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Our Obituaries

Keith Michael Thomas

January 28, 1973 - October 16, 2017

Keith Michael Thomas, 44, left this world on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 at 9:15 a.m. after a battle with Pancreatic cancer, the same disease that took his father last December. He was born January 28, 1973 to Roland and Sharon (DeLaFrance) Thomas. He had been a Vermilion resident since 1977. Keith graduated from Vermilion High School and EHOVE in 1991. Keith was a chef by trade having been...
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Harold J LaCrouse

May 17, 1935 - October 13, 2017

Harold J. LaCourse, 82, of Vermilion, died Friday, October 13, 2017 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a short illness. He was born May 17, 1935 in Martin, MI, and had been a life long Vermilion resident. Harold was a veteran of the US Army serving during the Korean War. He started his career at Ford Motor Co., Lorain in the Lead Booth moving to the Maintenance Department, retiring...
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Darlene Henry

April 17, 1957 - October 8, 2017

Darlene Henry (nee Eckenrode), 60, of Vermilion, died Sunday, October 8, 2017 at her home after a lengthy illness. She was born April 17, 1957 in Lorain and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 32 years moving from Sheffield Lake. Darlene had worked at Lithonia Lighting and Bettcher Industries. She had also worked as a cashier for Novotny Farm Market and the Vermilion Farm Market. ...
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Richard M Brixie

June 3, 1963 - October 7, 2017

Richard M Brixie , 54, of Vermilion, passed away Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Firelands Regional Medical Center Main Campus after a lengthy illness. Richard was born June 3, 1963 in Stuttgart, AR, and had lived in Vermilion most of his life Richard worked for a waste water plant in Corpus Christi, TX before retirement. He enjoyed hunting, shooting, reading, fishing, video games, and...
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Madeline Spartano-Buckholz

October 4, 1930 - October 5, 2017

Madeline Buckholz (nee Spartano), 87, of Warren, OH, passed away October 5, 2017 at Trumball Memorial Hospital. Madeline was born at home in Lorain, OH on October 4, 1930 to Dominick and Bessie (nee Aquilino) Spartano. She attended Lorain High School and Lorain County Community College. In 1948, she married Edward R. Buckholz. After her retirement from Faroh's Candy Co. of 20 years...
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Ruth Marie Jones

June 14, 1926 - October 5, 2017

Ruth Marie Jones (nee Lahmers ), 91, of Lorain, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Mercy New Life Hospice in Lorain following a brief illness Ruth was born June 14, 1926 in Dover, OH. She had lived in Lorain for the past 17 years moving from Vermilion. Ruth retired from Bettcher Industries where she worked in the engineering department drafting and preparing drawings. ...
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Byron F. Haas

December 8, 1935 - September 28, 2017

Byron F. Haas, Sr., 81, of Vermilion, died Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a lengthy. He was born December 8, 1935 in Alliance, OH and had been a Vermilion resident for the past three months moving from Sandusky and Port Clinton. Byron graduated from Alliance High School and served in the United States Air Force during Vietnam. He entered the Air Force...
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Gerold "Jerry" Lee Fleming

May 3, 1931 - September 27, 2017

Gerold "Jerry" Lee Fleming, 86, of Vermilion, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 at Mercy New Life Hospice after a lengthy illness. Jerry was born May 3, 1931 in Vermilion and had been a life long Vermilion resident. He was a veteran of the US Army serving during the Korean War as an instructor for the 2nd Army 13th Tank Battalion. Jerry retired from the Ford Motor Company...
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Clois E. Riggs

February 13, 1936 - September 26, 2017

Clois E. Riggs (nee Richardson), 81, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Stein Hospice after a lengthy illness. She was born February 13, 1936 in Russellville, AL and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 63 years. Clois worked for South Shore Packing, Vermilion and had also worked as an in home care giver for various families. She was a member of First Baptist...
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Christopher Lee Adams

