Busch Funeral and Crematory Services

Since 1905, The Busch Family has had a strong commitment to the families and communities we serve. Now in or fourth generation of family ownership we continue to be the most preferred for funeral, burial and cremation services. Many funeral homes advertise cremation services, but that does not mean they provide crematory services on site. Busch Funeral and Crematory Services has an on premises crematory and have certified staff that personally manage the entire cremation process. Our Care Center provides 24/7 care for your loved one assuring you your loved one never leaves our care. Our dedicated professionals provide families with a greater level of care, comfort and accountability.

Our staff is courteous and sympathetic ...Our facilities are comfortable and spotless...our services are handled with dignity and respect. We provide you with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with any of our professional services or facilities, you will not be charged for that particular service.

Thank you for placing your trust and confidence in us.

James H. Busch and J. Mark Busch
4th Generation Funeral Directors

Our Obituaries

Vlasta "Val" Fugitt

December 23, 1919 - April 18, 2017

Farmer & homemaker on family 136 acre dairy farm. Attended Elyria High School & Huntington United Church. Val & her husband wintered in Florida & loved to travel. Loved adventure, went parasailing and whitewater rafting in her 80s. Survived by her son Richard "Dick" Fugitt (Mary); daughters Millie "Jeanie" Legg (Ben), Patricia "Peg" Birchfield (Don); grandchildren Gary (Debbie), Wayne, Brian ...
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Robbie "Granny" King

June 10, 1936 - April 18, 2017

Raised in the Baptist Faith & raised her children for the Lord. Enjoyed bingo, growing plants & flowers, time with her children & grandchildren. All the kids in the neighborhood knew her as granny; everyone knew & loved her. Survived by her children Patricia (Randy) Lenmeyer-Panter, Carolyn (Wayne) Lilly, Willie (Nina) King, Bobby (Anita) King, Charlie King, Sheila (Rick) McCartney; many...
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James Carl "Jim" Murray

July 19, 1957 - April 15, 2017

James "Jim" Carl Murray, 59, of Elyria passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017 at his home. He was born July 19, 1957 in Elyria. Jim retired from working construction. He was an avid sports fan … he loved the Indians, Browns, and OSU. He also loved to fish and his family. He is survived by his companion Debbie Merryman; children Jennifer Murray, Nick Murray, Kerry Putnam, Patricia Putnam,...
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Roger James Cahl

April 22, 1957 - April 14, 2017

Served in the US Marine Corp from 1976-1979. Lance Corporal in the Special Forces Recon Unit. Earned the Rifle Expert award, Silver Jump Wings award and the Good Conduct Medal. He enjoyed serving his community by volunteering at the Elyria Salvation Army. Survived by his children, Michael James Cahl of California; Melissa Rose Cahl of Boston, and Michael Kevin Cahl of Elyria; sister, Debra Cahl...
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Kim (nee Miller) Pallardy

October 8, 1962 - April 13, 2017

Kim Renee Pallardy (nee Miller), 54, of Elyria passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017 following a lengthy battle with various illnesses. She was born October 8, 1962 in Cleveland. Kim was a waitress at various restaurants and a secretary at Elyria Memorial Hospital for several years. She enjoyed bingo, casinos, crocheting, and loved her grandkids. Kim is survived by her daughter Jena Pallardy ...
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Jeannette (nee Pack) Peggs

August 2, 1926 - April 10, 2017

Jeannette had a passion for her family and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She was an avid reader and family librarian. She is well loved and will be deeply missed. She leaves behind her daughters Cheryl Davis, Barbara Bohoric, Debra McIntosh; 12 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Dale Peggs, children...
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Charles "Gene" E. Reed

April 11, 1938 - April 1, 2017

Charles E. Reed, 78, of Wellington, passed away peacefully at his home following a lengthy illness on Saturday, April 1, 2017. He was born to Grant and Flora (nee Stump) Reed on April 11, 1938 in Lorain, OH. He spent most of his childhood in Lorain County with the exception of a couple of his younger years in West Virginia. Charles, or Gene as his family called him, proudly served in the...
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Elizabeth (nee Atwell) Knopsnyder

August 7, 1941 - March 28, 2017

Elizabeth was born in Welch, West Virginia. She was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking, shopping and cosmetology. Mrs. Knopsnyder is survived by her sons Daniel (Heather) of PA, Randall (Holly) of PA, Shawn (Shawna) of PA; daughter Stephanie of Ohio; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; step-daughters Roxanne Eppler and Connie F. Kazer. She was preceded in death by her three brothers,...
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Joan (nee Ogilvy) Jones

June 3, 1922 - March 10, 2017

Joan Ogilvy Jones. 94, passed away peacefully at Wesleyan Village on Friday, March 10, 2017. She was born in Akron on June 3, 1922, the only child of the late Gerald and Claire (nee Webster) Ogilvy. A bright student and a beauty queen multiple times over, she excelled in her studies and graduated early from Cuyahoga Falls High School. She attended Mount Union University where she was an Alpha...
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John Walter Fickling

September 24, 1953 - March 9, 2017

John Walter Fickling, 63, of Elyria passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017 at his residence. He was born September 24, 1953 to James and Muriel Fickling of Detroit, Michigan. John graduated from Cooliy High School and a few years later joined the United States Marines. After his discharge, he married Valerie Lane and had three daughters and one son. His pastimes were watching movies and telling...
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Linda (nee Best) Mertz

October 23, 1943 - February 24, 2017

Linda Louise Mertz (nee Best), age 73, passed away Friday, February 24, 2017 at Mercy New Life Hospice in Lorain following a courageous battle with cancer. A lifelong resident of Elyria, Linda was born on October 23, 1943 to the late Clair and Dorothy Best. Linda was a graduate of Elyria High School, Class of 1961, and later became a homemaker. Her biggest joy in life was spending time with...
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Lannie Bowen

June 7, 1922 - February 13, 2017

Lannie Bowen, 94, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 13, 2017 in Bowie, Maryland with family members at her side. Lannie was born in Alabama and was married to Fred Bowen (deceased), also from Alabama. They moved to Elyria, Ohio where they were blessed with five children: Cullen Bowen (deceased), Freddie Bowen (deceased), Melvin Bowen, Claudia Fae Whitley, and Drusilla Yorke. ...
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Evelyn "Evey" Becker

February 12, 1920 - February 4, 2017

Evelyn (Evey) Becker, age 96, passed away on February 4, 2017. She was the beloved wife of Harry (Hecky) Becker who predeceased her in 2013. Evey loved her family very much and had special joy spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Evey was born in Columbus, Ohio, the daughter of Isaac and Anna Cowan. Her siblings were Henry Cowan and Bess Ortlip. Evey...
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Corwin Oliver Burrer, Jr.

