Miranda, Gabriel

Gabriel Miranda, age 56 of Lorain. Our loving son, brother, and uncle went home to be with the Lord and his “Pop” on Monday, September 24 after a lengthy illness that he battled with his family by his side.

He is survived by his mother, Marta; siblings, Maggie Martin (Jim), Tito Miranda (Anne), Manuel Miranda (Regina), Marco Miranda (Allana), William (Lucy), Ramon, Rubin, and Nereda; and many nieces and nephews which he loved very much.

Gabriel was an avid sports fan of Ohio State football, the Cleveland Browns and the Indians.

He was preceded in death by his father, Guadalupe Miranda.

The family will receive friends at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 N. Ridge Rd., Sheffield Twp. on Monday from 4-7pm.

Ruer, Twila

RUER, TWILA, age 80 of Lorain, passed away September 23, 2018.

Beloved wife of the late Ronald. Loving mother of Dalton Ruer (Laura), Myrna Ferry (Dan), and Candiese Dunphy (Jason). Cherished grandmother of Michael (Kelsie) and Tim Ferry, Ryan and Owen Dunphy, Ashley Sullens (Charles), and Hillary Carpenter (Josh); great grandmother of 7; and sister of Carol Gerda.

Twila was a pre-school Sunday school teacher at New Haven Baptist Church where she was a member for 23 years. She enjoyed reading the Word, crocheting and other crafting, making cakes and candies, doing adult coloring books and jigsaw puzzles. Her greatest joy was raising her three children.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8pm at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 N. Ridge Rd., Sheffield Twp. and at the New Haven Baptist Church, 5290 French Creek Rd., Sheffield Village on Thursday from 10am until the time of service at 11am. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Donations may be made to the Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44110.

Scarberry, Carl

Carl Scarberry, age 53 of Lorain, passed away at his home on Sunday, September 16. He graduated from Clearview High School, where he played football and basketball, and Lorain County Community College. Carl worked at Disney property, MGM Studios, and more recently as a dough maker for East of Chicago. He was an avid Cleveland Browns and Indians fan.

Carl is survived by his mother, Paulette Scarberry-Moore, and his sister, Wanda Scarberry. He was preceded in death by his father, Carl Scarberry.

The family will receive friends at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 N. Ridge Rd., Sheffield Twp., on Friday from 12noon -1pm at which time the funeral service will begin. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery.

Deichler, Danny C.

Danny C. Deichler, 57 of Elyria, passed away suddenly on Friday, September 14, 2018 at his home. He loved to take nature rides on his Harley, as well as going swimming, watching football and baseball, and playing Bingo. Danny was a loving and caring man who enjoyed life, listening to country music, cooking for his family and friends as well as spending time with all of them.

Danny is survived by his son, Dakota C. Deichler; sister, Vicki Tegan (Frank); step brother, Ernie Deichler; and Dakota’s mother, Paula Burkey. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Christina Deichler; infant sister, Dorothy Deicher, and brother, Jimmy Deichler.

The family will receive friends at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 N. Ridge Rd., Sheffield Twp., on Thursday from 11am -1pm at which time the funeral service will begin. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery.

Hrivnak, William J.

William J. Hrivnak, 80 years old and the Patriarch of his family, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 after a short period of declining health. He was born February 1, 1938 in Clairton, Pennsylvania to John F. and Annette (nee Senik) Hrivnak. He graduated from Turtle Creek High School (Pennsylvania) in 1955. He married his wife Patricia (Pat) Fabyanic on December 22, 1956; she survives.

He had many nicknames over his 80 blessed years, including Slim, Harvey, Uncle Willy, Popeye, and the Real Mr. Classic (funny story there). He was affectionately known to all who knew him as Pops. His adoring children also called him The Lawman, and they loved and respected him and his wishes until the very end.

Pops retired from General Motors Fisher Body in Elyria, Ohio in 1984 and also served as a volunteer fireman for Elyria Township. He was a member of St. Lad’s Club, Lorain; Eagles Aerie #431, Elyria; and the Slovak Club, Lorain.

Pops was a lifelong Cleveland sports fan, although he did throw in the towel a year ago on the Browns. When deciding which team in his home state of Pennsylvania to switch his allegiance to, and knowing his wife Patricia is an ardent Steelers fan, he chose the Philadelphia Eagles (he couldn’t possibly root for the Squealers!). He got to see his newly adopted team win the Super Bowl this past year.

He also spent many an hour watching the Indians on mute on the TV, while listening to the radio broadcast, because that’s how he liked to catch his ballgames. His kids will cherish the memories of listening to the Indians on the radio with Pops in the garage while tinkering on projects. Pops also loved doing his crossword puzzles, and tracking lottery numbers – he was always so close to landing the big one, but was off by just one number (more great stories there!).

He loved golfing, and passed along his love of the game to his kids and grandkids. Some of the grandkids earliest memories are of golfing with their Papaw. He’d be the first to tell you it’s never too late to hit that hole-in-one, a feat he accomplished at 73 years of age.

With all he did in life, he was most proud of his family and cherished spending all the time he could with them. If there was a family get together happening anywhere, Pops was there with his iconic Cleveland Browns beer cup, which had faded from all the years of use.

His loving wife Patricia stood steadfastly by his side throughout their 62 years of marriage, which included 6 kids in 6-1/2 years (no twins!) and was holding his hand to the very end. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children: John “Randy” Hrivnak, Elyria Township; Mick (Valerie) Hrivnak, Elyria; Ron (Kathy) Hrivnak, Columbia, SC; Deb Hrivnak, Wooster, OH; Bill (Kim) Hrivnak, Elyria; and Brenda (Jay Kimball) Hrivnak, Collins, OH. His family also expanded to include 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Joanne Takarchek, of Bellefonte, PA; nephew Walter Reese; numerous other sisters and brothers-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his mother and father-in-law, Albert and Helen Fabyanic, great-granddaughter Maycee Rae Kokis, brother-in-law Peter Takarchek, and niece Tamara “Tammy” Reese (nee Takarchek).

Family and friends will be received Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M at Wyers Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 N. Ridge Road, Elyria, Ohio. A service by Pastor Charles Keesee will follow at 4:00 P.M. at the Funeral Chapel. All are welcome to join the family for food and fellowship at St. Lad’s Club Pavilion, 4221 Clinton Avenue, Lorain, OH 44055 at the conclusion of the service. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to one of the causes that was near and dear to Pops’ heart – the Vietnam Veterans or the Wounded Warrior Project. Online condolences may be made at Wyers-Bollinger.com

We love you Pops! You will be in our hearts forever! We were blessed to have you!

Gustely, Richard G. “Gus”

Richard G. Gustely “Gus”, age 61 of Wakeman, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Saturday, September 8, 2018. Gus loved anything that had to do with the outdoors, especially fishing, but the most important things in his life were his daughters, “Gus’s Girls”, Brandi and Dana Gustely. He is also survived by his brother, David Gustely. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Anna Mae Gustely.

The family will receive friends at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 N. Ridge Rd., Sheffield Twp. on Sunday, September 16 from 2-5pm with a Memorial Service beginning at 4:30pm.

Tegan, Lois E.

Lois E. Tegan, 85 of Lorain, passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. She was an extremely giving, selfless, strong and compassionate woman who was completely dedicated to God. She loved to work on math equations and to write, as evidenced by the fact that she authored a book. Lois also loved nature, especially trees. She was a loving parent, having become a widow at a very young age, acting as both father and mother to her children.

Lois is survived by her loving family, including her children, Carmen Hernandez, Theresa Velemirovich (Peter), and Frank Tegan (Vicki); grandchildren, Joel Hernandez, Emmanuel Ocasio, Sharon Velemirovich, and Crystal Velemirovich; great-grandchildren, Jewell Velemirovich, Jada and Jeremiah Nelson, Ryan Richards, and Isael Hernandez; and siblings, Will Clark, Alice Donahoe, Sawyer Clark, and Mary Bailey. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael F. Tegan; parents, Huff and Opal Clark; and brothers, Roger and Raymond Clark.

The family will receive friends at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 N. Ridge Rd., Sheffield Township on Monday, August 6 from 2-4pm with a service beginning at 3:30pm.

Wiley, Earl

Earl Wiley, age 87 of Lorain, passed away on Thursday, July 26, 2018. He was a steel worker for 38 years and enjoyed gardening and especially spending time with his grandchildren.

