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Pamela A. Agacki

March 7, 1949 - May 21, 2017

Pamela A. Agacki (nee Snyder), 68, of Vermilion, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Mercy New Life Hospice following a brief illness. Pamela was born March 7, 1949 in Fairview, OH and had lived in the Vermilion area for 20 years. She was retired and enjoyed crocheting, cooking, gardening, and spending time with her family. She is survived by her husband, Sean Statford; her son, Eric ...
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James L. Daverio

April 14, 1943 - May 18, 2017

James L. Daverio, 74, of Vermilion, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the Cleveland Clinic following a lengthy illness. James was born April 14, 1943 in Canton, OH and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 30 years moving from Canton. He was a veteran of the United States Army. James retired from Ford Motor Company as an electrician and worked in the Canton and Lorain plants. ...
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Rose Evelyn Gbur

January 6, 1929 - May 18, 2017

Rose Evelyn Gbur (nee Cichra), 88, of Vermilion, died Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Kingston of Vermilion after a short illness. She was born January 6, 1929 in Cleveland and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 27 years moving from Bay Village. Rose had worked as a secretary for Foundry Equipment, Cleveland. She also had her real estate license and at one time worked as a physical...
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James C Wilson

July 15, 1950 - May 18, 2017

James C. "J.C." Wilson, 66, of Amherst, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness. James was born July 15, 1950 in Tatesville, KY and had lived in Lorain County most of his life. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He retired as a truck driver for E&L Transport after 33 years of service. He was a jack of all trades...
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Ethel Ellen Fortney

November 11, 1941 - May 15, 2017

Ethel Ellen Fortney (nee Bussey), 75, of Vermilion, died Monday, May 15, 2017 at Anchor Lodge Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. She was born November 11, 1941 in Shinnston, WV and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 56 years moving from West Virginia. Ethel enjoyed planting flowers, gardening, and visiting different parks, especially Mill Hollow. She is survived by her; son,...
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Jeffry Allen Fischer

October 25, 1953 - May 14, 2017

Jeffry Allen Fischer, 63, of Elyria, died Sunday, May 14, 2017 at his home after a short illness. He was born October 25, 1953 in Lorain and had been a Elyria resident for over 25 years. Jeff was a veteran of the US Navy and had worked as a custodian for several school districts. He enjoyed hunting and fishing in his younger years. He is survived by his brother, William Fischer...
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Louise Lea Taylor Anderson

August 14, 1933 - May 13, 2017

Louise Lea. Anderson (nee Taylor), 83, of Lorain, died Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Oak Hills Nursing Home after a 5 year of illness. Louise was born August 14, 1933 in Greenview, WV. She had been a Vermilion resident since 1958. . Louise worked for Stella's Pizza, Avon, for 20 years, and Oak Hills Nursing Home as a housekeeper. She was a member of the First Assembly of...
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Peter David Brainard

March 8, 1962 - May 12, 2017

Peter Brainard, 55, of Oberlin, died suddenly Friday, May 12, 2017 at his home. Peter was born March 8, 1962 in Lorain, and had been an Oberlin resident since 1997. He had worked as a tool and die maker for Coley's Machine Shop. He loved fishing, hunting, motor cycles and mechanics. He is survived by his mother, Audrey Brainard of Vermilion; sisters, Jean (Ron) McGlothlin,...
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Betty M Bateson

March 19, 1929 - May 10, 2017

Betty Maxine Bateson (nee Reed), 88, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Kingston of Vermilion. Betty was born March 19, 1929 in Oakfield, Ohio, where she lived until moving to Vermilion in 2006. She worked at Bryant Manufacturing in New Lexington, Ohio for 33 years retiring in 1986. She was a member of Oakfield Baptist Church, She was an avid reader and enjoyed reading her Bible...
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Willa Ruth Henson

October 28, 1963 - May 8, 2017

Willa Ruth Henson (nee McElroy), 53, of Vermilion, died Monday, May 8, 2017 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a sudden illness. She was born October 28, 1963 in Zanesville, OH and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 12 years moving from Lorain and California. Willa graduated from Lorain Community College with a nursing degree and worked for Ohio Veterans Home as a Nurse for the...
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Shirley A. Kudela

December 24, 1934 - May 6, 2017

Shirley A. Kudela (nee Szekely), 82, of Vermilion, passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Kingston of Vermilion following a brief illness. Shirley was born December 24, 1934 in Vermilion and had lived here all her life. She was a member of St. Mary Church in Vermilion. She enjoyed gardening, bird watching, all animals, and especially loved spending time with her family. She is...
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Patricia Anne Boll

September 11, 1939 - May 5, 2017

Patricia Anne Boll (nee Tresise), 77, of Bay Village, passed away Friday, May 5, 2017 at Ames Hospice after a lengthy illness. Patricia was born September 11, 1939 in Cleveland , OH. She had been a Bay Village resident for the past 2 years moving from Lakewood . Patricia was an RN for Fairview Hospital for 10 years before her retirement. She enjoyed reading and spending time...
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Florence Louise Brown