August 14, 1927 - January 28, 2017

Corwin Oliver Burrer, Jr., age 89, passed away January 28, 2017 following a lengthy illness. He was born in Elyria on August 14, 1927. Corwin graduated from Elyria High School in 1945, and served his country in the US Army from 1946-1948. He later began working as a farmer and entrepreneur, running his own farm in Elyria for many years. He quickly became a well-respected leader in the farming...
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Bruce Wayne Hose, Jr.

January 14, 1985 - January 22, 2017

Bruce Wayne Hose, Jr., age 32, died suddenly Sunday, January 22, 2017. He was born in Frankfurt, Germany January 14, 1985 and was an Elyria resident before moving to Cleveland. Bruce enjoyed skateboarding, BMX riding, music, and tattoos. He loved surrounding himself with his friends and family and making people laugh. He had many friends and will be truly missed. Bruce is survived by his...
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Betty Mae (nee Post) Redinger

July 15, 1935 - January 18, 2017

Passed away at Titus Regional Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant, Texas. While living in Ohio, Betty was a server in the food industry for over 30 years. Enjoyed bowling, time with friends & family & family reunions. Survived by son Rick Nordin, daughters Kris Redinger & Jackie Graham; 4 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; sister Doris Matthews; many nieces & nephews. Preceded in death by her...
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Charles "Bud" Schue

July 2, 1927 - January 18, 2017

Charles "Bud" Schue, 89, longtime resident of Elyria passed away in Chardon, OH Wednesday, January 18, 2017. He was born July 2, 1927 in North Ridgeville. Bud served his country in the United States Navy. He was a longtime employee of Elyria Memorial Hospital as Director of Plant Operations. He was a little league manager for Little League North. An avid outdoorsman, he especially enjoyed...
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Darlene Kay Taylor

April 3, 1948 - January 14, 2017

Darlene is survived by husband, John Taylor Sr. of LaGrange, Oh; children John Taylor Jr. (Lacie) of Glenville, WV,, Greg Taylor (Dee) of New London, Oh, Shari Taylor of Lorain, Oh, & Tari Hayes (Bryant) of Darien, IL; siblings Deanna Sipes (Bill) of Sullivan, Oh, Rick McCullough of LaGrange, Oh, & Mark McCullough (Debbie) of Wakeman, Oh. She was the grandmother of 15 & great-grandmother of 3....
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Barbara Ann (nee Dobbins) Tallhamer

August 2, 1940 - January 12, 2017

Barbara Ann Tallhamer (nee Dobbins), age 76, longtime resident of Grafton, went home to be with the Lord on January 12, 2017 in North Ridgeville, Ohio after a lengthy illness. She was born in Coal Run, Ohio on August 2, 1940. Barbara was a homemaker, and she loved to bake and tend to the flowers in her garden. She also attended North Eaton Church of God for many years. She is survived by her...
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Jewel "Nadine" Wilburn

January 30, 1928 - January 9, 2017

Jewel "Nadine" Wilburn (nee Tyler), 88, of Elyria went home to be with the Lord Monday, January 9, 2017 at O'Neill Healthcare Center in North Ridgeville following a lengthy illness. She was born January 30, 1928 in Julian, West Virginia. She was also a resident of Columbia Station and moved to Elyria in 1968. Nadine was a homemaker. She graduated from Scott High School in Madison, WV, Class...
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Janet L. Maze

May 13, 1937 - December 24, 2016

Janet L. Maze (nee Morris), 79 of Elyria, passed away at her daughter's home in Elyria on Saturday, December 24, 2016 following a lengthy illness. She was born on May 13, 1937 in Parkersburg, WV; she attended Grantsville High School and moved to Ohio at age 17. Janet worked at Worthington Ball in Elyria, painting golf balls, prior to marriage and becoming a homemaker. She attended Cross...
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Thomas R. Carter

September 23, 1938 - December 23, 2016

Thomas R. Carter, age 78, of Lorain, OH and formerly of Elyria, OH, passed away Friday, December 23, 2016 at Specialty Hospital of Lorain in Amherst, OH following a lengthy illness. He was born September 23, 1938 in Elyria, OH, and graduated from Elyria High School Class of 1957. He was employed for 38 years with Abex Foundry in Elyria, OH as a machinist and later worked for Polycase in Avon,...
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Montana Lashaun Thomas Glynn

August 29, 2012 - December 14, 2016

Montana Lashaun Thomas Glynn, age 4, passed away Wednesday, December 14 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was born in Belleville, Illinois on August 29, 2012. Montana is survived by his mother, Jonte Glynn; maternal grandparents Doretha Glynn, and Johnnie Glynn (Stephanie); paternal great-grandparents Joyce Glynn and Johnnie Glynn (Traci); uncle, Johnnie Glynn, III; great-aunts and uncles,...
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Kelby Jackson

