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Savanah Nicole Haynie

January 18, 1996 - April 26, 2016

Savanah Nicole Haynie, 20, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, April 26, 2016. She was born January 18, 1996 in Amherst and has spent most of her life in Vermilion. Savanah was a 2015 graduate of Vermilion High School and EHOVE. She worked for Kingston of Vermilion as a STNA for the past six months, previously working at Bowling Green Care Center. She will be remembered for her artistic...
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Lucile E Hite

November 24, 1916 - April 25, 2016

Lucile E. Hite (nee Poyer), 99, of Vermilion, died Monday, April 25, 2016 at Riverside Methodist Hospital after a short illness. She was born November 24, 1916 in Vermilion where she had been a life long resident until 2012 when she moved to Columbus to live with her daughter. Lucile graduated from Oberlin Business College and started working for Wakefield Brass Co. Vermilion. She later worked...
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David C Mitchell

April 24, 2016

David C. Mitchell, 66, of Vermilion, died Sunday, April 24, 2016 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a sudden illness. He was born April of 1950 in Sandusky and has been a life long Vermilion area resident. David worked as a welder before becoming the business manager for the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union #42. He served as the business manager for 25 years and then worked 5...
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Gary A Bush

December 31, 1958 - April 23, 2016

Gary A. Bush, 57, of Vermilion, died Saturday, April 23, 2016 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph after a short illness. He was born December 31, 1958 in Jeannette, PA and had been a life long resident of Vermilion and Lorain. Gary had most recently worked as a manager at Alco, Vermilion. He had also worked in catering, for Erdi Paper, Lorain, and Lithonia Downlighting, Vermilion. ...
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Christopher Earl Stoltz

September 12, 1989 - April 22, 2016

Christopher Earl Stoltz, 26, of Vermilion, died suddenly Friday, April 22, 2016. He was born September 12, 1989 in Lorain, OH, and had been a life long Vermilion resident. He is survived by his parents, Michael and Janice (nee Johnson) Stoltz of Vermilion; brother, Joseph Stoltz; sisters, Stephanie (Evan) Delli Bovi and Samantha Stoltz both of Vermilion. Graveside services will take...
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Morgan Reed Wojciechowski

December 18, 2000 - April 19, 2016

Morgan Reed Wojciechowski, 15, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at Mercy Regional Medical Center. He was born December 18, 2000 in Lakewood and had been a Vermilion resident since 2001 moving from Avon Lake. Morgan was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and had attended St. Mary School, Vermilion. Morgan was a freshman at Vermilion High School where he was on the track and...
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George Joseph Markus , Jr.

April 10, 1947 - April 11, 2016

George Joseph Markus, Jr., 69, of Vermilion, died Monday, April 11, 2016 at his home. He was born April 10, 1947 in Lorain and had been a life long Vermilion area resident. George graduated from Lorain High School in 1965 and had most recently worked as a clerk at Drug Mart in Vermilion. He was a sports enthusiast and enjoyed bowling and managing youth baseball. He is survived by...
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Gerald Wayne Nelson

June 6, 1939 - April 8, 2016

Gerald Wayne Nelson, 76, of Vermilion, died Friday, April 8, 2016 at his home after a short illness. He was born June 6, 1939 in Titusville, PA and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 4 years moving from Painesville. Gerald was a veteran of the US AirForce. He worked for Painesville City Schools as a science teacher for 34 years retiring in 1990. He was a member of the VFW...
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Robert A. "Bobby" Rogers

February 19, 1969 - April 4, 2016

Robert A. "Bobby" Rogers, 47, of Vermilion, died unexpectedly Monday, April 4, 2016 at his father's home. He was born February 19, 1969 in Amherst and had been a life long area resident living in Kentucky for a short time. Robert worked as a laborer for Newport Steel, KY before moving back to the area where he helped at Amvets Post #22. He was a member of Amvets Post #22 and was an avid...
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Tracey Elizabeth Rogers

December 31, 1964 - April 4, 2016

Tracey Elizabeth Rogers, 51, of Copley, passed away peacefully Monday, April 4, 2016 at Ames Family Hospice House surrounded by her loving family after a brief illness. Tracey was born December 31, 1964 in Sandusky. She had been a resident of Copley for the past 20 years moving from Columbus. . She graduated from Vermilion High School and the Ohio State University majoring in...
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David Edwin Henderson

December 5, 1961 - April 3, 2016

David Edwin Henderson, 54, of Vermilion, died Sunday, April 3, 2016 at his home after a lengthy illness. David was born December 5, 1961 in San Diego, CA and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 42 years moving from Lorain. He was a veteran of the US Army serving during Gulf War. David worked as a serviceman for the City of Vermilion for 26 years retiring in 2013. He was a...
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Dorothy Xenia Ford