June 13, 1926 - May 2, 2017

Florence Louise Brown (nee Ward), 90, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at Ames Family Hospice, Westlake after a lengthy illness. She was born June 13, 1926 in Columbus, and had been a Vermilion resident since 1962 moving to Manlius, NY for 19 years, returning to Vermilion in retirement. Florence graduated from John Marshall High School and attended The Ohio State University. She...
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Lorie M Fedor

November 12, 1942 - May 1, 2017

Lorie M. Fedor (nee Snezek), 74, of Vermilion, died Monday, May 1, 2017 at Mercy New Life Hospice after a short illness. She was born November 12, 1942 in Lorain, OH and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 46 years moving from Lorain. Lorie owned and operated Quality Catering of Vermilion for 17 years. She also worked at the Vermilion High School Cafeteria for 10 years amongst...
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Joseph Corcino

February 5, 1937 - April 28, 2017

Joseph Corcino, 80, of Vermilion, died Friday, April 28, 2017 at his home after a lengthy illness. He was born February 5, 1937 in Luquillo, Puerto Rico and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 67 years moving from Lorain. Joseph worked as a relief man for Ford Automotive Plant, Lorain retiring after 33 years in 1991. He was a member of the United Church of Christ Congregational,...
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Patrick Edward Gammons

January 1, 1944 - April 27, 2017

Patrick Edward Gammons, 73, of Huron, died Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Firelands Regional Medical Center Main Campus after a short illness. Patrick was born January 1, 1944 in Lorain and had been a Huron resident for the past 31 years moving from Vermilion. He graduated from Amherst High School and St. Mary College, San Antonio Texas. He received his law degree from Cleveland Marshall...
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Evelyn Jean Colebrook

February 26, 1942 - April 27, 2017

Evelyn Jean Colebrook (nee Wawrin), 75, of Vermilion, died Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the Cleveland Clinic, Avon after a 3 month illness. Evelyn acquired a very aggressive and rapidly progressing form of lung cancer that quickly metastasized. She was born February 26, 1942 in Revenna, OH. She graduated from James A Garfield High School, Garrettsville and received her nursing training...
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Wilma E. Dellifield

November 15, 1922 - April 22, 2017

Wilma E. Dellifield (nee Parke), 94, of Henrietta Township, passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Mercy New Life Hospice after a lengthy illness. She was born November 15, 1922 in Oberlin and had been a Henrietta Township resident for the past 70 years moving from Warren, OH. Wilma graduated from Elyria High School. She had worked at Watson Hardware, Oberlin as the book keeper and...
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Peter B. Bateman

November 10, 1926 - April 17, 2017

Peter B. Bateman, 90, of Vermilion, died Monday, April 17, 2017 at Mercy New Life Hospice after a lengthy illness. He was born November 10, 1926 in Paris, France and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 46 years moving from MI and Canada. Peter was a veteran of the British Army. He worked in management in several factories. He was a member of the Squash Club in Vermilion Twp....
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Roswitha Rose Kerpics

October 11, 1942 - April 17, 2017

Roswitha "Rose" P. Kerpics (nee Egelhofer), 74, of Vermilion, died Monday, April 17, 2017 at her home after a lengthy illness. She was born October 11, 1942 in Falkenstein, Rhineland Pfalz, Germany and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 43 years moving from Lorain. Rose was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Vermilion. She enjoyed ceramics, crocheting, gardening, cooking,...
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Kyle Anthony Paluch

December 15, 1983 - April 16, 2017

Kyle Anthony Paluch, 33, of Lorain, died Sunday, April 16, 2017 at Mercy Regional Medical Center. He was born December 15, 1983 in Lorain and grew up in Vermilion where he spent most of his time. He had been living in Lorain for the past 9 months moving from South Carolina. Kyle worked as a professional painter and had also worked in the automotive industry. He enjoyed following...
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Ira Griffith

June 18, 1943 - April 16, 2017

Ira Griffith, 73, of Vermilion, died Sunday, April 16, 2017 at his home after a lengthy illness. He was born June 18, 1943 in Robbins, TN, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 51 years moving from TN. Ira worked on the assembly line for Ford Motor Co., Lorain for 30 years, retiring in 1995. He had attended the Sandusky Church of God and was a member of the UAW #425. Ira...
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Ashley Nicole Brosky

June 22, 1995 - April 15, 2017

Ashley Nicole Brosky, 21, of Vermilion, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, April 15, 2017. Ashley was born June 22, 1995 in Lorain, OH and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 2 years moving from Lorain. She was a sous chef for Macaroni Grill in North Olmsted. She enjoyed playing rugby in high school, spending time with family and friends, especially her daughter, Beatrice...
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Karen L Seil

November 30, 1943 - April 12, 2017

Karen L. Seil (nee Booth), 73, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at her home after fighting pancreatic cancer for just over a year. She was born November 30, 1943 in Canton, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 22 years moving from Westlake. Karen worked for 37 years as a Human Resource Manager for the Department of Defense traveling extensively throughout the world...
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Michael W. Penton

August 10, 1994 - April 10, 2017

Michael W. Penton, 22, of Vermilion, passed away Monday, April 10, 2017. Michael was born August 10, 1994 in Oberlin and had been a life long Vermilion resident. He graduated from Vermilion High School and was employed as a foreman for Yost's Harbourtown Lawn & Landscaping. He enjoyed reading, movies, and online gaming. He is survived by mother, Tina Penton (nee Buonocore)...
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Lewis E. Eakin

