September 1, 2014


Chris A. Woods


Chris A. Woods “Homey”, 54, of Lorain, passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at the Cleveland Clinic, after a brief illness. He was born February 5, 1960 in Lorain, to Herbert and Diane (nee Baker) Woods and graduated from Lorain High School in 1979. Chris was employed by Ford Motor Company in the Stock Department Read More…

Vera Ellen Leiby

Vera Ellen Leiby, 86, of Wellington, passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at MetroHealth Hospital in Cleveland, from complications from a sudden illness. She was born in Elyria on February 25, 1928, to the late Paul and Florence (nee Easterbrook) Williams. Vera attended school in Elyria and Rochester for a short time. Vera grew up Read More…

Lawrence F. Schubert


Lawrence F. Schubert, 92 years old, of Elyria, died Thursday, August 14, 2014, at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center. Mr. Schubert was born in Pittsfield Township, on July 22, 1922 and lived in Elyria since 1947. He was a graduate of Oberlin High School with the class of 1940 and he was self-employed in a Read More…

Brenda Lee Johnson


Brenda Lee Johnson, 61, of Elyria, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 9, 2014 in the Mercy Hospital, following a long illness. She was born in Winchester, Tennessee, coming to Elyria 60 years ago. A graduate of Elyria High School. She was employed at the Jack Knight Dry Cleaners as a Read More…

Mrs. Bernadette Madeline Higgason


Mrs. Bernadette Madeline Higgason (nee Brousseau), 96, passed away Sunday, August 10, 2014 at the Center Ridge Health Campus in North Ridgeville, following a long illness and wonderful life. She was born to Henry and Mary Brousseau (Nee Rouleau) in Detroit, Michigan on May 25, 1918. The family moved to Alpena, Michigan, shortly after her Read More…

Howard “Wayne” Reed


Howard “Wayne” Reed, 71, went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph, following a lengthy illness. Howard had been a resident of Elyria for the past 10 years and made his home in Florida for 34 years prior. He was born February 2, Read More…

Fred J. Ritenauer

Fred Ritenauer

Fred J. Ritenauer, 58, of Lorain, died Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at his home. He was born February 21, 1956 in Lorain and remained a lifelong resident. Fred worked at U.S. Steel, was General Manager of Rite-Beverage and General Manager of Emerald Valley Country Club. Fred was a member of the Church of St. Peter. Read More…

James “Mickey” Jackson


James “Mickey” Jackson, 61, of Sheffield Lake, passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center, following an eight month battle with cancer. Born on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 1953 in Cleveland, Mickey graduated from Midpark High School. In 1984 he moved to Lorain County. In the early 1990′s Mickey entered Read More…

Etta Ruth Weigl


Etta Ruth Weigl, 92, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, August 12, 2014, where she lived at Kendal at Oberlin. She was born March 3, 1922 in Weston, West Virginia, the daughter of Karl L. and Kathryn Barnes Hoskins, and the sister of composer William Hoskins, who died in 1997. Etta Ruth attended West Virginia Wesleyan College, Read More…

Lawrence F. Schubert

Lawrence F. Schubert, 92, of Elyria, died Thursday, August 14, 2014 at University Hospital’s Elyria Medical Center in Elyria. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and a full notice will appear in Saturday’s Chronicle Telegram. The Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.