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John Steve Vargo, Sr. - September 21, 2017

John Steve Vargo, Sr., 88, of Vermilion, died Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Mercy New Life Hospice. John was born November 17, 1928 in South Amherst. He had been a Vermilion resident for the past 54 years moving from Birmingham. He was a veteran of the United States Navy serving during WWII. John worked for Lithonia Down Lighting as an Assembler for 34 years retiring in 1993. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church...

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Ralph Anthony Palermo - September 15, 2017

Ralph Anthony Palermo, 92, formally of Vermilion, died Friday, September 15, 2017 at Cleveland Clinic Richard E Jacobs Health Center, Avon, after a short illness. Ralph was born September 24, 1924 in Lorain. He had also lived in Lorain. He was a veteran of the United States Navy serving during World War II and the Korean War. Ralph retired from the maintenance department at Ohio Edison. He was a member of Ely Lodge #424,...

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Doris E. Agen - September 13, 2017

Doris E Agen (nee Maher ), 101, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Admiral's Pointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Huron. She was born August 20, 1916 in Bliss, NY and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 57 years moving from Western New York. Doris worked for Dr. John Stack in Vermilion as a Dental Assistant and had also worked as a cashier for stores including Doc Jeffery's A&P Store. During WWII, Doris worked...

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Nancy Arlene Hite - September 13, 2017

Nancy Arlene Hite (nee Sidlo), 75, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness. She was born December 10, 1941 in Lorain and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 56 years moving from Lorain. Nancy graduated from Lorain High School and Lorain Business College. She had worked as a medical staff secretary for Good Samaritan Hospital, Sandusky for over 20 years. She was...

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Jacqueline Raye "Jackie" McGee - September 9, 2017

Jacqueline Raye "Jackie" McGee (nee Viola ), 71, of Vermilion, passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017 from complications of heart surgery at University Hospitals of Cleveland. She was born March 28, 1946 in Cleveland, OH to the late John and Loyce (nee Robinson) Viola. Jackie retired as a registered nurse from Mercy Hospital in Lorain. Upon retirement, her and her husband, Dave, took many ocean cruises to Alaska, Europe, Mexico, the...

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Don E Lerchbacker - September 7, 2017

Don E. Lerchbacker, 73, of Amherst, died Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Mercy New Life Hospice after a lengthy illness. He was born February 20, 1944 in Lorain and had been an Amherst resident for the past 27years moving from Lorain. Don was a veteran of the US Army serving in Korea. Don worked as a pipe fitter in the maintenance department for Ford Motor Co., Avon Lake for 33 years, retiring in 2006. He was a life member of...

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Walter C. Glover - September 6, 2017

Walter C. Glover, 85, of Lorain, died Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Autumn Aegis Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. He was born June 15, 1932 in Lorain and had been Lorain resident for the past 25 years moving from Vermilion. Walter was a veteran of the US Army serving during the Korean War. Walter worked for BFI, Elyria for many years, retiring in 1981. He had also worked at McGarvey's Restaurant and Erie Lanes Bowling, Vermilion...

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Gary "Carl" FIsher - September 2, 2017

Gary "Carl" Fisher, 82, of Vermilion, passed away, while surrounded by his loving family, in the early morning hours on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at MetroHealth Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born November 10, 1934 in Smithfield, WV and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 55 years moving from West Virginia.   Carl was a veteran of the US Army and loved to share stories about his military experience and the time he...

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Melanie Stainbrook - September 1, 2017

Melanie Stainbrook (nee Gasdick) of Vermilion, age 46, passed away on September 1, 2017 after fighting a long battle with cancer. She was born April 6, 1971 in Amherst, OH and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 25 years. Melanie was a beloved 2nd grade teacher at Vermilion Elementary School with a lifelong passion for learning, teaching and helping others. Her impact will be long remembered by students, their families and her...

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Barbara Ann Walker - August 29, 2017

Barbara Ann Walker (nee Kaminski ), 75, of Vermilion, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Mercy New Life Hospice after a 7 month illness. Barbara was born August 20, 1942 in Pittsburgh, PA and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 12 years, moving from Lorain. She graduated from Baldwin Wallace University and became a Learning Disability Tutor for Oberlin and Clearview Schools before she became a dedicated teacher...

