Those We Are Privileged to Serve

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Dr. Robert A. Schmidt

Sep 24, 2022

Dr. Robert A. Schmidt, age 84, passed away September 24, 2022. Beloved husband of Marilyn C. (nee Pfeffer) for 61 years; grandfather of Abigail and Madeline Schmidt; uncle, cousin, and friend to many. Preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Agnes Schmidt and his siblings, Ruth Hrib and William Schmidt.

Robert practiced dentistry for over 50 years in Greater...

Ralph Palsha

Sep 22, 2022

Ralph B. Palsha, age 96. Beloved husband of the late Joan (nee Hoenig). Dear father of Charyl Palsha, Bonnie Ashie and Dawn Abazia (James). Grandfather of David Foltzer, Sheshawn Foltzer Miesieski (Brian), Andrew Abazia (Elaine Cook), Tariel Ashie, Elaine Kaczynski (Vince). Great-grandfather of Roman, Rylie, Ellie, and Braden. Longtime companion of Carol Sue White. Auditor for United States Steel. WW...

Candi Wilson

Sep 21, 2022

Candi M. Wilson, 37 of Lorain, OH passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 21, 2022. She was born to parents Larry Wilson and Anita Ambers (nee Tippett) in Newark, OH.

Candi attended Brookside High School. She played basketball and ran track. She was a Steelers fan, a talker, very opinionated, enjoyed cats and iced coffee with lots of sugar. Her...

Emilia M. Blanchfield

Sep 21, 2022

EMILIA M. BLANCHFIELD (nee Lubich), age 91 of North Royalton. Beloved wife of the late George Blanchfield. Devoted mother of Georgette Blanchfield (Edwin Fichter), George Blanchfield (Linda), John Blanchfield, Gregg Blanchfield (Lin), Nancy Bell (Skip) and Holly Woytek (David, Jr.); loving grandmother of Kellie, Luke, Blayne, Stephen and Hilary; dear sister of Frank Lubich (deceased), William Lubich (deceased), Joe Lubich...

Sandra Carder

Sep 20, 2022

Sandra "Sandy" Carder of Cleveland, Ohio went to live with the angels on September 20, 2022 after battling COPD. Mother of Jennifer Schroeder (Eric), Cynthia Coulter (Matt), Cody Cardenas, and Cassie Newcomb (Josh) who she loved dearly; companion of Mike Fraley; youngest sister of Brenda (deceased), Jim, Penny, and Mike (deceased); grandmother of 7; daughter of Walter (deceased) and Gertrude...

Eileen Mahoney

Sep 19, 2022

Eileen E. Mahoney (nee Terry), 78, lifelong resident of Elyria; passed away after a lengthy illness on Monday, September 19, 2022. Eileen was born to parents Englon Terry and Lillie (nee Duvall) Cook on July 5, 1944, in Elyria. Eileen graduated from Elyria High School, class of 1962. She furthered her education at Lorain County Community College earning a degree to...

Kathleen Ann Bedford

Sep 19, 2022

Kathleen Ann Bedford (nee Bouman), age 81, passed away peacefully on September 19, 2022. Beloved wife of Edward; loving mother of Sharon (Dan) Douglas. Preceded in death by her sons Edward (Eddie), and William (Bill). Devoted grandmother of Zoe and Lucy Douglas, who both brought her great joy. Dear sister of the late Joseph (the late Jane), James (Sandy), and...

Marion Catherine Honigman

Sep 19, 2022

Marion Catherine Honigman (nee Sacha), passed away surrounded by loved ones on Monday, September 19, 2022. Wife of the late Robert Norman; Mother of Theresa Spark (John), Karl (Debbie), Michael (Carolyn), Barbara Sargent (Darrell), Jeanette Wade (Mark), Carol Walker (Bill), Daniel (Ann), Susan Paul (Ken), Edward (Jen), and Erika Zavatchen (Tom); Grandmother of 29; Preceded in death by granddaughter Nicole...

Daniel Losteiner

Sep 19, 2022

Daniel Losteiner, age 80, passed away on September 19th, 2022. He was born to the late Henry and Catherine (Caradine) Losteiner on October 4th, 1941. Daniel was a proud veteran, he served in the Navy for four years on the U.S.S. Grand Canyon as a Boiler Tender. After his service he was a member of the Westpark Vets for many...

Carolyn Vines

Sep 18, 2022

Carolyn Y. Vines (nee Corprew), 87, of Elyria, formerly of Cleveland; beloved mother of Michael Vines, Sr. (Donna) of Lorain and James Vines, Sr. (Artnetta) of Elyria; loving grandmother of 9; great-grandmother of many; sister of Elbert Corprew of Washington DC and Larry Corprew of Alexander City, AL.; aunt of a host of nieces and nephews; and friend to all....

William "Bill" Grady Anderson

Sep 18, 2022

William "Bill" Grady Anderson, 75, of Akron, Ohio, passed away peacefully on September 18, 2022 with his wife by his side. Bill was a wonderful husband and father. Bill worked in construction and project management for over 40 years. His hobbies included woodworking, fishing and coin collecting. Even as his health declined over the past few years, coin collecting was...

Bertha Schirch

Sep 17, 2022

Bertha Schirch, age 97, passed away on September 17th, 2022. She was born to the late Max and Felicia (nee Heller) Bolman on December 13th, 1924. Bertha loved spending time outdoors in her garden, reading, and with her precious dog Mitzi. She especially enjoyed collecting cookbooks and recipes. Her greatest enjoyment in life was her family, and she especially enjoyed...

Conrad Ellis

Sep 16, 2022

Conrad V. Ellis, 91, of Oberlin, formerly of Elyria; passed away Friday, September 16, 2022. Cherished father of Armanda Ellis; loved grandfather of Alberto (Pito) Torres, André Ellis and Ayana Morrison; great-grandfather of Adreyl Ellis and brother of Richard Ellis of Elyria.

Conrad studied 2 years of pre-med in college, then worked 40 years as a Crystal Optics Instructor...

Jason Eisele

Sep 15, 2022

Jason Eisele, 41, of Cedarhill, TN, formerly of Avon Lake, passed away unexpectedly on September 15, 2022. He was born February 17, 1981, to parents David Eisele and Nancy Rolfe in Lakewood, OH.

Friends and family will remember Jason as not only the larger-than-life football player from Avon Lake High School and Purdue University, but also as a most caring...

Richard Kaminski

Sep 15, 2022

Richard Kaminski

On Thursday September 15th, 2022, Richard Kaminski passed away peacefully at home.

Richard was a loving Husband, Father, Brother, Grandfather, Son, Uncle, and a dear friend to all.

He is preceded in death by Mother, MaryAnn Kaminski and Father, Leonard Kaminski, Father in Law, Jaime Santiago.

Richard will be deeply missed and fondly remembered for his...

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