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Our Obituaries

Helen Louise Adams

December 23, 1918 - August 18, 2016

Helen Louise Adams (nee Magnusson), 97, of Vermilion, died Thursday, August 18, 2016 at Kingston of Vermilion after a lengthy illness. Helen was born December 23, 1918 in Dubois, PA, She had been a Vermilion resident since 1946. Helen was a teacher at Lucy Idol Center for the Handicapped, Vermilion and Betty Rinderle Early Childhood Center, Sandusky. She had attended the...
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Shirley Jene Huffman

November 20, 1926 - August 13, 2016

Shirley Jene Huffman (nee Fowler), 89, of Vermilion, passed away Saturday, August 13, 2016 at Stein Hospice after a brief illness. Shirley was born November 20, 1926 in Lorain, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 62 years. She graduated from Lorain High School in 1944 and worked for the Plain Dealer. Being a homemaker and proud mother to her 9 children, she loved...
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Ronald Reid Shobert

September 28, 1929 - August 7, 2016

Ronald Reid Shobert, 86, of Vermilion, died Sunday, August 7, 2016 at Kingston of Vermilion after a lengthy illness. He was born September 28, 1929 in Dubois, PA and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 58 years. Ronald served in the National Guard. He worked as a police officer for B&O Railroad and then General Motors. He retired as a line worker from General Motors after 19...
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Virginia Thrash

May 1, 1944 - August 7, 2016

Virginia Thrash (nee White), 72, of Vermilion, died Sunday, August 7, 2016 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a short illness. Virginia was born May 1, 1944 in Walnut Grove, MS and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 49 years moving from Lorain. Virginia worked as a nurses aide for over 20 years and retired from the Ohio Veterans Home in 1998 after 10 years. She enjoyed...
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Dolores J Roth

October 28, 1930 - August 6, 2016

Dolores J. Roth (nee Jurist), 85, of Vermilion, died Saturday, August 6, 2016 at her home after a lengthy illness. She was born October 28, 1930 in Uniontown , PA and had been a summertime resident of Vermilion since 1966 and permanent resident since 1985 moving from Seven Hills. Dolores also spent her winters in Vanderbilt Beach, FL. Dolores graduated from Notre Dame Academy,...
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Patsy L Holcomb

July 5, 1945 - August 4, 2016

Patsy L. Holcomb (nee Dye), 71, of Vermilion, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 at Kingston of Vermilion after a lengthy illness. She was born July 5, 1945 in Jenkins, KY and has been a Vermilion resident for the past 46 years moving from Lorain. Patsy had worked for Vermilion Schools as a school monitor. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Vermilion and enjoyed crocheting, cooking,...
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Larry j Schafer

June 12, 1933 - August 2, 2016

Larry J. Schafer, 83, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at his home after a lengthy illness. He was born June 12, 1933 in Elyria and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 70 years wintering in Punta Gorda, FL. Larry graduated from the Vermilion High School Class of 1951. He was a veteran of the US Navy serving during the Korean War. Larry worked as a power tool repairman...
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Linda J. LaRue

April 5, 1963 - August 2, 2016

Linda J. LaRue (nee Smith), 53, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation after a short illness. She was born April 5, 1963 in Amherst , and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 30 years. Linda enjoyed gardening, reading books, county music, taking care of her house, and spending time with her daughter. She is survived by her husband of 16...
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Paul Howard Ball

August 30, 1948 - August 1, 2016

Paul Howard Ball, 67, of Vermilion, died Monday, August 1, 2016 at Metro Health Medical Center after a sudden illness. He was born August 30, 1948 in Logan, WV and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 50 years moving from West Virginia. Paul was a veteran of the US Army serving in Vietnam. After serving his country in the Army, Paul began working in the construction industry. He...
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Charles "Chuck" Proctor

July 5, 1958 - August 1, 2016

Charles "Chuck" Proctor, 58, of Elyria , died Monday, August 1, 2016 at MetroHealth Medical Center after a sudden illness. He was born July 5, 1958 in Charleston, WV, and had been an Elyria resident for the past 9 years moving from Vermilion. Chuck worked as a truck driver for 30 years retiring from TNT Trucking in 2007. He had been a member of the Lorain County Coon Hunters Club and...
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Robert J Andolsek

October 29, 1944 - July 29, 2016

Robert J. Andolsek, 71, of Wakeman, died Friday, July 29, 2016 at his home after a lengthy illness. Robert was born October 29, 1944 in Brownsville, PA. He had been a Ohio resident since 1963. He was a veteran of the United States Army Reserves. Robert was owner and operator of the R J Andolsek Excavating retiring in 2007. He was a former member of the Huron Eagles. He was an...
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Betty Kudela

October 9, 1931 - July 27, 2016

Betty Kudela (nee Herrick), 84, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at her home after a lengthy illness. She was born October 9, 1931 in Lorain and had been a life long Vermilion resident. Betty graduated from Birmingham High School. She worked at McGarvey's Restaurant for 15 years and also worked several years in the kitchen at Lorain Community Hospital. She also owned K's...
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Richard Thomas Dobos, Sr.

