Francisco, Joseph J.

Joseph J. Francisco, 46 of Elyria, passed away on Friday, July 31, 2020. In the past, Joe was a club volunteer and an AA sponsor. He loved helping others and doing everything that he could to help. Joe enjoyed fishing, camping and giving to others, but more than anything, he loved talking about his family, especially his children, and his friends.

Joe is survived by his children, JoJo, Jesse, and Riley Rose “Roo bear” Francisco; his parents, Victor and Barbara Francisco; and his brothers, David and Danny Francisco.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

A celebration of Joe’s life will be determined later.

Jessel, Dennis J.

Dennis J. Jessel, 56 of Lorain, passed away unexpectedly on July 17, 2020 in his home. He was a lifetime resident of Lorain, Ohio, who was known as the neighborhood handyman.  He passionately catered to surrounding neighbors for all and any work.  He was a perfectionist in his work, belongings, and hobbies.  We will remember him by his passion for fishing, woodwork, collectibles, and a loving father of one.

“Dad, thank you for being my best friend, showing me the ways of life, bringing my passions to reality and loving me.  Rest  in paradise.”  – Your son.

Dennis is survived by his son, Adrien K. Jessel-Simmons; siblings, Nancy Jessel (Mike Thompson), Carol Kolcun (David), Joann Harris (Buford), and Enedina Nieto (Jerry); and nieces and nephews – Mia Thompson, Amanda Kolcun, Nathaniel Kolcun, Ashley Kolcun, Richard Kolcun, Daniel Haslage, and Cristol Haslage.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Jessel and Virginia and Manuel Nieto.

The family will hold a private celebration of Dennis’s life.

Novarese, Arthur E. “Gene”

Arthur Eugene Novarese “Gene”, 83 of Elyria, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2020.

He was a US Army Veteran and a Ford Motor Co. retiree. Gene loved listening to music, especially Elvis and country music, watching old western movies and classic television shows and riding his bicycle when he was able.

Gene is survived by his children, Denise Frabotta (Paul, deceased), Gina Callahan (Terry, deceased) and Dwayne Novarese (Irene, deceased); grandchildren, Sara Callahan, Spencer Novarese and Keith Novarese and siblings, Joann Cash (Richard, deceased) and John Novarese (Donna, deceased).

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Josephine Novarese; his brother, Charles Novarese and his beloved wife of 63 years, Irma who passed away July 8, 2020.

The family will receive friends at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 N. Ridge Rd., Sheffield Township Sunday, July 19, 2020 from 12 noon until 2 p.m. Social distancing and masks are required. The funeral service will be held Monday, July 2020 at 1 p.m. at Bethel Chapel, 4065 S. Broadway Ave, Lorain, followed by the entombment at Resthaven Memory Gardens.

Shores, T. Parnell

T. Parnell Shores, 70 of Elyria, passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. He was a retired teacher from Southview High School where he taught marketing for 32 years. He was a coin collector and loved his photography.

Parnell is survived by his children, Jordan Shores, Nicole Calopietro (Sean), and Aaron Barberic (Andrea); grandchildren, Tehya, Xavier, Zander, Quinn, Zoe, Karter, and Kaison; sister, Vanessa Booker; nieces, Keandra Booker, and Alonda Woods; cousins, E. Patilla Corn and C. Rochell Corn; his former wife and forever friend, Mary Louise Shores; and a host of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Irene Shores.

A Celebration of Parnell’s life will take place on Monday, July 20 at 4:30pm. Please arrive between 4-4:30pm at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 N. Ridge Rd., Sheffield Tnsp. Masks and social distancing are required.

Strohsack, Geraldine P.

Geraldine Pauline Strohsack,age 91 passed away July 10.  She was born August 30, 1928 to Frank and Ellen Boyd Trockley

Gerri was a wonderful wife, a kind mother, and a good friend to many.  She loved to entertain family and friends.  She always went out of her way to be sure they always felt welcome to her home.  She also enjoyed working in the jewelry business and working at Central Security National Bank in downtown Lorain.  Gerri was very talented.  She was a self-made entrepreneur in the furniture business.  She sold wicker & rattan items from her store.

