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Frank R Meier - June 26, 2016

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

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Harry Harvey Bratton - June 23, 2016

Harry Harvey Bratton, 93, of Vermilion, died Thursday, June 23, 2016 at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center after a brief illness. Harry was born January 19, 1923 in Cleveland, and had been a Vermilion resident since 1989 moving from Seven Hills. He was a veteran of the US Army serving in Normandy, Northern France, and the Rhineland during WWII. Harry worked construction and as an electrician for Local #38 IEBW, Cleveland. ...

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Duane Ewbank - June 23, 2016

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

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Contance "Connie" Thomas - June 22, 2016

Connie (Constance) Thomas passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at The Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Medical Hospital in Cleveland. As all of Cleveland celebrated wildly with the triumph of the Cavaliers, Connie slipped away. Cause of death was complications from Lupus. She was 47. Connie was born to Roland and Sharon Thomas on June 15, 1969 in Lorain. She graduated from Vermilion High School/Ehove in 1987 and then received an Associates...

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Betty Lou Neuwirth - June 20, 2016

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

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Russell R. Hite - June 13, 2016

Russell R. Hite, 75, of Vermilion, died Monday, June 13, 2016 at Kingston of Vermilion after a lengthy illness. Russell was born May 26, 1941 in Norwalk, and grew up in Berlin Heights on his fathers farm. He had been a Vermilion resident for the past 65 years moving from Berlin Heights. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Russell first worked for Wakefield Brass, and then the City of Vermilion Street Department for 22...

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Harry E. Shamhart - June 11, 2016

Harry E. Shamhart, 79, of Vermilion, died Saturday, June 11, 2016 in Lorain after a short illness. He was born July 24, 1936 in Delaware, OH and had been a life long area resident. Harry was a veteran of the US Army. He worked for Ford Motor Co. for over 50 years and retired in 2014 as a material clerk. He was a life member of AMVETS Post #22 and a member of the VFW Post #7576, American Legion Post #397, FOP Aux., and NTPA ...

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Dolores L. Boshell - June 6, 2016

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

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William C MacBane - June 1, 2016

Dr. William C. MacBane, 95, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at The Gardens of Western Reserve, Cuyahoga Falls. William was born June 16, 1920 in Lakewood, OH and had been a Vermilion resident for 40 years before moving to Cuyahoga Falls. He was a veteran of the US Army serving during WWII. On August 22, 1959 he married the love of his life, Julia A. Daugherty. They enjoyed 49 wonderful years together till she passed...

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Kenneth Meske - June 1, 2016

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

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Virginia M. Tanski - June 1, 2016

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

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Daniel Hay Drew - May 27, 2016

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

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Mark Alan Murphy - May 23, 2016

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

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Drena Anne Kozlowski - May 21, 2016

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

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Elva Hiebert - May 14, 2016

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

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Samuel William Law, Jr. - May 14, 2016

Samuel William Law Jr., 87, of Vermilion passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016 at his residence after a lengthy illness. Sam was born July 25, 1928 in Norwalk, OH and had lived most of his life in Vermilion. He was a graduate of Vermilion High School and was a 4 year veteran of the United States Marine Corp serving in the Korean Conflict. He also served active reserve for 3 years. He attained the rank of Staff Sgt. with the 1st Marine...

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Marilyn Joan "Jo" Cottrell - May 13, 2016

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

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Douglas A. Ryals - May 12, 2016

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

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Deloris Adams - May 11, 2016

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

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Arnold Pena - May 7, 2016

Arnold Pena, 83, of Vermilion, died Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Firelands Regional Medical Center Main Campus after a lengthy illness. He was born July 23, 1932 in Lorain and had been a life long Vermilion and Lorain area resident spending a short time in California. Arnold was a veteran of the US Army serving as a paratrooper in the Korean War. He worked for Ford Motor Co. as a Pipefitter for over 30 years, retiring in 1992. He also...

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