June 2, 1951 - July 25, 2016

Richard Thomas Dobos, Sr., 65, of Vermilion, passed away Monday, July, 25, 2016 at New Life Hospice in Lorain. Richard was born June 2, 1951 in Campbell, OH. He returned to Vermilion 2 years ago after living in Amherst for 15 years. He graduated from Campbell Memorial High School and attended Youngstown State majoring in Psychology. Richard worked for Republic Steel as an Assistant...
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David Lee Hamman

August 29, 1956 - July 19, 2016

David Lee Hamman, 59, of Vermilion , died Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at University Hospitals of Cleveland after a lengthy illness. David was born August 29, 1956 in Lorain and had been a life long Vermilion resident. He graduated from Vermilion High School and had attended the Vermilion Evangelical and Reformed Church. He enjoyed listening to the Beatles and watching movies. David had...
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Phyllis Ann Moses

August 18, 1939 - July 18, 2016

Phyllis Ann Moses (nee Jackson), 76, of Littleton, passed Monday, July 18, 2016 in Parker, CO after a sudden issue. She was born August 18, 1939 in Vermilion , and had been a Littleton, CO resident for the past 50+ years (briefly moving to Wyoming).   Phyllis worked as a wholesale sales representative for Rico, headquartered out of Michigan. She was also a real estate agent for many years...
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Susan Rebeccah Nabakowski

July 27, 1954 - July 16, 2016

Susan Rebeccah Nabakowski, 61, of Carrollton, joined her Dad, Larry Nabakowski and sister Holly Nabakowski Fountain in Heaven Saturday, July 16, 2016, after a courageous battle with Alzheimers. Susie was born July 27, 1954 in Sandusky, Ohio. She lived in Carrollton, Ohio for the past 14 years with her family. Before retiring, Susie worked at several workshops and helped to care for her ...
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Jerry W Webb

November 29, 1959 - July 10, 2016

Jerry W. Webb, 56, of Vermilion, died Sunday, July 10, 2016 at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation after a short illness. He was born November 29, 1959 in Lorain and had been a life long Vermilion resident. Jerry worked for Giant Eagle as a produce clerk for 17 years retiring in 2014. He was a member of the NRA and enjoyed sport shooting. He also enjoyed woodworking, reading, and...
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Robert L Laux

December 26, 1946 - July 9, 2016

Robert L. Laux, 69, of Norwalk, died Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Gaymont Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. Robert was born December 26, 1946 in Lorain, and had been a Norwalk resident for the past 5 years moving from Tiffin. He had worked at a workshop doing light assembly for many years. Robert was a member of the Vermilion United Church of Christ Congregational. He is...
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Wyatt James Decker

July 8, 2016 - July 9, 2016

Wyatt James Decker born July 8, 2016 in Elyria, died Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital from birth defects. Wyatt was born to his parents,Tommy and Arwen (nee Eakin) Decker of Berlin Hts., and is survived by his brother, Dylan Decker, maternal grandmother, Sandra Eakin; maternal grandfather, Lewis Eakin; paternal grandmother, Kathleen Decker; aunt, Laurelin Eakin;...
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Maxine "Schetter" Schmitz

May 4, 1916 - July 8, 2016

Maxine "Schetter" Schmitz (nee Hayes), 100, of Vermilion, went to be with her Savior Friday, July 8, 2016 at Mill Manor Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. Maxine was born May 4, 1916 in Owosso, MI. She moved to Vermilion in 1929. She was a graduate of Vermilion High School Class of 1934 and had worked at Englebry Department Store in Vermilion as a clerk. She was a member...
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Janis M. "Bunny" Varabkanich

February 20, 1948 - July 6, 2016

Janis M. "Bunny" Varabkanich (née Kovac), 68 of Vermilion passed Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Beloved wife of Steven Varabkanich; mother of Steven Jr. and Jill (Koppmann); grandmother to Gavin and Talon (Koppmann); sister to Joanne (McIntyre) and Ken (Kovac) and many other family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Emily (Dubnicka) Kovac; identical twin sister...
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Jimmy T. Lee

September 5, 1942 - July 6, 2016

Mr. Jimmy Tate Lee, 73, of Perkinston, MS died Monday, July 4, 2016 at his home. Mr. Lee was a member of First Baptist Church, Vermilion, and he was employed for over 30 years as a supervisor for Ford Motor Co. He was an avid golfer and was a member and worked for Pine Burr Country Club in Wiggins. He was preceded in death by his parents, John A. and Dessie B. Parrish Lee, and one...
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Frank R Meier

