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Gerald Elden DeWitt - July 29, 2015

Gerald Elden DeWitt, 76, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at his home after a lengthy illness. Gerald was born July 11, 1939 in White, PA, and had been a Vermilion resident since 1976 moving from Lorain. Gerald worked in various capacities including working as a truck driver for Ford Motor Co., Lorain for 39 years, retiring in 1997. He attended Lakeview Baptist Church, Vermilion, and was a member of the UAW Local #425...

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Shirley Raffo - July 26, 2015

Shirley M. Raffo (nee Houston), 79, of Vermilion, died Sunday, July 26, 2015 at Mercy Regional Medical Center, Lorain after a lengthy illness. She was born November 20, 1935 in Memphis, TN, and had been a Vermilion resident since 1957 moving from Memphis. Shirley was a member of AMVETS Post #22 Aux. and enjoyed watching t.v., working on puzzles, and spending time with her grandson. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Paul...

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Gregory "Greg" Neil Hatmaker - July 24, 2015

Gregory "Greg" Neil Hatmaker, 64, of Vermilion, died Friday, July 24, 2015 at Mercy Regional Medical Center, Lorain after losing his battle to come back from a stroke suffered at his home on June 11th. He fought bravely, enduring many setbacks while in the Neurological ICU at University Hospital, Cleveland. Greg was born October 31, 1950 in Seattle, WA and had been a Vermilion resident since 1972 moving from Dayton. He retired Nov. of...

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Edna Ilene Huey - July 24, 2015

Edna Ilene Huey (nee Gregg), 88, of Vermilion, died Friday, July 24, 2015 at her home after a sudden illness. Edna was born December 9, 1926 in Commodore, PA and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 55 years moving from Pennsylvania. She had attended Lakeview Baptist Church, Vermilion and enjoyed watching soap operas, her dog Sophia, and spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her daughters, Emily Hembree of...

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John "JD" Huckeby - July 22, 2015

John Dink "JD" Huckeby, 87, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness. John was born December 21, 1927 in Glenmary, TN, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 44 years moving from Lorain. He was a veteran of the US Army. John worked in various capacities including working as an inspector for Ford Motor Company, Lorain for 30 years retiring in 1990. He was a member of...

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Jane Ryan - July 18, 2015

Jane Ryan, 61, of Dearborn, Michigan and formerly of Vermilion died Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit following a brief illness. Jane was born February 25, 1954 in Columbus, OH, the daughter of The Honorable Joseph T. and Margaret (nee Clark) Ryan. Jane was a Nuclear Radiology Technician for Henry Ford Hospital in Michigan. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Vermilion. Jane was an avid animal lover,...

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Delbert Buzz Carte - July 17, 2015

Delbert G. "Buzz" Carte, 79, of Vermilion, passed Friday, July 17, 2015 at his residence after a two year illness. Buzz was born January 25, 1936 in Dille, West Virginia and had been a Vermilion resident for over 50 years. He was an assembler for Ford Motor Co., Lorain for 30 years retiring in 1998 . Buzz was a member of U.A.W. local 425, and the Lorain County Coon Hunters Association. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and bluegrass music....

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Beverly Eppink Gairing - July 8, 2015

Bevery Eppink Gairing, of Lyndhurst, died Wednesday, July 8, 2015 after a short illness. Born in Cleveland Beverly grew up in Rochester, NY and lived briefly in Oak Park, IL. She attended Wells College and had worked for Standard Oil in the accounting department. She was an active member of the Cleveland Playhouse. She was a member of the Forrest Hill Presbyterian Church and volunteered for the church and Good Will Industries. She was...

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Michael F. Aldrich - July 5, 2015

Michael F. Aldrich, 50, of Vermilion, died suddenly Sunday, July 5, 2015 at his home. He was born February 1, 1965 in Buffalo, NY, and grew up in Marilla, NY. He had been a Vermilion resident for the past 27 years. Michael graduated from Iroquois High School, Elma, NY with the class of 1983. He was a veteran of the US Air Force and worked as an air traffic controller with the Oberlin Center retiring after 30 years. Michael was a life...

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Patricia A. Wyatt - July 5, 2015

Patricia A. Wyatt (nee Horn), 69, of Vermilion Twp., died Sunday, July 5, 2015 after a sudden illness. She was born October 27, 1945 in Irvine, KY, and had been a Vermilion area resident since 1982 moving from Florida. Patricia worked as a realtor for many years before becoming very involved in her grandchildren's lives. She enjoyed spending her free time with her three grandchildren and doing crafts. Patricia is survived by her...