Gerri was one of five siblings; Bob Trockley deceased, Garnet Giangicomo (deceased), Harold Trockley (deceased) and Harriet Kurtz, the only living sibling, of Stow, Ohio.  She is also survived by her son, Steve Ralph Strohsack; and daughter-in-law, Sue-Ellen Strohsack, as well as many, many nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents and siblings, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph R. Strohsack.

Graveside services will be held Friday, July 17 at 11 am at Ridge Hill Memorial Park.

 

Novarese, Irma L.

Irma L. Novarese (nee Gaia), 79 of Elyria, passed away on Wednesday, July 8, 2020. She was a devoted member of Bethel Chapel in Lorain and could always be found with a Bible at her side. Irma liked reading, doing adult coloring books, and gardening (especially flower gardening). She loved her pets and old church hymns, but she especially loved her family and grandchildren.

Irma is survived by her husband of 63 years, Arthur; children, Denise Frabotta (Paul, deceased), Gina Callahan (Terry, deceased), and Dwayne Novarese (Irene, deceased); grandchildren, Sara Callahan, Spencer Novarese, and Keith Novarese; and siblings, John Gaia, MaryJo Stanley, Harry Gaia, Gene Gaia, and Janet Putnam.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Gladys Gaia.

The family will receive friends at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 N. Ridge Rd., Sheffield Tnsp. on Sunday from 12 noon until 2pm. Social distancing and masks are encouraged. The funeral service will be held on Monday at 1pm at Bethel Chapel, 4065 S. Broadway Ave, Lorain followed by the entombment at Resthaven Memory Gardens.

Scott, Dixie E.

Dixie E. Scott, 87 of Lorain, OH, passed away on Monday, July 6, 2020. She was formerly of Youngstown where she was a loving homemaker, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She enjoyed volunteering at her church – Pleasant Valley Church in Niles – especially as a Sunday School Teacher. Originally from West Virginia,  Dixie shared her rich cultural heritage with her family and friends.  In 2012 she relocated to Lorain, OH to be with her family. While there, she attended Christian Life Church.

Dixie is survived by her daughter, Edith Bassett (Dave); 6 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; sisters, Rebecca, Patricia, and Bonnie Ruth; and a brother, George Tiller. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Scott; sons, Robert, Gary, and Ed Scott; parents, Dorothy and Elijah Tiller; and brothers, Ed, Le Roy, Jimmy, and Albert Tiller.

The family will receive friends at Christian Life Church, 3559 W. Erie Ave., Lorain on Wednesday from 11am-1:30pm with the funeral service beginning at 1:30pm, officiated by Rev. Wallace Justice. The burial will follow at Ridge Hill Memorial Park.

Brochhagen, Ross G.

ROSS G. BROCHHAGEN, 84 of Westlake, passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Beloved husband for almost 62 years of Janice.

Loving father of Lori Ellen Brochhagen and R. Scott Brochhagen (Jihan Peters). Dear grandfather of Joshua Ross Kolberg. Uncle of several nieces and nephews. Brother of the late Robert Brochhagen.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Burnett, Mary K.

Mary K. Burnett, 92 of Avon Lake, passed away on Friday, June 19, 2020. She was a 1946 graduate of Oberlin High School and was a faithful member of Avon Lake United Church of Christ.

Mary is survived by her granddaughters, Cassandra Schauss and Michele McGraw (Danny); great granddaughters, Debie Barnes, Maryanne Leach, Katarina Schauss, and Danielle McGraw; and 2 great, great granddaughters from Debie Barnes.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Elton Coven; daughter, Debie Leach; and second husband, Paul Burnett.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, July 10 at 1pm at Camden Cemetery in Oberlin, OH.

In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to Avon Lake United Church of Christ, 32801 Electric Blvd., Avon Lake, OH 44012.

Geiger, Andrew “Drew”

Andrew “Drew” Geiger, Sr., 25 of Lorain, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. He was a loving son and father who loved fishing and gambling. Drew was outgoing and fun and also liked to help his dad in the yard.

