November 23, 2014


Ora Nelson Shaw

Ora Nelson Shaw, 95, of Elyria, passed away Thursday, November 20, 2014, at his residence with his family by his side, following a lengthy illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 440-322-4626.

Aileen Frankel

Aileen Frankel (nee Cooperman), 91, of Sheffield Village, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014. She was born in Forrest City, Arkansas on July 10, 1923. Aileen was the Salutatorian of her Caruthersville, Missouri high school graduating class. Her college education at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri came to an abrupt halt, following the bombing Read More…

Lorraine C. Pay

Lorraine C. Pay, 71, of Wakeman, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014 after a short illness at Fisher Titus Medical Center, Norwalk. She was born September 8, 1943 in Cleveland. She worked as a LPN for Wellington Hospital and then Welcome Nursing Home for 20 years, retiring in 2006. She was a member of Christ Read More…

Ralph W. Burson, Sr.


Ralph W. Burson, Sr., 78, passed away Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Ames Family Hospice House in Westlake. He was born in Lisbon, Ohio and had been a resident in California for 35 years, then retired to North Carolina, before returning to Ohio in 2001. Ralph worked as a lead engineer for Kaiser Permanente for Read More…

Theodore J. Bruder


Theodore J. Bruder, 64, entered into rest Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at Ames Family Hospice, Westlake. He was born February 10, 1950 in Lorain. He graduated from Avon High School in 1968 and lived in LaGrange for 20 years, coming from Sheffield Lake. He was an avid golfer and bowler, enjoyed following his nephews in Read More…

Melvin William Coleman

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Melvin William Coleman, 76, of Oberlin, died Friday, November 7, 2014, at his home. Melvin was born in Oberlin, October 8, 1938, the son of the late Robert and Ora (nee Jackson) Coleman. He attended Oberlin schools. In 1956, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served until 1962. Melvin began his working career with Read More…

Dolan F. Anderson


Dolan F. Anderson, 84, of Oberlin, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at his home, following a lengthy illness. He was born in Buckhannon, West Virginia, to Floyd and Francenna Anderson. Dolan was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of The East Broad St. Church of Christ in Elyria. Dolan Read More…

Mary Elizabeth Duplaga

Mary Elizabeth Duplaga, 90, of LaGrange Township, passed away in her home Wednesday, November 19, 2014. She worked for Keystone Local Schools as a janitor and was a Columbia High School graduate. Mary was a member of the LaGrange United Methodist Church and a dedicated wife and mother. She is survived by her sons, Wayne Read More…

Anna M. (nee Bereznay) Oray

Anna M. (nee Bereznay) Oray, 94, passed away Thursday, November 20, 2014, at Anchor Lodge Nursing Home, Hospice Unit, in Lorain. Anna was born June 7, 1920 in Lorain, where she resided all of her life and she graduated from Lorain High School. She was a life-long member of Nativity BVM Church in Lorain. She Read More…

Richard “Dick” T. Croyle


Richard “Dick” T. Croyle, 88, a lifelong resident of Lorain, passed away Monday, November 17, 2014. Dick Croyle was born July 19, 1926 in Lorain, to Helen (nee Mowery) and Hiram Patterson Croyle. He graduated from Lorain High School in 1944 and enlisted in the United States Army Air Force as a pilot trainee. He Read More…