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Lois Ann Zwald - July 5, 2015

Lois Ann Zwald (nee Kuhn),79, of Vermilion, died July 5, 2015 at Kingston of Vermilion after a 50 year battle with Myasthenia Gravis. She was born April 27, 1936 in Lorain and had been a Vermilion resident since 2005 moving from Florida. Lois had been a self employed realtor for many years in Chicago IL and FL. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Vermilion and Sacred Hearts Church, Punta Gorda, FL. Lois enjoyed tutoring...

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Paul Junior Perry - July 3, 2015

Paul Junior Perry of South Amherst was welcomed into the arms of Jesus Friday, July 3, 2015 after a short illness. Raised in West Virginia he joined the United States Army at the age of 16 in 1949 serving his country in The Korean War until being Honorably Discharged as a Corporal in 1952. It was in the Army that he met Rocco Simoniello, who became his life long friend and brother. After his discharge he moved to Ohio where he married...

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Ricky E. Strait - July 2, 2015

Ricky Eugene Strait, 68, of Vermilion, died Thursday, July 2, 2015 at his home after a brief illness. Ricky was born March 12, 1947 in Columbus. He had been a Vermilion resident for the past 4 years moving from Summerville, SC. He had also lived in Coatesville, PA for 33 years. . He graduated from Springfield North High School and Bowling Green State University in 1971. He was a veteran of the Army Reserves. Ricky was an...

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George T Spreng, Sr - June 30, 2015

George T. Spreng Sr., 70, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at his home after a lengthy illness. George was born September 2, 1944 in Cleveland and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 39 years, moving from Lorain. He was a veteran of the United State Navy. George worked for Ford Motor Co., Lorain for over 30 years retiring in 2003. He was a very active member of the United Church of Christ,...

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Richard "Rick" Houdeshell, Sr. - June 29, 2015

Richard "Rick" L. Houdeshell Sr., 68, of Lorain, died Monday, June 29, 2015 at Autumn Aegis Retirement Community after a lengthy illness. He was born March 6, 1947 in Morrisdale, PA, and had been a Vermilion and Lorain resident since1968. Richard worked for US Steel, Lorain as a bed operator from 1968 until his retirement in 2000. He was a member of AFLCIO #1104 Steel Workers Union and enjoyed watching movies and listening to music. ...

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Daniel Dezso Sablack - June 29, 2015

Daniel Dezso Sablack, 47, of Elyria, died Monday, June 29, 2015 on his boat in Vermilion after a sudden illness. Daniel was born July 30, 1967 in Sandusky, and had been an Elyria resident for the past 3 years moving from Lorain, where he lived with his brother for a short while, and previously from Cleveland. He was a 1985 graduate of Vermilion High School. Upon graduating, he joined the US Air Force, where he faithfully served our...

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Todd Everett Morgan - June 28, 2015

Todd Everett Morgan, 42, of Sandusky, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2015 at The Meadows at Osborn Park, Sandusky after a lengthy illness. Todd was born November 12, 1972 in Amherst, and had been a Vermilion resident since 2002 when he moved to Sandusky. Todd attended many area special education schools including Milan, Elyria, Huron, Perkins Middle School and Sandusky High School. He worked for Double S Industries, Sandusky in the...

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Ruth Mary Loomis - June 21, 2015

Ruth Mary Loomis (nee McMahon), 98, of Vermilion, died Sunday, June 21, 2015 at MetroHealth Medical Center following a fall in her home. Ruth was born August 25, 1916 in Chicago to Rev. Joseph C. and Ella McMahon. As a child growing up, she lived in Paloma, Philo, Catlin, Sidell, Waynesville, and Martinsville, Illinois from which she graduated from high school. After high school she worked for a bank receivership in Martinsville and then went...

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Ann Marie Garvey - June 15, 2015

Ann Marie Garvey (nee Sumski), 78, of Vermilion, died Monday, June 15, 2015 at Fisher-Titus Medical Center after a sudden illness. Ann was born February 8, 1937 in Scranton, PA, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 40 years moving from Lima. She loved spending time with her grandchildren. She also had a passion for animals, especially her dogs. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, James Garvey of Vermilion; sons, Rick...

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Arlene Stockham - June 15, 2015

Arlene Stockham (nee Crosier), 87, of Vermilion, died Monday, June 15, 2015 at University Hospitals of Cleveland after a sudden illness. Arlene was born May 21, 1928 in Vermilion. She graduated from Vermilion High School and Oberlin Business College. After getting married, she moved to Lakewood until 1973 when she and her husband built a home in Vermilion. She was a member of the Vermilion United Church of Christ, Congregational, Three Arts...

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