July 6, 1929 - March 31, 2016

Dorothy Xenia Ford (nee Myers), 86, of Avon Lake, died Thursday, March 31, 2016 at Main Street Care Center after a lengthy illness. Dorothy was born July 6, 1929 in Cleveland and had been a life long Cleveland area resident. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cleveland where she was active in the Altar Guild and choir. She enjoyed reading and spending time with her family. ...
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Lorraine Louisa Pierce

February 12, 1943 - March 31, 2016

Lorraine Louisa Pierce (nee Williams), 73, of Vermilion, died Thursday, March 31, 2016 at New Life Hospice after a lengthy illness. She was born February 12, 1943 in Cuba, New York and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 50 years moving from Lorain. Lorraine operated an in home daycare and enjoyed being a foster mom. She was a charter member of Firelands Baptist Church,...
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Donald Edwin Spayd

September 5, 1926 - March 30, 2016

Donald Edwin Spayd, 89, of Avon Lake, entered into his heavenly home Wednesday, March 30, 2016 surrounded by family who cherished him at Ames Family Hospice House after a lengthy illness. Don was born September 5, 1926 in Shamokin, PA to Jerome and Dollie (nee Curran) Spayd. He graduated from Shamokin High School where he was allowed to transfer with special help from the football coach. ...
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Anna Rae Taylor

August 29, 1933 - March 28, 2016

Anna Rae Taylor (nee McCoy), 82, of Vermilion, died Monday, March 28, 2016 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph following a brief illness. Anna was born August 29, 1933 in Pike County, KY, and had been a Vermilion resident fro the past 60 years. Anna was a homemaker and had also worked at Mill Manor as a nurses aide for 10 years. She enjoyed video games, gardening, animals and...
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Cynthia A Keener

January 18, 1925 - March 24, 2016

Cynthia A. Keener (nee Evans ), 91, of Vermilion, passed away Thursday, March 24, 2106, at Ames Family Hospice House after a brief illness. Cynthia was born January 18, 1925 in Boggs, WV. She had been a Vermilion resident for the past 64 years moving from Akron. . Cynthia worked at South Shore Packing for 6 years. She was a member of Amvets Post # 22 in Vermilion. She...
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William Kirchner

May 25, 1925 - March 17, 2016

William B. "Bill" Kirchner (nee ), 90, of Elyria , died Thursday, March 17, 2016 at Wesleyan Village after a brief illness Bill was born May 25, 1925 in Van Wert, OH. He had been an Elyria resident for the past 10 years moving from Vermilion. He was a veteran of the US Army Air Corps serving during WWII where he served in Europe. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Miami University. ...
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William C MacBane

June 16, 1920 - March 16, 2016

Dr. William C. MacBane, 95, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at The Gardens of Western Reserve, Cuyahoga Falls. William was born June 16, 1920 in Lakewood, OH and had been a Vermilion resident for 40 years before moving to Cuyahoga Falls. He was a veteran of the US Army serving during WWII. On August 22, 1959 he married the love of his life, Julia A. Daugherty. They...
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Myrtle Elizabeth Eppler

May 5, 1915 - March 16, 2016

Reverend Myrtle Elizabeth Eppler (nee Howell),100 , of Vermilion went to be with the Lord on March 16, 2016 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a short illness. Myrtle was born May 5, 1915 in Vermilion to George and Lillian (nee Handy) Howell. She was a resident of Vermilion most of her life except for several years in Los Angeles, California. She graduated from Vermilion South Street...
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Gloreda Mae Lehman

November 5, 1934 - March 16, 2016

Gloreda Mae Lehman (nee Bennett), 81, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center after a short illness. Gloreda was born November 5, 1934 in Abraham, WV and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 40 years moving from Amherst. Most recently she enjoyed living at The Woods on French Creek, Avon. She worked as a cook for Oak Hills Nursing...
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Kathleen Gardinier

March 14, 2016

Kathleen Gardinier, 67, of Sheffield Lake, died Monday, March 14, 2016 at Amherst Manor Retirement Community after a short illness. Kathleen was born November 4, 1948 in Buffalo, NY and had been a Sheffield Lake resident for the past 7 years moving from Amherst and Vermilion. She graduated from the Murray Ridge School. Kathleen worked in the Murray Ridge Workshop. She had also...
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Ivalee Marie Tansey

January 6, 1930 - March 10, 2016

Ivalee "Marie" Tansey (nee Law ), 86, of Vermilion, died Thursday, March 10, 2016 at Ames Family Hospice House after a lengthy illness. She was born January 6, 1930 in Elyria , and had been a life long Vermilion resident. Marie served six terms in the Ohio House of Representatives. Her tenure there included appointments to many Ohio House committees, including Energy and Environment,...
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Marcheta Ruth Zagorski

