October 25, 2014

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Angela Francis Russo


Angela Francis Russo, 45, of Medina, passed away unexpectedly from surgical complications, Saturday, October 18, 2014, at Medina General Hospital. She was born December 5, 1968 in Berea. Angela was a 1986 graduate of North Ridgeville High School. She enjoyed going out to watch her brother’s band and being with her family. Survivors include her Read More…

Joel Hartley


Joel Hartley, 72, of Lorain, died Saturday, October 18, 2014 in the Cleveland Clinic Hospital, Cleveland. The family would like to invite his friends to a Celebration of His Life on Saturday, November 22, 2014, from 12 Noon until 4 P.M. at the Rose Cafe (in Lakeview Park), 1800 West Erie Ave., Lorain. Funeral arrangements Read More…

Karen M. Benton

Karen M. Benton (nee Buckus), 55, of Grafton, passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Bob; dear mother of Richard (Jenn) and Bruce (Ashley); cherished grandmother of Russell, Trent, Cora and Sophia; loving daughter of Harry (deceased) and Estelle Buckus; dear sister of Stephen (Sandy) Buckus; adoring aunt of Steve Read More…

Cynthia A. Schroeder

Cynthia A. Schroeder (nee Martin), 68, of Avon, passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at University Hospital Medical Center in Cleveland. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bogner Family Funeral Home, North Ridgeville.

Roman A. Supel

Roman A. Supel, 55, of Elyria, passed away Monday, October 20, 2014, at his home, after suffering an apparent heart attack. He was born January 26, 1959 in Orzechowka, Poland and was an Elyria resident for the past 25 years. Roman worked as a coil winder at the Trimco Transformer Company in Parma. He was Read More…

Craig A. Wood

Craig A. Wood, 41, beloved son of Linda A. (nee Eucker) and Clinton A.; loving brother of Bradley (Jaymie); uncle of Carly and Brad, passed away suddenly, Monday, October 20, 2014. Funeral service will be Thursday, October 23, 2014, at 7:30 P.M., in the Chambers Funeral Home of North Olmsted, 29150 Lorain Rd., at Stearns, Read More…

Richard A. Plas, Jr.


Richard A. Plas, Jr., 63, of Elyria, passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014, at St. John Medical Center in Westlake, following a long illness. He was born August 5, 1951, in Elyria, where he was a lifelong resident. Richard served in the U.S. Army. He was the owner of R.A. Plas Paving and co-owned R Read More…

Ronald P. Hanshue

Ronald P. Hanshue, 63, passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Medina Hospital. Ronald was born July 27, 1951 in Medina, to the late Lloyd and Carol (Roshon) Hanshue. He worked at the family’s AMC dealership until its closing. It was at that dealership where Ronald’s passion for drag racing AMCs started, a passion which Read More…

Dorothy D. Ross


Dorothy D. Ross (nee Keiffer), 98, of Wellington, was called home by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, October 19, 2014 following complication brought on by advanced age. Dorothy was born May 21, 1916 in Spencer and raised in Elyria, where she graduated from Elyria High School in the class of 1934. Active Read More…

Joanne Patricia Cinadr


Joanne Patricia Cinadr (nee DiVirgilio), 73, a lifelong resident of Elyria, passed away at her home Monday, October 20, 2014 following a lengthy illness. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Busch Funeral and Crematory Services, Elyria, (440) 322-3717.

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For your convenience, you can also process online requests through an independent company that the Lorain County General Health District has partnered with to provide you this service - VitalChek Network, Inc.  VitalChek can be reached through their website.  An additional fee for this service is charged by VitalChek, and all major credit cards are accepted including American Express® , Discover® , MasterCard® and Visa® .


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