Drew is survived by his children, Ar’rielle Fantauzzi, Andrew Geiger, Jr., Aliviah Geiger, Ari’yah Geiger, and Jo’siyah Geiger; his parents, Anthony Geiger, Sr (Jill); siblings, Allyssa Geiger, Anthony Geiger, Jr., Alyah Geiger, Cordell Geiger III, Alycia Barbee (Marvelle), and Tommy Geiger; grandparents, Frances Krasienko, and Marcia Stottlemire; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Bobbi Stottlemire; and grandparents, Tommy Walker, Cassandra Geiger, and Robert Stottlemire.

The family will receive friends at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 N. Ridge Rd., Sheffield Twp. on Monday from 3-7pm with a service of remembrance beginning at 6pm.  Social distancing will be observed with a limited number of guests permitted inside at a time. The family will meet at the funeral home on Tuesday by 11am for the procession to Maple Grove Cemetery in Vermilion.

Fleming, Chester L.

  1. Chester Lee Fleming, 72 of Berlin Heights, was welcomed through the gates of Heaven, with his wife at his side, on May 8, 2020. He loved his family very much. He loved talking to people and knew no strangers. He was funny and very witty. He was a man to whom Jehovah Jireh provided many talents. He loved cross-word puzzles, and he also worked image and 3D puzzles. He loved food and enjoyed eating. He used his talents as a master carpenter to build his own home, fix other homes and help and teach, others. Chester loved his mother dearly. Even when he was younger, he crafted furniture for her which have become heirlooms. Plumbing and electrical work were among a few of his other abilities. Chester was an automobile aficionado. He owned a number of antique cars, a 1956 Chevy Nomad, a 1936 Chevy truck, a Triumph Spitfire. His father very graciously and lovingly gifted him his 1957 Chevy. He often attended car shows with Russ Sprague (Angela) and other friends. In his youth, he rebuilt cars and fixed them. Chester retired as a metallurgist from US Steel/Kobe after 34+ years. His greatest love, after God, however, was his family. He loved the outdoors where he enjoyed riding his motorcycle, and spending his time gardening and landscaping. Chester and his wife, Nereida, liked to travel and ride his pool ball-yellow motorcycle of which he used to say was his “yellow school-bus with a Puerto Rican on the back.”

Chester is survived by his loving wife, Nereida (nee Rodriguez), with whom he enjoyed over 25 years together; his children, Danyel Price (Junior), Valinda L. Fleming, Jason Fleming, Jerry L. Fleming, and Luis Danyel Falcón; seven grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; his father, Orville Fleming; sisters, Imma Sisler (Carl), Stella Bingham (Larry), Brenda Wright (William), Bobbie Gerth, and Catherine Potter (Hank); along with many nieces and nephews.

Chester was preceded in death by his mother, Rosie Jeanette Fleming (nee Burke); and sisters Joyce Ann Rankin (Thomas) and Wilma L. Campos (Manuel).

There will be a graveside service on Wednesday, May 13 at 11 a.m (All are welcome). The service will take place at Evergreen Cemetery in South Amherst. Pastor Gilbert Silva (who confirmed Chester’s salvation) of House of Praise in Lorain, Ohio will officiate the graveside proceedings.

Roby, Wilda


Wilda Roby (nee Jordan) age 92 of Lorain, passed away on Friday, May 1, 2020. She retired from the Kroger Co. after working 31 years as a cashier. Wilda was a real people person and loved her customers. She enjoyed quilting, reading, and gardening. She was a member of the Church of the Open Door and liked her Bible studies. Above everything else, though, she loved her family.

Wilda is survived by her children, Rodger Roby (Pamela) and Jo Ann Szabados (Robert L.); grandchildren, Todd Roby (Keri), Laurie Caruso (John), Ian Smith (Shannon), Elizabeth Hurd (Daniel), Robert J. Szabados (Wendy), and Teresa Thomas (Curtis); several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and siblings, Ray Jordan (Pearl), Madeline Coger, Maxine Watkins, and Sue Carpenter.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Reynold Roby and several brothers and a sister.

The family will receive friends at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 N. Ridge Rd., Elyria on Wednesday from 12-2pm with the funeral service at 2pm. Please follow social distancing guidelines. The burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Avon.