Earl is survived by his children, Edgar (Roberta), Earl, Jr., and Susan Schneider (Ken), grandchildren, Edgar, Jr., Jason, Cierra, Madison, Mara, Hayden, Riley, and Connor; great grandchildren, Ryan, Madeline, Lacie, Lynk,and Rachel; and siblings, Dolores Dickens, Edna Dickens, Isabelle Foster, and Lena Cain.  He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 56 years, Dottie; his parents, Tug and Effie Wiley; and siblings, Ethel Woody, Edith Dillon, Hazel Wiley, Lorraine Castle, and Sandra Wiley.

The family will receive friends at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 N. Ridge Rd., Sheffield Twp. on Saturday from 5-7pm.  The funeral and burial will take place at the Chapel at Pineview Cemetery, Orgas, West Virginia on Sunday with visitation from 1-2pm and the funeral service at 2pm.

Brown, Paul F.

Paul F. Brown, 78 of Elyria, passed away on Friday, July 13, 2018. He was an avid truck driver who loved camping and his dachshund dogs.

Paul is survived by his son, Leroy Brown, and sister, Carol Green. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane Brown; his parents, Paul and Mary Brown; and his daughter, Florence Wagner.

According to Paul’s wishes, there will be no services.

Dandrea, Jason

Jason Dandrea, age 44 of Lorain, passed away following a brief illness on Friday, July 6, 2018. He loved riding motorcycles, playing golf, and just life in general.  Above all, he loved his three children.

Jason is survived by his children, Logan Dandrea of Vermilion, Noah Dandrea of Elyria, and Autumn Dandrea of Elyria; his mother, Robin Smith (Rich) of Lorain; his grandmother, Victoria Dandrea of Elyria; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins; and his faithful companion, Opie. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Dandrea; grandparents, Lewis and Pearl Chapman; and grandfather, Thomas Dandrea.

The family will receive friends at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 N. Ridge Rd., Sheffield Twp. on Saturday, July 14 from 1-4PM with a memorial service beginning at 3:30pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Robin Smith to help with his medical expenses.

Muntean, Patricia L.

Patricia L. Muntean, age 82 of Elyria, passed away on Friday, July 6, 2018. She was an extremely thoughtful, giving, and charitable person who would help whoever she could. She loved flower gardening, going shopping, and had been an excellent cook; but more than anything, she loved being with her family and friends.

Patricia is survived by her loving children, Sharie Riccardi (Dan), Laurie Muntean (Dale), and Virgil W. Muntean; a grandson, Daniel Riccardi; sisters, Delores McGee, and Carol Greiner; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Anna Krajeski; one brother, Robert Krajeski; and her precious dog, Shadow.

The family will receive friends at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 N. Ridge Rd., Sheffield Twp. on Friday from 5-8pm with a memorial celebration beginning at 7:30pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to your favorite charity would be appreciated.

Royster, Carolyn

Carolyn Royster passed away on June 5, 2018. She had obtained her GED and took several courses in the machine trades and Business College. Carolyn loved fishing, playing Bingo, tending to her flowers, and especially spending time with her family. Also, she absolutely loved her little dog, Taco.

Carolyn is survived by her children, Debra DeCost and Raymond Royster, 4 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, 3 brothers, and 1 sister. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Lillian Alexander, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters.

The family will receive friends at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 N. Ridge Rd., Sheffield Twp. on Saturday, July 7 from 1-2:30PM.

Baker, Ivan

Ivan Baker, 80 of Elyria, passed away on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at his home. He was known as the greatest handyman who worked as a construction laborer for over 45 years with Local 758. Ivan was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather who loved flowers, gardening, and watching his grandchildren play sports. He was a friend to all!

Ivan was the beloved husband of Sue; a father, grandfather, brother, and uncle.

The family will receive friends at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 N. Ridge Rd., Sheffield Twp. on Sunday from 2-4pm. A private family burial service will be held later. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ivan’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Hobert, Florence May

Florence May Hobert (nee, Zuelzke), 94 years old, passed away at UH Elyria Medical Center, June 20, 2018. Florence was born in Fostoria, Ohio in 1924 to Harry and Mable (nee, Burgbacher) Zuelzke.

She is survived by sons Joseph and Timothy (wife, Carol) Hobert, and daughters Carolyn Hobert and Ann (husband, James) St. Clair of Dalzell, South Carolina; grandchildren, Aaron Hobert, Jennifer Borrelli, Brandon Borrelli, and Jamie Miller; Sisters Louise Stucky of Oxnard, California, Mary Janes Aller of Fostoria, Ohio, Nancy Zuelzke, sister-in-law, of Fostoria, Ohio; and a host of nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband Carl “Bud” Hobert, 2009, first born child Andrew, 1962, and brother, Charles, 2011.

Florence worked for Western Union for many years and at Ferry Nursing Home in Elyria. She volunteered when her children were “still children” at Little League South, Cub Scouts, and St. Mary’s Catholic School. Later, she again volunteered at the American Red Cross. She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Services have been arranged with Wyers Bollinger Funeral Home, 2900 N. Ridge Rd., Sheffield Twp for Saturday, June 23. Viewing is from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., with services following at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. After the burial service, Redeemer Lutheran Church will host a reception at 295 College Park, Elyria.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children Hospital or Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Wash, Carey

Carey Wash (nee Boyette) of Elyria, passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2018 of a lengthy illness. She loved working with the elderly.

Carey is survived by her three sons – Timothy McGlugritch, Antonio Boyette, and Aaron Kudlo; three brothers – Joseph, Daniel, and David Boyette; one sister – Michelle Krause, two grandchildren – Caitlin and Timothy, Jr; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Carol Gencur and her father, Joseph Boyette.

She will be truly missed by all!

The family will receive friends at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 N,. Ridge Rd., Sheffield Twp. on Monday, June 18 from 6-7pm at which time the memorial service will begin.

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.

Melton, Gregory A.

Gregory A. Melton, age 58, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2018.

He is survived by his brothers, Dennis (Paula) Melton and Don (Bev) Melton; and sisters, Kimberly White (Kevin), and Karhen Williamson (Casey). He was preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Helen Melton and brother, Randy Melton.

There are no services scheduled.

Hackney, Roy R.

Roy R. Hackney, age 68, passed away unexpectedly May 26.  He was an avid gardener, and loved fishing, camping, boating, and riding his Harley.

Roy is survived by his loving companion of 20 years, Joyce Fate; daughter, Ronni Lynn Hackney; brother, Charles Mounts; sister Brenda Mounts; and one grandchild.

The family will receive friends at Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 N. Ridge Road, Sheffield Township, on Saturday June 2 from 4 – 6 pm, with services immediately following.

 

Fern, Kenneth Sr.

Kenneth Fern Sr. passed away unexpectedly on May 26.

Ken is survived by his mother, Shelby (nee Burdette); his children, Kenneth Jr, Tyler, and Marlayna; and his brothers, Robert and Charley.

Ken was preceded in death by his father, Charles; and his sister, Vickie Lynn,

The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 31 at Peace Mennonite Church, 9300 West Ridge Road, Elyria from 12 – 1 pm, with the service immediately following.

Roberts, Kenneth E.

Kenneth Edward Roberts, 96 ½, of Grafton, passed away Friday, May 25th at St. John Westshore Hospital after a brief illness.  His incredible life began November 18, 1921 in Zanesville, Ohio.

There is no way to condense such an amazing person into a small space, but he loved and was loved very much by family and anyone who got to know him, even with the nickname of “Grumpy”.  He loved the outdoors, taking care of his yard, fishing, camping, and telling his life stories at cookouts over a fire.

He served in the U.S Army during WWII, in Co. B 33rd Regt. 3rd Armored Div., as a tank commander and First Sergeant in the Battle of the Bulge and until the end of the war.

He was then employed at B.F. Goodrich, Avon Lake, OH as a foreman and retired in 1982 after 27 years.

Survivors include his wife of 76 years, Mary O. (nee Wheaton) of Grafton, daughter Lana Moore of Elyria, two grandchildren; Joshua Moore (Halle) of Owasso, Oklahoma and Holly Robles (Alex) of Elyria, OH,  great granddaughter, Zoey Moore, of Owasso, Oklahoma, brother, Earl Roberts of Zanesville, OH and several nieces and nephews.

Ken was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Shirley and son, Jeffrey Roberts, parents Alva and Sylvia Roberts (nee Rowland), brother Ray Roberts, and son-in-law C. Gary Moore.