January 2, 1988 - December 9, 2016

Kelby L. Jackson, 28 of Lorain passed away unexpectedly in his home on Friday December 9, 2016. He was born January 2, 1988. Kelby previously worked in construction and attended Southview High School in Lorain. He enjoyed fishing, cleaning, time with his nieces and nephews, music and time with his family. He is survived by his parents Kevin Sr. and Leyda Jackson of Lorain; his children Aniya...
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Sidney Laskowski

May 2, 1927 - November 19, 2016

Sidney Laskowski, 89, died Saturday evening, November 19, 2016 at O'Neill's Healthcare in North Ridgeville. Sidney was born May 2, 1927 in Youngstown, Ohio, a son of the late Sidney and Mary Laskowski. He was born and raised in Youngstown, and was drafted into the National Guard at the age of 18. Serving in the military he became ill and had to be honorably discharged. Sidney enjoyed repairing...
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Sharon K. Ellis

February 26, 1956 - November 18, 2016

Sharon K. Ellis, age 60, of Elyria, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 18, 2016. She was born on February 26, 1956 in Amherst, Ohio. Sharon was an active member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Elyria where she served as Head Usher and member of the Trustee Board, Worship Committee, and food pantry volunteer. A former Lorain Ford Motor Co. employee, she enjoyed gardening and...
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Julie A. (nee Lemmeyer) Burrer

February 4, 1978 - November 14, 2016

Julie A. Burrer (nee Lemmeyer), 38, of Elyria passed away Monday, November 14, 2016 at University Hospital Elyria Medical Center. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Busch Funeral and Crematory Services, Elyria. 440-322-3717
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Myrna (nee Gleason) Lindquist

February 3, 1923 - November 4, 2016

Elyria High School graduate in 1941A, attended Miami Univ. Sales Supervisor JCPenney Elyria. Lifelong member of First United Meth Church Elyria & member of Friends of Lor Co Metro Parks. Enjoyed reading, needle point, traveling, & raising her family. Survived by her husband of 72 years Robert L.; daughters Sandra Koontz (Craig), Patricia Trocchio (James), Rebecca Voit (William); son Steven...
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Dona (nee Andrews) Bair

November 14, 1937 - October 21, 2016

Dona J. Bair (nee Andrews), 78, of Elyria passed away Friday, October 21, 2016 after a short illness. She was born November 14, 1937 in Barberton, Ohio and moved to Ashland as a baby. She resided in Elyria since she was 16 years old. She met the love of her life, Edward I. Bair in 1954 and they married in January 1955. They were married for 54 years when he passed away in 2009. Dona drove a...
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Frank Lender, Jr.

November 2, 1948 - October 19, 2016

Graduate of Oberlin High School, 1968. Served in Vietnam, jet engine mechanic . Retired from Ford Motor Co. Enjoyed hunting, fishing, & attending the Howard Co Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Member of VFW & American Legion. Preceded in death by his parents Hilda & Frank Sr. Survived by his wife of 33 years Colleen Carruthers Lender; sons Steven, Bruce (Jen); daughter Jacqueline (Ricky);...
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Harry Alfred Harbst

March 30, 1929 - October 17, 2016

Harry Alfred Harbst, 87, of Elyria passed away suddenly of natural causes at University Hospital Elyria Medical Center Monday, October 17, 2016. He was born March 30, 1929 in McClure, PA. Harry graduated from Lewistown High School in PA. He retired from Sears in Elyria after 30 years as a Service Technician. He served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict 1947-53. ...
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Barry K. Amick

March 21, 1960 - October 16, 2016

Barry K. Amick, 56, of Elyria, passed away Sunday, October 16, 2016 at his home of natural causes. He was born March 21, 1960 in Elyria. Barry was a graduate of Elyria High School, Class of 1979. He was employed at NPL of Elyria where he was a Technician of home medical equipment. He was raised in the Woodland Avenue Church of God. He enjoyed playing cards with friends every Thursday night,...
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Daniel M. Osborn

September 3, 1946 - October 14, 2016

Daniel M. Osborn, 70, of Elyria passed away peacefully Friday, October 14, 2016 with his family by his side at the Malachi House in Cleveland following a lengthy illness. He was born September 3, 1946 in Lorain, Ohio. Daniel served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam Conflict. Daniel earned an Associates Degree in business. He worked many years as a foreman for Willoway...
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Sebastian "Sabi" Lowther

June 7, 2016 - October 8, 2016

Sebastian R. "Sabi" Lowther, 4 months old, passed away peacefully on October 8, 2016. He was born on June 7, 2016 in Cleveland, OH. Sebastian is survived by his parents Justin and Amanda (nee Hart) Lowther; siblings Anna, Prestyn, Tristen, Lana, and Ellie, all at home; paternal grandparents Chrystal Lowther and Richard Lowther; maternal grandparents Luann Kurta and Robert Hart; and aunts Jaime...
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Dorothy (nee Collmar) Brewster

December 7, 1938 - September 18, 2016

Dorothy L. Brewster (nee Collmar), 77, a lifelong resident of Elyria, passed away Sunday, September 18, 2016 at University Hospital Elyria Medical Center following a brief illness. She was born December 7, 1938 in Columbia Station, Ohio. Dorothy was a homemaker and had worked in health care as an aide. She was a huge Elvis Presley fan, enjoyed crossword puzzles, taking walks, and loved to...
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Harold "Tom" Summerfield

April 14, 1931 - August 24, 2016

Served our country in the U S Army & Honorably Discharged Dec 1952 as a Sergeant. Employed for 43 yrs at Gen Motors Parma Plant, retiring May 1, 1996. Enjoyed his dogs Lucky & Pepper, camping, gardening & yardwork. Survived by his brother Clettus Summerfield; many nieces & nephews, including Larry Cook (wife Carolyn), who were his caregivers. Preceded in death by his wife Pearl Alice (nee Webb);...
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Freda (nee Ball) Frye