Holley, Earl

Earl Holley, 91 of Lorain, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, April 27, 2020. He was a graduate of Baker College and retired from Ford Motor Co. after 25 years. He was a very young 91 year old who had a great sense of humor and loved to tell stories about his family. He was sharp as a tack up until the day he died. Up until recently because of the COVID concerns, he would have lunch every Saturday with his family.

Earl is survived by his current wife, Joann; children, Patricia Meeks (Bill), Sherri Delestathis (George), Janice Eddy (Ted), Jeffrey Holley (Linda), and Steven Holley; 11 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and brothers, Darrell Williams (Dianna), Butch Williams (Connie), and Dan Williams (Barb).

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Minnie; a son, Barrey Holley, and his mother, Okell Williams.

A private family service will be held out of state.

Minnich, Mark S.

Mark S. Minnich, 65, of Lorain, passed away April 23,  2020 at his home following a long illness.  He is survived by his children,  Rebecca L. Barlow (Brent Willis), Morgan C., (Lisa Fleming), Joshua Predmore,  Meghan E., Stephen A.; and ex-wife Beverly J.   Mark was the second youngest of 11 siblings, as and he would argue, the most handsome.  He is survived by siblings Carolyn, Ruth, Bruce, Mary Alice, Daniel, Paul and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family. He is loved by his 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Mark was preceded in death by his parents,  Charles Sr and Helen Minnich,  his siblings Jeannene, Charles Jr., David, Gerard “Michael” and grandson Brent Willis II.

Mark was born in Lorain, OH and lived there most of his life.  He served in the Navy and was retired from the City of Lorain. He enjoyed all sports, but basketball was always his favorite. He loved any time spent with his family and cherished all memories with them. Mark also dearly loved his pets, Brandi and George.

The family will hold a private memorial service to celebrate his life at a future date.  We ask that in lieu of flowers any donations be made to the Lorain County Metro Parks.

Snyder, Allan

Allan Snyder, 86 of Avon Lake, passed away at home on April 21, 2020. He was an avid race car fan. He will long be remembered for his love, smile, decency, honesty, and happy go lucky vibe. Al may have had a rough exterior, but he had the kindest of hearts. He is now happy to be reunited with the love of his life, his late wife Alma.

Al is survived by his children, Alicia Snyder, Ed Snyder, and Lin Sanders; stepchildren, Tom Gregory (Fran), Joe Gregory (Carolyn), and Mark Gregory (Elaine); 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Alma, and a stepson Robert Gregory.

The family is planning a private service in the future at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.

Burgess, Venus E.

Venus E. Burgess, of Elyria, passed away on April 25, 2020 following a long illness. Venus is survived by his children, Marvin (Anita) from Elyria, Timothy (Barbara) from Burton, and Annette Williams from Bainbridge, GA; his siblings, Cordell, Ellis, Mildred Felton, Eleanor McSherry, Jerry, Bob, and Linda Rowe. He was loved by 14 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by his loving wife Wanda (nee Sawyers); his parents, Nolan and Sarah Bell of Crossville, TN; his sons Douglas and Mark, and his brothers, Stanley, Leon, and Arnold.

Venus was born in Crossville, TN on June 23, 1934. He served in the Tennessee National Guard in 1952 and married Wanda, his loving wife, on June 23, 1956. Venus worked at Ridge Tool Co. in Elyria for over 40 years as a job setter. He enjoyed camping, playing softball and horseshoes with the family, and telling jokes around the campfire. Venus was an avid bowler, being inducted into the EBA Hall of Fame, and a golfer, who accomplished a hole-in-one at the Cumberland State Park golf course. He also took pride in his gardening skills. Upon retirement, Venus returned to Crossville, TN, where re resided until his illness brought him back to Ohio.

Graveside services will be held at a later date in Crossville, TN

 

 

Shuck, Mary Ann

Mary Ann Shuck, 78 of Lorain, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 25, 2020 after a long 15 year battle following a stroke. She was born to John and Verna Ritter on August 13, 1941 in Lamar, West Virginia. Mary Ann had a smile for everyone and was loved by many, many people. She was a dedicated Christian lady who never had a bad word for anyone and was so giving that she would give you the shirt off her back if necessary.