October 2, 1951 - April 9, 2017

Lewis Earl Eakin, 65, of Vermilion, died Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Kingston of Vermilion after a lengthy illness. He was born October 2, 1951 in Oil City, PA, and had been a Riverview, FL resident for the past 10 years moving from the Vermilion area. Lewis worked for Ridge Tool, Elyria for 26 years in the Heat Treatment Department . He enjoyed jewelry making and especially enjoyed...
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Florence M Frost

March 14, 1920 - April 8, 2017

Florence M. Frost (nee Pinkney), 97, of Elyria, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Wesleyan Village after a lengthy illness. She was born March 14, 1920 in Collinwood, OH. Flo's younger years were spent close to Euclid Beach where she loved swimming and dancing to the music of the Big Bands. She met Chuck Stuehringer, the love of her life. They married November 15, 1941. Flo worked...
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Aileen Myrtle Kyser

March 4, 1930 - April 6, 2017

Aileen Myrtle Kyser (nee Hanna), 87, of Vermilion, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Amherst Manor Retirement Community after a lengthy illness. She was born March 4, 1930 in Lorain and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 76 years. Aileen had worked at McGarvies Restaurant as a server and at Convenient Food Mart as a Baker. She was a member of Brownhelm Congregational United...
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Robert L Blankinsop

June 11, 1931 - April 2, 2017

Robert L. Blankinsop, 85, of Wakeman, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Admiral's Pointe, Huron after brief illness. Robert was born June 11, 1931 in Washington, PA. He had been a Wakeman resident for the past 43 years moving from Lorain. He was a veteran of the Marine Corps. Robert retired as a foreman of 3 Seamless Hot Mill at US Steel after 35 years of service,...
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Violet E Younker

December 11, 1950 - March 30, 2017

Violet Evelyn Younker (nee La Form), 66, of Vermilion, passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a brief illness Violet was born December 11, 1950 in Cleveland, OH. She had been a Vermilion resident for the past 12 years moving from Cleveland. Violet worked at Kohls for 10 years before her retirement. She enjoyed cooking, baking, and spending time...
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Derek A. Bowen

November 18, 1952 - March 23, 2017

Derek A. Bowen, 64, of Vermilion, died Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a short illness. He was born November 18, 1952 in Lorain and had been a life long Vermilion resident. Derek graduated from Vermilion High School and worked for the City of Vermilion on the Street Department for 38 years retiring in 2010. He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidsons and...
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John C Hannah

July 22, 1938 - March 19, 2017

John C. Hannah, 78, of Vermilion, died Sunday, March 19, 2017 at University Hospitals of Cleveland after complications from unknown factors. He was born July 22, 1938 in Marlinton, WV, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 46 years moving from South Amherst. John started his career on the line at Ford Motor Co. Lorain. He retired from the maintenance paint department in 1996 after...
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Jeanne Brown

April 7, 1924 - March 16, 2017

P. Jeanne Brown (nee Hartsell), 92, of Amherst, died Thursday, March 16, 2017 at her home after a lengthy illness. She was born April 7, 1924 in Columbus, and had been a Amherst resident for the past 50 years moving from Mt. Vernon, OH. Jeanne was a past member of Faith Baptist Church, Amherst and enjoyed playing cards, shopping, and antiquing. She is survived by her daughters, Sally ...
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Ernest Otto Stone

March 16, 2017

Ernest Otto Stone, 81, of Vermilion, died Thursday, March 16, 2017 during surgery to realign a broken hip at Mercy Regional Medical Center. He was born July 1, 1935 in Duffield, VA, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 56 years moving from Virginia. Ernest was a veteran of the US Army serving during the Korean War. He worked for Ford Motor Co., Lorain retiring after 40...
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Judy A Proctor

March 21, 1940 - March 15, 2017

Judy A. Proctor (nee Rogers), 76, of Nova, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center after a lengthy illness. She was born March 21, 1940 in Miami, WV, and had been a Nova resident for the past 5 years moving from Vermilion. Judy loved reading, gardening, and spending time with her long time friend, Anita Turner. She is survived by her daughters,...
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Patricia J Luchkowsky

July 13, 1952 - March 15, 2017

Patricia J. Luchkowsky (nee Weber), 64, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at her home after a lengthy illness. She was born July 13, 1952 in Lorain and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 38 years moving from Lorain. Patricia worked as an English teacher for Admiral King, Lorain before becoming the Director at the Genesis Women's Shelter, Elyria. She then became the...
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Carnie Eugene Reynolds

March 8, 1944 - March 13, 2017

Carnie Eugene Reynolds, 73, of Vermilion, died Monday, March 13, 2017 after a sudden illness. He was born March 8, 1944 in Webster Springs, WV, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 52 years moving from West Virginia. Carnie was self employed as a contractor for Reynolds Building and Contracting. He had also worked at Hull Builders and owned and operated Harbour Net, an internet...
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Barry E Ansell