July 14, 1975 - September 23, 2017

Christopher Lee Adams, 42, of Vermilion, passed away Saturday, September 23, 2017. Christopher was born July 14, 1975 in Lorain, OH, and had been a life long Vermilion resident. He was employed at the Cleveland Quarries as a stone cutter. He enjoyed watching the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is survived by his parents, David Lee and Linda (nee Varady) Adams of Vermilion; sons...
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Helen Roberta "Bobbie" Burley

October 26, 1924 - September 22, 2017

Helen Roberta "Bobbie" Burley (nee Bay ), 92, of Vermilion, passed away Friday, September 22, 2017 at Kingston Residence of Vermilion. Roberta was born October 26, 1924 in Granville, OH. She had lived in Vermilion 60 years. Roberta worked as an associate editor with her first husband George "Bob" Robert Hallett, who was editor at the Vermilion Photo Journal before her retirement. ...
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Warren E Ring

July 9, 1924 - September 21, 2017

Warren E. Ring a resident Kingston Residence of Vermilion, passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the age of 93. Warren was born on July 9, 1924 in Jersey City, NJ. He was pre-deceased by his parents Warren and Flora (nee Johnson) Ring, a brother Eric, and his wife of 57 years, Alice (nee Threlfall) Ring. He is survived by his sister, Patricia (nee Ring) Donaldson of Solvang, CA. He...
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John Steve Vargo, Sr.

November 17, 1928 - September 21, 2017

John Steve Vargo, Sr., 88, of Vermilion, died Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Mercy New Life Hospice. John was born November 17, 1928 in South Amherst. He had been a Vermilion resident for the past 54 years moving from Birmingham. He was a veteran of the United States Navy serving during WWII. John worked for Lithonia Down Lighting as an Assembler for 34 years retiring in...
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Ralph Anthony Palermo

September 24, 1924 - September 15, 2017

Ralph Anthony Palermo, 92, formally of Vermilion, died Friday, September 15, 2017 at Cleveland Clinic Richard E Jacobs Health Center, Avon, after a short illness. Ralph was born September 24, 1924 in Lorain. He had also lived in Lorain. He was a veteran of the United States Navy serving during World War II and the Korean War. Ralph retired from the maintenance department at Ohio...
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Nancy Arlene Hite

December 10, 1941 - September 13, 2017

Nancy Arlene Hite (nee Sidlo), 75, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness. She was born December 10, 1941 in Lorain and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 56 years moving from Lorain. Nancy graduated from Lorain High School and Lorain Business College. She had worked as a medical staff secretary for Good Samaritan...
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Doris E. Agen

August 20, 1916 - September 13, 2017

Doris E Agen (nee Maher ), 101, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Admiral's Pointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Huron. She was born August 20, 1916 in Bliss, NY and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 57 years moving from Western New York. Doris worked for Dr. John Stack in Vermilion as a Dental Assistant and had also worked as a cashier for stores including...
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Jacqueline Raye "Jackie" McGee

March 28, 1946 - September 9, 2017

Jacqueline Raye "Jackie" McGee (nee Viola ), 71, of Vermilion, passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017 from complications of heart surgery at University Hospitals of Cleveland. She was born March 28, 1946 in Cleveland, OH to the late John and Loyce (nee Robinson) Viola. Jackie retired as a registered nurse from Mercy Hospital in Lorain. Upon retirement, her and her husband, Dave, took...
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Don E Lerchbacker

February 20, 1944 - September 7, 2017

Don E. Lerchbacker, 73, of Amherst, died Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Mercy New Life Hospice after a lengthy illness. He was born February 20, 1944 in Lorain and had been an Amherst resident for the past 27years moving from Lorain. Don was a veteran of the US Army serving in Korea. Don worked as a pipe fitter in the maintenance department for Ford Motor Co., Avon Lake for 33 years,...
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Walter C. Glover