May 26, 1942 - June 26, 2016

Frank R. Meier, 74, of Wakeman, died Sunday, June 26, 2016 at Autumn Aegis Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. He was born May 26, 1942 in Rocky River and had been a Wakeman resident for the past 7 years moving from Eaton Township. Frank invented the Auto Display platform and also worked as a manager for Dealer Tire, Cleveland. He was a member of the Bay Presbyterian Church and the...
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Harry Harvey Bratton

January 19, 1923 - June 23, 2016

Harry Harvey Bratton, 93, of Vermilion, died Thursday, June 23, 2016 at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center after a brief illness. Harry was born January 19, 1923 in Cleveland, and had been a Vermilion resident since 1989 moving from Seven Hills. He was a veteran of the US Army serving in Normandy, Northern France, and the Rhineland during WWII. Harry worked construction and as...
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Duane Ewbank

April 6, 1927 - June 23, 2016

Duane R. Ewbank, of Vermilion, died Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Kingston of Vermilion to join the love of his life, Naomi "Omi" M. (nee Wolford) Ewbank, married 67 years before her passing on January 23, 2015.   He was born April 6, 1927 in Savannah, OH to the late Martin C. and Mary Bernice (nee Ekey) Ewbank.   Duane was employed as a lithographer at A.L. Garber Company in Ashland,...
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Contance "Connie" Thomas

June 5, 1969 - June 22, 2016

Connie (Constance) Thomas passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at The Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Medical Hospital in Cleveland. As all of Cleveland celebrated wildly with the triumph of the Cavaliers, Connie slipped away. Cause of death was complications from Lupus. She was 47. Connie was born to Roland and Sharon Thomas on June 15, 1969 in Lorain. She graduated from Vermilion High...
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Betty Lou Neuwirth

June 10, 1969 - June 20, 2016

Betty Lou Neuwirth (Kyle), age 47, of Vermilion, passed away suddenly on Monday, June 20, 2016 at her residence. Betty was born June 10, 1969 in Barberton, OH and had been a Vermilion resident for the past ten years. Betty was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening, the outdoors, and spending time with her grandkids. Betty is survived by her husband, William Neuwirth; daughter, Ashley (Jim...
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Russell R. Hite

May 26, 1941 - June 13, 2016

Russell R. Hite, 75, of Vermilion, died Monday, June 13, 2016 at Kingston of Vermilion after a lengthy illness. Russell was born May 26, 1941 in Norwalk, and grew up in Berlin Heights on his fathers farm. He had been a Vermilion resident for the past 65 years moving from Berlin Heights. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Russell first worked for Wakefield Brass, and then...
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Harry E. Shamhart

July 24, 1936 - June 11, 2016

Harry E. Shamhart, 79, of Vermilion, died Saturday, June 11, 2016 in Lorain after a short illness. He was born July 24, 1936 in Delaware, OH and had been a life long area resident. Harry was a veteran of the US Army. He worked for Ford Motor Co. for over 50 years and retired in 2014 as a material clerk. He was a life member of AMVETS Post #22 and a member of the VFW Post #7576,...
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Dolores L. Boshell

March 12, 1932 - June 6, 2016

Dolores L. Boshell (nee Sestok), 84, of Vermilion, died Monday, June 6, 2016 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Dolores was born March 12, 1932 in Detroit, MI, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 15 years moving from Maumee. Dolores worked as a bank teller for Co-America, Detroit, MI. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and enjoyed reading, art...
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Virginia M. Tanski

October 20, 1925 - June 1, 2016

Virginia M. Tanski (nee Vaughn ), 90, of Vermilion, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at Mercy Regional Medical Center. Virginia was born October 20, 1925 in Elyria. She had been a Vermilion resident for over 60 years. She was involved in Bible Study groups at the Christ Episcopal Church in Huron and Vermilion. She enjoyed reading, traveling, and spending time with her family....
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Kenneth Meske

May 4, 1941 - June 1, 2016

Kenneth L. Meske, 75, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a sudden illness. He was born May 4, 1941 in Lorain and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 14 years moving from North Ridgeville. Ken was a veteran of the US Air Force. He started his 48 year career with BF Goodrich which became Noveon and then Lubrizol, retiring in March of...
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William C MacBane

June 16, 1920 - June 1, 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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Daniel Hay Drew

March 29, 1957 - May 27, 2016

Daniel Hay Drew, 59, of Vermilion, passed away Friday, May 27, 2016 at University Hospital, Elyria following a lengthy illness. Dan was born March 29, 1957 in Fort Worth, TX and had been a Lorain County resident since 1972 moving to Vermilion 8 years ago. He was a self employed wholesale nursery grower operating Sundance Farm in Lagrange. Dan was known as one of the top growers in Northeast...
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Mark Alan Murphy