March 14, 1937 - March 12, 2017

Barry E. Ansell 79, of Vermilion, died Sunday, March 12, 2017 at MetroHealth Medical Center following a sudden illness. Barry was born March 14, 1937 in Sculton, PA. He moved to Ohio in 1959, was a resident of Vermillion for the past 58 years. Barry was a veteran of the US Army. Upon graduation from basic training he made the highest score out of 250 men. He was then assigned to CDEC...
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Clinton Clay King

September 29, 1935 - March 10, 2017

Clinton C. King, 81, of Vermilion, died Friday, March 10, 2017 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He was born September 29, 1935 in Pikeville, KY and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 15 years moving from Warren, OH and Pikeville, KY. Clinton retired as a Maintenance Supervisor for Pikeville College (now known as the University of Pikeville), where he had...
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Inez E. Meyer

December 5, 1927 - March 1, 2017

Inez E. Meyer (nee Hunter), 89, of Vermilion, died Sunday, January 29, 2017 at Mercy New Life Hospice after a lengthy illness. She was born December 5, 1927 in Polk, OH and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 4 years moving from Kentucky where she lived for 12 years, and Grafton where she resided for 55 years. Inez enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, baking, cooking, and raising her...
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Albert Eugene Bukowski

January 30, 1920 - March 1, 2017

Albert Eugene Bukowski, 97, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at his home after a brief illness. He was born January 30, 1920 in Tower Hill, PA, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 28 years. Albert enlisted in the Army in 1939 for a three year duty in Hawaii. He was on duty at Hickam Field Army Air Base when Pearl Harbor occurred Dec. 7, 1941. Having completed his...
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Mary Louise Richardson

May 19, 1965 - February 24, 2017

Mary Louise Richardson (nee Burt), 51, of Amherst, died Friday, February 24, 2017 at University Hospitals of Cleveland after a short illness. Mary was born May 19, 1965 in Amherst where she has been a life long resident. She graduated from Firelands High School. Mary had attended Firelands Baptist Church and had also been a 4H advisor for 13 years with the Brownhelm Perfection and Bits...
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Frances "Patty" Rice

April 14, 1951 - February 22, 2017

Frances "Patty" Rice (nee Donaldson ), 65, of Vermilion, left this world Feb. 22, 2017 to enter into the presence of the Lord. She was born April 14, 1951 in Elkins, WV and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 38 years moving from Elyria. Patty was a member of West Ridge Enterprise Baptist Church, Amherst and enjoyed playing hidden object games and collecting Tigger and Elvis Presley...
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James William Cody

November 6, 1940 - February 19, 2017

James William Cody, 76, of Vermilion, died Sunday, February 19, 2017 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He was born November 6, 1940 in Rock Lick, WV and had been a Vermilion area resident for the past 51 years moving from Lorain. James worked for Ford Motor Co., Lorain as a relief man for 35 years retiring in 1995 . He enjoyed hunting, fishing, raising chickens,...
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James Patrick Murphy

February 18, 1976 - February 17, 2017

James Patrick Murphy, 40, of Huron, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, February 17, 2017 James was born February 18, 1976 in Cleveland, OH. He is survived by his father, Edward Murphy; sister, Kelly (Bernard) Lavelle; brothers, Eddie Murphy and Bill Younis; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Janet Murphy (nee Burghardt) and niece Amanda Murphy. A...
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Vema Rejeania Flannery

June 17, 1941 - February 14, 2017

Vema Rejeania Flannery (nee Dancy),75, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at Mercy New Life Hospice after a lengthy illness. Vema was born June 17, 1941 in Beckley, WV, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 5 years moving from Berlin Heights and Lorain. Vema started her working career as a School Librarian for the Meister Rd. School in Lorain, she then worked as a...
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Viola Charlotte Bielecki

May 21, 1925 - February 13, 2017

Viola Charlotte Bielecki (nee Niemann), 91, formerly of Lansing, MI, died Monday, February 13, 2017 at Admiral's Pointe Nursing Home, Huron, OH after a lengthy illness. She was born May 21, 1925 in Blue Island, IL and had spent much of her life in Lansing, MI. Viola was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Lansing, MI. She was an avid bowler and belonged to the Lansing Bowling Association...
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Helmut Rienhard Woehrle

January 6, 1940 - February 10, 2017

Helmut Rienhard Woehrle, 77, of Vermilion, died Friday, February 10, 2017 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a short illness. He was born January 6, 1940 in Newark, NJ, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 49 years moving from Bristol, CT. Helmut attended General Motors Institute, Flint, MI on a Co-op program from 1957-1961, graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering...
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Linda D. Hoff

August 19, 1946 - February 8, 2017

Linda D. Hoff (nee McMillin), 70, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at her home after a lengthy illness. Linda was born August 19, 1946 in Burnt Cabins, PA and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 39 years moving from Lorain. Linda had worked in the cafeteria at Vermilion High School for 7 years, she had also worked as a waitress at the Golden Dragon Restaurant, Lorain....
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Ronald Dean Knox

November 20, 1945 - January 31, 2017

Ronald Dean Knox, 71, of Vermilion, passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at University Hospitals of Cleveland after a brief illness. Ronald was born November 20, 1945 in Columbus, OH, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 40 years. He was a veteran of the National Guard. Ronald worked as a truck driver for E & L Transport for 27 years. He was a member of Amvets Post #...
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William J. Wilson

August 10, 1931 - January 30, 2017

โ€‹ William J. Wilson, 85, of Vermilion, died Monday, January 30, 2017 at Ohio Veteran's Home after a lengthy illness. โ€‹ He was born August 10, 1931 in St. Catharines, Ontario and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 60 years moving from Buffalo, NY. โ€‹ William was a veteran of the US Army serving as a paratrooper during the Korean War and Japanese Occupation. He received the...
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Keith F. Pavlich , Sr.