Mary Ann is survived by her husband of 60 years, Gary C.; children, Roger Shuck and Marie Shuck-Hensley (Mike); daughter by marriage, Nancy Shuck; grandchildren, Gary Shuck, Angela Shuck, Billy Shuck (Becca), Hally Sunshine, and Samantha Patalita (Brett); great grandchildren, Nevaeh, Sebastian, and Bradley; brother, Morris Ritter (Chris); and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Verna Ritter; son, Gary Shuck; and sisters, Shelby Catlett, Alice Woolwine, and Joyce Orender.

The family will receive friends at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 N. Ridge Rd., Sheffield Twp. on Tuesday from 4-6pm. Only 10 people will be allowed in the funeral home at any given time. A private graveside service will be held on Wednesday at Resthaven Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations be made to Good Hope Baptist Church.

Wingard, James R.

James Robert Wingard, 89 of North Ridgeville, Ohio

Passed away on April 21st, 2020 due to severe complications from the Covid-19 Virus.

He was born in Scottdale, Pennsylvania September 15th, 1930.

He was a Veteran of the Korean War.

He retired from Ohio Laborers Union in 1991.

He is survived by daughter Tammara L. Garcher, sisters Connie Renze, Elaine Collins (Darrell), brother Samuel Wingard, grandchildren Tiffany Ketcham (Kevin), Kevin Fowler (Kasey), Ryan Fowler-Wingard, Nicholas Fowler (Brittany), James Fowler, and 10 great-grandchildren

Preceded in death by his sweetheart, wife of 57 years Carol Jean Wingard (Imhof), parents Samuel E. Wingard and Helen K. Wingard (Cowan), sisters Faye Howell, Betty Haney and brother Barry Wingard.

JR Wingard was the Man of Steel, The Jack of all Trades and the funniest, goofiest man who brought a smile to every occasion. If he could build or fix something to make anyone’s life better, he would make it ten times more innovative. Always moving, always working on something. This man would sacrifice everything he could if it meant providing for his family. Stubborn as all heck but for all the right reasons, he would help you see the ways you could improve your life and help you get there along the way. Beautiful gardens, immaculate wood sculptures, dazzling jewelry. He stopped at nothing and wound up creating the most loving family and strongest marriage. James had the mind of a philosopher, pondering all the worldly and other worldly things in a grand curiosity. He now joins his wife, to continue their love in the great beyond. They may be gone, but they will always be with us in our hearts and in our souls, watching over us from the empty spaces within our homes. We Love You.

Memorial Service will be planned for a later date due to the restrictions with the Covid-19 pandemic

In lieu of flowers or gifts please donate to Cleveland Clinic COVID-19 Community Response Campaign – Support Caregivers and Critical Research

Christian, Robert B.

Robert B. Christian, 76 of Sheffield Lake, passed away at his home on Thursday, April 16, 2020. He was a US Navy veteran and a member of VFW Post 8686 in Sheffield Lake. Robert retired from Ford Motor Company. He raced cars when he was younger, and enjoyed NASCAR, shooting pool, and watching the Browns.

Robert is survived by his son, Robert O. Christian, Sr. (Tina Schreck); grandchildren, Robert O. Christian, Jr. and Christopher Hubbard; great grandchildren, Jonathan, Morgan, and McKenzie; and a brother, Junior Christian.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda; and brothers, Cotton, Dick, and Bill Christian.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 6 at 4pm at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 N. Ridge Rd., Sheffield Twp. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Shuck, Gary M.

Gary M. Shuck, 60 of Lorain, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2020. He was born on March 20, 1960 in Princeton, WV. He was an avid hunter and golfer who also loved his Saturday night Poker games. Gary was just a great father and grandfather!

He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Nancy; his children, Gary T. Shuck and Angela M. Shuck (Ivan Barrios); granddaughter, Nevaeh Shuck; parents, Gary C. and Mary Ann Shuck; a brother, Roger Shuck, and a sister, Marie Hensley (Cat).

There are no services scheduled at this time.

Garcia, Jose A.

