April 25, 2014

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Alice M. Ropas

Alice M. Ropas (nee Lostoski), 86, of Elyria, passed away at Joshua Tree Care Center in North Olmsted, 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.

Elizabeth “Betty” Murphy

Elizabeth “Betty” Murphy (nee Nandori), 91, of Lorain, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Anchor Lodge Nursing Home. She was born May 8, 1922 in Hungary, and moved to Lorain in 1924. She was a 1941 graduate of Lorain High School. Betty was employed at Parker Hannifin, as a machine operator, for 30 years, Read More…

Michael John Costello


Michael John Costello, 64, of Elyria, passed away at his residence, Tuesday, April 15, 2014, after a long illness, with his family by his side. He was born March 30, 1950 in Waterbury, Connecticut. Michael was a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School in Connecticut. He worked for Moen as a sales forecast analyst Read More…

Kimberly Dudley


Kimberly Dudley (nee Hazard), 48, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014. Kim loved to cook, decorate and travel. She was the loving mother of Derek, Lauren and Brad; daughter of Jim and Phyllis Hazard; dear sister of Jimmy and Keith Hazard; and loving aunt, cousin and friend. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 4 Read More…

Patrick Joseph Downie


Patrick Joseph Downie, 85, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the Cleveland Clinic. Patrick was born in Coatbridge, Scotland on July 20, 1928. He graduated from St. Mary’s Academy, Class of 1946 and earned his Associate Degree from Fenn College of Engineering at Cleveland State University. Patrick enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1946, Read More…

Andy J. Cadman


Andy J. Cadman, 54, of North Ridgeville, passed away at his home August 28, 2013, after a short illness. Andy was born in Elyria and lived in North Ridgeville for the past three years, moving from Florida, where he had spent the past 30 years. He worked as a concrete mason and finisher for the Read More…

John “Jack” A. Hawke

John “Jack” A. Hawke, 72, of Litchfield, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014. Jack was born February 7, 1942 in Elyria, to the late Kenneth and Esther (nee Frombaugh) Hawke. He lived in Columbia Station for most of his life and moved to Litchfield in 1996. He worked 30 years for Columbia Gas of Ohio Read More…

Margaret “Peggy” Reid

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Dr. Margaret “Peggy” Reid passed away February 27, 2014. She was the mother of Edward of Wales and Anne of British Columbia, Canada; grandmother to Jedidiah; beloved sister to Nancy Kotowski of Newbury and Eleanor Nicholls of Edmonds, Washington; and former wife of Walter Reid. She was preceded in death by son, Richard; and sister, Read More…

Barbara Ann White II


Barbara Ann White II, 46, and a resident of North Ridgeville, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014. She was the beloved mother of Ashley L. and Amanda Krumroy; daughter of Tony and Barbara Ann White; and sister of Toni Stein, Linda Glinka, Tony White, and David White. Friends will be received Tuesday, April 22, 2014, Read More…

Henry A. “Art” Oehlke, Jr.

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Henry A. “Art” Oehlke, Jr., 80, of Lorain, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his family. Mr. Oehlke was born in Lorain August 23, 1933, the son of the late Henry A. and Laura L. (nee Berlet) Oehlke, Sr. He was a graduate of Lorain High School in the class Read More…