October 30, 1950 - January 28, 2017

Keith F. Pavlich, Sr., 66, of Vermilion, died Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a sudden illness. Keith was born October 30, 1950 in Lorain and had been a life long area resident. He was a veteran of the US Navy (SAR) serving from 1969-1973 during Vietnam. Keith worked for US Steel as a crane Operator. He was a member of the Iron Coffins and enjoyed...
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Pauline Navalinsky

April 17, 1924 - January 27, 2017

Pauline Navalinsky (nee Bobick), 92, formerly of Vermilion, died Friday, January 27, 2017 at her son's home in Conyers, GA after a lengthy illness. She was born April 17, 1924 in Marysville, PA and had been a Vermilion resident for about 40 years before moving to Conyers, GA. Pauline worked as a "Rosie the Riveter" during WWII, a machinist at Thew Shovel, Lorain, and then became a Real...
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Bernice Boyd

October 28, 1940 - January 26, 2017

Bernice Boyd (nee Akers), 76, of Huron, died Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Amherst Specialty Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was born October 28, 1940 in Dana , KY and had been a Vermilion area resident for the past 56 years moving from Detroit. Bernice worked in the housekeeping departments for Erie County Bank, Lake Point Heath Center, and retired from Kingston of Vermilion in...
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James Mitchell Fowler

November 3, 1938 - January 24, 2017

James Mitchell Fowler, 78, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at his home after a sudden illness. He was born November 3, 1938 in Jamaica, NY and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 28 years moving from North Ridgeville and Bay Village. James was a veteran of the US Marines serving from 1957 until 1962. After serving his country, he graduated from Penn State University...
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James E King

September 10, 1930 - January 23, 2017

James E. King, 86, of Vermilion, died Monday, January 23, 2017 at MetroHealth Medical Center after a sudden illness. He was born September 10, 1930 in Hazard, KY and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 61 years moving from South Amherst. James was a veteran of the US Army serving during the Korean War where he was recognized for his heroic actions. "Without thought for his own...
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John Michael Green

February 7, 1960 - January 22, 2017

John Michael Green, 56, of Vermilion, passed away Sunday, January 22, 2017 at his home following a lengthy illness. John was born February 7, 1960 in Paintsville, KY, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 22 years. He is survived by his mother, Emma (Cecil) Green-Childress of Vermilion, sons, Michael (Luciana) Green of Elyria, and Ryan Green of Vermilion; and grandchildren,...
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Patrick Joseph Finnerty

October 21, 1967 - January 19, 2017

Patrick Joseph Finnerty, 49, of Lorain, passed away suddenly on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Mercy Regional Medical Center. Patrick was born October 21, 1967 in Lorain and had lived in Sheffield Lake most of his life. He is survived by his mother, Bonita Hamza of Wakeman; and brothers, John (Lauren) Finnerty, of PA and Michael Finnerty of Wakeman. He was preceded in death by...
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Brian Scott Baldwin

August 23, 1974 - January 13, 2017

Brian Scott Baldwin , 42, of Vermilion, died Friday, January 13, 2017. He was born August 23, 1974 in Lorain and had been a life long Vermilion resident. Brian worked as a carpenter for various construction companies including Lake Erie Shores Contracting LLC for the past three years. He enjoyed cooking, playing pool, and spending time with his family. Brian was a true outdoorsman,...
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June Hamman

May 7, 1925 - January 12, 2017

June M. Hamman (nee Market), 91, of Vermilion, died Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Lake Pointe Health Center after a lengthy illness. June was born May 7, 1925 in Sandusky and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 70 years moving from Sandusky. She is survived by her daughter, Joan King of Vermilion; son, James Hamman of Vermilion; sister, Midge Harris of Sandusky; 7 grandchildren; 6...
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Rosemarie Bennett

September 19, 1932 - January 10, 2017

Rosemarie Bennett (nee Kosash), 84, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at her home after a short illness. She was born August 19, 1932 in Lorain and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 36 years. Rosemarie worked as an assistant supervisor for Prudential Insurance Company in Lorain and Rocky River for 33 years. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Vermilion and...
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Loren James Washburn

April 18, 1943 - January 7, 2017

Loren James Washburn,73, of Vermilion, died Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Mercy New Life Hospice after a lengthy illness. He was born April 18, 1943 in Sandusky and had been a life long Vermilion resident. Loren had a love for farming, a career he started early in life. He then worked as a general contractor for Harmony Ridge Enterprises which he owned and operated since 1980. He had...
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Donald W. Luther, Jr.