Friends are welcome to celebrate his life 4PM-7PM Weds. 5/30/18 at Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Home 2900 N Ridge Rd, Elyria OH 44035 and 12PM-2PM Thurs. 5/31/18 at Bryan & Hardwick Funeral Home 2318 Maple Ave. Zanesville OH, 43701

Funeral services will begin at 2PM Thurs. with full military graveside honors immediately following at Zanesville Memorial Park 1475 Military Rd, Zanesville, OH .

Shropshire, Nora

Nora Shropshire (nee Jarnigan), 93 won the battle with dementia (2 Timothy 4:7-8) on Friday, May 25.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Harry Shropshire, and her mother, Alice Bartock. She is survived by her son, Donovan Shropshire of Toledo; granddaughter, Meredith Yalung; and great grandchildren, Noah Yalung and Claudia Kurtzuba.

Nora was a wonderful woman who loved the Lord, and lived for her family. She will be missed beyond measure.

The family will receive friends at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 N,. Ridge Rd., Sheffield Twp. on Wednesday from 10am-12 noon at which time the funeral service will begin. Burial to follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens.

Hill, Gladys Arnell

Gladys Arnell Hill passed away March 13, 2018.  She was born on December 18, 1933. She was the fifth child born to Tommie and Ruth (Bryant) Hill in Cowan, TN. Gladys completed her education in the Franklin County, Tennessee school system, where she was very active in High School sports. She was an outstanding basketball player, and her senior year she was crowned Miss Townsend.
In May 1952, Gladys Arnell joined the U.S Air Force. During her seven years of service, she was promoted to an E6 (Sergeant).  In May, 1959 she received an honorable discharge and moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where she lived for more than 57 years.

Gladys was employed at the Cleveland Clinic and at C.P.I., where she retired in 2008.  Gladys Arnell believed in Christ and was a member of the Catholic Church.

Gladys Arnell leaves to cherish her memory with four sisters: Ernestine Hill and Maria Butler, of Nashville, TN; Sallye Jean Speight of New Castle, PA; Patilla Corn of Elyria, OH. Two brothers Albert (Gladys) Hill of Nashville, TN and Charles Hill of Anchorage, Alaska. She also leaves to cherish her memory, her caregiver and niece, Rochell Corn. A host of nephews, nieces, great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

Gladys Arnell is proceeded in death by her mother Ruth E. Bryant Hill, father, William Henry (Tommie) Hill, Sr., Brother, William Henry Hill, Jr., and Sister Ruth Evelyn (Hill) Brasier.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 20 at 3:00 at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 N. Ridge Road, Sheffield Twp.

Paciotti, James H.

James H. Paciotti, 83, of Avon Lake passed away Friday, April 20, 2018 at St. John Medical Center in Westlake.  He was born August 19, 1934 in Cleveland to the late James and Mary (Temerario) Paciotti.

Mr. Paciotti was a U.S. Navy Veteran.  He retired from East Ohio Gas Company after 40 years of employment.  Jim enjoyed gambling, traveling and spending time with his family.

James is survived by a son, Robert (Diana) Paciotti: daughters, Jean Paciotti and Debbie Moffitt: grandchildren, Gina Moffitt, Rob (Crystal) Paciotti and Mike (Amy) Paciotti: great grandchildren, Leo, Shawn, Gianna, Arianna and Nico: a sister, Florence Healey.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice M. (Zick) Paciotti, a grandson Jason Moffitt and brother, Albert, and his twin brother, Danny.

There will be no services.

Thompson, Gary K.


Gary K. Thompson, 71, of Elyria, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018 in Wellington as a result of an automobile accident.  He was born July 14, 1946 in West Virginia to the late Robert and Eunice (Rhodes) Thompson.

Mr. Thompson was a U. S. Army Veteran and served in Vietnam.  He enjoyed doing projects around his house, working on cars, fishing, hunting and spending time with his family.

Gary is survived by a son, Gary W. Thompson: daughters, Vicky Bird and Dianna Thompson: 12 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren: brothers, Larry and Randy Thompson and a sister, Geraldine “Red” King.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan C. (Pierson) Thompson, a son, Clarence D. Thompson and 7 siblings.

The family will receive friends Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 5:00 pm until the time of services at 6:30 pm at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 North Ridge Road, Sheffield Township.

Hartsel, Katherine L.

Katherine L. Hartsel, (nee-Biltz), 93, of Lorain, passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Main Street Care Center in Avon Lake.

She was born January 2, 1925 in Lorain to the late George and Elsie (nee-Mauer) Biltz.

Katherine is survived by 7 children, many grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Scotty Hartsel.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, January 16, 2018 from 11:00 am until the time of services at 12:00 pm at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 North Ridge Road, Sheffield Township.  Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon.

Watkins, Robert L.

Robert L. Watkins, 70, of LaGrange Twp. entered eternal rest on September 7, 2017.  He was employed by Ford Motor Company as a carpenter and was retired for 10 years.

Robert is survived by his wife of 22 years, Cyndie (nee-Urig): son, Robert L. (Jeannie): daughter, Krista N.: step daughter, Michelle York: step son, Christopher (Stacey) York: brother, Charlie and sisters, Inez Ewton and Anna Tilley.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Grady and Beulah Watkins, sisters, Sybil Watkins and Sue Fisher and brothers, Matthew, James and Labron.

There will be no services.  Memorial contributions can be made to Multiple Breed Dog Rescue ,www.mbrohio.com

Crum, Joyce A.

Joyce A. Crum, (nee Churchwell), 75, of Elyria passed away Thursday, June 15, 2017.

She was born July 3, 1941 in Savannah, TN to the late Jesse and Burcena Churchwell.  Joyce was an Elyria resident for the past 10 years, coming from Lorain.  She enjoyed going to flea markets and spending time with her family and grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Mellissa (David) Brockes, William J. Crum, and John (Tami) Crum: grandchildren, William J. Crum, jr, Tony Lovsey, Heather Crum, Matthew Brockes, and Selina Crum: a great grandson, William J. Crum III: a sister, Christine Daniels: a brother, Jon Churchwell.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernes J. Crum and brothers, Paul and Fred Churchwell.

The family will receive friends Monday, June 19th from 6:00 pm until the time of a memorial service at 7:30 pm at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 North Ridge Road, Elyria.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to New Life Hospice.

Ickes, Patricia

Patricia “Pat” Ickes, (nee Traurig), 77, of Elyria passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

She was born April 21, 1940 in Cannonsburg, Pennsylvania to the late William and Maryann Traurig.  Pat was an Elyria resident for the past 47 years and was a member of Cornerstone United Methodist Church.  She enjoyed painting with water colors, traveling, and was always thrilled to see her grandchildren.

Pat is survived by her husband of 58 years, James E. Ickes: sons, William of Bellevue, NE., and Steven of Bloomfield, IN: 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her daughter, Dr. Dawn E. Ickes.

The family will receive friends Sunday, June 18th. from 1-3 pm at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 North Ridge Rd., Elyria.  A memorial service will follow at 4:00 pm at Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 2949 West River Road North, Elyria.  Private burial will be at Brookdale Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Cornerstone United Methodist Church.

Metheney, Darryl

DARRYL TROY METHENEY, age 28, passed away unexpectedly on June 14, 2017. He recently was a tattoo artist who loved to paint, cut his nephews’ hair, and would go out of his way to help others. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Darryl is survived by his brother Dwain and sister Erin Matheney; nephews, Joseph and Brayden Metheney; grandmother, Madeline Metheney; uncle Scott and aunt Beanita Douglas; great uncle Tommy and great aunt Julie Douglas; great uncle Buddy and great aunt Peg Webb; and many cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dwain and Lisa (nee Douglas) Matheney; grandfather, Troy Metheney; grandparents, Richard and Mary Douglas; and uncle Richie Douglas.

The family will receive friends at the WYERS-BOLLINGER FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2900 North Ridge Rd., Sheffield Township on Saturday from 6-8pm with a celebration of his life at 8pm.

Palermo, Guy Ellery

Guy Ellery Palermo, 65, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2017 at Ames Family Hospice House in Westlake.  He is now with his Heavenly Father.

He was born in New London, Connecticut on April 6, 1951.  Guy lived in Lorain and Vermilion, and was a graduate of Vermilion High School. He attended Lorain County Community College.  Mr. Palermo served in the United States Navy on the U.S.S Manatee for four years.  Guy retired from Avon School System. He had a masters in photography and enjoyed model railroads.  He was a member of Church of the Open Door.

Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Cheryl (Jacob); his father, Ralph Palermo; a daughter, Amanda Palermo; a son, John Palermo; his uncle Gerald (Carol) Palermo.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Lettie (Babcock) Palermo, an aunt, Betty Casey and other aunts and uncles.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 12:00 pm until the time of a memorial service at 1:00 pm at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 North Ridge Road, Elyria.  The Rev. Bob Wickens, Pastor of the Church of the Open Door will officiate.

Memorial contributions can be made to Ames Family Hospice House, 30080 Hospice Way Westlake, OH 44145 or Animal Protective League of Lorain, 8303 Murray Ridge Rd., Elyria, OH 44035

Lautner, Charles Sr,

Charles Lautner, Sr., 75 of Lorain passed away Sunday at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph.  He was born October 2, 1941 in Lorain to the late Joseph J. and Zada L. (nee-Biddlecome) Lautner.  Mr. Lautner was a U.S. Army Veteran.  He is survived by his sons, Charles Lautner, Jr. (Karen), and Cary Lautner; 2 daughters; 3 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; a sister, Bonnie Hartzl.  Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 2 sisters. There will be no services.

Moore, Harold R.

Harold R. Moore Jr., 55, of Lorain passed away on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at his residence following a lengthy illness. He was a lifelong resident of Lorain and a graduate of Lorain High School. He formerly worked at Bob’s Big Boy in Amherst. Harold enjoyed reading comic books and watching movies.  Survivors include his father Harold (Dick) Moore, Sr.; stepmother, Paulette Moore; sister Rhonda R. Moore; stepsister Wanda J. Scarberry; stepbrother Carl Scarberry; and nieces, Linda Elizabeth Weir and Tara Alexis Moore.  He is preceded in death by his mother Linda Moore; brother Martin Andrew Moore; sister Mary L. Moore; paternal grandparents, Earl and Genevieve Moore, and his maternal grandparents, Burbage and Olive King.  The family will receive friends at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 North Ridge Rd., Sheffield Tnsp. on Friday from 1-2pm with the funeral service following at 2pm. The burial will follow at Ridgehill Memorial Park.

Novarese, Irene M.

Irene M. Novarese (formerly Courtright) of North Ridgeville, passed away on November 18th, 2016. She was an Air Force Veteran, having served during Desert Storm. She received the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal, and a Training Ribbon. Irene worked as an Operating Room nurse for several years at Fairview Hospital. She enjoyed reading, doing crafts, and collecting and watching movies.  Irene is survived by her husband, Dwayne; daughter, Kaitlin Courtright; stepsons, Keith and Spencer Novarese; father, Robert Illig; and brother Bob Illig. She was preceded in death by her brother, Christopher Illig.  No services are scheduled at this time but there will be one scheduled at a later date.

Greenleaf, Darius E.

Darius E. Greenleaf, “Greenie”, age 85 of Sheffield Lake, passed away suddenly on Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 at his home. He was born and raised in Gassaway, WV. Greenie worked for Local 425 at Ford Motor Co. in Lorain for 31 years, retiring in 1990. He was also a part-time patrolman for Sheffield Village for 17 years. Darius was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather who served our country as a U. S. Marine during the Korean War. He was a top tier basketball player in high school and loved watching college basketball and football, especially the WV Mountaineers and the OSU Buckeyes. His favorite pastime was spending time with his friends and grandchildren.  Darius is survived by his daughter, Kathy Woljevach (Michael Adam) of Wakeman; grandchildren, Larry Greenleaf, Jr of Kentucky; Nicole Walden (Doug) of Loveland, OH, Michael Woljevach of Wakeman, Justin Woljevach of Sheffield Lake, and A.J. Greenleaf of Dallas, TX; several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years, Evalina “Shorty” (nee Truman); son, Larry Greenleaf, Sr., grandson, Gary Fitzpatrick; and siblings, Russell, Donald, Floatie, Ronald, Arlene, Gladys “Della”, and Forest “Pete”.  The family will receive friends at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 North Ridge Rd., Sheffield Tnsp. on Friday from 4-7pm. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 10am followed by the interment at Resthaven Memory Gardens.

Resor, David W.

David W. Resor, age 62, beloved husband of Karin (Rein) Resor, passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at his home.  He is the father of David Jr., Stefanie and Emily, and the cherished grandfather of four. David is the son of William and Helen Resor and David and Sue Coy. He is the brother of Jo Ann Gresh, Timothy (Patricia), Charles (deceased), Sharon, William Jr (Debra), and Joyce (Rick) Sergent.  David retired from Ford Motor Company as a Market Manager for 33 years.  A private service will be officiated by Chaplains William Resor, Jr. and also Karl Rein of Harbor Light Hospice.

Ruby E. Gendics

Ruby E. Gendics, age 82, died peacefully in her home on September 19, 2016. Ruby was born in North Carolina, the daughter of Russell and Selma Duke. Ruby was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Gendics who died in 1976 and her long-time companion, Cliff Elbert who passed away on June 2, 2016. She is survived by her 6 children, 9 grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren, along with Cliff’s 4 children and 4 grandchildren. A private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to local homeless shelters or food banks.

Robert Warren Zink Jr.

Robert Warren Zink, Jr., Sheffield Lake, Ohio. Born April 9, 1952, in Grand Rapids, MI, to the late Robert W. Zink and Nettie Liese Zink, died on Monday, September 19, 2016, at the age 64, following a long battle with C.O.P.D. Robert, also known as Bob and Rob, was the beloved husband of Martha Voss Zink (married 1974) and proud father of Andrew Gareth Zink (born 1983). Having studied engineering at the Great Lakes Maritime Academy, he worked as an engineer in Great Lakes shipping for many years. Surviving are his wife Martha and son Andrew, his older sister, Bobbie Crawford and her husband, Clarence Douglas Crawford, and his younger sister Ella Moran, and their families. Bob loved the great outdoors — from the family woods that held his father’s hunting cabin near Howard City, to the wind and waves of the Great Lakes — and could often be found in his garden tending to his tomato plants and dogs. He loved playing drums, tinkering with classic cars, wood carving, playing card games, studying family history and proudly recounting his son’s achievements. A memorial will be held in the family woods this fall, at a date to be determined.

Jayson D. Negron

Jayson D. Negron, age 26 of Elyria, passed away on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016. He had been a resident for the past 10 years at Rescare of Elyria where he received great care. Jayson was a happy boy who loved monkeys and could brighten anyone’s day with his smile. He will be greatly loved and missed by many. Jayson is survived by his siblings, Marianela Negron, Arquelio Negron, Ednadi Persinger, and Wilmarys Negron-Velez; along with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Marilyn Santiago and step-father, Ramon Santiago. The family will receive friends at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 North Ridge Rd., Elyria on Friday from 5-8pm and on Saturday from 10-11am with the funeral service at 11am at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery.

Connie L. Myers

Connie Lou Myers, 78 of Lorain, OH passed away September 11, 2016 at St. John Westshore Medical Center, Westlake after a courageous battle with illness. Born in Fairchance, PA on December 26, 1937 to Albert and Sara (Conn) Cole. Connie is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Regis E. Myers. They were married April 20, 1960 in Shoaf, PA at Shoaf Free Methodist Church. Sons Keith (Amylee) Myers and Douglas Myers of Lorain and one sister Ruth Novotny of Fairchance, PA. She was preceded in death by both of her parents, sister Janet Datko and niece Nancy Novotny all of Fairchance, PA. Connie enjoyed nothing more than lovingly serving her “boys”. She delighted in cooking and running the household for her husband, Regis and son, Doug. She could be seen at many sporting events to support her son, Keith over the years. She enjoyed coffee, conversation and reading magazines in her spare time. Mostly shy in personality, she was genuinely cherished by friends and all who met her on her journey. She was also know as “Coffee Con” by her special little friends Alyssa, Bryce, DJ and Drake. Connie’s family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Dr. Joseph Trunzo and the caring nursing team at St. John West Shore. Also to the Hospice of Western Reserve, Laura and Eric and numerous, kind home health care aides. She will be deeply missed. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice. The family will receive friends at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel 2900 North Ridge Rd., Elyria from 6-8pm on Thursday. There will be a private interment.