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Donald M. Sampson - August 25, 2017

Donald M. Sampson, 84, of Vermilion, died Friday, August 25, 2017 at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He was born April 19, 1933 in Kirkland Lake , Ontario and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 57 years moving from St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. Donald worked as a carpenter with Ford Motor Co., Lorain for 35 years retiring in 1995. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Vermilion,...

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Colleen A. Meisel - August 22, 2017

Colleen A. Meisel (nee Leavy), 93, of Vermilion, passed away Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at Mercy Regional Medical Center, Lorain after a brief illness. She was born December 27, 1923 in Highland Park, MI and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 51 years moving from Dearborn, MI. Colleen worked as a tax preparer for H&R Block for 20 years. She was also a flight instructor, commercial pilot, and bookkeeper in Michigan for 25 years. ...

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Myra E. Sablack - August 16, 2017

Myra Elizabeth Sablack (nee Schmidt), 70, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at her home after a lengthy illness. She was born April 2, 1947 in Los Angeles, CA, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 20 years, moving from Cleveland. Myra worked in home heath care as an STNA for many years before becoming a Certified Pharmacy Technician working for St. John's Westshore. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church,...

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Florence Charity Daniels - August 11, 2017

Florence Charity Daniels (nee Moes), 95, of Vermilion, died Friday, August 11, 2017 at her home. Charity was born January 28, 1922 in Amherst. She had lived in Berlin Heights and also in Lakewood for 30 years. . Charity graduated from Vermilion High School and attended Bowling Green State University.. She worked briefly for Philco in Sandusky during WWII. She was a former member of the Pythian Sisters, Berlin Heights and...

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Kimberly Ann Mignano - August 9, 2017

Kimberly Ann Mignano (nee Flannery), 54, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at her home after a short illness. She was born November 28, 1962 in Amherst and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 7 years moving from Berlin Heights. Kimberly had assisted many people with her home health care work for many years. She enjoyed reading and loved animals, especially birds, dogs, and horses. Her grandchildren were her pride and...

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James E. Garvey - August 7, 2017

James E. Garvey, 81, of Vermilion, died Monday, August 7, 2017 at his home after a lengthy illness. James was born December 31, 1935 in Scranton, PA and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 41 years moving from Lima. He was a veteran of the US Navy serving as an Aviation Electrician 1st class. James worked for Ford Motor Co., Avon Lake as an Electrician for 42 years retiring in 2003. He had attended St. Mary Catholic Church,...

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Paul "Bud" Knott - August 3, 2017

Paul "Bud" B. Knott Jr. 76, of Florence Twp., died Thursday, August 3, 2017 at Mercy New Life Hospice after a lengthy illness. He was born August 12, 1940 in Lorain and had been a life long Florence Twp. resident. Paul worked as a Mechanic and Service Manager for several different companies including Liberty Auto, Harrison Ford, and Sliman's Auto. He was a member of the Florence Twp. Fire Department for 47 years serving as Chief from...

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Minnie Margerete Shipman - July 27, 2017

Minnie Margarete Shipman (nee Lundy), 88, of Vermilion, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Kingston of Vermilion after a brief illness. Minnie was born June 30, 1929 in Weedville, PA and had been a Vermilion resident since 1958 moving to Calodonia, PA for 19 years before moving back to Vermilion. Before becoming a resident at Kingston of Vermilion, Minnie volunteered for several events at the nursing home. During WWII, she worked at...

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Donald Thrash - July 24, 2017

Donald Thrash, 74, of Vermilion, died Monday, July 24, 2017 at Lake Pointe Health Center after a lengthy illness. He was born January 3, 1943 in Union, MS, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 45 years moving from Lorain. He was a veteran of the US Army. Donald worked for Ford Motor Co., Lorain in the body shop for 30 years retiring in 1996. He had also owned a Sunoco Gas and Service Station in Lorain from 1965-1970. In...

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Anna "Betty" Martin - July 23, 2017

Anna "Betty" Martin (nee Stuart), 98, of Vermilion, died Sunday, July 23, 2017 at Kingston of Vermilion after a lengthy illness. Anna was born January 3, 1919 in Clydebank, Scotland and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 61 years moving from Scotland. She had served in the Women's Army with the Forestry Commission during WWII. She enjoyed golfing, traveling, gardening, and the most important thing in her life was her family. ...

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