May 4, 1947 - January 6, 2017

Donald W. Luther Jr., 69, of Vermilion, died Friday, January 6, 2017, also recognized as the day of Epiphany, at Mercy New Life Hospice after a courageous battle with cancer while surrounded by family. He was born May 4, 1947 in Kenmore, NY and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 15 years moving from Florida. Don was a veteran of the US army serving two tours in Vietnam. He worked...
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James B Swinehart

August 28, 1944 - January 3, 2017

James B. Swinehart, 72, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, January 3, 2017 after a sudden illness while traveling from Vermilion to Florida. His family believes the combination of a Trump presidency and the trouncing of his beloved Buckeyes football team may have been a contributing factor to his untimely death. Jim was born August 28, 1944 in Norwalk and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 33...
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David C. Willing

January 22, 1942 - January 3, 2017

David C. Willing, 74, of Vermilion, passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Mercy New Life Hospice after a brief illness. David was born January 22, 1942 in Cleveland. He had been a Vermilion resident for the past 22 years moving from Avon. He worked for Ford Motor Company as a relief man for Group 3 for 30 years retiring in 1995. He enjoyed repairing and restoring antique...
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Mary Jane Porter

June 17, 1919 - December 28, 2016

Mary Jane Porter (nee Buell), 97, of Chelsea, AL, died Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at her home after a short illness. She was born June 17, 1919 in Vermilion and had been a life long Vermilion and Brownhelm Twp. resident until moving to Chelsea, AL in 2012. Mary had worked as a clerk for Harts Drug Store, Vermilion for 25 years. She was a member of Brownhelm Congregational United...
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James R Waggett, Jr.

May 13, 1960 - December 25, 2016

James R. Waggett Jr., 56, of Vermilion, died Sunday, December 25, 2016 at his home. He was born May 13, 1960 in Cleveland and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 20 years moving from North Olmsted. Jim worked as an Alaskan Hunting Guide for many years and also had worked in the construction field for various construction companies including Herk Excavating. He was a member of...
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Anne E Owen

March 29, 1918 - December 23, 2016

Anne E. Owen (nee Lute), 98, of Vermilion, died Friday, December 23, 2016 at Mill Manor Nursing Home after a short illness. She was born March 29, 1918 in Lorain and had been a life long Vermilion area resident. Anne enjoyed playing Bingo and crocheting. She is survived by her sons, Terry (Edda) Owen, PhD of Cleveland, Denny (Ilene) Owen of Solon, and Keith Owen of Windham; daughter, Nancy...
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Maxine E. Raver

December 11, 1918 - December 20, 2016

Maxine E. Raver (nee Barnes ), 98, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at Kingston of Vermilion after a lengthy illness. She was born December 11, 1918 in Elyria and had been a life long Vermilion resident. Maxine worked as a bookkeeper for Ohio Public Service, Elyria and owned and operated Pittsfield Grocery from 1952-1959. In 1966 she began working for Society Bank (Key Bank...
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Kandy Jane Hall

December 21, 1960 - December 11, 2016

Kandy Jane Hall (nee Regean), 55, of Vermilion, died Sunday, December 11, 2016 at her home after a sudden illness. She was born December 21, 1960 in Cassville, MO and had been a Vermilion area resident since 1989 moving from Columbus, KS. Kandy worked as a meat cutter for Henrietta Packing Co. before she became an accomplished baker for Cornell's Foods, Huron. She enjoyed painting,...
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Robert Williamson

July 25, 1956 - December 9, 2016

Robert "Rob" "Robbie" M. Williamson, 60, of Vermilion, died Friday, December 9, 2016 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. Rob was born July 25, 1956 in Birkenhead England and has been a Vermilion resident since 1981 moving from South Africa. He worked as a Business Systems Analyst for Ben Venue Laboratories, Bedford and had also worked for Whirlaway Corp., Wellington and TRW...
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Roland Mathew Thomas

December 6, 1942 - December 8, 2016

Roland Mathew Thomas, 74, of Vermilion, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 at Fairview Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was born December 6, 1942 in Lorain and had been a Vermilion resident since 1977, moving from Lorain. He was a veteran of the US Navy serving during Vietnam. He graduated from Clearview High School and had received Associate Degrees from DeVry and West Tech Institute, also...
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Marie W Pena

February 24, 1935 - December 8, 2016

Marie W. Pena (nee Stamatis), 81, of Vermilion, died Thursday, December 8, 2016 at Firelands Regional Medical Center Main Campus after a short illness. She was born February 24, 1935 in Lorain and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 50 years moving from California . Marie graduated from the Lorain High School class of 1953B and worked at her mother's store, City Cigar Store, Lorain...
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Richard Albert Hauff

February 29, 1936 - December 5, 2016

RICHARD HAUFF ONLINE OBIT Richard A. Hauff, 80, lifelong resident of Vermilion died December 5, 2016 after a short illness. Born on leap day, February 29, 1936 in Lorain. Richard was a loving family man. Husband, father and grandfather, his greatest legacy is the family left to cherish the memories of a life well lived, a life he lived on his own terms. Although he will be missed dearly,...
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Roberta Ann Schau

September 3, 1959 - December 5, 2016

Roberta Ann Schau (nee McDonald), 57, of Tennille, GA, died Monday, December 5, 2016 at Stein Hospice Care Center after a 6 month illness. Roberta was born September 3, 1959 in Amherst, Ohio. She had been a Tennille resident for the past 10 years moving recently to this area. She worked for Walmart in Sandersville, GA as the bakery manager. Roberta enjoyed cake decorating, bowling,...
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Jacqueline Lee Gurchik