June 15, 1932 - September 6, 2017

Walter C. Glover, 85, of Lorain, died Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Autumn Aegis Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. He was born June 15, 1932 in Lorain and had been Lorain resident for the past 25 years moving from Vermilion. Walter was a veteran of the US Army serving during the Korean War. Walter worked for BFI, Elyria for many years, retiring in 1981. He had also worked at...
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Gary "Carl" FIsher

November 10, 1943 - September 2, 2017

Gary "Carl" Fisher, 82, of Vermilion, passed away, while surrounded by his loving family, in the early morning hours on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at MetroHealth Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born November 10, 1934 in Smithfield, WV and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 55 years moving from West Virginia.   Carl was a veteran of the US Army and loved to share...
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Melanie Stainbrook

April 6, 1971 - September 1, 2017

Melanie Stainbrook (nee Gasdick) of Vermilion, age 46, passed away on September 1, 2017 after fighting a long battle with cancer. She was born April 6, 1971 in Amherst, OH and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 25 years. Melanie was a beloved 2nd grade teacher at Vermilion Elementary School with a lifelong passion for learning, teaching and helping others. Her impact will be long...
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Barbara Ann Walker

August 20, 1942 - August 29, 2017

Barbara Ann Walker (nee Kaminski ), 75, of Vermilion, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Mercy New Life Hospice after a 7 month illness. Barbara was born August 20, 1942 in Pittsburgh, PA and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 12 years, moving from Lorain. She graduated from Baldwin Wallace University and became a Learning Disability Tutor for Oberlin and...
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Donald M. Sampson

April 19, 1933 - August 25, 2017

Donald M. Sampson, 84, of Vermilion, died Friday, August 25, 2017 at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He was born April 19, 1933 in Kirkland Lake , Ontario and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 57 years moving from St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. Donald worked as a carpenter with Ford Motor Co., Lorain for 35 years retiring in 1995. He was a...
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Colleen A. Meisel

December 27, 1923 - August 22, 2017

Colleen A. Meisel (nee Leavy), 93, of Vermilion, passed away Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at Mercy Regional Medical Center, Lorain after a brief illness. She was born December 27, 1923 in Highland Park, MI and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 51 years moving from Dearborn, MI. Colleen worked as a tax preparer for H&R Block for 20 years. She was also a flight instructor, commercial...
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Myra E. Sablack

April 2, 1947 - August 16, 2017

Myra Elizabeth Sablack (nee Schmidt), 70, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at her home after a lengthy illness. She was born April 2, 1947 in Los Angeles, CA, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 20 years, moving from Cleveland. Myra worked in home heath care as an STNA for many years before becoming a Certified Pharmacy Technician working for St. John's Westshore. ...
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Florence Charity Daniels

January 28, 1922 - August 11, 2017

Florence Charity Daniels (nee Moes), 95, of Vermilion, died Friday, August 11, 2017 at her home. Charity was born January 28, 1922 in Amherst. She had lived in Berlin Heights and also in Lakewood for 30 years. . Charity graduated from Vermilion High School and attended Bowling Green State University.. She worked briefly for Philco in Sandusky during WWII. She was a former...
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Kimberly Ann Mignano

November 28, 1962 - August 9, 2017

Kimberly Ann Mignano (nee Flannery), 54, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at her home after a short illness. She was born November 28, 1962 in Amherst and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 7 years moving from Berlin Heights. Kimberly had assisted many people with her home health care work for many years. She enjoyed reading and loved animals, especially birds, dogs,...
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James E. Garvey

December 31, 1935 - August 7, 2017

James E. Garvey, 81, of Vermilion, died Monday, August 7, 2017 at his home after a lengthy illness. James was born December 31, 1935 in Scranton, PA and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 41 years moving from Lima. He was a veteran of the US Navy serving as an Aviation Electrician 1st class. James worked for Ford Motor Co., Avon Lake as an Electrician for 42 years retiring in...
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Paul "Bud" Knott