Jose A. Garcia, 72 of Lorain, passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2020. He was born on August 22, 1947 in Guanica, Puerto Rico.  He was retired from Arrow Aluminum where he worked for 30 years. Jose loved playing dominoes, listening to music, and especially attending family gatherings and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He participated in Couples for Christ, was an excellent artist, and completed his cursillo at Sacred Heart Chapel.

Jose is survived by his wife, Ana M. Lopez; children, Jose Garcia (Triezzie), Diana Caldera (Adolfo), Daisy Garcia, and Lisa Garcia; 9 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; brothers, Freddy, Chito, Tito, Jerry, Henry, Srian, Norbert, Miguel, Eran, and Luis Garcia; and sisters, Awilda Palos, Carmen Lopez, and Reggie Rodriguez.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ana Julia Garcia; parents, Ramon and Carmen Tita Garcia; a daughter, Marilyn Garcia; and a sister, Reina Garcia.

Due to the current health concerns, there will be private family visitation and graveside service.

Yonkof, Wilomene

Wilomene E. Yonkof (Schultz-Call) May 28, 1935 – April 3, 2020

She is survived by her sons, Kevin Call and Ted (Lynn) Call; a daughter, Melanie (Mike) Lalonde; 5 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and Rick Adkins; sisters, Ruby Brunelle, Myra Byczynski, and Marilyn (Jerry) Skidmore; brothers, Paul (Diane) Schultz, and Philip (Karen) Schultz.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Elizabeth (Roth) Schultz; first husband, Carl F. Call (Nov. 1964) and second husband, Adam Yonkof, Jr. (May 2009).

Due to the Covid-19 virus, there will be no visitation and burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Grace Lutheran Church, Elyria, OH; Sprenger Hospice, Amherst, OH; or anything else of your choice.

The family thanks the nurses and aides at Amherst Manor and Sprenger Hospice for the great care they gave her while she was there.

Tessaro, Andrew Sr.

Andrew Tessaro Sr. 92, of Elyria passed away April 1, 2020 following a brief illness.  He was born December 11, 1927 in Eccles, WV.  Andrew enjoyed building and repairing anything and everything.  He always had a soft spot for kids.  Andrew retired from General Motors-Parma in 1988.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law; Belinda and Joseph Van Keuren, of Elyria, sons; Andrew Tessaro Jr. of Elyria, Terrence Tessaro of Eaton Twp., grandchildren; Andrew Tessaro III, Cassandra Tessaro, and Blake Van Keuren.

Andrew was preceded in death by his wife Helen; parents John and Madelina Tessaro; sisters; Bernita Tessaro, Edna Canaday, and Mary Price; and brother; Victor.  A private graveside service will be held at Butternut Ridge Cemetery in Eaton Twp.

Wingard, Carol J.

Carol Jean Wingard, 80 of North Ridgeville, Ohio.

Passed away on March 29th, 2020 due to severe complications from the Covid-19 Virus.

She was born in St. Mary’s, Pennsylvania March 7th, 1940.

She retired as the Supervisor of Capitol Projects for Alltel in Hudson, Ohio.

Graduated from Elyria High School class of 1958.

Carol Wingard was a kind, self-sacrificing, giving soul. The amount of love she provided not just to her family but to those around her was immeasurable. Whether it be the food on her table, clothing, or just some words needed to get you by. She was the foundation to the family. She made everything feel like it was alright no matter what was going on. She was the anchor that stabilized the entire ship. No matter who you were or your background she accepted everyone. All those around her were her family and she had herself a large family as eclectic as her fashion. She enjoyed the simple things. Cooking for whomever would allow her too, reading hundreds upon hundreds of books or sewing something to add to her closet. Even in the worst of times she saw the best of the situation and if she could take that and help she would grab on and run with it. She lived a long, fulfilled life with her husband whom shared so much love you could feel it in the air. Their relationship was magnetic and gave breathe to the family they built to do the same for each other. She may be gone, but she will always be with us in our hearts and in our souls, Watching over us from the empty spaces within our homes. With all of our love, thank you.