October 29, 1943 - December 3, 2016

Jacqueline Lee Gurchik (nee Toth), 73, of Vermilion, passed away Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the Cleveland Clinic Richard E Jacobs Health Center in Avon after a lengthy illness. Jacqueline was born October 29, 1943 in Cleveland, OH. She grew up in Vermilion and moved in the 1960's away to start a young family before moving back to the Vermilion area in the 1980's. . She graduated from...
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Anthony F. Konsevick

June 6, 1930 - December 2, 2016

Anthony F. Konsevick, 86, of Vermilion, passed away Friday, December 2, 2016 at Elmcroft of Lorain. Anthony was born June 6, 1930 in Lorain and had been a lifelong Lorain resident. He was a veteran of the Navy and served in the Korean War. He retired from Nelson Stud in Lorain as a machinist and also served as a Union Steward. He enjoyed outdoor activities, especially fishing,...
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Richard Kendera

November 28, 1941 - December 2, 2016

Richard "Dick" Kendera, 75, of Vermilion, passed Dec. 2, 2016 at Mercy New Life Hospice, Lorain after courageous battle with cancer. Dick was born November 28, 1941 in Cleveland, OH, and had been a Vermilion resident since 1970, moving from Avon Lake. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Vietnam War. Richard married to his high school sweetheart, Donna (nee Shoup) in...
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Gary Alan Ray

April 6, 1962 - November 28, 2016

Gary Alan Ray, 54, of Olmsted Falls, passed away Monday, November 28, 2016 at his residence. Gary was born April 6, 1962 in Cleveland, OH and lived in Vermilion before moving to Olmsted Falls. He graduated from Vermilion High School and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Gary worked for American Greetings as a lettering artist for the past 29 years. His artwork enhanced thousands of...
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Margaret Schnieders

March 15, 1933 - November 27, 2016

Margaret Schnieders (nee Minges), 83, of Florence Twp., died Sunday, November 27, 2016 at after Mercy Regional Medical Center a sudden illness. Margaret was born March 15, 1933 in Neudorf, Yugoslavia. She moved from Yugoslavia to Ashland, OH in 1949 and then to Mansfield in 1953. She has been a Florence Twp. resident for the past 47 years. Margaret worked as a seamstress for Daltons,...
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William S DeLamatre

October 15, 1929 - November 23, 2016

William S. DeLamatre, 87, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He was born October 15, 1929 in Monroeville,and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 66 years. William was a veteran of the US Navy serving during the Korean War. William owned and operated Brushaber Plumbing and Heating for 40 years retiring in 1996....
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David Martin Fullmer

July 8, 1935 - November 20, 2016

David Martin Fullmer, 81, of Vermilion, died Sunday, November 20, 2016 at Mercy New Life Hospice after a brief illness. He was born July 8, 1935 in Elyria and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 6 years moving from Elyria. David worked in the maintenance department for Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority before becoming a material handler for the Elyria Chronicle Telegram where he...
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Janice Ann Burns

August 28, 1939 - November 18, 2016

Janice Ann Burns (nee Snezek), 77, of Vermilion, lost her hard fought eight year battle with breast cancer on Friday, November 18, 2016 at Mercy New Life Hospice. Janice was born August 28, 1939 in Amherst, OH and had been a life long Vermilion resident. She was a proud homemaker and loved influencing the younger generations. She was an adopted grandma to many and affectionately known as...
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Nancy May Phillips

May 5, 1960 - November 18, 2016

Nancy May Phillips (nee Heller), 56, of Vermilion, passed away Friday, November 18, 2016 at her home following a brief illness. She was born May 5, 1960 in Amherst and had been a life long Vermilion resident outside of living in Kipton for 10 years. Nancy worked as a cashier at WalMart in Oberlin and was previously employed by Quebecor in Oberlin. She was a member of St. Peter United...
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Mildred A Whitacre

April 23, 1924 - November 18, 2016

Mildred A. Whitacre (nee Michelich), 92, of Norwalk, passed away Friday, November 18, 2016 at Stein Hospice after a lengthy illness. Mildred was born April 23, 1924 in Westlake, OH. She had been a Norwalk resident for the past 10 years. Before becoming a homemaker, she graduated from Western Reserve University in Cleveland and worked as a lab technician for DuPont in Cleveland...
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Vicky Dean Neal

April 10, 1945 - November 17, 2016

Vicky Dean Neal, 71, of Vermilion, passed away Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Vicky was born April 10, 1945 in Memphis, TN, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 56 years moving from Earle, AR. Vicky worked for Lorain Ford Motor Company as a Upgrader and trim repair for 30 years retiring in 1996. He was a volunteer...
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Harriett Ann Finnegan

July 4, 1942 - November 15, 2016

Harriett Ann Finnegan (nee Higgins ), 74, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at Mercy New Life Hospice after a lengthy illness. She was born July 4, 1942 in Marlinton, WV and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 36 years moving from Amherst. Harriett started her working career at Mishka's Restaurant and Candy Shop, Amherst and then worked as a waitress and bar tender to...
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Joan Arlett Fischer