November 9, 1936 - August 23, 2016

Freda N. Frye (nee Ball), 79, a resident of Elyria since 1961, passed away peacefully Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at Keystone Pointe in LaGrange. She was born November 9, 1936 in Omar, West Virginia. Freda was a homemaker. She graduated from Logan High School, attended a business college in Logan, and volunteered at Edison School for many years. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, embroidery,...
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Vincent "Ben" Ringler

December 16, 1934 - August 16, 2016

Vincent V. "Ben" Ringler, 82, an Elyria resident for the past 33 years, passed away at his home Tuesday, August 16, 2016 following a lengthy illness. He was born in Toledo December 16, 1934 and also resided in Bowling Green, Ohio. Ben served our country in the United States Navy from 1953-57. He retired in 1991 as a Plant Supervisor at Columbia Gas after working 28 years. He was a long time...
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Hobart Reece Meadows

February 10, 1921 - August 15, 2016

Hobart Reece Meadows, 95, went peacefully to be with the Lord, with his family by his side, Monday, August 15, 2016 at University Hospital Elyria Medical Center following a lengthy illness. He was born February 10, 1921 in Mason County, West Virginia and resided in Lorain County since the 1950's. Hobart served in the United States Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theatre from 1942-47. ...
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Roger D. Jones

May 28, 1948 - August 11, 2016

Roger D. Jones, age 68, of Elyria, passed away Thursday, August 11 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident on July 16. He was born on May 28, 1948 in Oak Hill, WV. Roger worked at Manoir (formerly ABEX) in Elyria for 29 years. He retired from Cutting Dynamics in Avon in 2014 after 12 years of employment. Roger was a member of the Elyria Community Church of the Nazarene. He was an...
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Virginia (nee Woodyard) MacDonald

June 24, 1943 - August 8, 2016

She was a homemaker and enjoyed music, going to church, and spending time with family and friends. Virginia is survived by her daughter Lysa Milks (James) of Brownhelm Township; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews; sisters Linda (Rev. Edwin) Gore of New London, Betty (Rev. Thomas) Spaulding of Elyria, and her brother James (Donna) Woodyard Sr. of Lorain. ...
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April Mae Whitmore

April 24, 1981 - July 28, 2016

April Mae Whitmore, age 35, daughter of the late Denton, Sr. and Sharon Whitmore, passed away on July 28, 2016 at ResCare in Wellington. She was born in northeast Ohio on April 24, 1981. April was a resident of Lagrange and formerly of Elyria. April attended Murray Ridge School, where she earned her Certificate of Completion. She enjoyed playing dominos, attending outings and social events,...
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Betty (nee Monday) McCullough

November 25, 1930 - July 24, 2016

Betty L. McCullough (nee Monday), 85, of LaGrange went home to be with her Lord Sunday, July 24, 2016 at The Woods on French Creek in Avon. She was born November 25, 1930 in Kenna, West Virginia. Betty worked at Plastic Components, formerly Majestic Molding, for 25 years, retiring in 2005. She also worked side by side with her husband Reverend Robert E. McCullough as they founded LaGrange...
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Kristen L. Prosser-Brossman

February 10, 1988 - July 16, 2016

Kristen L. Prosser-Brossman, 28, of Elyria passed away Saturday, July 16, 2016 in Eaton Township as a result of a car accident. She was born February 10, 1988 in Westlake, Ohio. Kristen attended Wellington High School and was a member of First Baptist Church in LaGrange. She played basketball in school, and enjoyed working, yard sales, and time with her children and family. Kristen is...
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Janette (Summers) Rofe

August 22, 1947 - July 15, 2016

Grew up in the Grafton area & graduated from Midview High School in 1965. Worked as a Taxi cab driver & dispatcher for cab companies in Lorain County. Enjoyed researching family genealogy, camping, fishing, & working on all types of puzzles. Survived by sons Ronald, Russell, & Robert Rofe; daughter Janet Bowman and step-daughter Wendy Truman; 7 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; sisters...
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James H. Barnes

April 26, 1978 - July 14, 2016

Attended Elyria High School & earned his Associate's Degree from ITT Tech. He held management positions for various retail stores & most recently worked as a dispatcher. He also liked to read. An avid video gamer & especially loved role-playing games & enjoyed spending time with his friends & family. Survived by his parents James B. & Harriet Barnes (nee Stout); sister Jeannette Barnes; aunt...
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Avery May Dallas

July 11, 2016 - July 11, 2016

Avery May Dallas, loving daughter of Justin R. Dallas and Stephanie M. Perry of Elyria, was stillborn Monday, July 11, 2016 at Fairview Hospital, Cleveland. Avery is survived by her parents Justin and Stephanie; maternal grandparents Steve and Cathy Perry of Elyria and paternal grandparents Robert K. and Regina Hawkins; great-maternal grandparents George and Virginia Nash of Michigan and great...
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Donna (nee Allen) Boggs

January 11, 1953 - July 7, 2016

Donna was a house cleaner and owned and operated Donna's Cleaning. She enjoyed baking, crocheting, and spending time with family. Mrs. Boggs is survived by her husband Arbie Boggs; daughter Renee Allen of Cleveland, Angela Boggs of Grafton, and Kelly Boggs-Colich of Fostoria; sons Shadd Boggs of Elyria and Jason Boggs of Elyria;12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brother Tim Allen of...
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Nina Elizabeth Papp

November 2, 1932 - July 2, 2016

Nina was born in Blooming Rose, WV on November 2, 1932. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and longtime member of Abundant Life Christian Center. She is survived by a daughter Annetta Wierzgacz of Elyria; grandchildren Phillip C., II, Eric, and Lynette; great-grandchildren Matthew, Steven, Mason, and Kaydee; brother Ronald Green and sisters Leota Strong and Lois Adkins; nieces Beverly...
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Marianne (nee Barbor) Campbell

April 2, 1932 - June 17, 2016

Marianne Campbell (nee Barbor), 84, a nearly lifelong resident of Oberlin passed away on Friday, June 17, 2016 at Lorain Mercy Regional Medical Center after an unexpected illness. She was born on April 2, 1932 in Lorain, Ohio. Marianne graduated from Oberlin High School in 1950. After graduation, Marianne attended the Oberlin Business School. Marianne married her husband, Harold Lowell...
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Dorothy "Juanita" Cooperrider

November 14, 1917 - June 10, 2016

Juanita Cooperrider, nee Spitler, 98 of Elyria, passed away June 10, 2016. Juanita, formerly of North Royalton, passed away at the Wesleyan Village in Elyria, where she resided for the past 11 years. Juanita was born November 14, 1917 in Kirkersville, OH. She was a homemaker and an active member of the North Royalton United Methodist Church. Juanita is survived by her children, Gary Cooperrider...
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Joseph R. Manholt, Jr.

