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Beverly Jean Markus - March 25, 2015

Beverly Jean Markus (nee West), 63, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a short illness. She was born September 10, 1951 in Lorain, and had been a life long Vermilion resident. Beverly had worked at the Olive Factory in Vermilion. She was a member of the Harbourtown Community Church, Vermilion. She enjoyed tending to her flowers, lawn work, and helping her neighbors. Beverly is...

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Lynn E. Tallman - March 24, 2015

Lynn E. Tallman, 62, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph after an eight month battle with cancer. He was born May 28, 1952 in Buckhannon, WV, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 60 years moving from Buckhannon. Lynn worked as a carpenter for 36 years retiring from the Carpenters Local 435, Cleveland in 2006. He was a member of Harbourtown Community Church, Vermilion. He was...

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Audrey J, Kinnard - March 22, 2015

Audrey J. Kinnard, 84, of Vermilion, died Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Kingston of Vermilion after a lengthy illness. She was born May 14, 1930 in Pittsburgh, PA, and had been a Huron resident for the past 15 years moving from Olive Branch, Mississippi. Audrey worked as an executive secretary for many years . Audrey was a member of St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church,Vermilion, Herb Club, Quilt Club, and the Art Guild. She enjoyed...

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Joan Emma Valachek - March 22, 2015

Joan Emma Valachek (nee Dlugos), 70, of Vermilion, died Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Fairview Hospital after short illness. She was born January 7, 1945 in Lorain, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 44 years moving from Lorain. Joan graduated from Clearview High School in 1962 and received her Bachelor of Science from Kent State University. She also graduated from the College of Mount St. Joseph with a Master's Degree, and...

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George Samuel Tanner - March 21, 2015

George Samuel Tanner, 68, of Vermilion, died March 21, 2015 of cancer at Mercy New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph. After he had DBS surgery at University Hospitals in Cleveland in late January, complications set in and tumors were discovered in his liver. He was born on Christmas day in 1946 in Diane, W.Va., one of 16 brothers and sisters. He came to NE Ohio in 1970 and had resided in North Ridgeville, then Vermilion for the past 21...

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Connie M Yancar - March 20, 2015

Connie M. Yancar (nee Williams), 68, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at her home after a lengthy illness. She was born August 26, 1946 in Youngstown and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 35 years moving from Youngstown. Connie had worked at Big Lots, Vermilion and as a greeter at the Super Kmart, Amherst. She especially enjoyed her years as a day care provider for her beautiful granddaughter Hayley. She was a...

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Roy T. Smith - March 19, 2015

Roy T. Smith, 82, of Vermilion, died Thursday, March 19, 2015 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph after a lengthy illness. He was born February 9, 1933 in Lawrence Co., AL, and had been a Vermilion area resident since 1954. Roy worked for Wakefield Brass, ITT-Wakefield Corp., and Lithonia Downlighting, for 40 years retiring in 1995. He was a member of Amvets Post #22 and the American Legion #397. He enjoyed talking on the CB...

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John F. Tallitsch - March 12, 2015

John F. Tallitsch, age 67, of Vermilion, passed away Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Lakewood Hospital due to complications from a brief illness. John was born January 25, 1948 in Chicago, IL and had been a summer and year round Vermilion resident for the past 44 years. He was awarded a Bachelors degree from North Central College, and a Masters degree from Loyola University of Chicago. John was a marketing and sales consultant, and was...

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John "Jack" Elden, Jr. - March 7, 2015

John A. "Jack" Elden Jr., 82, of Vermilion, died Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Mill Manor Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. He was born September 7, 1932 in Cleveland, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 51 years moving from Cleveland. Jack graduated from the University School, Amherst College, and the University of Michigan Law School. He was an attorney and served the City of Vermilion as Municipal Judge. Jack had also...

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Conrad E Schaber - March 7, 2015

Conrad E. Schaber, 62, of Vermilion, died Saturday, March 7, 2015 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph, Lorain after a lengthy illness. He was born April 10, 1952 in Buffalo, NY, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 43 years moving from Buffalo, NY. Conrad worked for Ford Motor Co., Lorain and Avon retiring in 2002 after 30 years. He had been a former member of the Avon Assembly of God Church. He was also a member of...