October 20, 1929 - November 9, 2016

Joan Arlett Fischer (nee Nickley), 87, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at Elmcroft of Lorain after a lengthy illness. She was born October 20, 1929 in Vermilion where she had been a life long resident. Joan worked as a LPN for Amherst Hospital before entering into private practice working for Dr. Snell in Amherst. She finished her working career with Ohio Veterans Home in...
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Alvin J Staveski

December 23, 1941 - November 9, 2016

Alvin J Staveski, 74, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at Mercy New Life Hospice after a short illness. He was born December 23, 1941 in Lorain and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 46 years moving from Henrietta Twp. Alvin graduated from Lorain High School in 1959 and worked for Crown Steel, Lorain detailing vans for over 30 years. He was a member of...
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Raymond J Maslanka

January 21, 1926 - November 4, 2016

Raymond J. Maslanka, 90, of Vermilion, died Friday, November 4, 2016 at his home after a lengthy illness. He was born January 21, 1926 in Vermilion and had been a life long Vermilion and Elyria resident. Raymond graduated from the Vermilion High School class of 1944 and was a WWII veteran of the US Army. He worked for Ford Motor Co., Lorain on the bi-level loading cars, retiring after...
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Barbara L Moss

August 22, 1942 - November 2, 2016

Barbara L. Moss (nee Kett), 74, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a short illness. She was born August 22, 1942 in Midland, MI and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 42 years moving from Midland. Barbara worked as an office clerk for Dow Chemical Co., Midland, MI from 1962 until she married her husband, Ambrosia in 1974. She...
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Claudia Eva Tomaszewski-Jaworski

December 22, 1913 - October 26, 2016

Claudia Eva Tomaszewski-Jaworski (nee Wlodarski), 102, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at Specialty Hospital of Lorain after a lengthy illness. She was born December 22, 1913 in Lorain and grew up in Berlin Heights. Claudia graduated from Vermilion High School and lived in Lorain until moving in with her son for 14 years. She then moved back to Vermilion 4 years ago. ...
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Matthew R. Machock

March 12, 1982 - October 25, 2016

Matthew Richard Machock, 34, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at Oak Hills Nursing home after a one year battle with brain cancer. He was born March 12, 1982 in Amherst and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 33 years moving from Elyria. Matthew had worked construction for various companies. He had attended the Church of the Open Door, Vermilion and enjoyed outdoor...
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William "Bill" R. Brown

April 17, 1943 - October 25, 2016

William "Bill" R. Brown, 73, of Vermilion, passed Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at Mercy New Life Hospice after a brief illness. He was born April 17, 1943 in East Liverpool, OH and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 50 years moving from Salineville. Bill worked as a parts control traffic manager for Ford Motor Co. Lorain and Avon Lake for 36 years retiring in 2006. He had also worked...
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Harmon Martin

July 18, 1943 - October 22, 2016

Harmon Martin, 73, of Vermilion, died Saturday, October 22, 2016 at his son's home after a lengthy illness. He was born July 18, 1943 in Rogers, OH and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 40 years moving from Connecticut. Harmon was a veteran of the US Army where he served as a MP Dog Handler. Harmon worked as a welder for 40 years and as a heavy equipment operator with the...
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Sandra M Kensicki

April 28, 1940 - October 22, 2016

Sandra M. Kensicki (nee Bieth), 76, of Vermilion, died Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Mercy New Life Hospice after a brief illness. She was born April 28, 1940 in Martins Ferry, OH and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 44 years moving from Wheeling, WV. Sandra worked for Cooks United for over 11 years. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Vermilion and the Grange ...
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Sandra J Burchak

March 7, 1941 - October 21, 2016

Sandra J. Burchak (nee Kader), 75, of Vermilion, passed away peacefully Friday, October 21, 2016 at Mercy New Life Hospice from complications of multiple sclerosis. Sandy was born March 7, 1941 in Cleveland, OH and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 36 years moving from Cleveland. She graduated from John Marshall High School and worked as a secretary for the Lorain Metropolitan...
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Thelma Pauline Grisel

December 25, 1918 - October 16, 2016

Thelma Pauline Grisel (nee Schieferstein), 97, of Vermilion, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, October 16, 2016 at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born December 25, 1918 in Amherst township to Carl and Martha (nee Strauss) Schieferstein. Thelma moved to Vermilion in 1946 after marrying John N Grisel. They were happily married for 57 years, until...
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Kathryn Burkey

May 5, 1951 - October 12, 2016

Kathryn Burkey (nee Lothridge), 65, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at Mercy Regional Medical Center. She was born May 5, 1951 in Lorain, and had been a life long Vermilion resident. She had attended Broadway Assembly Church, Lorain and enjoyed BINGO, bowling, fishing, boating, hunting, camping and supporting the veterans. She is survived by her sons, David Burkey...
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Mabel Streat

December 26, 1918 - October 12, 2016

Mabel Streat (nee Young), 97, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at Amherst Manor Retirement Community after a lengthy illness. She was born December 26, 1918 in Lorain and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 34 years moving from Alexandria, VA where she had lived for 44 years. Mabel owned and operated MaFran Beauty Salon in Alexandria, VA for 44 years. She was a...
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