August 12, 1940 - August 3, 2017

Paul "Bud" B. Knott Jr. 76, of Florence Twp., died Thursday, August 3, 2017 at Mercy New Life Hospice after a lengthy illness. He was born August 12, 1940 in Lorain and had been a life long Florence Twp. resident. Paul worked as a Mechanic and Service Manager for several different companies including Liberty Auto, Harrison Ford, and Sliman's Auto. He was a member of the Florence Twp....
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Minnie Margerete Shipman

June 30, 1929 - July 27, 2017

Minnie Margarete Shipman (nee Lundy), 88, of Vermilion, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Kingston of Vermilion after a brief illness. Minnie was born June 30, 1929 in Weedville, PA and had been a Vermilion resident since 1958 moving to Calodonia, PA for 19 years before moving back to Vermilion. Before becoming a resident at Kingston of Vermilion, Minnie volunteered for several...
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Donald Thrash

January 3, 1943 - July 24, 2017

Donald Thrash, 74, of Vermilion, died Monday, July 24, 2017 at Lake Pointe Health Center after a lengthy illness. He was born January 3, 1943 in Union, MS, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 45 years moving from Lorain. He was a veteran of the US Army. Donald worked for Ford Motor Co., Lorain in the body shop for 30 years retiring in 1996. He had also owned a Sunoco Gas...
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Anna "Betty" Martin

January 3, 1919 - July 23, 2017

Anna "Betty" Martin (nee Stuart), 98, of Vermilion, died Sunday, July 23, 2017 at Kingston of Vermilion after a lengthy illness. Anna was born January 3, 1919 in Clydebank, Scotland and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 61 years moving from Scotland. She had served in the Women's Army with the Forestry Commission during WWII. She enjoyed golfing, traveling, gardening, and the...
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Gregory A. Clark

October 1, 1962 - July 22, 2017

Gregory A. Clark, 54, of Vermilion, died Saturday, July 22, 2017 at his home after a lengthy illness.   He was born October 1, 1962 in Little Rock, AR, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 27 years after living in Hawaii and California.   Greg was a veteran of the US Navy and worked as a self-employed auto mechanic.   Greg was known for his one of a kind sense of humor and...
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Virginia Marie VanBergen

February 12, 1947 - July 19, 2017

Virginia Marie VanBergen (nee Pojman), 70, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Mercy New Life Hospice. Virginia was born February 12, 1947 in Parma and had been a 17 year resident of Vermilion moving from Westlake. She was an elementary school teacher in Mt. Healthy, OH, prior to raising her children . She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and enjoyed golfing,...
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Joseph James "Jamie" Lacinak, III

July 16, 1977 - July 15, 2017

Joseph James "Jamie" Lacinak III, 39, of Elyria, passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017. Jamie was born July 16, 1977 in Oberlin, OH and was raised in Vermilion. He attended Vermilion city schools and was employed as a chef for many years. He enjoyed creative cooking, weight lifting, collecting sports memorabilia, and he excelled in baseball. He is survived by his mother, JoAnn...
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Gail William Straight

April 17, 1923 - July 14, 2017

Gail William Straight, 94, of Norwalk, OH, went home to be with his loved ones and the Lord on Friday, July 14, 2017. Gail was born April 17, 1923 in Wadestown, W.Va, son of the late William and Lillie Straight . He retired as a Pump Engineer for Sun Pipe Line of Toledo, OH. Prior to his employment at Sun Pipe Line he was a truck driver for Fahey Pipe Line of W.V. He was a...
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Diane Bailey Chesnut

April 22, 1936 - July 12, 2017

Diane L. Chesnut (nee Bailey), 81, of Vermilion, died suddenly Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at Cleveland Clinic due to an infection from a surgery. She was born April 22, 1936 in Lorain, Ohio and had been a life time Vermilion resident. Diane graduated from Vermilion High School, class of 1953 where she met her high school sweetheart and husband of 61 years, the late Don Chesnut. She also...
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Patricia B Masten