May 25, 1943 - June 3, 2016

A proud veteran with a 20-year military career, Joe served in the US Air Force for 4 years, the National Guard for 14 years, and was an Army recruiter for 3 years. Joe is survived by his wife, Sandra (nee Ross) of Elyria; children Ina of Berlin, Germany, Susan Shoemaker, Robert Manholt, and Jodi Veramessa (Joey); 9 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren; brother Michael Manholt of Akron,...
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Robert "Shane" Gillespie

July 26, 1969 - May 28, 2016

Robert (Shane) Gillespie, a.k.a. "Insane Shane", died unexpectedly at his home in Elyria on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at the age of 46. He was born on July 26, 1969 in Elyria and was a lifelong resident. He attended Elyria High School and was a self-employed mechanic. Shane enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoyed fast cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Shane is the...
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Jason Douglas Hicks

June 20, 1982 - May 28, 2016

Attended Elyria High School. Enjoyed a day at the park, hiking, spending time with his family (his children especially) & listening to music was his passion & escape. Survived by daughter Paige; sons Jason & Nicholas; father Douglas Hicks; brother Shawn (Amanda) Hicks; ex-wife Andrea Lankey; aunts Joy, Chrissy, Anita & Sherry; Cousins Kristia, Melissa, Ronnie, Britteney, Tracy & Scottie. Aunts...
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Linda (nee Holmes) Grabiak

May 12, 1947 - May 17, 2016

Employed at Ames Plastic Factory, Elyria, machine & tow motor operator, Union Rep. Member of Lowell St Baptist Church, involved as Sunday school teacher, treasurer, youth leader, vacation bible school, & AWANA. Enjoyed sports, being Grandma & attending grandchildren's events. Survived by sons Edward "Ed" Grabiak and Randy Grabiak; daughter Terri James (Steve); grandchildren Chantel, Julie,...
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June (nee Hearne) Lunter

December 18, 1926 - May 17, 2016

Lifelong resident of Elyria, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016 following a brief illness. She was born on December 18, 1926 in Elyria. June was a homemaker who loved spending time with her family. She was also an avid fan of Cleveland Indians baseball. She is survived by her children Barbara Bullock and Tom Bullock, and son-in-law Bill Erick; grandchildren Tammy Abahazi (Jeff), Sherry Molnar,...
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Dave Tex McClure

December 29, 1946 - May 6, 2016

Dave served in the United States Air Force for four years and was employed at USG in Westlake for 43 years in the maintenance department. He loved motorcycles, playing darts, and his involvement in the Tumbleweed Gunfighters, a cowboy reenactment group. Mr. McClure is survived by his daughter Judi Gregory (Tom); grandchildren Brandon and Christine; significant other Peggy Wallace. He was...
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Arthur W Fry

August 20, 1934 - April 30, 2016

Moved to Elyria in 1980 from New York serving in ministry as custodian of First Baptist Church & Christian School, formerly on Washington Ave. Served as a deacon & usher & completed his ministry there in 1995. Also a former youth leader in churches in NY. Arthur continued serving our community as a delivery person at Auto Zone & enjoyed working around the house. Survived by his daughters Melody...
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Mary V. (nee Barfus) Baker

May 3, 1923 - April 28, 2016

Mary V. Baker (nee Barfus), 92, a resident of Elyria since 1951 passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016 at University Hospital Elyria Medical Center following a brief illness. She was born May 3, 1923 in Buffalo, MO and resided in California before moving to Elyria. Mary was a graduate of Grant High School, Class of 1940 in Sacramento, CA. She was employed at Parker-Hanafin as a machine operator...
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Isabella Marie Walker

March 5, 2016 - April 24, 2016

Isabella was a beautiful & perfect angel who was taken too soon. Survived by her parents Benjamin & Christina Walker, Elyria; siblings twin brother Sydney, Shawn, Emily, Bentley, Benjamin, Jr.; maternal grandmother Lisa Jones (Ollie Smith); paternal grandmother Diane Briscoe (John Lagrone); paternal grandfather David Walker. To assist with funeral expenses, donations can be made to the funeral...
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William "Bill" Paul Phillips

October 25, 1943 - April 24, 2016

William Paul Phillips "Bill", 72, of Avon since 1986 and previously from Pittsburgh, PA passed away Sunday, April 24, 2016 at University Hospital Elyria Medical Center following a lengthy illness. He was born October 25, 1943 in Pittsburgh, PA. Bill graduated from St. Basil High School, Pittsburgh, Class of 1961. He served our country in the United States Air Force from 1962-65 at the...
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Gary L. Kazmierczak

November 17, 1950 - April 21, 2016

Gary served in the US Army. He was a member of VFW Post #1079 in Elyria and the United Polish Club. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Carol (nee Henderson); daughter Kelly and son Jack; grandchildren Jasmine and Carter; brother William Latta and sister Donna Kitchen. A Celebration of Life service will be held from 12-4pm, Saturday, April 30 at the Avon Lions Community Center, 2155 Eaton...
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Charlotte Tessler

July 9, 1931 - April 20, 2016

Charlotte Tessler, 84, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016 in Powell, Ohio. She was born July 9, 1931 in Cleveland, Ohio. Charlotte worked as an Office Manager at Sugar Ridge Auto Wrecking, which she co-owned with her late husband, Joe. She attended Temple B'Nai Abraham in Elyria for many years. Charlotte is survived by her son Richard (wife Mary Jo) Tessler of Powell, OH, and grandchildren...
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Ilene (nee Akers) Richards

September 18, 1938 - April 7, 2016

A Ham Radio operator under her handle "Lady Bear Hunter". She enjoyed sewing, baking, canning, and crafts. Survived by her daughters Kathleen Crawford (Joseph) and Rose Daniels (Mike Floyd); son-in-law Marvin Brown; caregiver and granddaughter Melissa Worthy; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, one brother, and step-mother Alice Akers....
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Juan Jose Hiraldo, Jr.

