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Constance S Dropko - 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 as a Librarian Aide for 23 years retiring in 1980....

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Jean E. Kelsey - 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 with her family, especially her grandson. She...

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John Howard Lynch - 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 transfer, applied mathematics, nuclear reactor...

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Dolores M. Igoe - 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 later her husband was drafted into the Army and...

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Michael Branham - 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 of Church of the Nazarene in Vermilion. He...

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Herman B. Schnieders - 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 in 1993 after 25 years. He was a member of St....

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Robert Charles Clifford - 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 Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He...

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Harvey Warner Vick - 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 retiring in 1994. He was a member of Vermilion...

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Pamela A. Agacki - 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 (Kristi) Tomasch; and granddaughters, Ashley and...

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James L. Daverio - 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. He was a member of the Ford UAW Local 2000...

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Rose Evelyn Gbur - 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 therapist. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, and...

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James C Wilson - 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 and master of none. He enjoyed gardening,...

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Ethel Ellen Fortney - 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, Martin Blake Fortney Jr. of Vermilion; daughter,...

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Jeffry Allen Fischer - 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 of Louisville, KY and his sister, Lori Sofranko of...

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Louise Lea Taylor Anderson - 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 God Church, Vermilion. She enjoyed working in her...

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Peter David Brainard - 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, Vermilion and Debra (Joseph) Johnson, Greenville, S....

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Betty M Bateson - 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. She loved to play games, spend time with her...

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Willa Ruth Henson - 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 past 3 years. She had also worked at Kingston of...

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Shirley A. Kudela - 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 survived by her husband of 22 years, Philip Kudela of...

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Patricia Anne Boll - 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 with her family. She is survived by her children...

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