February 9, 2016


Wedding – Sustarsic

Melissa & Martin Sustarsic

Melissa Zellers and Martin Sustarsic were united in marriage on September 1, 2012. Pastor Scott Ocke officated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Tom and Bonnie Zellers of Maumee, Ohio. The groom is the son of Mark and Joan Sustarsic of Elyria. Becky Behrendt attended as maid of honor; Megan Gloecki, Bethany Moore, Read More…

80th Birthday – Edwards

Mary Edwards

Happy 80th Birthday, MOM! Mary leads a healthy, active lifestyle in Amherst, surrounded and supported by family and friends. She enjoys working out, working part time at a variety of jobs, searching for treasures at thrift stores and yard sales, and reading, and having lunch with family and friends. WE LOVE YOU, Daughter, Donna & Read More…

Engagement – Drage – Graf

Bill Graf & Ashley Drage

Ashley Drage and Bill Graf announce their engagement. Ashley is the daughter of David and Belinda Zabrecky, and granddaughter of Bob and Irene Dickman, and John and Carlene Zabrecky. She is a graduate of Marion L. Steele in Amherst, and has her BS degree in Aeronautics from Embry Riddle University in Florida. She served for Read More…

80th Birthday – Ritsko

Angelica Ritsko

  Congratulations ANGELICA RITSKO on celebrating your 80th Birthday, February 9, 2013! We adore and admire you immensely. Love, all your children

70th Anniversary – Dzonko

Betty & John Dzonko

Betty and John Dzonko have celebrated 70 years of marriage! The couple, from South Amherst, were married on February 23, 1943. Betty was born September 1, 1925 in Carmichaels, Pennsylvania. She attends Firelands Church in Wakeman, where she organized the prayer chain. She enjoys singing in the choir, water aerobics at Kendall, and word searches. Read More…

Walter S. Szlempa


Walter S. Szlempa, 90, of Elyria, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2013 at The Wesleyan Village in Elyria, following a long illness. He was born December 26, 1922 in South Amherst. Walter served with The U.S. Navy See Bee’s in Okinawa, Japan. He was a shipping foreman with Stanadyne Steel Division (Moen), retiring in 1983. Read More…

Mary Lou Ryals – Running Foxe

Mary Eloise (nee Kennedy) Ryals – Running Foxe, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2013 in Creswell, Oregon. She was born April 29, 1930 in Holly, West Virginia. Mary grew up in Beckley, West Virginia, and enjoyed spending time with her large family. She moved to Elyria in 1953, was a long time resident, and worked Read More…

Pete Gustovich


On Thursday, February 28, 2013, Pete Gustovich went to be with the Lord at the age of 91. He was born October 20, 1921 in Isabella, Pennsylavnia, to the late Nick and Helyn Lonchar Gustovich. He was the fifth of nine brothers and sisters. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Read More…

Andrew “Andy” Kakas


A Mass of Christian Burial for Andrew “Andy” Kakas, age 84, will be 10 A.M. Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 521 Plum St., Fairport Harbor. Friends will be received from 3 to 8 P.M., Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at Mulqueeny-Spear Funeral Home, 312 Eagle St., Fairport Harbor. An eight Read More…

William F. “Bill” Milchen

Milchen, William_CT

William F. “Bill” Milchen, 62, of Lorain, passed away unexpectedly in his home Thursday, February 28, 2013. He was born May 26, 1950 in Elyria and was a 1968 graduate of Elyria High School. He received a bachelor degree in history from BGSU in 1972 and was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. He has Read More…