She is survived by husband James R. Wingard, daughter Tammara L. Garcher, grandchildren Tiffany Ketcham (Kevin), Kevin Fowler (Kasey), Ryan Fowler-Wingard, Nicholas Fowler (Brittany), James Fowler, and 10 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by parents Clarence and Margaret Imhof and brother Clarence “Butzie” Imhof.

In lieu of flowers or gifts please donate to Cleveland Clinic COVID-19 Community Response Campaign – Support Caregivers and Critical Research https://give.ccf.org/campaign/covid-19/c276951+

There are no services scheduled at this time.

Givens, Terry

Terry Givens, 64 of Lorain, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2020. He was a retired truck driver who enjoyed camping, fishing, and gardening.

Terry is survived by his sisters, Brenda Dalehite and Teresa McKinney; brother, Robert Givens; and 16 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Samuel H. and Carol Givens; and a brother, John Givens.

There will be no services at this time.

Krulock, Susanna


Susanna “Sue” Krulock (nee Booton), 78 of Elyria Twp., passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at her home. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who served our country in the Air Force with the Strategic Air Command. Sue enjoyed being a homemaker and loved gardening.

Sue is survived by her husband of 56 years, Nick; children, Karen George and Nicholas Edward Krulock (Amy); grandchildren, Amber Nichole Krulock, Michael Basham, and Brittany Klausing; and a sister, Vena Glendon of New Jersey.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, John and James Booton.

There will be no visitation and the family will hold a private family service at the graveside.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sue’s name to the American Cancer Society.

Potts, James “Jim”

James “Jim” Harold Potts, 85 of Elyria Twp., passed away peacefully on March 11, 2020 at the Avon Hospital at Richard E. Jacobs Campus following a lengthy illness. He was born March 8, 1935 in The Plains (Athens), OH and lived in Amherst and Oberlin. After residing for a while in Kissimmee, FL, he returned to Ohio in 2007. A carpenter by trade, he enjoyed the great outdoors. In addition to fishing, horseback riding, 4-wheeling, and classic cars, he looked forward to spending time with family including his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

James is survived by his loving wife of 50 years Marjorie (nee Gest); children, Janette Wahl (Doug), James Berman (Renee), Nancy Kitson (Dan), and James Potts; grandchildren, Robert Kenska (Aimee), Melissa Moncrief, Thomas Berman (Nanci), Jamie Berman, James Potts, and Joe Westgate; 9 great grandchildren; and brothers, Jerry and Daniel Potts.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Marie Potts; brothers, George and Larry (Kaylee) Potts; and his daughter, Sharon Ellis (Richard).

The family will hold a memorial celebration of his life at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc., P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215.

Staller, Dorothy J.

Dorothy J. Staller (nee Jester), 91 of Lorain, passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. She had previously been the head cook at Clearview High School for 25 years. After her husband Waite retired, they enjoyed travelling together and teaching ceramics. Dorothy loved reading, flower gardening, and her numerous dogs that she had over the years.

Dorothy is survived by her son Keith Staller (Debra); grandsons, Brian Staller (Dawn) and Kurt Staller (Angela); and great grandsons, Garrett and Landon Staller.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Elsie Jester; and her beloved husband Waite Staller.

No services are scheduled at this time.

Buswell, Gary A.

Gary A. Buswell, 73 of Elyria, passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2020. He was a veteran of the US Air Force, having served in Libya and Germany between 1964 – 1968. Gary attended Lorain County Community College and the Tennessee Temple Bible College.  He enjoyed reading and studying the Bible.

Gary is survived by his sisters, Judy Gensert (Joseph) and Debbie Delk (David); a brother, Larry Buswell; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Patricia Buswell; and a brother, Timothy Buswell.

A private family burial will take place.

Carroll, Faith McKenna

Faith McKenna Carroll, age 20, passed away February 19, 2020, after a life-long illness.  Faith enjoyed reading, music, baking, animals & working on cars with her brother.  She loved spending time with friends and family, especially her young cousins, Aiden, Aaron and Audrianna.  Faith was a very compassionate person and felt the need to help others, which led to her desire to be a nurse.  In the end, she was able to help three people by being an organ donor.

