February 11, 2016


James H. Banks

James H. Banks, 71, of Amherst, formerly of Elyria, passed away unexpectedly Friday, June 28, 2013 at Amherst Hospital. He was born October 8, 1941 in Elyria. Family and friends are welcome to attend a graveside service at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Friday, July 26, 2013 at 2:30 P.M.

Joseph Kovalsky


Joseph Kovalsky, 78, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Life Care of Elyria under the loving care of Crossroads Hospice. Mr. Kovalsky was owner of Dairy Whip on W. 130th and Bellaire for 40 years. He was the beloved husband of the late Vivian (nee Vance); father of Debbie Jerrome (Steve), Sheryl Donaldson (Rick), Read More…

Marilyn I. Joseph

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Marilyn I. Joseph (Strimaitis), 68, of Amherst, went home to be with the Lord Monday, July 1, 2013 following an extended illness. She was born April 22, 1945 in Cleveland, to the late William and Elizabeth (Janusus) Strimaitis. Marilyn enjoyed gardening. Survivors include her son, Jim Campagna (Ann); daughter, Kim Emrich (Jeff), both of Colorado Read More…

Zi’Aire M.A. Nelson


Zi’Aire M.A. Nelson, 22 month old son of Jashae R. Nelson of Elyria and Mondrell Green of Elyria, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013 at Southwest General Hospital, Middleburg Heights, unexpectedly. Zi’Aire was born on July 17, 2011 in Cleveland. Besides his parents, he is also survived by sisters, Ahnania Ross and Malaijah Nelson, both Read More…

Dudley G. Hudson


Dudley G. Hudson, 92, of Elyria passed away peacefully. He was born in Nanafalia, Ala. formerly of Mobile, Alabama, Then coming to Elyria in May 2010. Mr. Hudson was a Veteran of the Army serving in WWII and was involved in the Peal Harbor attack. Mr. Hudson was a supervisor for the GAF material Corp. Read More…

Helen P. Dennis


Helen P. Dennis (nee Pongracz), 93, of Lorain, died Friday, July 19, 2013 at Welcome Nursing Home in Oberlin. She was born January 10, 1920 in Lorain and had been a lifelong Lorain area resident. Helen is survived by daughters, Gloria Worden and Andrea Earl (Robert Barlipp); grandchildren, Jenny and Kenneth Perks, James and Linda Read More…

Elizabeth M. “Eliz” Johnson


Elizabeth M. “Eliz” Johnson, 89, of Elyria formally of Cleveland passed away peaceful in the Ames Family Hospice House in Westlake follow short illness. She was born in Cleveland coming to Elyria in 2004. Mrs. Johnson graduated Central High School in Cleveland were she went on to receive her Bachelor and Master Degree in Education Read More…

Max C. Hughes


Max C. Hughes of Henrietta Twp. passed away Friday, July 19, 2013. Max was born July 29, 1939, in Kopperston, West Virginia. He was raised in Pax, West Virginia, and attended school there until moving to Ohio in 1956. He lived in Henrietta Township for the past 39 years. He worked at American Ship Yard Read More…

Kristin R. Provenza


Kristin R. Provenza, 77, of Lorain, passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland. She graduated from Andrews School and worked at Mama Jo Pies, Pat Catans, and retired from K-Mart. She was a former Girl Scout leader, was active in Masson School PTA, former treasurer of Lorain City Soccer, and Read More…

Richard “Richie” A. Snezek, Jr.


Richard “Richie” A. Snezek, Jr., 45, of Avon, passed away Friday, July 19, 2013 at The Cleveland Clinic following a one year heart illness. He was born on October 2, 1967 in Amherst and graduated from Amherst Steele High School in 1986. For the past six years, Richie worked for Sifco Forge in Cleveland as Read More…