December 5, 1945 - July 11, 2017

Patricia Bernice Masten (nee Freeman), 71, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Stein Hospice after a lengthy illness. She was born December 5, 1945 in Union City, TN and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 59 years. Patricia graduated from Vermilion High School in 1963 and worked for Lakewood Steel doing inside sales for 15 years. She had also worked as the manager at Toot...
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Thomas John William Mills

November 23, 1977 - July 10, 2017

Thomas John-William Mills, 39, of North Ridgeville, died Monday, July 10, 2017 at MetroHealth Medical Center after a sudden illness. Thomas was born Nov. 23, 1977 in Lorain. Tom was raised in Vermilion, had been a North Ridgeville resident for the past 3 years moving from Berea. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. Tom worked for Heidtman Steel as a Quality Representative ...
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Maurice "Maury" Bowen

December 19, 1930 - July 7, 2017

Maurice "Maury" Bowen, 86, of Upper Sandusky, died Friday, July 7, 2017 at Wyandot Memorial Hospital, Upper Sandusky after a lengthy illness. Maurice was born December 19, 1930 in Upper Sandusky where he resided for the past 2 years moving from Vermilion where he lived for over 40 years. He was a veteran of the United States Army Air Force. Maurice had owned and operated Oberlin Mill...
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Sandra A. Larges

August 30, 1949 - July 6, 2017

Sandra A. Larges (nee James), 67, of Birmingham, died Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Mercy New Life Hospice after a lengthy illness. She was born August 30, 1949 in Saginaw, MI and had been a Birmingham resident for the past 32 years moving from Vermilion. Sandra was a member of the American Legion #397, life member of Amvets Post #22, Wakeman Eagles, and the Lorain Women's Bowling Association....
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Clara Mae Anderson

March 14, 1933 - July 4, 2017

Clara Mae Anderson (nee Thornton), 84 of Goshen, KY died Tuesday July 4,2017 at Norton Brownsboro Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was born March 14, 1933 in Dunn, NC and had been a Goshen, KY resident since 1998, moving from Vermilion, OH where she had resided for 38 years. Clara worked as the manager for South Shore Shopping Center and Southbay Town Homes in Vermilion for 20 years. ...
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Peggy Culpepper

August 29, 1934 - July 3, 2017

Peggy Culpepper (nee Roof ), 82, of Vermilion, died Monday, July 3, 2017 at her home after a short illness. She was born August 29, 1934 in Hamilton, OH and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 53 years moving from Texas. Peggy worked for Ford Motor Co. in the cafeteria and then on the assembly line for 15 years. She then worked in the bakery at Geyer's and for Lane Bryant. ...
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Delores E. Busser

June 21, 1930 - July 1, 2017

Delores Busser (nee Sugaski) 87, passed away Saturday July 1, 2017 at Kingston of Vermilion Nursing Home following a lengthy illness. Delores was born on June 21, 1930 in Lorain, OH and grew up in Wellington and lived in Lorain, South Amherst, and Vermilion. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Vermilion and attended the Cleveland Academy of cosmetology. She also worked alongside her...
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John C Dunn

February 25, 1929 - June 23, 2017

John C. Dunn, 88, formerly of Lorain, died Friday, June 23, 2017 at South Point Hospital after a short illness. He was born February 25, 1929 in Oberlin, and had been a Twinsburg resident for the past year. Prior to moving to Twinsburg, he had been a Vermilion resident for 8 years, moving from Lorain (one of the first families of Lorain County) where he had resided for 50 years. John...
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Kathleen Gardner

March 20, 1944 - June 23, 2017

Kathleen Gardner (nee Lougeay), 73, of Vermilion, died unexpectedly, Friday, June 23, 2017 at her home. Kathleen was born March 20, 1944 in Niagara Falls, NY, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 44 years. She worked as a customer service representative for Leimbach Insurance that became Somers Insurance, Vermilion. She had also worked for Dr. Ruh, Vermilion. Kathleen...
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Catherine R Crowell