Wm. Matthew Watkins

Wm. Matthew Watkins, age 78 of Lorain passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 after an extended illness. He was a retired pipe-fitter from the Ford Motor Co. Matthew enjoyed singing gospel music, and spending time traveling. He was a member of the Old Fashioned Grace Baptist Church in South Amherst. Matthew is survived by his son, Michael Watkins (Jody); daughters, Yvonna Rivera, and Rhonda Kasubienski (Andy); grandchildren, Shanna Watkins, Aurie Watkins, Blaine Watkins, and Kyle Kasubienski; 3 great grandchildren; and brothers, Charlie, James, Labron, and Robert Watkins; and sisters, Inez Ewton, and Anna Tilley. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia; parents, Grady and Beulah Watkins; and sisters, Sybil Watkins and Sue Fisher. Private family service was held.

Terrence D. Szanto

Terrence D. Szanto age 75 of Sheffield Lake, passed away on Tuesday, August 30th, 2016. He was retired from Lorain Products after working there a majority of his life. He enjoyed the outdoors, playing cards, and spending time with his grandsons. He was a friend to many. Terrence is survived by his son Terrence D. Szanto II (Julie) of Olmsted Township; daughter, Stephanie A. Szanto of Sheffield Lake; grandsons, Terry Szanto III, Hayden Stevens, Kevin Szanto, and Wade Carlton; sister, Linda Kacsandy (Lewis) of Avon Lake; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Stephanie; and parents, Joseph and Ann Szanto. A private service will be held.

R. G. “Steve” Casteel

R. G. “Steve” Casteel, age 88 passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2016. He was a member of Lorain Baptist Church in Lorain. Steve enjoyed bowling, woodworking, and making puzzles out of wood. Survivors include his sons, Joe, Craig, and Chris Casteel; daughter, Loretta McNally; 10 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 57 years, Lela (nee Hornaday); his parents, Bert and Maggie Casteel; and his son, Tony Casteel. The family will receive friends at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 North Ridge Rd., Elyria on Tuesday, August 30 from 9-11am with the funeral service immediately following at 11am. Burial will be in Ridge Hill Memorial Park.

Jacquelene Meyers

Jacquelene “Jackie” Meyers (nee Slone), age 72 of Avon, passed away following a brief illness on Friday, August 26th, 2016. She was an avid reader who also enjoyed traveling, going to garage sales, watching TV with her husband Pete, and spending time with her family. Jackie is survived by her husband Ken, “Pete”; daughters, Sherry Lynn Hartman, Theresa Ann Liegl (Donald), and Jacquelene Michelle Lindley; stepchildren, Denise Westover (Charles), Sheila Rigger (James), and Joey Myers (Christine); several grandchildren and great grandchildren; her siblings, Lorrie Adkins of Grafton, Marietta Dixon of Elyria, Gloria Evans of Elyria, Sandy Christian of Tennessee, Johnny Slone of Virginia, and Tony Slone of Virginia; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Henry and Ora Slone; and a sister, Paulette Twombly. The family will receive friends at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 North Ridge Rd., Elyria on Wednesday, August 31 from 10am-12 noon with the funeral service immediately following at noon. Burial will be at Sugar Ridge Cemetery in North Ridgeville.

Dalila Alvarado

Dalila Alvarado, age 85 of Lorain, passed away on Wednesday, August 24th, 2016. She had a real love for life, including sewing, knitting, cooking, listening and dancing to traditional Hispanic music, and watching old Lawrence Welk shows. She also enjoyed working at Hawk’s Greenhouse. Survivors include her 3 sons, Miguel (Jenny, deceased), Harold (Nancy), and Wilfredo (Virginia) Alvarado; 9 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and 5 brothers and 2 sisters. A Memorial Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Chapel, 4301 Pearl Ave., Lorain on Tuesday at 9:30am followed by the inurnment at Ridge Hill Memorial Park.

Frederick Davis

Frederick J. “Fritz” Davis, 87, passed away on Monday, August 22, 2016, at his home. He was the husband of Shirley J. (Winter) Davis for 68 years. Mr. Davis was the father of the late Frederick W, Patrick H, and Constance A. He is survived by his children: Joseph M., Steven A (Dawn), James B (Terri), Shirlene K, and Dennis (Alicia). He also leaves his sister Mary Thompson; his four siblings Pearl, Carl, William, and Ester preceded him. Mr. Davis was also the grandfather of 13, great grandfather of 20, and great great grandfather of 4. He retired from 758 Laborer’s Union after 50 years of service. Mr. Davis and his wife enjoyed frequent trips to northern Michigan. Friends may call Wednesday from 4:00 pm -7:00 pm at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 North Ridge Rd., Sheffield Tnsp. with the funeral service on Thursday at 10:00 am at the funeral chapel followed by interment at Elmwood Cemetery.

Tiffany Bowens

Tiffany Marie Bowens, age 32 of Sheffield Lake, passed away suddenly on Saturday, August 13th, 2016. She was a wonderful person who enjoyed being a server at the Elks Lodge and taking care of others as an STNA. She loved shopping, watching movies, and the simpler things in life, but above everything else she adored her three children. Tiffany is survived by her children, Ricky Bustamante, Amare Bowens, and Jayden Bustamante; her mother, Cheryl Birkhimer (husband, James); her father, Otis Wright; sister, Tabitha McCray; the fathers of her children, Ricardo Bustamante, Sr., and Dale Bowens; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed by all of her relatives and friends. The family will receive friends at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 North Ridge Rd., Sheffield Township on Friday from 3-7pm.

Josephine Ulcar

Josephine Ulcar, age 85 of Sheffield Village, passed away on Friday, August 12th, 2016 after a long illness. She was a 50 year resident of Sheffield Village. Survivors include her son, Matthew Ulcar of Elyria; daughters, Breda Ulcar of Lorain, and Barb (Dan) Sawyer of Lorain; grandchildren, Erika Ulcar, Andrea Ulcar, Dannielle Sawyer, and John Sawyer; her brother, Stanley Mramor; and remaining relatives in Slovenia. Josephine was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Raymond in 2010; daughter-in-law Alecia Ulcar in 2012; her parents and other relatives. A private family service will be held at a later date.

Herbert Saunders

Herbert Saunders, 81 of Lorain, passed away at his home on Monday, August 8, 2016. He was born in Grethel, KY on May 10, 1935. Herb graduated from Betsy Lane High School in Kentucky. He worked for Lorain Steel for 34 years; was a life insurance agent for 2 years; sold real estate for 20 years; was a landlord for over 40 years; and also was a farmer. Herb is survived by his wife of 2 years, Michelle (nee Ours); sons, Lonnie (Phyllis) of Wakeman, OH and Justin (Carla) of Belle, WV; daughters, Linda of Shelbyville, KY; and Alicia Mullins (Josh) of Man, WV; brothers, Darrell (Terri) of Grafton, OH, Doug (Paulene) of Vest, KY; and Roy (Patty) of Lorain, OH; sisters, Henrietta Yoder (Myron) of Houston, TX, Irene Transeau of Katy, TX, and Sherry Meek (Richard) of Shelbiana, KY.  Herb was preceded in death by his parents, James and Alva Saunders; sisters, Arietta, Inez, Avannell, and Loretta, and his brothers, T.M., and James. The family will receive friends at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 North Ridge Rd., Sheffield Township on Thursday from 2-5pm with a funeral service following at 5pm. The family will also receive friends at the Hall Funeral Home, 331 Beaver Valley Rd., Martin KY on Saturday from 11am-2pm with the funeral service following at 2pm. The burial will take place at the Lee Alley Cemetery in Grethel, KY.

Charles Yarbour

Charles “Chick” Yarbour, 62, of Grafton, OH passed away on August 5, 2016. Charles was born on July 11, 1954 in San Benito, TX, to Alta “Murph” and William “Buck” Yarbour. He loved driving semi-truck, his dogs, camping, and laughing with his friends and family. Chick is survived by his children, Sheila Priddy of Grafton, OH, Jim (Carrie) Yarbour of Wooster, OH, Kristi Yarbour of Orrville, OH and Jason (Paula) Yarbour of Houston, TX; Randi Priddy, Scott Priddy; 7 grandchildren; a sister, Debbie Yarbour of Nelsonville, OH; 2 nephews, and his 3 dogs, Bandit, J.J. and Maggie. He was predeceased by his parents, William and Alta Yarbour, 2 siblings, and his beloved dog, Precious.