April 6, 2016

JUAN JOSE HIRALDO, JR., beloved infant son of Lindsey and Juan; brother of Ayden and Emaiylis; grandson of Sharon (Scott) and Isela; great-grandson of Charlotte, Clyde, Francisca, and the late Martha; nephew of Tiffany, Brandon, Andrea, Jahaira, Anibal, Ricardo, Jasmine, and Illene. He will be cherished and missed by all. Passed away April 6, 2016. Graveside service at West Park Cemetery on...
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Roland Stringer, Jr.

September 23, 1937 - April 3, 2016

Roland Stringer, Jr. 78, of Columbia Station. Husband of Peggy for 58 years; father of Tammy Traxler (Warren), Roland Lee "Buddy", Sandy Isenhour; grandfather of 6; great-grandfather of 4; brother of James E. and the late Lucille Sargent and Leonard Stringer. Went home to be with the Lord on April 3, 2016. A memorial service will be held at Park Heights Baptist Church, 16189 Sheldon Rd,...
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John E. Lambiase

January 14, 1946 - April 1, 2016

John Edward Lambiase, 70, of Palm Beach Gardens, FL passed away Friday, April 1, 2016 at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio following complications with heart surgery. He was born January 14, 1946 in Manhattan, New York. John was a Warehouse Administrator at World Electric Supply in West Palm Beach for 13 years. John loved taking road trips with his friends on his Harley Davidson...
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Robert A. Norris

January 5, 1997 - March 31, 2016

Robert A. Norris, 19, a lifelong resident of Elyria passed away at home Thursday, March 31, 2016 following a lengthy illness. He was born January 5, 1997 in Elyria. Robert was a student at Murray Ridge School in Elyria. He loved his dogs, balloons, going on walks at the park, ice cream, and spending time with his brothers. Robert is survived by his parents Robert G. and Shawna Norris of...
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Vicki (nee Elek) Krugman

July 29, 1954 - March 27, 2016

Graduate of ECHS, Class of 1973; member of Community of Faith Church, Elyria (formerly St Paul UCC), serving as a Sunday School teacher, church treasurer, & secretary. Enjoyed reading, crafting, & time with family. Survived by her husband Glen; son Brad (Sarah) Krugman; daughters Heather (Peter) Costello & Lisa Krugman; grandchildren Madison, Grady, Owen, Cooper; mother Maggie Elek; siblings...
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Jay Scott Seabold

September 3, 1961 - March 24, 2016

Jay Scott Seabold, 54, of Griffith, Indiana passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 24, 2016. He was born September 3, 1961 in Elyria. Jay attended Elyria High School. He was employed at Cleveland Plastic Films in Elyria and Flexsol Packaging in Chicago, Illinois. He is survived by his brother Tom Seabold of Crown Point, Indiana; sisters Susan Wolf of North Ridgeville and Juanita Marquez ...
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Samantha J. Beal

April 23, 1968 - March 19, 2016

Samantha J. Beal, 47, of Elyria passed away Saturday, March 19, 2016 at her residence following a lengthy illness. She was born April 23, 1968 in Elyria. Samantha was employed as a Time Clerk at Ridge Tool Company for over five years. She also worked at the Marathon on West River Road North for many years. She enjoyed Native American artifacts and spending time with friends and family. ...
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Frank J. Lach

April 18, 1925 - March 16, 2016

Frank J. Lach passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2016 while in Florida for the winter. Frank and his wife Lela have been residents of the Elyria area for over 60 years. Frank answered the call to duty April 1943, just days before his 18th birthday, and enlisted in the US Navy. He served honorably in several areas of conflict ending his last year in the service aboard the newly commissioned USS...
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Lawrence "Larry" Mahlich

December 12, 1943 - March 14, 2016

Served in the US Navy. Employed at GM-Fisher Guide Plant, Elyria & Marion, IN plant for 30 years, Quality Control Inspector. Member of UAW Local, Elyria Masonic Lodge, formerly the Frank S. Harmon Lodge & enjoyed Chevy cars & painted classic cars as a side job.Survived by daughter Michele Krebs of NC; sons Doug Mahlich of GA and Kristopher Mahlich (fiancée Emily) of Elyria; several...
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Hugh M. Hummel

October 16, 1958 - March 13, 2016

Hugh attended Brookside High School, Class of 1977. Employed in the Maintenance Dept at the Foster Garden Apartments, Elyria. He enjoyed working on electronics & repairing cars. Mr. Hummel is survived by daughters Lori Green (Keith) of Wyoming & Tracy Kohls (William) of Elyria; grandchildren Jacob Green & David Kohls; sister Christine Williams (Gary) of Lorain & several nephews. Preceded in...
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Allan W. Forrest

November 22, 1954 - March 6, 2016

Allan W. Forrest, 61, of Elyria passed away Sunday, March 6, 2016 at New Life Hospice Residential Center following a lengthy illness. He was born November 22, 1954 in Elyria. Allan graduated from Elyria High School, Class of 1974. He was employed on the assembly line at the GM-Fisher Guide Elyria Plant and GM Parma Plant, retiring in 1994. He was a member of UAW Local #1005 in Parma and...
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Max Newton Clyde