December 9, 1933 - June 22, 2017

Catherine R. Crowell (nee Ray), 83, of Vermilion, died Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Stein Hospice after a short illness. Cathy was born December 9, 1933 in Danville, Virginia and had spent most of her life in Vermilion and a short time also in the Denver, CO area. She was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church, Vermilion, Open Door Church, and the Grace Church, Denver, CO. She enjoyed bible...
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James Big Jim Freeman

June 29, 1934 - June 22, 2017

James "Big Jim" Freeman, 82, of Vermilion, died Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Mercy New Life Hospice after a 6 weeks illness. Jim was born June 29, 1934 in Key, Ohio. He had been a Vermilion resident since 1974 moving from Livonia, MI. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Jim worked for Ashland Chemical Company in Livonia Michigan, Chemical Recovery Systems of Elyria ...
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Myrtle McGlothlin

December 6, 1931 - June 22, 2017

Myrtle McGlothlin (nee Deel), 85, of Vermilion, died Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Elmcroft of Lorain after a lengthy illness. She was born December 6, 1931 in Grundy, Virginia and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 56 years. Myrtle had worked as a manager for Lawson Milk Co. for 8 years. She had attended Little Edna Baptist Church, Lorain and had bowled on the...
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Earl "Ozzie" Reed

August 31, 1939 - June 18, 2017

Earl "Ozzie" Reed, 77, of Vermilion, died Sunday, June 18, 2017 at Mill Manor Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. He was born August 31, 1939 in Fremont and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 55 years moving from Sandusky. Ozzie worked as a supervisor for Ford Motor Company, Lorain retiring after 35 years. During part of his time at Ford, he also owned and operated Pickle Pat's,...
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Kiara Lynn Stowers

May 1, 1999 - June 17, 2017

Kiara Lynn Stowers, 18, of Columbus, passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born May 1, 1999 in Lorain, OH. She had lived in Columbus for the past 3 years moving from Vermilion. Kiara worked for Canes and WG Grinders in Grove City and Groveport. She was a member of the Youth at the Polls, which helped people register to vote. ...
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George E. Phillips

February 22, 1935 - June 11, 2017

George E. Phillips, 82, of Vermilion, died Sunday, June 11, 2017 at his home after a brief illness. He was born February 22, 1935 in Lorain and had been a life long Vermilion resident. George was a veteran of the US Army. George owned and operated Valley Harbor Marina, a full service marina with 400 docks located on the Vermilion river. George's life revolved around boats and the...
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Constance S Dropko

October 13, 1915 - June 7, 2017

Constance S. Dropko (nee Strandwitz), 101, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Kingston Residence of Vermilion after a short illness. She was born October 13, 1915 in Gilman, Iowa and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 71 years moving from Brooklawn, NJ. Constance worked for Luther League of America in Philadelphia, Red Feather in Lorain, and the Vermilion Local Schools...
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John Howard Lynch

September 10, 1933 - June 5, 2017

John Howard Lynch, 83, of Vermilion, died Monday, June 5, 2017 at Admiral's Pointe Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. John was born September 10, 1933 in Wheeling , WV and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 25 years moving from Huron. John worked as a nuclear physicist and engineer at NASA. His publications have dealt with a variety of fields including neutron physics, heat...
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Jean E. Kelsey

July 21, 1957 - June 5, 2017

Jean Elizabeth Kelsey (nee Buckholz), 59, of Wellington, died Monday, June 5, 2017 at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born July 21, 1957 in Lorain and had been a Wellington resident for the past 32 years moving from Lorain. Jean graduated from Lorain High School and worked for East of Chicago Pizza, Wakeman for many years. She enjoyed gardening and spending time...
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Dolores M. Igoe

