August 31, 2014


Ernest L. Dempsey


Ernest L. Dempsey, 57, of Eaton Township, passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at his residence, following a brief illness. He was born November 3, 1956 in West Virginia. Ernest was a United States Marine. Survivors include his wife, Beverly (nee Kincaid); daughter, Miki Arnold of Malabar, Florida; sons, Tony Arnold of Elk City, Oklahoma, Read More…

Jeanette Steele

Jeanette Steele (nee Van Housen), 76, of Amherst, passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at Mercy New Life Hospice Center in Lorain, losing a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born July 19, 1938 in Las Vegas, New Mexico, to the late Agnes and Howard Van Housen. In 1958, Jan married the love Read More…

Gordon James Hinshaw


Gordon James Hinshaw, 73, of Sheffield Lake, formerly of Avon Lake, passed away of a sudden illness Friday, August 15, 2014 at the Mercy New Life Hospice Center, Lorain. Gordon was born January 18, 1941 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and had lived in Sheffield Lake since 1971. After Avon Lake High School, Gordon joined the Read More…

Karen Louise Trigg


Karen Louise Trigg (nee Carpenter) passed away Friday, August 22, 2014. She was born August 14, 1920. She was the beloved wife of Roger Trigg; dear mother of Theresa (Evanko) Timko (husband Chris); fond grandmother of Austin and Kasey Timko; loving sister of Ken Carpenter, Jr. (wife Joyce) of Florida and the late Joyce Ann Read More…

Mary Beth Plues

Mary Beth Plues (nee Demopoulos) (formerly Mary Beth Warchol), 43, passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014. She was the loving mother of Matthew Warchol (father, Ron); beloved daughter of Mary Jane Demopoulos (nee Casper) and the late Eugene; dear sister of Pete Demopoulos (Bonnie); friend and companion to Mark Plues. Friends may call from 11 Read More…

Douglas D. Deshuk

Douglas D. Deshuk, 49, of Dublin, died suddenly at his home Friday, August 22, 2014. Born in Lorain, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Media Communications from the University of Akron, where he was a four year letterman in Cross Country and Track. His passion was Track and but loved all sports. He was Read More…

Sylvia Ott

Sylvia Ott (nee Gillingham), 80, of Elyria, died Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at Mercy New Life Hospice in Lorain, following a long illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland Street, Elyria.

Ernest Dempsey

Ernest Dempsey, 57, of Eaton Township, passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at his residence, following a brief illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria, (440) 322-4626.

Patricia Jane Burngasser


Patricia Jane Burngasser (nee Yadloczky), 73, of North Ridgeville, passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014 at Ames Family Hospice in Westlake, following a long illness. She was born in Buffalo, New York and grew up on Grand Island, New York. She had resided in North Ridgeville the past 35 years. Patricia worked as a Claims Read More…

Charles P. Lloyd


Charles P. Lloyd, Jr., 74, of Elyria, formerly of Avon Lake and Berlin, New Jersey, died Friday, August 22, 2014 in his home, after suffering a stroke. He was born October 8, 1939 in Camden, New Jersey and was a 1958 graduate of Haddon Heights High School. Charles worked as an inspector and customer liaison Read More…

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