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Glenn "Red" Hall - March 6, 2015

Glenn "Red" Hall, 80, of Vermilion, died Friday, March 6, 2015 at his home after a lengthy illness. Glenn was born January 10, 1935 in Letcher Co., KY and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 45 years moving from Lorain. He worked for Ford Motor Co., Lorain as a UAW Representative for 24 years and retired in 1991 after 30 years. He was affiliated with Fellowship Baptist Church, Lorain where he was baptized. He was a member...

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Bernadine "Bernie" Katanik - February 27, 2015

Bernadine "Bernie" H. Katanik (nee Collisi ), 90, of Parma, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at Holy Family Home, Parma, after a short illness. She was born August 3, 1924 in Cleveland, and grew up in Parma. She moved to Vermilion from Parma in 1972 where she resided until moving back to Parma in 2009. Bernie had been a very active member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Vermilion where she was active in the Altar Rosary Society and sang in the...

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James "Jim" Sigler - February 26, 2015

James "Jim" Lester Sigler, 77, of Vermilion, sunset Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 at Fairview Hospital. Sunrise Feb. 7, 1938 in Senatobia, Mississippi and had been a Vermilion resident since 1960. He served in the United States Army from 1955 to 1958 in Europe, France, and Germany as a Military Policeman. He earned a European Service Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, and a Marksmanship Medal. Jim worked at Ford Motor Co., Lorain from October,...

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Kathryn "Kay" R. Heberling - February 25, 2015

Kathryn "Kay" R. Heberling (nee Witzlaben), 96, formally of Vermilion, died Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at Altenheim Nursing Facility, Strongsville after a lengthy illness. She was born February 20, 1919 in Lorain and moved from Wakeman to Vermilion in 1941where she resided until moving to Strongsville in 2010. Kay had attended the Cleveland Spencerian College of Business and worked for City Service Oil Company, Fidelity Casualty...

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Sandra L. St. Clair - February 22, 2015

Sandra L. St. Clair (nee Carlton), 72, of Lorain, died Sunday, February 22, 2015 at Autumn Aegis Nursing Home. Sandra was born June 30, 1942 in Detroit, MI and had been a Lorain resident for the past 46 years. Sandra worked for Ford Automotive Plant body shop as a right hand technician retiring in 2001. She was a member of Church of God of Prophecy in Vermilion. She enjoyed playing BINGO and taking care of her horses. She is...

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Elizabeth Reid LaMarche - February 17, 2015

Elizabeth Reid LaMarche (nee Shook), 77, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at her home. She was born August 23, 1937 in Holloway, OH, and had been a Vermilion resident since 1946 moving from Lorain. Elizabeth graduated from Vermilion High School class of 1955 and St. Joseph's School of Practical Nursing. She worked at Wakefield Brass, Vermilion and then started her career in nursing with Riverview Nursing Home, Vermilion. ...

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Ruth Catherine Will - February 16, 2015

Ruth Catherine Will (nee Angersbach), 94, of Vermilion, died Monday, February 16, 2015 at Mill Manor Nursing Home, Vermilion. She was born July 7, 1920 in Henrietta Twp. and had been a life long area resident. Ruth graduated from the Brownhelm High School class of 1938. She worked for American Radiator during WWII and as a maid/nanny for an Elyria family where she enjoyed taking care of their children as well as cooking and hosting...

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Terri Lynn Johnson - February 13, 2015

Terri Lynn Johnson (nee Herald), 56, of Vermilion, died Friday, February 13, 2015 at her home after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born April 8, 1958 in Indianapolis, IN, and had been a Vermilion resident since 1986 moving from Richton Park, IL. Terri worked for Lorain National Bank as a bank teller supervisor for the past 25 years, retiring in 2011. She was a member of the Vermilion Church of the Nazarene where she taught...

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Lisa Marie Jones - February 12, 2015

Lisa Marie Jones, 34, of Vermilion, died Thursday, February 12, 2015 at her home. She was born August 26, 1980 in Elyria, and had been a life long Vermilion resident. Lisa was a student at Lorain Community College and enjoyed writing and making clothes and jewelry. She had a passion for music and art, especially painting and doing sculptures. Her daughter, "Lilli", was her number one priority. She is survived by her daughter, Lillis...

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Gloria Jeanne Simon - February 6, 2015

Gloria Jeanne Simon (nee McGee), 69, of Elyria, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center after a lengthy illness. She was born October 6, 1945 in Caribou, ME and had been an Elyria resident for the past 45 years moving from Columbus. Gloria worked as a sales associate for various hotels. She also worked for the Nord Center in customer service and was a spokesperson for mental health. She enjoyed...

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