September 5, 1932 - June 2, 2017

Dolores Igoe, born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada on September 5, 1932, the only child of Cleve and Lucy Ross. She grew up on a ranch where she was exposed to nature and learned the joy of animals, particularly dogs and horses. Following high school, she enrolled at Wooster College as a voice major, where she met and married Robert Igoe, a fellow student. They both graduated in 1955 and a year...
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Herman B. Schnieders

August 5, 1929 - May 31, 2017

Herman B. Schnieders, 87, of Berlin Heights, died Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at his home after a brief illness. He was born August 5, 1929 in Oelde, Germany. He moved to the United States in 1951 and had been a Berlin Heights resident for the past 49 years moving from Mansfield. Herman worked as a tool and die maker for Therm-O-Disc, Mansfield and then for General Motors, Sandusky retiring...
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Michael Branham

July 16, 1952 - May 31, 2017

Michael Branham, 64, of Vermilion, passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at his home following a brief illness. Michael was born July 16, 1952 in Pikeville, KY, and he had been a Vermilion resident for the past 49 years moving from Lorain. Michael worked as a statistical processor and developed many programs for the Ford Motor Company before retiring after 30 years. He attended the...
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Robert Charles Clifford

September 5, 1942 - May 28, 2017

Robert Charles Clifford, 74, of Vermilion and Bonita Springs, FL died Sunday, May 28, 2017 in his home after a 5 year illness. Bob was born in Pittsburgh, PA and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 26 years moving from Westlake. He had also lived in St Paul, MN and Detroit, MI. Bob graduated from Grove City College, PA and received a Masters of Divinity from...
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Harvey Warner Vick

February 15, 1935 - May 25, 2017

Harvey Warner Vick, 82, of Vermilion, died Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Mercy New Life Hospice after a lengthy illness. Harvey was born February 15, 1935 in Cleveland and had been a lifelong Vermilion resident. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp serving during the Korean Conflict as a radio operator. Harvey worked as a Chemical Operator for B.F. Goodrich ...
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Pamela A. Agacki

March 7, 1949 - May 21, 2017

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

April 14, 1943 - May 18, 2017

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

January 6, 1929 - May 18, 2017

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

July 15, 1950 - May 18, 2017

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

November 11, 1941 - May 15, 2017

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

October 25, 1953 - May 14, 2017

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

August 14, 1933 - May 13, 2017

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

March 8, 1962 - May 12, 2017

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

March 19, 1929 - May 10, 2017

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

October 28, 1963 - May 8, 2017

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

December 24, 1934 - May 6, 2017

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

September 11, 1939 - May 5, 2017

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

June 13, 1926 - May 2, 2017

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

November 12, 1942 - May 1, 2017

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

February 5, 1937 - April 28, 2017

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

January 1, 1944 - April 27, 2017

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

February 26, 1942 - April 27, 2017

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

November 15, 1922 - April 22, 2017

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

November 10, 1926 - April 17, 2017

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

October 11, 1942 - April 17, 2017

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

December 15, 1983 - April 16, 2017

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

June 18, 1943 - April 16, 2017

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

June 22, 1995 - April 15, 2017

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

November 30, 1943 - April 12, 2017

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

August 10, 1994 - April 10, 2017

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

October 2, 1951 - April 9, 2017

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

March 14, 1920 - April 8, 2017

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

March 4, 1930 - April 6, 2017

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

June 11, 1931 - April 2, 2017

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

December 11, 1950 - March 30, 2017

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

November 18, 1952 - March 23, 2017

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

July 22, 1938 - March 19, 2017

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

April 7, 1924 - March 16, 2017

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

March 16, 2017

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

March 21, 1940 - March 15, 2017

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

July 13, 1952 - March 15, 2017

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

March 8, 1944 - March 13, 2017

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

March 14, 1937 - March 12, 2017

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

September 29, 1935 - March 10, 2017

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

December 5, 1927 - March 1, 2017

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