April 16, 1962 - May 23, 2016

Mark Alan Murphy, 54, of Vermilion, died Monday, May 23, 2016 at his home after a lengthy battle with depression. He was born April 16, 1962 in Lorain, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 16 years moving from Sheffield Lake. Mark was the VP of Lorain Aluminum Manufacturing Co., Sheffield Village for 20 years. He then continued his education and received his teaching...
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Drena Anne Kozlowski

April 23, 1953 - May 21, 2016

Drena "Anne" Kozlowski (nee Heaton), 63, of Vermilion, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016 at the Cleveland Clinic after a lengthy illness. Anne was born in Cleveland, OH and had recently moved back to Vermilion after spending 30 years in California. Anne worked for Safe Federal Credit Union in CA for 25 years as the Assistant Vice President of IT before retiring. She enjoyed...
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Elva Hiebert

June 1, 1924 - May 14, 2016

Elva Hiebert, age 91, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Mercy Regional Medical Center, in Lorain, Ohio, after a three week stay. Elva was born June 1, 1924 in Sioux Lookout, Ontario and lived in Atikokan, Ontario from 1966 until 2016. In her working years Elva was a bookkeeper. She grew up in the Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed dancing, sewing, crocheting, and was a very talented...
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Samuel William Law, Jr.

July 25, 1928 - May 14, 2016

Samuel William Law Jr., 87, of Vermilion passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016 at his residence after a lengthy illness. Sam was born July 25, 1928 in Norwalk, OH and had lived most of his life in Vermilion. He was a graduate of Vermilion High School and was a 4 year veteran of the United States Marine Corp serving in the Korean Conflict. He also served active reserve for 3 years. He...
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Marilyn Joan "Jo" Cottrell

June 3, 1935 - May 13, 2016

Marilyn Joan "Jo" Cottrell (nee Smith) of Vermilion, passed away Friday, May 13, 2016, at Mercy Hospital following a lengthy illness. Jo was born June 3, 1935, in Lorain, OH. She grew up in Vermilion where she attended public schools. After high school, Jo went on to attain her professional license as a Laboratory Technologist. Jo moved to Florida where she raised her family. During her...
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Douglas A. Ryals

September 18, 1951 - May 12, 2016

Douglas A. Ryals, 64, of Vermilion, died Thursday, May 12, 2016 at his home. Douglas was born September 18, 1951 in Elyria and had been a lifelong Elyria and Vermilion resident. He was a general contractor and served as a past President of the Lorain County Home Builders Association. He enjoyed gardening, sailing, and his family, especially his grandchildren. He is survived...
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Deloris Adams

September 14, 1954 - May 11, 2016

Deloris Adams (nee Newsome), 61, Vermilion, entered into rest on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at her home after a lengthy illness. Deloris was born September 14, 1954 in Dana, KY. She moved to Vermilion, OH during her childhood and eventually settled in Fremont, OH, where she lived for 20 years before returning to Vermilion. She was a gifted and talented artist, a loving mother, and a kind,...
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Arnold Pena

July 23, 1932 - May 7, 2016

Arnold Pena, 83, of Vermilion, died Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Firelands Regional Medical Center Main Campus after a lengthy illness. He was born July 23, 1932 in Lorain and had been a life long Vermilion and Lorain area resident spending a short time in California. Arnold was a veteran of the US Army serving as a paratrooper in the Korean War. He worked for Ford Motor Co. as a...
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Lois Ann Sines

December 9, 1951 - May 4, 2016

Lois A. Sines (nee Collins), 64, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born December 9, 1951 in Yukon, WV and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 15 years. Lois enjoyed continuing her education at Oral Roberts University and watching the 700 Club. She also enjoyed crocheting, reading, and recording VHS tapes. ...
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Theodore Ted Tepper

November 21, 1938 - May 4, 2016

Theodore L. Tepper, 77, of Lorain, died Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at his home after a short illness. He was born November 21, 1938 in Cleveland and had been a Lorain resident for the past 8 years moving from Vermilion. Ted graduated from Case Western Reserve and worked for his father at Government Chemical, Cleveland. After his father passed, he started Industrial Maintenance, Lorain where...
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Theresia Tomlinson

April 30, 2016

Theresia Tomlinson (nee Peischl), of Dunnellon Florida, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016 after a brief illness. Theresia was born in Hungary and moved to Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany in 1946. She was a resident of Vermilion for 38 years, before moving to Dunnellon, Florida in 2002. Theresia enjoyed cooking and baking, especially Hungarian and German foods. She enjoyed get...
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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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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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