Ralph E. Silvy

Ralph E. Silvy, Jr. age 54 of Amherst, passed away at his home following a short illness. He formerly lived in Vermilion. Ralph enjoyed fishing and was a huge STEELERS fan! He is survived by his spouse of 10 years, Bonnie Hall; his mother, Louella Silvy; brothers, Ross (Martha), Robert, Randy (Starla), and Ryan Silvy; step-children, Stacey Gentry, Cory Gentry (Heidi), and Dustin Gentry (Angela); 3 step grandchildren; his former wife, Debora Silvy; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved cat, Sam. Ralph was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Silvy, Sr. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Kevin P. Gallagher

The Man, The Myth, The Legend, Kevin Patrick Gallagher, 64, of Elyria, died Tuesday evening after a short battle with a stupid illness that sucks. He was born in Wilkes Barre, PA, to John and June (Reinard) Gallagher and moved to Elyria at the age of 10. Despite excessive truancy, his superior intelligence allowed him to graduate Elyria High School in 1970. Known as “Gags” to many, he worked for Lake Terminal Railroad over 27 years, retiring in 2000. In retirement, you may have been blessed to see Kevin working various jobs or riding his bike around Elyria with a smile on his face, a corny joke at the ready and a prayer in his back pocket for anyone in need. He adored his grandchildren and enjoyed driving to Virginia to visit them in his super fast red Mazda (apparently it GOES 155). Although born in Pennsylvania, Kevin was an avid Cleveland sports fan and got to see a championship before clocking out (thanks Cavs!). Kevin is survived by his children Brian (Marcy) and Kerry Gallagher; grandchildren Caera (pronounced Kee-ra) and Grady Gallagher; siblings Joanne (Tim) Sullivan, Thomas (Chris) Gallagher, Mara (Dan) Barnes, Noreen (Bryan) Diedrick and Patti Gallagher; and many (he’s Irish) many cousins, nieces and nephews. celebration of Kevin’s life will be the subject of a future announcement. In the meantime, have a Guinness in his honor. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to the Elyria Public Library System, 320 Washington Ave, Elyria, OH 44035 (memorial forms available at elyrialibrary.org) or to any charity/non-profit you choose because Kevin was all about freedom of choice!

Josefina Santiago

Josefina Santiago, age 95 of Lorain, passed away on Monday, August 1, 2016. She was a homemaker who loved music, dancing, and cooking. Josefina is survived by her children, Finaleea Hernandez, Cruz Hernandez, Jose Rodriguez, Celestino Rodriguez, and Rosa Ortiz; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. The Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, August 5 at 9:30am at Sacred Heart Chapel, 4301 Pearl Avenue, Lorain. The family will receive friends at the church from 8:30am until the mass. Burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery, Lorain.

Donna Jean Fritz

Donna Jean Fritz (nee Bardus) passed away on July 17, 2016 at the age of 74 years old at her daughter’s home in Lee’s Summit, MO. Donna was raised in Amherst Ohio. She married and raised her family in Lorain. Donna loved her job at The Lorain Journal as a “paper shuffler”. She also loved her job as a cashier at Rite Aid Pharmacy. With more than 25 years of service at each job, she was able to retire in 2008. Donna loved to camp and fish and do things with her family. She also loved bingo, penny slot machines and games on her computer. Donna is survived by daughter Dee and husband Rodger Ruggles of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; her daughter Denise and husband Michael Johnston of Lorain, Ohio; as well as her brother Roger and wife Sharon Bardus of Columbus, Ohio. Donna was blessed with six grandchildren she adored – Robbie Ruggles, Cyndi Ruggles, Bobby Kennell, Jr., Georgia Dale Gaynor, Jennifer Nelson and Mikey Johnston. From her adored grandchildren her blessing grew with ten great-grandchildren. She always had a special place in her heart for each of her many nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. Mrs. Fritz is preceded in death by her loving husband of 45 years, Robert “George” Fritz. She is also preceded in death by her daughter Melody Kaye Fritz, her parents Alfred and Hope Bardus, and her beloved kitty-child and companion Jacob Alexander Peckerweed Fritz. Donna Jean Fritz was an amazing mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She gave of her heart and time to all who knew her. She was the person who would listen to you gripe and groan when needed, commiserate with you when you needed that, but she also wouldn’t hesitate to kick you in the butt if that’s what you needed. All knew her as a straight shooter who could be counted on to keep your confidence, share a tear, or to enjoy a good laugh with. But, mercy sakes, don’t get on her bad side – she sure could hold a grudge too. Though she wasn’t wealthy, she still found the ability to give generously to Salvation Army, March of Dimes and Disabled American Veterans throughout her life. She also supported Wounded Warriors and ASPCA (who rescued her beloved Jacob). She was an advocate for helping those who truly need our support. The passing of Donna Fritz has left a hole in the hearts of all whose lives she touched and we truly lost a special person here on earth. Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 9 to 11 a.m. at Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel at 2900 N Ridge Rd. Elyria, Ohio. Graveside service will immediately follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, 3700 Center Rd., Avon, Ohio. A luncheon to remember and honor Donna will be held at the Slovak Club, 30th and Broadway, Lorain, Ohio after. Adult beverages will not be provided.

Lee-Anna Udovich

Lee-Anna Udovich age 29 of Elyria, passed away on Friday, July 15th, 2016 following a short battle with cancer. She had enjoyed working as a waitress at Applebee’s for the past several years. She was known for being OCD about her housework and always being happy. Lee-Anna loved her children dearly and treated them like they were angels. She will be greatly missed by her fiance’ Donald Wise; her angelic children, Alexis Brumley, Alyssa Brumley, and Michael Udovich; her wonderful parents, Paulette and Charles Dore’; beloved sister, Elizabeth Mantifel; beloved brother, Charles Dore’; her grandpa Dave Vanschoor; her dear friends Teal Vanschoor and her daughter Tori Vanschoor; and the rest of her much loved family of aunts, uncles, and cousins. The family will receive friends at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 North Ridge Rd., Sheffield Tnsp. on Tuesday from 6-8pm followed by a Celebration of her Life at 8pm. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations be made at the funeral home to help with the final expenses.

Linda D. Hutchison

Linda D. Hutchison, age 62 of Lorain passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 9, 2016. She worked in the Housekeeping department of Community Health Partners for 31 years. Linda loved caring for others, especially her family. She also enjoyed crocheting, cooking, and life in general, and she had a deep love for her church. Linda is survived by her children, Samantha St. Croix (David, Jr.) and Shawn Hutchison; grandson, Tyler St. Croix; a niece, Mary Ashley Bolden (Kevin) and their sons, Jerren and Jordan Bolden. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Hutchison; parents, Edward and Mary Minter; and brother, Edward Keith Minter. The family will receive friends at the Word of Life Church, 3008 Grove Avenue. Lorain on Thursday from 5-7pm, with the service immediately following.

​Shirley Shupe​

Shirley M. Shupe (nee Chapman), age 66 of Elyria, passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. She was a strong fighter and advocate for cancer awareness. Shirley was an avid cake decorator, and enjoyed gardening, arts and crafts, and cooking. Her greatest joy was her family – they were her world, including her dog Riley – and through them, she had everything. Shirley is survived by her husband Henry, Sr.; children, Sheryl Shupe and Henry T. Shupe, Jr. (Tootsie); grandchildren, Justin Weber, Ryan Pawell, Arianna Shupe, and T.J. Shupe; sisters-in-law, Gail Simon and Debra Shupe; nieces, Linda Honis, Kellie Hollen, and Tracy Tomasi; and nephews, Ricky Suzak, Robert Chapman, and William Chapman. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Marie Chapman; brothers, Kenny, George, Harold, Floyd, and William Chapman; sister, Dorothy Suzak; and nephew, Ron Chapman.Friends may join the family for a committal service at the chapel at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon on Monday, July 11 at 12:15pm.

Steve Urbansky

Steve A. Urbansky, Jr. age 52 of Lorain passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. He was born on May 30, 1964 in Cleveland, OH. Steve graduated from North Olmsted High School in 1982. He worked for many years at Automotive Equipment in North Ridgeville until his health declined. Steve was a huge Cleveland Indians, Browns, and Cavs fan, and never missed a game. He also loved fishing and golfing with his close friends. Steve is survived by his wife Sharleen (nee Wooten); parents, Steve and Kathy Urbansky of North Olmsted; brother Ron (wife, Ronda) and nephew Bradley of Cleveland; step-children, Penny Price, Kelly and Dave Carroll, Lewis and Cathy Price, all of Lorain; and 10 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ronald and Prudence Porter, and Henry and Elizabeth Godzick; and his step-son Charles Price in 2005. Visitation will be at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 North Ridge Rd, Sheffield Tnsp. on Saturday, July 9 from 11am-1pm and 6-8pm with a time of sharing remembrances starting at 7:30pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made at the funeral home to help with final expenses.