August 28, 1935 - March 9, 2016

Marcheta Ruth Zagorski (nee Kalkhoff), 80, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at Mill Manor Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. She was born August 28, 1935 in San Antonio, TX and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 51 years. Marcheta was a member of First Assembly of God, Vermilion. She enjoyed yard work, ceramics, and making and collecting porcelain dolls. She was...
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Maryann Spradley

November 24, 1927 - March 3, 2016

Maryann B. Spradley (nee Czerapowicz), 88, of Vermilion, died Thursday, March 3, 2016 at Kingston of Vermilion after a lengthy illness. She was born November 24, 1927 in Holyoke, MA, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 66 years. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Vermilion and enjoyed reading. She is survived by her daughters, Edith May (Terence) Marion of...
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Jean L. Mihu

January 18, 1918 - March 2, 2016

Jean L. Mihu (nee Gorbach), 98, of Oberlin, died March 2, 2016, at Kendal of Oberlin after a lengthy illness. Born January 18, 1918 in Washington D.C., she graduated from Roosevelt High School in Washington and subsequently received an M.A. from Cleveland State University. Following this graduation she was employed as a clinical psychologist at Cleveland State Hospital and Cleveland...
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Geraldine Marie Rush (Boggs)

March 1, 2016

Geraldine Marie Rush (Boggs) (nee Williams), 75, of Thonotosassa, Florida, died March 1, 2016 after a sudden illness. She was born on May 1, 1940 in Lorain, Ohio. Gerry loved all wildlife and supported numerous animal shelters and wildlife centers. She also enjoyed scrapbooking and playing games on her computer. She is survived by her children Guy Boggs of Cleveland, Brenda...
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Bessie L. Major

October 2, 1920 - March 1, 2016

Bessie L. Major (nee Light), 95, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph after a lengthy illness. She was born October 2, 1920 in Canton and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 59 years moving from Elyria. Bessie worked as a Booth Clerk for Ridge Tool, Elyria for 26 years retiring in 1982. She enjoyed crocheting, crossword puzzles,...
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Lois Stone

June 16, 1937 - February 27, 2016

Lois Stone (nee Leimbach), 78, of Berlin Heights, passed away early Saturday morning, February 27, 2016 at Firelands Regional Medical Center, Sandusky after a short illness. Lois was born June 16, 1937 and lived most of her life in Berlin Heights. She was a member of the first graduating class of Firelands High School. Throughout her life, Lois grew a strong faith and was an active member of...
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Mary "Sam" Jean Dawson

January 2, 1948 - February 23, 2016

Mary "Sam" Jean Dawson (nee Gaten), 68, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation after a short illness. She was born January 2, 1948 in Charleston, WV, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 45 years moving from Cleveland area. Sam enjoyed caring for and spending time with her family. Besides being very family oriented, Sam also had a...
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Paul A Mayer

January 9, 1937 - February 22, 2016

Paul A. Mayer, 79, of Vermilion, died Monday, February 22, 2016 at his home after a short illness. He was born January 9, 1937 in Vermilion where he had been a life long resident. Paul retired from the City of Vermilion's Parks and Recreation Department and also farmed most of his life. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Vermilion, AMVETS Post #22, and the Vermilion VFW Post ...
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Kenneth M. Moore , (Hungerford)

September 12, 1958 - February 15, 2016

Kenneth M. Moore (Hungerford), 57, of Vermilion, died Monday, February 15, 2016 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born September 12, 1958 in Berea, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 9 years moving from Elyria. Kenneth worked for Design Engineering Inc., Avon Lake and had also worked for Modern Tool and Die, Elyria. He enjoyed...
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George A Gvist

February 22, 1937 - February 8, 2016

George A Gvist, 78, of Amherst, died Monday, February 8, 2016 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a short illness. He was born February 22, 1937 in Lakewood and had been an Amherst resident for the past 28 years moving from Vermilion. George graduated from Firelands High School and worked as an inspector for Ford Motor Co., Lorain, retiring in 1994 after 35 years. He also retired from...
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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 Scott Hable

September 21, 1970 - January 30, 2016

Kevin Scott Hable, 45, of Wakeman, Ohio, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Mercy Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Nicole (nee Teleha) Hable of Wakeman; daughter, Valerie Hable; parents, Scott and Linda (nee Frey) Hable; sister, Kimberly (Phil) Gibson; niece, Kristen Gibson, nephew, Josh Gibson; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Kevin attended Garden Spot...
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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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