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Jason T. "Jake" Stevens - April 21, 2015

Jason "Jake" T. Stevens, 39, of Wakeman, died Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at after a sudden illness. He was born July 10, 1975 in Lorain, and had been a Wakeman resident for the past 5 years moving from South Amherst. Jason had worked for Concast, Birmingham and Johnson Controls, Oberlin. He was in the Firelands High School band and also played on their baseball team. Jason was active on the South Amherst Fire Department. He was a...

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Gordon Ray Akers - April 17, 2015

Gordon Ray Akers, 70, of Vermilion, died Friday, April 17, 2015 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a short illness. He was born September 4, 1944 in Corinne, WV, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 20 years moving from Maryland. Gordon worked for Carter Lumber, Vermilion as a sales associate for over 10 years, retiring in 2003. He had attended Lakeview Baptist Church, Vermilion and was a member of the VFW Post #7576;...

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Bobby L. Richardson - April 15, 2015

Bobby L Richardson, 72, of Vermilion, went home to be with the Lord, April 15, 2015 at Stein Hospice after a lengthy illness. Bob was born September 24, 1942 in Wise Co., VA, and moved from Tom's Creek, VA to Huron in 1956. He then moved to Vermilion in 1969. He was a 1962 graduate of Huron High School and worked for Ford Motor Co., Lorain as a relief man for 32 1/2 years retiring in 1997. He was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church...

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Mable Lucille Shullick - April 8, 2015

Mable Lucille Shullick (nee Blake), 81, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Kingston of Vermilion after a lengthy illness. She was born February 22, 1934 in Gem, West Virginia and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 50 years moving from Lorain. Mable was part of a car racing family, so she enjoyed going to the races and watching NASCAR. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, George Shullick of Vermilion;...

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John M. Yacobozzi - April 7, 2015

John M. Yacobozzi, 89, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at his home after a short illness. He was born July 5, 1925 in Lorain, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 66 years moving from Lorain. John served in the US Navy during WWII. John enjoyed working with and for his good friend Lester Mayer at L&M Towing and Repair for the past 25 years. He had also worked for Steele Tire, Lorain. He was a member of St....

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Fern L. Haughwout - April 4, 2015

Fern L. Haughwout (nee Ladrach), 100, of Brownhelm Twp., died Saturday, April 4, 2015 at Kingston of Vermilion after a short illness. She was born June 10, 1914 in Brownhelm and called Brownhelm Twp. her home. However, she had also lived in Berea, North Ridgeville, Wisconsin and was a resident of Bradenton, FL for 40 years. During WWII, Fern worked as a "Doughgirl" and was trained to be a code breaker in Washington, DC. She then worked...

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Leo George Vander Maelen - April 3, 2015

Leo George VanderMaelen, 60, of Vermilion, died suddenly on April 3, 2015. He was born on April 5, 1954 in Malden Massachusetts. His family moved to Ohio in 1957 when Leo's father, an employee of Ford Motor Company, took a job at the newly opened Ford Assembly Plant in Lorain. Leo was a 1972 graduate of Vermilion High School where he excelled in track and cross-country, breaking the record for the two-mile run in 1970. After graduation,...

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Lester F. Gerken - April 2, 2015

Lester F. Gerken, 73, of Vermilion, died Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Fairview Hospital after a courageous battle with heart disease. He was born April 26, 1941 in Defiance, OH, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 47 years moving from Ridgeville Corners, OH. Lester graduated from Findlay University and taught math for Ridgeville Corners for 3 years and for Lorain Admiral King for 27 years where he was also a basketball and soccer...

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Carol Ann Weekley - April 1, 2015

Carol Ann Weekley (nee Hall), 61, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at New Life Hospice of St. Joseph, Lorain after a short illness. She was born September 29, 1953 in Sutton, WV, and had been a Vermilion area resident for the past 30 years. Carol had worked as a waitress for various restaurants. Carol enjoyed crafts, vacationing and spending time in Clay, WV, and spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by...

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Donald Charles Bechtel - March 26, 2015

Donald Charles Bechtel, 95, of Birmingham, died Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Kingston Residence after a period of declining health. Don was born June 22, 1919 in Amherst and had been a lifelong Brownhelm and Birmingham resident. He was a veteran of the US Navy serving during World War II. He was a survivor of the sinking of the USS Helena in the Battle of Kula Gulf, July 6, 1943. He attended Bowling Green State University, then...

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Ernest "Ernie" Elmer Fleming - March 26, 2015

Ernest "Ernie" Elmer Fleming, age 78 of Rossford, Ohio passed away on March 26, 2015 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio surrounded by his family. He was born on February 28, 1937 in Vermillion, OH to Elmer C. and Alice (Howell) Fleming. Ernie was a graduate of Vermillion High School and proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. After being honorably discharged Ernie went to work in his hometown of Vermillion at...

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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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