July 3, 2015

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Eugene E. Heard II

Eugene E. Heard II, 97, of Eaton Township, North Ridgeville, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015, peacefully at his home, having laid aside his tools of life and gone to live with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria, Read More…

Concetta “Clara” Szekely

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Concetta “Clara” Szekely (nee Alessandro), 94, a resident of Amherst, passed away peacefully in her sleep, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Concetta was born June 12, 1921, in Cleveland and made her home in Amherst for the last 61 years. A graduate of Clearview High School, she went on to continue her education, completing a nursing Read More…

Martha L. Phifer

Martha L. Phifer, 81, of Olmsted Township, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015, at St. John Medical Center in Westlake, following a brief illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bogner Family Funeral Home, North Ridgeville.

Kenneth L. Bozman

Kenneth L. Bozman, 76, of Elyria, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in the Mercy New Life Hospice Residential Center, after a long illness. He was born December 12, 1938 in Mount Pleasant, Ohio and lived his entire life in the Elyria area. He attended Elyria High School and graduated from LCJVS. Mr. Bozman worked Read More…

Edward Alfred Eyring

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 Ed Eyring, 50, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015. He was born April 9, 1965. Ed retired after serving 23 years in the U.S. Air Force, mostly as a flight engineer. He was deployed in combat conditions several times and was awarded many medals and awards to include: Meritorious Service with one oak leaf cluster Read More…

Leo Robert Cantrill, Sr.

Leo Robert Cantrill, Sr., 74, residing in Wakeman and formerly of Savannah, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday afternoon, July 1, 2015, at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Groff Funeral Homes & Crematory Milan Chapel.

Robert E. Smith


Robert E. Smith, 84, a resident of Zephyrhills, Florida for the past 25 years and formerly of Wakeman, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015, after a lengthy illness. He was born July 6, 1930, in Cleveland, to Harry and Elsie (nee Beech) Smith. Robert served with the United States Navy for three years. He retired Read More…

Magdalene “Mal” Dougherty


Magdalene “Mal” Dougherty (nee Sestili), 93, went home to her Lord and Savior Wednesday, July 1, 2015. She passed away peacefully at the Main Street Care Center in Avon Lake. She was born February 12, 1922 in Lorain, to Mary and Dominic Sestili. Mal was a life-long Lorain resident. She graduated from Lorain High School Read More…

Eleanor D. Cox

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Eleanor D. Cox (nee Dvorak), 90, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at O’Neill Health Care Center Assisted Living, in North Ridgeville. She was born in Detroit, Michigan and moved to North Ridgeville from Rocky River 12 years ago. She lived most of her life in Cleveland and Garfield Heights. Eleanor worked in payroll administration Read More…

Paul C. Busick


Paul C. Busick, 36, of South Amherst, died Tuesday, June 26, 2015 after a long illness. He was born January 12, 1979 in Oberlin. He graduated from Marion L. Steele High School, Amherst and the Industrial Electricity Class at Lorain County Joint Vocational School in 1998. Paul was also a 2000 graduate of Pittsburgh Institute Read More…