April 14, 1927 - March 1, 2016

Max Newton Clyde, 88, of Sheffield Village passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at the Wesleyan Village following a lengthy illness. He was born April 14, 1927 in Bellaire, MI and had resided in Sheffield Village since 2005. Max and his wife Connie previously lived in Michigan and Tennessee. His early years were spent performing with his two sisters Enid and Floy as the "Little Serenaders"...
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Cecil C. Post

February 23, 1924 - February 29, 2016

Cecil C. Post, 92, of Elyria passed away Monday, February 29, 2016 at New Life Hospice Residential Center in Lorain following a lengthy illness. He was born February 23, 1924 in North Ridgeville. Cecil was a graduate of Elyria High School, Class of 1943. He served two years in the United States Navy during WWII in the Pacific Theatre as a Gunners Mate 2nd Class on the USS President Hayes. ...
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Hayward G. Smith

December 22, 1937 - February 24, 2016

Served in US Army, Panama-Canal Zone. Employed at GM Fisher Guide Plant & the Mt. Morris, MI plant, working in the Production Dept, retiring in 1993. Member of UAW Local #780 Elyria & Local #326 MI, New Haven Baptist Church, served as a deacon, & NRA. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, & taking trips to WV. Survived by son David Smith (Shelley) of North Royalton and daughter Beverly...
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Richard William Esler

October 11, 1950 - February 10, 2016

Richard William Esler, 65, passed away at his home Wednesday, February 10, 2016 following a bravely fought battle with cancer. He was born in Elyria and has resided in North Ridgeville since 1992. Richard graduated from Elyria High School, Class of 1969. He was a Marine Corp veteran serving during the Vietnam Nam era in Okinawa. He was employed as a Commercial Burner Assembler at the R.W....
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Joan (nee Mohrman) Scott

May 1, 1940 - February 3, 2016

Joan Scott (nee Mohrman), 75, lifelong resident of Wellington passed away from a sudden illness Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at Mercy Regional Medical Center. She was surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 1, 1940 in Wellington. Joan was a Keystone High School graduate, lifelong farmer and outdoor person, loved animals, gardening, and taking care of her family. Mrs. Scott is...
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Gladys M. Baxter

September 29, 1934 - February 3, 2016

Waitress at Country Kitchen, first woman to serve on S. Amherst Village Council, Council President & Regional Planning Commission. Member of Erie Shores Girl Scout Council, Troop Leader #642, Troop Organizer, & Cub Scout Den Mother. Supt/Sunday School, member of St. John's Evening Circle, & Deacon. Tutor for Adult Reading Program at EPL. Survived by love of her life, Glenn Burgess; son Jim...
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William B. Craig

July 1, 1931 - January 31, 2016

Army Veteran, Graduate of Univ of Cinci, Cinci Conservatory of Music, Miami Univ. Principal at North Ridgeville MS, Sheffield MS, & Keystone HS. Also a bus driver for SBS Transit. Member of New Beginnings Church & volunteered at We Care We Share Ministries & supported the group in many ways. Survived by his wife Peggy (nee Caley); children William Craig (Tina), John Craig (Marie), Bob Hurley ...
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Jeffrey "Jeff" Durdil

January 26, 1949 - January 27, 2016

Jeffrey S. Durdil "Jeff", 67, of Lakewood passed away peacefully at his home in Lakewood Tuesday, January 27, 2016. He was born January 26, 1949 in Cleveland. Jeff graduated from Valley Forge High School in Parma, Class of 1967. He was a United States Air Force veteran, serving in Viet Nam, Red Horse Battalion 1968-1972. He was employed as a Meat Cutter at TOPS for 30+ years, retiring in 2005...
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Ann Elizabeth Vollmer

January 11, 1916 - January 27, 2016

Ann Elizabeth Vollmer went home to be with her Lord Jesus and to be reunited with her loving husband, Charles, Wednesday, January 27, 2016, at Northridge Health Center, in North Ridgeville. She was born January 11, 1916, in Wall, Pennsylvania. Ann always loved a party and had just celebrated her 100th birthday with over 60 relatives and friends January 10 where she enjoyed her cake and...
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Gloria "Jeannie" (nee Snyder) Miller

November 6, 1945 - January 26, 2016

Gloria graduated in 1963 from Elyria High School,LCCC, & LB Johnson School of Nursing. LPN at EMH retiring in 1981. Lifelong member of St. John Lutheran Church, enjoyed dancing, reading, & time with her grandsons. Survived by daughter Laurie Keskes (Thomas) of Fenton, MI & son Donald Miller (Leslie) of Middleburg Hts; grandsons Brett & Kodi; siblings Ted Snyder (Mary Ann) of Elyria, Jerry Snyder ...
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Genevieve Mysliwiec

December 31, 1923 - January 25, 2016

GENEVIEVE MYSLIWIEC, 92, wife of the late Lorentz, loving mother of Cheryle Zipf, dear grandmother of Lisa Forsthoefel (Chad), and adoring great-grandmother of Evan and Ava Forsthoefel. Lifelong resident of Parma. Retired from GE as a line worker. Passed away January 25, 2016. Memorials can be forwarded to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton OH 45420. www.buschcares.com.
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Pearl (nee Knipper) Youngberg

April 3, 1924 - January 25, 2016

Pearl A. Youngberg (nee Knipper), 91, lifelong resident of Elyria passed away Monday, January 25, 2016. She was born April 3, 1924 in Avon, Ohio. Pearl was a homemaker. She enjoyed baking, knitting, crocheting, and gardening. She was formerly active at St. Agnes Church. Mrs. Youngberg is survived by her sons David (Judy), Michael (Lori), and Thomas; grandsons John, Timothy, Todd, and...
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Genevieve (nee Thorne) Saley