​Robert Gandee

Robert R. Gandee, age 85 of Vermilion, passed away at his home on Saturday, July 2, 2016. He was retired from Fruehauf Trailer when they closed after working there for 25 years. He also opened, owned. and operated Edgewater Tavern in Vermilion for 18 years; and had been a mechanic and tow truck driver for Fritz in Lorain. Bob was a kind and generous man who was well liked by many friends and about whom no one ever said a bad thing. He loved politics, but he especially loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Robert is survived by his daughters, Shelley Lesczynske (Adolph) and Sherri Gandee; his step-children, Brenda Lowder, Danny Lowder, David Lowder, Donna VanDusen, and Dennisa Strader (William); many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and his sister, Gladys Jones. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dade (nee Green), and his second wife, Betty Lowder-Gandee; a son, Robin A. Gandee; step-daughter Pam Cashell (Doug, surviving); his parents; and 12 brothers and sisters. The family will receive friends at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 North Ridge Rd., Sheffield Tnsp. on Tuesday from 6-8PM. The funeral service will be Wednesday, 11am at the funeral home followed by the interment in Rugby Cemetery, Vermilion, OH.

Gladys Archibald

Gladys A. Archibald (nee McCain), age 90, resident of Elyria for over 70 years, passed away June 28, 2016. She was a LPN who worked at Fairview Hospital, Elyria Memorial Hospital and Webber’s Nursing Home. She was also a caregiver to her brother, Jack for 10 years and to many others. Gladys was a long time member of Community of Christ Church. She always looked forward to game day with friends and family. She enjoyed traveling, cooking, reading and most of all, socializing. She was also a poet and an artist. Gladys was well loved and respected by those who knew her. She is survived by her husband of 72 years, George; children, Georgia Boulter (Troy), Mark Archibald (Karen) and Laurie Archibald; grandchildren, Scott and Matthew Werling, Josh Archibald and Kristen Kolp; great grandchildren, Brody and David; siblings, Lois Beckett and Gary McCain; many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by son, Geoffrey who passed in 1948; siblings, Wilma Rogers, Bevan Hergert, Ginny Garrett and Jack McCain. Private family services will be held.

​Stephen Kirkpatrick

Stephen J. Kirkpatrick, age 62 of Elyria, passed away June 28, 2016. He graduated from Midview High School. He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving during the Vietnam era. Steven was a drywall finisher for many years. He loved watching his grandkids play sports and camping with his wife, Barbara. He was an avid Cleveland sports fan. He had a great sense of humor. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Barbara; children, Corey Kirkpatrick and Rachel Jarrell; grandchildren, Tyler, Cameron and Ayden; siblings, Cindy Kirkpatrick, Lisa Kirkpatrick and Kerry Kirkpatrick (Rose). A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date.

​​Gil Mitchell

Gilbert “Gil” LeRoy Mitchell, Sr., 42, went to sleep in the arms of the Lord on Saturday, June 25, 2016. A New Day, “I am the Light” Jesus said, “And the truth and the way! Follow me to a sunny place, Where dawns A Bright New Day!” Gil attended Elyria City Schools, graduating in 1993. He was recently employed at Camaco in Lorain, Ohio. He loved basketball, playing cards and especially spending time with family and friends.
He leaves three children, Derrick of Cleveland, Amaya of Lorain and Gilbert, Jr. of Elyria, His parents Kenneth, Sr. and Linda Mitchell of Elyria, Siblings, Kenneth (Robin) Mitchell, Jr. of Elyria, Tanya Jackson of Elyria, Terri Horton of Lorain, Michael (Gloria) Bason of Elyria, Keith (Angie) Mitchell of San Antonio, TX, Patricia Mitchell of Lorain and Doniel Mitchell of Elyria and his grandparents, William and Pat King of Etowah, TN, Godmothers Betty and Joy Slipp of Cleveland and a host of other family members. He was preceded in death by a brother, Tony Jackson, maternal grandmother, Dorothy King and paternal grandparents, John and Irene Reed. Funeral Services will be held at One Body in Christ Fellowship Ministries, 600 Delaware Ave. Elyria, OH 44035 on Saturday, July 2, 2016. The family will receive friends from 11:00 am until the time of the service at 2:00 pm.

Carol Furst

Carol Furst of Elyria passed away on Tuesday June 21st at the age of 61. Carol was born in Philadelphia PA though lived in Mt Lebanon PA. Upon finishing her bachelors at Grove City and Masters at Edinboro University she moved to Elyria to take a position with the Elyria City School District as as School Psychologist. Carol also worked in the mortgage lending field. Carol was an avid reader, reading almost every book in the mystery section of the Elyria Library. She also enjoyed decorating her home and gardening. She also enjoyed playing board games and watching movies with her children often providing unsolicited commentary during the movie. Carol looked forward to babysitting her grand-dog Stout. Carol is the beloved mother of Andrew Furst of Columbus and Allie Furst of Cincinnati. She is also survived by sisters Jane McCarthy and Nancy Captain, brother Jack Captain and former husband David Furst. Her parents Margaret and John Captain proceeded her in death. Carol left us much to soon and will be dearly missed. Friends may call at Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 North Ridge Rd., Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 2 to 4 P.M.

Jean Killinger

Jean C. Killinger, age 73 of Avon Lake, passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2016 after a long battle with cancer. She loved being a mom and a grandma. Jean had been a secretary at the J.M. Smucker Co and a cook in the Avon Lake School systems. She was a member of the Lakewood Anglican Orthodox Church; a Past Matron of Ann Rutledge Chapeter, O.E.S.; Past President of S.O.O.B. Cleveland Chapter; and a Past Grand Officer of O.T.K.. Jean is survived by her husband Kenyon; daughters, Colleen McHenry (Kevin), Carrie Hoover (Dennis), and Cathy Halan (David); and grandchildren, Nate, Joseph, Shannon, Allison, Bre-Anne, Grace, Tony, Connor, Imogen, and Lily. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Lillian Shank, and her brother William Shank. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 25 at 11:30 AM at Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville, OH.

Helen Bielek

Helen Bielek, age 97 of Parma passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2016. She is survived by her brother, John Labanow (Betty, deceased); sister, Wanda Labanow; and nieces and nephews, Michael Labanow (Marsha), Rick Labanow (Cheryl), David Labanow (Gina), Patti Miller (Bill), and Mary Tafel (Greg). Preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Viola Labanow; her husband, John Bielek; and brothers, Peter (Nancy, deceased) and Walter Labanow (Regina, deceased). The family wishes to thank the caring staff at St. Mary of the Woods and Hospice of the Western Reserve. Private family service will be held.

Edna McIntire-Vinci

Edna J. McIntire-Vinci (nee Smith), age 88 of Elyria, passed away June 17, 2016. She enjoyed crocheting, music, spending time with family and watching westerns. She loved the Lord. She is survived by her husband of 5 years, Chuck Vinci, Jr., the 2 time Olympian Gold Medalist; children, Esther “Sue” Lilly (Jim) of Olmsted Twp., Emma Kimbler (Bill) of Gainesville, FL and Fran Beatty (Roger) of Grafton; step children, Chuckie, Carl, Christopher, Doreen, Curt, Dawn, and Jennifer; 24 grandchildren and 60 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husbands, Phil McIntire, John McIntire and Ray Sorton; children, Phillip Jr. and Sandy Rathwell; her parents, her siblings, her grandson, Ron and stepdaughter, Debbie Vinci. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2:00- 4:00 PM and 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 N. Ridge Rd. Elyria, OH 44035. The Funeral Service will be the following day, Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 12 noon the funeral home. The interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

Michael Utsey

Michael D. Utsey, age 64 of Elyria, passed away June 13, 2016. He was an Elyria High School Graduate, class of ‘70. He retired from Ford Motor Co. after 37 years. Michael loved cars, clothes, hats and music. He also enjoyed traveling, gardening and riding his bicycle. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Jenever (nee Jackson); mother, Katie Utsey; children, Ananius J. Jackson and Gabrielle E. Utsey; siblings, Romona K. Utsey and Med W. Utsey. He is preceded in death by his father, Quention Utsey. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 3:00 PM at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 614 W. River Rd. N. Elyria, OH 44035. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until the time of service.

