September 20, 2014

Mostly clear

Virginia June Harless


Virginia June Harless (nee Akers), 89, of Elyria, passed away Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center, following a short illness. She was born June 22, 1925 in Boone Co., West Virginia. Virginia was the hardest working person her family ever knew, and was a devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and was Read More…

John P. “Jack” Fortin

John P. “Jack” Fortin, 83, of Elyria, passed away Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at his home, while under the care of Hospice of the Western Reserve. He was born May 28, 1931 in Elyria, to the late George and Marion (nee Olds) Fortin. Jack worked for Spitzer’s as a driver and in the parts department Read More…

Calvin K. Davidson

Calvin K. Davidson, 89, of Camden Twp., passed away at home Thursday, September 4, 2014, after a long illness. Cowling Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Oberlin, will announce further arrangements at a later date.

Monica E. Freedman


Monica E. Freedman, 24, of Sheffield Lake, passed away Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at Amherst Hospital. Monica was a 2007 graduate of Brookside High School and then graduated from Remington College in North Olmsted, where she received her associates degree in Medical Assisting. She was a member of St. Joseph Church, Avon Lake. Monica is Read More…

Mildred M. Chavez

Mildred M. Chavez (nee Stacks), 76, of Grafton, passed away Monday, September 1, 2014 at Fairview General Hospital in 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.

Chester Mayda


Chester Mayda, 90, of Elyria, died Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at Life Care Center of Elyria. Mr. Mayda was born July 22, 1924 in Elyria and lived here all of his life. He was a graduate of Elyria High School in 1942 and served with the United States Army during WWII as a surgical technician. Read More…

David Y. Borthwick


David Y. Borthwick, 48, of Lorain, passed away Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph. He was born November 9, 1965, in Lorain, to David and Marilyn (nee Dovala) Borthwick and was a 1984 graduate of Southview High School. Upon his graduation from high school, he enlisted with the United Read More…

Cheyrl L. Stidham

Cheyrl L. Stidham (nee Squyres), 66, of Sheffield Village, died Thursday September 4, 2014 at her home. She was born October 5, 1947 in Meyersdale, Pennsylvania and had resided in the Lorain area since childhood. Cheyrl graduated from Admiral King High School in Lorain in 1965 and the St. Joseph School of Nursing. She worked Read More…

Kevin Lee Jordan

Kevin Lee Jordan, 56, of Wellington, passed away peacefully at home Wednesday, September 3, 2014, following a brief illness. He was born May 11, 1958, in Oberlin, to Ione (nee Williams) and Robert Jordan and was a 1976 graduate of Wellington High School. Kevin worked as a carpenter prior to becoming a maintenance manager at Read More…

Denton L. “Denny” Whitmore, Jr.


Denton L. “Denny” Whitmore, Jr., 49, a Grafton resident since 2011, moving from Elyria, went to be with his father in Heaven on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. He was born on the Army Base in Bad Winsheim, Germany on June 26, 1965. Denny attended Elyria High School. He was employed as a Foreman at Diamond Read More…