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Kathleen Gardner - June 23, 2017

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

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James Big Jim Freeman - June 22, 2017

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

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Myrtle McGlothlin - June 22, 2017

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

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Earl "Ozzie" Reed - June 18, 2017

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

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Kiara Lynn Stowers - June 17, 2017

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

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George E. Phillips - June 11, 2017

George E. Phillips, 82, of Vermilion, died Sunday, June 11, 2017 at his home after a brief illness. He was born February 22, 1935 in Lorain and had been a life long Vermilion resident. George was a veteran of the US Army. George owned and operated Valley Harbor Marina, a full service marina with 400 docks located on the Vermilion river. George's life revolved around boats and the marina, which he built in 1966. He had also served as...

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Constance S Dropko - June 7, 2017

Constance S. Dropko (nee Strandwitz), 101, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Kingston Residence of Vermilion after a short illness. She was born October 13, 1915 in Gilman, Iowa and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 71 years moving from Brooklawn, NJ. Constance worked for Luther League of America in Philadelphia, Red Feather in Lorain, and the Vermilion Local Schools as a Librarian Aide for 23 years retiring in 1980....

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Jean E. Kelsey - June 5, 2017

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

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John Howard Lynch - June 5, 2017

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

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Dolores M. Igoe - June 2, 2017

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

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Michael Branham - May 31, 2017

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

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Herman B. Schnieders - May 31, 2017

Herman B. Schnieders, 87, of Berlin Heights, died Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at his home after a brief illness. He was born August 5, 1929 in Oelde, Germany. He moved to the United States in 1951 and had been a Berlin Heights resident for the past 49 years moving from Mansfield. Herman worked as a tool and die maker for Therm-O-Disc, Mansfield and then for General Motors, Sandusky retiring in 1993 after 25 years. He was a member of St....

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Robert Charles Clifford - May 28, 2017

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

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Harvey Warner Vick - May 25, 2017

Harvey Warner Vick, 82, of Vermilion, died Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Mercy New Life Hospice after a lengthy illness. Harvey was born February 15, 1935 in Cleveland and had been a lifelong Vermilion resident. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp serving during the Korean Conflict as a radio operator. Harvey worked as a Chemical Operator for B.F. Goodrich retiring in 1994. He was a member of Vermilion...

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Pamela A. Agacki - May 21, 2017

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

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James L. Daverio - May 18, 2017

James L. Daverio, 74, of Vermilion, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the Cleveland Clinic following a lengthy illness. James was born April 14, 1943 in Canton, OH and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 30 years moving from Canton. He was a veteran of the United States Army. James retired from Ford Motor Company as an electrician and worked in the Canton and Lorain plants. He was a member of the Ford UAW Local 2000...

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Rose Evelyn Gbur - May 18, 2017

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

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James C Wilson - May 18, 2017

James C. "J.C." Wilson, 66, of Amherst, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness. James was born July 15, 1950 in Tatesville, KY and had lived in Lorain County most of his life. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He retired as a truck driver for E&L Transport after 33 years of service. He was a jack of all trades and master of none. He enjoyed gardening,...

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Ethel Ellen Fortney - May 15, 2017

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

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Jeffry Allen Fischer - May 14, 2017

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

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