March 28, 2015


James D. Skidmore


James Duane Skidmore, 59, of Grafton, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2015 after a lengthy illness. He was born September 19, 1955 to the late James G. and Audrey (nee Price) Skidmore and has been a resident of Grafton for the past 45 years. Duane will be remembered for his outgoing personality and “take me Read More…

Judith A. Axford


Judith A. Axford, 67, of Vermilion passed away Monday, March 9, 2015 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph. She was born May 25, 1947 in Cambridge, Ohio, to John Paul and Anna Bosak. She loved fishing, camping, stock car racing and music. Judith is survived by her husband of 30 years, Clyde; her Read More…

Erma Mae Carroll


Erma Mae Carroll “Cuckoo Jean”, 72, of Elyria, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2015 at the Wesleyan Village. She is survived by her four daughters, Brittany Lynn, Diane Carroll, Tonya Carroll and Vicki Carroll-Avalos (Dave); step-son, Ken Kistner; two granddaughters, two grandsons, and two great-grandsons; her sister, Lucille McElfresh; and her former husband, Samuel Carroll. Read More…

Mae Louise Holbert-Fitzwater


Mae Louise Holbert-Fitzwater (nee Booth), 80, passed away March 8, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Bud Holbert and George Fitzwater; dearest mother of Linda Ratcil, Susan (Claude) Mounts, Dean Holbert, Diana (Dennis) McManus and the late Loretta, Hysel and David Holbert; loving grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother of many; sister of Biddie Read More…

Robert “Rob” Wade Johnson


Robert “Rob” Wade Johnson, 44, of Amherst, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, March 7, 2015 at his home. Born May 3, 1970 in Jacksonville, Arkansas, Rob grew up in Amherst and graduated from Amherst Steele High School in 1988. He attended ITT Tech and earned two Associate Degrees, one in electrical engineering and the other in Read More…

Bruce W. Burton, Jr.

Bruce W. Burton, Jr., 58, of Elyria, died Monday, March 9, 2015, at Mercy Regional Medical Center, Lorain, following a lengthy illness. He was born on November 27, 1956 in Columbus. He is survived by his son, Mark Burton of Lorain; daughter, Alene R. Roe of Collins; five grandchildren and a brother, Phil Osler of Read More…

Rita Konkler Zambo

Rita Konkler Zambo born March 4, 1934, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2015 after a long illness. She was born Rita Konkler in Guernsey, Ohio, to the late Edmund and Clara (Fox) Konkler. Rita taught school before she married Ronald Zambo on August 9, 1958. She was a devout Catholic who taught religious education and Read More…

Dewey Qua Hitchcox

Dewey Qua Hitchcox, 86, of Elyria, passed away Monday, March 9, 2015, at University Hospitals of Cleveland, following a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria (440)322-4626.

Carroll D. Camp


Carroll D. Camp (nee Thorn), 54, passed away Friday, March 6, 2015, at home, following a long fought battle with cancer. She was born in Fort Knox, Kentucky, and was a resident of Northeast Ohio for over 40 years. Carroll graduated from Elyria High School in 1978. In 2013, she graduated from Lorain County Community Read More…

Grayson Gene Michael Cook

Infant Grayson Gene Michael Cook, born Friday, March 6, 2015, passed away quietly, in the arms of his mother and father, after a short illness, Saturday, March 7, 2015. Heaven has a new angel. Grieving Grayson’s loss are not only parents, Michael and Tashena Cook (nee Campbell); but sister, Salenna Head; as well as maternal Read More…