July 29, 2014

Mostly clear

Helen Nowak

Helen Nowak (nee Kukawka) died Thursday, July 10, 2014 at the Elms Retirement Village in Wellington. Helen had been a resident of the Elms for the past 12 years. She was born in Cleveland on July 14, 1929. She is survived by her sister, Theresa Texler of LaGrange; she is an aunt, great-aunt and great-great-aunt Read More…

Pauline S. Dobrinski


Pauline S. Dobrinski (nee Petroff), 70, of Medina, formerly of Lorain, died Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at Medina Hospital after a long illness. She was born March 4, 1944 in Lorain. He was a 1962 graduate of Clearview High School. She was formerly employed as a cook at Vincent Elementary School in Lorain. She enjoyed Read More…

Janice M. Holcomb

Janice M. Holcomb (nee Neel), 54, of Lorain, passed away unexpectedly Friday, July 11, 2014 at Metro General Hospital in Cleveland. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria, (440) 322-4626.

Henry R. Merk


Henry R. Merk, 77, a longtime resident of Lorain County, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Henry loved Michigan and Toledo sports. He was also a dedicated fan of the Cleveland Indians, Browns and Cavs. He was an adored son of the late John and Mary Merk; loving father of Debra Hadaway, Paula Gorta, Laura Read More…

Rose Sobotka

Rose Sobotka (nee Botos), 89, of Elyria, passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at her home from complications of diabetes. She was born December 1, 1924 in Elyria and was a lifelong Elyria resident. Rose worked as an assembler at the former Bendix-Westinghouse Co. in Elyria for 33 years, retiring in 1983. She was a Read More…

Timothy Allen Mahar


Timothy Allen Mahar, 59, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014, at his home in New Russia Township, surrounded by his family, following a courageous year long battle with stomach cancer. He was born March 1, 1955 in Amherst. Tim graduated in 1973 from Amherst High School, where he proudly participated on the Marion L. Steele Read More…

Tom E. Gaertner


Tom E. Gaertner, 92, of Wadsworth, passed away Friday, July 4, 2014. He was born January 23, 1922 in Cleveland, to the late Milton E. and Lorene Gaertner. Mr. Gaertner was a graduate of Sharon High School and was a member of the U.S. Army Air Corps having flown 50 missions out of Algeria with Read More…

Ivan Joseph Hunter


Ivan Joseph Hunter, 69, of Chatham Township, passed away unexpectedly at Lodi Community Hospital on Thursday, July 10, 2014. He was born in Emu Ontario, Canada on October 13, 1944, to Albert and Yvonne Spoon Hunter and grew up and graduated from high school in Minnesota. He resided most of his life in Ohio. Ivan Read More…

Steve Abbott


Steve Abbott, 60, of Elyria, passed away at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center on Thursday, July 10, 2014 after a sudden illness. He was born October 22, 1953 in Boise, Idaho and has lived in Elyria for the past two years, moving from North Ridgeville. He worked as a machinist at V.R.C. Inc. for the Read More…

Pauline S. Dobrinski

Pauline S. Dobrinski (nee Petroff), 70, of Medina, formerly of Lorain, died Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Dicken Funeral Home, Elyria.