December 29, 1933 - January 23, 2016

Genevieve Saley (nee Thorne), 82, of Elyria passed away Saturday, January 23, 2016 at University Hospital Elyria Medical Center following a short illness. She was born December 29, 1933 in Tarentum, PA. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Saley is survived by her four sons, two daughters, eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, many great friends, and one sister. "I Love You Mommy", Michael. ...
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Donald Wayne Hebebrand

July 15, 1961 - January 16, 2016

Graduated from North Ridgeville High School & loved riding motorcycles. Also enjoyed Super-modified racing & spending time with his family. Survived by his mother Betty Hebebrand of Elyria; sister Robin Ware (Larry) of Elyria, brother David Hebebrand (Christy) of Lagrange, and sister June Church of Nixa, Missouri; nieces & nephews Johnny, Joe, James, Amy, & Jason; great-nieces & nephews Alyssa,...
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Jeannette (nee Legiel) Fields

November 30, 1927 - January 12, 2016

Elyria High School 1945 graduate, Associate Degree from LCCC. LPN at Elyria Memorial Hospital for 35 yrs. Former member of St. Jude Church, member of Elyria Polish Club, & enjoyed being a homemaker, raising her children & time spent with her grandkids. Survived by daughters Pamela Fields (Robin Quaile), Michele Stevenson (Dennis); sons Cort Fields, Robert Fields (Irena); grandchildren Matthew ...
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John E. "Johnny" French

July 11, 1932 - January 10, 2016

Served in the US Army. Employed for 40 years at the GM-Parma Plant in the Assembly Division retiring January 1997. Former member of the Moose Lodge in Elyria and Jolly 60's. Enjoyed playing guitar and camping for many years throughout the summer at Clare-Mar Lakes. Survived by his wife of 61 years Audrey French (nee Cobert); sons Eddie French of Elyria & Larry French of Elyria; grandchildren...
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Ernie J. Barnett

April 13, 1926 - January 5, 2016

Ernie J. Barnett, 89, a resident of Elyria for the past 65 years, passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at University Hospital Cleveland following a short illness. He was born April 13, 1926 in Gilmer, West Virginia. Ernie served in the United States Air Force for 13 months. He was employed at BASF for 35 years as a chemical plant worker. He was a member of the First Baptist Church for 57...
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Jason Edward Bolinger

May 4, 1973 - December 23, 2015

Jason Edward Bolinger made his transition from his worldly home to his heavenly home Wednesday, December 23, 2015 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was 42 years old. Jason was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, and uncle. Left to mourn his passing is his beloved wife Cyndi (nee Moehle); his loving daughter Kaci and his precious granddaughter Kashmir Allena...
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Edward A. Willis, Jr.

March 25, 1932 - December 18, 2015

Edward A. Willis, age 83, passed away Friday, December 18, 2015 at the Wesleyan Village in Elyria. He was born on March 25, 1932 in Washington, D.C. Edward earned his PhD from Case Western Reserve University and worked as a Propulsion Engineer at NASA Glenn Research Center. He is survived by his wife, Jean (nee Richmond); children Susan Toolis (Edward), John (Christina), Carol Anne Costanza ...
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William C. Silver

August 17, 1942 - December 8, 2015

A graduate of Elyria High School, Class of 1959, served in the United States Army, 101st Airborne Paratrooper. A machine operator at GM-Fisher Guide Plant for 30+ years. A member of UAW Local 2192, American Legion Post #12, VFW Post #1079 of Elyria, AMVETS of Elyria. He also enjoyed walking, spending time with family, eating out, & his dog "Delilah". Survived by his son James Silver of LaMesa...
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Virgil Pack, Jr.

July 7, 1953 - November 26, 2015

Virgil Stanton Pack, Jr., 62 of Middletown, OH died at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, OH on Thursday, November 26, 2015 due to a motor vehicle accident. Virgil was a 1971 Elyria High School graduate. He served in the United States Navy from 1971-1977. He worked as a Mechanical Engineer at AK Steel in Middletown. He was an avid sports fan, loved his Cincinnati Bengals, Reds, Ohio State...
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Roger D. Withrow, Jr.

May 4, 1970 - November 23, 2015

Roger D. Withrow, Jr., age 45, of Brunswick, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, November 23, 2015. He was born on May 4, 1970 in Cleveland, Ohio. Roger was a proud US Army veteran who leaves behind 3 beautiful daughters Ashley Hunter (Chris), Sophia Withrow, and Olivia Withrow; 2 grandchildren Caydience and Brevyn Hunter; parents Roger, Sr. and Jackie Withrow; brother Thomas Withrow (Dawn) and...
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Bette Stein

January 4, 1924 - November 14, 2015

Finally at peace with the angels.She will be sadly missed by her daughter Kris, granddaughter Stefanie & great grandchildren Jake, Hannah, Ben, Sam. Loved her family, friends, church, music. Preceded in death by husband Samuel Stein, son David, grandson Michael, granddaughter Jennifer & son-in-law Samuel Hague Jr.A gifted musician, teaching piano, directing church choirs, serving God, &...
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Maryssa Ann "Ryssa" Rivas

July 16, 2013 - November 13, 2015

Maryssa Ann Rivas "Ryssa", 2 years old of Berea, went to be with her Lord and was welcomed into Heaven Friday, November 13, 2015 at Cincinnati Children's Medical Center following complications of congenital heart issues. She was born July 16, 2013 in Cleveland. Maryssa was called to minister to the nations. Maryssa found joy in all situations, visible through her smile. Although much of her...
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Robert A. Zych

April 8, 1928 - November 7, 2015

Robert A. Zych, age 87, lifelong resident of Lorain, passed away Saturday, November 07, 2015 following a brief illness. He was born in Lorain on April 8, 1928. Bob worked as a crane operator for US Steel for 40 years. He was a member of the Polish Club and an avid fan of the Cleveland Browns. He also enjoyed going to Lakeview Park, watching movies, keeping up with current events on TV, and...
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