday, June 29, 2015 at Autumn Aegis Retirement Community after a lengthy illness. He was born March 6, 1947 in Morrisdale, PA, and had been a Vermilion and Lorain resident since1968. Richard worked for US Steel, Lorain as a bed operator from 1968 until his retirement in 2000. He was a member of AFLCIO #1104 Steel Workers Union and...
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Todd Everett Morgan

November 12, 1972 - June 28, 2015

Todd Everett Morgan, 42, of Sandusky, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2015 at The Meadows at Osborn Park, Sandusky after a lengthy illness. Todd was born November 12, 1972 in Amherst, and had been a Vermilion resident since 2002 when he moved to Sandusky. Todd attended many area special education schools including Milan, Elyria, Huron, Perkins Middle School and Sandusky High School. He...
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Ruth Mary Loomis

August 25, 1916 - June 21, 2015

Ruth Mary Loomis (nee McMahon), 98, of Vermilion, died Sunday, June 21, 2015 at MetroHealth Medical Center following a fall in her home. Ruth was born August 25, 1916 in Chicago to Rev. Joseph C. and Ella McMahon. As a child growing up, she lived in Paloma, Philo, Catlin, Sidell, Waynesville, and Martinsville, Illinois from which she graduated from high school. After high school she worked for...
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Ann Marie Garvey

February 8, 1937 - June 15, 2015

Ann Marie Garvey (nee Sumski), 78, of Vermilion, died Monday, June 15, 2015 at Fisher-Titus Medical Center after a sudden illness. Ann was born February 8, 1937 in Scranton, PA, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 40 years moving from Lima. She loved spending time with her grandchildren. She also had a passion for animals, especially her dogs. She is survived by her husband...
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Arlene Stockham

May 21, 1928 - June 15, 2015

Arlene Stockham (nee Crosier), 87, of Vermilion, died Monday, June 15, 2015 at University Hospitals of Cleveland after a sudden illness. Arlene was born May 21, 1928 in Vermilion. She graduated from Vermilion High School and Oberlin Business College. After getting married, she moved to Lakewood until 1973 when she and her husband built a home in Vermilion. She was a member of the Vermilion...
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Scharla L Hollinger

July 29, 1950 - June 12, 2015

Scharla L Hollinger (nee Crump), 64, of Norwalk, went home to be with the Lord Friday, June 12, 2015 at Stein Hospice Care Center in Sandusky after a lengthy illness. Scharla was born July 29, 1950 in Littlefield, TX and grew up in Levelland, TX. She had been a Norwalk resident for the past 10 months, moving from Lubbock, TX. Scharla worked as a Church Secretary for...
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Alexandrea Lynn Bishop

October 9, 1996 - June 11, 2015

Alexandrea Lynn Bishop, 18, of Huron, died Sunday, May 24, 2015. She was born October 9, 1996 in Lorain, and had been a Huron resident for the past 2 years, moving from Athens and Sheffield Lake where she grew up. Alexandrea had graduated from Huron High School and EHOVE Career Center with a degree in Global Business Management. She enjoyed drawing, music, soccer, animals, woodworking,...
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Christopher John Khoury

January 21, 1981 - June 7, 2015

Christopher John Khoury, 34, of Vermilion, died Sunday, June 7, 2015 at the home of a friend. He was born January 21, 1981 in Riverside, CA, and had been a Vermilion resident most of his life. Christopher recently received his CDL and was looking forward to a career in the trucking industry. He enjoyed music, playing the drums, going to the beach, and cooking. He especially...
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William "Bill" F. Fedor

December 23, 1942 - June 3, 2015

William (Bill) F. Fedor, 72, of Vermilion, joined his Lord and Savior Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph after a lengthy illness. Bill was born December 23, 1942 in Lorain, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 40 years. After graduating from Lorain St. Mary's High School, Bill worked for US Steel for nearly 25 years. He later became a bus driver for...
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