Kyle​ N. Garrison​​​​

Kyle N. Garrison, age 22 of Elyria passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at his home. He was a 2012 graduate of Admiral King High School. Kyle enjoyed being with his friends, fishing, skate-boarding, baseball, and football. Kyle is survived by his parents, Ken Garrison (April) and Ellen Wright (David J.); brother, Ryan (girlfriend, Courtney Schafer); step-brother Michael D. Wright; step-sisters, Breanna Wright, and Ashley Church; grandparents, Norman and Darlene Harding; along with aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, James T. and Norma Garrison; and great-grandmother Ruby Harding. The family will receive friends at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 North Ridge Rd., Sheffield Tnsp on Wednesday from 1-5pm with a funeral service beginning at 4:30pm.

​​Richard Swords, Sr.

Richard Paul Swords, Sr., 70, of Lorain died peacefully at his home June 12, 2016. He was born May 26, 1946 in Portsmouth, OH. He served in the U.S. Army overseas in Germany during the Vietnam era. After serving his country, he came to Lorain, OH to work at the steel mill for 29 years. He enjoyed spending time with family, watching sports, news and old westerns and doing crosswords. He leaves behind his twin daughters, Renee Wonder (Steve) of Sheffield Village and Robin Swords of Lorain and his son, Richard P. Swords, Jr. (Monica) of Lorain; grandchildren, Aidan, Brendan, Tristan, Robert, Kristi, James, Christopher, Catherine, Richard III, Draven, Logan, Damien and Reagan; former wife, Laura Post of 38 years; brothers, Bud Swords, Steve Swords and Rev. Dan Swords; sisters, Wanda Swords, Sue Lamblin, Vick Chaffin, Cindy Swords, Sheila Collins, Charrie Arthur and Val Dugan; many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert P. and Catherine Swords; sisters, Phyllis Kelly and Lisa Rene; brothers, Robert, James, Ralph, two sets of twins and two grandchildren born too soon. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 6:00 PM in the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 N. Ridge Rd. Elyria, OH 44035. The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM until the time of service.

Willie Easley

Willie Mae Easley (nee Grays), age 76 of Elyria, passed away on May 16, 2016. She enjoyed gardening, playing cards, fishing but most of all she just liked spending time with her family. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Dan; children, Brenda Gilbert (Gene), Yolanda Cintron (Augie) and Angela Stefanick; grandchildren, Darryl Easley, Takasha Curry (Greg), Chantel Gilbert, Trecia and Dulce Cintron, Nikolaus and Jamarius Stefanick; great grandchildren, Tyree, Taeshon and T’asia Easley, Ciarra and Giahnna Curry; sister, Emma Wells (Johnny). She is preceded in death by her parents, William and Ellen Grays and 5 siblings. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, May 20, 2016 at 1:00 PM at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 N. Ridge Rd. Elyria, OH 44035. The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM until the time of service. Interment will follow at Brookdale Cemetery.

Faith Olgin

Faith V. Olgin (nee Shreve), age 46 of Avon Lake, passed away unexpectedly on May 7, 2016. She had a love for reading, movies, dancing and going to the beach. She was very involved with a gastric bypass surgery group on Facebook. She was also an organ donor after her passing. Faith was a beautician for over 26 years. She is survived by her husband of 28 years, Adam; her loving children, Andrew (Courtney Richardson), Jared and Rhianne; siblings, Ruth Cajka, Mary Pinto, Arthur Shreve and Charles Shreve Jr.; aunt, Sherry Meir and her favorite dog, Chi-Chi. She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Sandra Shreve. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the Black River Lodge, 3695 Pearl Ave. Lorain, OH 44055. The family would like to thank the Black River Lodge and the Avon Lake Drug Mart Employees.If any one would like to help the family, please visit www.youcaring.com.

George Babich

George “Geo” Babich Jr., age 66 of Lorain, passed away May 3, 2016. He was very artistic, patriotic, loved the outdoors and fishing. He enjoyed watching NASCAR and the Cleveland Browns but most of all he loved riding his Harley. He is survived by his mother, Katherine; daughters, Michelle Hill (Kevin) and Kristi Garcia (Randy); grandchildren, Devin and Darien Hill, Jayden and Alliyah Garcia; brother, William; long-time companion, Becky Nichols; and many friends. He is preceded in death by his father, George Sr., who passed in 1993. Family will receive friends on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 2-4 PM at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 N. Ridge Rd. Elyria, OH 44035. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family.

Mary Lee Hensley

Mary Lee Hensley (nee Powers), age 72 of Lorain, passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 unexpectedly at her home following a short illness. She enjoyed camping and going to casinos. Mary Lee really liked spending time with friends and family, especially her loving grandchildren. Mary Lee is survived by her beloved husband of 54 years, Ernie; her sons Kevin and Scott (wife Kelly); her grandchildren, Courtney, Jessica, Kameron, and Kirsten; her brothers, Frank Powers (wife Connie) and Stan Powers; and her mother-in-law, Frances Hensley. She was preceded in death by her parents, Stanford Powers and Ada McGhee. The family will receive friends at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 North Ridge Rd., Sheffield Twp. on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8pm. The funeral service will be at the funeral home on Saturday at Noon followed by the interment at Ridge Hill Memorial Park.

Craig Workman

Craig E. Workman, age 44 of Vermilion, passed away April 19, 2016. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, paintball and playing Play Station. He was a gun and knife enthusiast and he was a CCW instructor. Craig loved animals and most of all his family. He is survived by his parents, Annie and Russ Sr.; companion, Tamela Hanna; daughter, Cera Deeb; brother, Russ Jr. (Angel); paternal grandmother, Myrtle Workman; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Family will receive friends on Sunday from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 N. Ridge Rd., Elyria, OH 44035. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, April 25, 2016 at 11 AM at the funeral home. Interment to follow at Ridge Hill Memorial Park.

Brett Diar

Brett A. Diar, age 35 of Lorain, passed away April 17, 2016. He enjoyed sports and country music but most of all he loved spending time with his nieces. He graduated from the Ohio Center for Broadcasting. He is survived by his parents, Marilyn and Edward Diar; siblings, Nicole, Chad and Becky Diar; nieces, Taylor, Riley and Kailey; and many cousins. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Arbell and Stan Mikulski; paternal grandparents, Inez and Lawrence Westfall; and nephew, Jacob. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 3:00 PM at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 N. Ridge Rd. Elyria,OH 44035. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Lorain County Central Office of Alcoholics Anonymous, 577 Broadway Ave. Lorain, OH 44052.

Christina Deichler

Christina Deichler (nee Petroff), age 76 of Elyria, passed away on April 7, 2016 following a short illness. She was born and raised in Elyria, and she worked as a pipefitter for many years. Christina was an active member at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Orthodox Church in Lorain, the Jolly 60’s at Elyria Baptist Church, a Bible study at St. John Lutheran Church, the Salvation Army, and with the Red Hat Society. She also loved shopping, swimming, baking, and her dog, Zeke. Christina is survived by her children, Danny C., and Vicki Tegan (Frank); her grandson Dakota C.; and her siblings, Nicholas Peterson, Angeline Campbell, and William Petroff. She was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel and Mildred Petroff; her loving husband, James; an infant daughter Dorothy Linda; a son, James; her sisters, Trainka Stricklin, Kira Metz, Lillian Swartz; and brothers, Daniel and Paul Petroff. The family will receive friends at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 North Ridge Rd. East, Sheffield Tnsp. on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8pm. Please join the family for the funeral at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Orthodox Church, 3056 Reeves Ave., Lorain on Wednesday at 10am. Interment to follow at Elmwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to help offset final expenses.

John Fisher

John Wayne Fisher, age 76 of Elyria, passed away April 2, 2016. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. John retired from Ford Motor Co. after 32 years. He loved attending car shows and participating in cruise-ins with his ’78 Ranchero. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing but most of all he loved spending time and talking about his family. He had so many friends and the family would like to thank everyone who helped take care of him. He is survived by his children, Ron (Sherry) and Denny (Barb); mother of his children, Ruby; grandchildren, Brandon, Bethany Karl (Clay), Justin (Kacie) and Jason; great grandchild; Brooklyn; siblings, Bobby and Freda Daniels (Phil). He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Savilla; infant daughter, Robin; siblings, Bernard, Martin and Leo Hatfield. Family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5-7 PM in the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 N. Ridge Rd. Elyria, OH 44035. The Funeral Service will take place the following day, Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 11 AM at the funeral home. Interment to follow at Ridge Hill Memorial Park.