April 18, 2014

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Dale L. Morgan

Dale L. Morgan, 69, of Elyria, passed away Saturday April 12th, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Dicken Funeral Home, Elyria.    

Deloraine E. “Elaine” Pysarchyk

Deloraine E. “Elaine” Pysarchyk (nee: Kelly) 92, of Elyria passed away Saturday April 12, 2014 at The Elms Retirement Center in Wellington. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Elyria (440)322-4626    

Dorothy M. Fletcher


Dorothy M. Fletcher, 91, of Litchfield, passed onto her heavenly home surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Dorothy was born March 2, 1923 in Cleveland, to the late William and Mae Gannet. She has resided in Litchfield since 1945 in the same house Dorothy and her late husband Robert built themselves. Read More…

Larry West

Larry West, 67, of Lorain went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Mercy Hospital following a brief illness. He was born in Elyria, living most of his life there until moving to Lorain ten years ago. A member of Bethany Baptist Church in Elyria where he was trustee and Read More…

Miss Verna Jane Pierson

Miss Verna Jane Pierson, 90, went to her eternal home Friday, April 4, 2014 after a short illness. She was born March 2, 1924, to Roy Maywood Pierson, Sr. and Bessie Justice Pierson in Beech Glen, West Virginia. Prior to retiring she had worked at Elyria Manufacturing Company, Elyria, as a bookkeeper for 40 years. Read More…

Dorothy M. Fletcher

Dorothy M. Fletcher, 91, of Litchfield, passed onto her heavenly home Saturday, April 12, 2014. Complete obit will be in Monday’s Chronicle. Bauer Funeral Home, Valley City in handling the arrangements.    

Peter Allen “Pete” Lafferty


Peter Allen “Pete” Lafferty, 54, lifelong resident of Elyria, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014. He was born February 27, 1960 in Cleveland, Ohio. Pete enjoyed fishing, camping, and raising canaries. Pete is survived by his wife of 28 years, Teresa (nee Mooney); daughters, Michelle Szakal (nee Lafferty) and Melissa Lafferty (boyfriend Michael Adams); sons, Read More…

Leroy Edward Kubuske


Leroy Edward Kubuske, 88 years of age, and a resident of Amherst, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Amherst Manor Nursing Home. A lifetime resident of Amherst, Leroy was born on December 27, 1925. He was a graduate of Central High School in Amherst with the class of 1943. Leroy proudly served in the Read More…

Alden J. Ritter


Alden J. Ritter, 94, died in Belleair, Florida, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. The son of John David and Christea (Hickok) Ritter, Alden was born December 20, 1919 in Center Creek Township, Martin County, Minnesota. He graduated from Mankato State College. During World War II, while attending the military’s meteorological training program at the University of Read More…

Rebecca Eastin

Rebecca Eastin, 89, of Oberlin, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Allen Mercy Hospital after a short illness. Cowling Funeral Home of Oberlin will announce further arrangements.