Faith is survived by her parents, Michele Walters (Ryan) and Jack Carroll Jr.; brother, Jordan Williams; grandparents, Jack Carroll, Sr., Eva Speakman and Roger Williams; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and other family.  She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Micheline Williams.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 27 at 2:00 pm at Beyond the Walls Church, 101 Woodford Avenue, Elyria.

Parks, Brent C.

Brent Coleman Parks passed away on February 5, 2020.

Growing up, Brent was a talented auto body painter and an amazing drummer. He was father to two awesome sons, whom he thought of as his greatest accomplishments.

Preceded in death by parents Robert Parks and Mona Phillips. Brent is survived by sons Jake and Brad; his siblings Nick, Billie, and Megan; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins on both sides.

In lieu of funeral services and to honor Brent’s passion for music and drumming, we ask that all que up the Lynyrd Skynyrd song, Simple Man, and  air drum in memory of Brent’s talent.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

Parsons, Virginia L.

Virginia L. Parsons, 71 of Lorain, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2020. She was a life-long homemaker who loved cooking; listening to music (especially Elvis); watching sports and game shows; and playing games on her tablet.  Her greatest joy, however, was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Virginia is survived by her loving husband Edward Parsons, Sr; children, Jeff Parsons, Kelly D. Parsons (Dana Carroll), Tammy Lynn Parsons, and Pamela Louise Parsons; over 30 grandchildren and great grandchildren; sisters, Lodema Gonzalez, Linda Knavel, Carlene Clark, MaryEdna Parsons, Roberta Spenski, and Sue Foizy; brother, Carl Williams, Jr; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her sons Edward Parsons, Jr. and William Lee Parsons; a sister, Martharay “Tina” Thompson, and a brother, Joseph Coffee.

The family will receive friends at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 North Ridge Rd., Sheffield Twp. on Wednesday from 10am until the funeral service beginning at Noon. The burial will follow at Ridge Hill Memorial Park.

McCowan, Alan J.

Alan J. McCowan, 80 of Elyria, passed away peacefully on December 18, 2019 at his daughter’s home. He was a great craftsman who was a member of Local 310. Alan enjoyed the outdoors. He also worked as an auxiliary policeman and firefighter for Sheffield Village, and was very proud of his military service with the 187th Airborne group of the Army.

Alan is survived by his children, Sheryl McKain (Larry), Michelle McCowan, Shawn McCowan (Elizabeth), Raelene McCowan, and Adam McCowan (Jennifer); and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

The family will have a private celebration of Alan’s life.

Snyder, Alma G.

Alma Gregory Snyder, age 79 of Avon, passed away Sunday February 24, 2019 at her home. She was a beautiful, funny, strong, witty, and hard-working lady who lived simply, but loved greatly.

Alma is survived by her husband Al Snyder; sons, Tom (Fran) Gregory, Joe (Carolyn) Gregory, and Mark (Elaine) Gregory; grandchildren, Andrea (Dan) Findley, Stephanie (Zach) Levy, Joe Gregory, Amber (Jacob) Baraona, Kyle (Danielle) Gregory, Brad Gregory, and Jamie Gregory; 6 great grandchildren; and a sister, Trudi Hodgson.

She was preceded in death by her son, Robert Gregory.

In memory of Alma, please join the family for a Celebration of her life on Wednesday from 4-8pm at Avon Isle, 37080 Detroit Rd., Avon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

A private burial will take place at a later date.

Taylor, Karla K.

Karla Kay Taylor ,59,passed away May 25th at her home. She was born Sept.23rd 1958 in Winchester Virginia, the daughter of Henry and Shirley McKee , Loving mom of Nate and Chante’ Taylor.

Karla was a sweet woman,who had the biggest heart.She lived for her kids,And would do anything for them, loving them unconditionall y.  Family was the most important thing for her. She touched so many lives over the years with her kindness, warm smile,  And big hugs.

Your wings were ready.  But our hearts were not.  You will be deeply missed.  And never forgotten.                       N.A.M.A.I.L.Y.

She is survived by her son Nathan Taylor, Daughter Chante’ Taylor , (1) Granddaughter Mia Rose Taylor, Both parents Henry and Shirley McKee.