November 26, 2014


Ronald Duane Jantz, Sr.


Ronald Duane Jantz, Sr. passed away peacefully at his home Wednesday, November 19, 2014. He was 77 years old. Ron was a lifelong resident of Grafton. Ron was a graduate of Midview High School’s very first class in 1956. He was an All-County basketball player for Grafton High School and Midview. Ron served his country Read More…

Ralph “Bert” Bauman


Ralph “Bert” Bauman, 95, of Sheffield Lake and Beachpark Towers in Avon Lake, passed away Monday, November 17, 2014 at Mercy New Life Hospice, Lorain. He was born May 23, 1919 in Akron. He was a 1937A graduate of Lorain High School. Bert proudly served his country during World War II in the United States Read More…

Arlene Janice Cary


Arlene Janice Cary (nee Beckwith), 84 years of age, and a resident of Amherst, went home to be with the Lord Friday, November 21, 2014, at New Life Hospice Residence Center in Lorain. Arlene was born November 30, 1929, in Holt County, Nebraska, where she was raised before moving to Amherst in 1966. She was Read More…

Mary Lou Galik

Mary Lou Galik (nee Kirschnick), 87 years old, of Sheffield Village, died Thursday, November 20, 2014 at the Abbewood in Elyria. Mrs. Galik was born July 29, 1927 in Cleveland and lived most of her life here. She was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family, especially dining out with them. She is Read More…

Brigitte Lynn Poole


Brigitte Lynn Poole, 65, of Elyria, passed away peacefully in her home Monday, November 17, 2014 following a short illness. She was born in Germany then coming to Elyria 60 years ago from Lorain. Mrs. Poole was employed as a long time cook for Mom’s Kitchen in Elyria and Majestic Molding Corp in Elyria. She Read More…

Mary Lou Galik

Mary Lou Galik, 87, died Thursday, November 20, 2014 at the Abbewood in Elyria. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland Street, Elyria.

Linda Sue Kirby


Linda Sue Kirby, 56, of Elyria, passed away peacefully Thursday, November 20, 2014 in Fairview Hospital. She was born June 4, 1958 in Okinawa, Japan She was a 1976 graduate of Midview High School. Linda enjoyed spending time with her grandkids, nieces and nephews. She also enjoyed baking and cooking. Linda is survived by her Read More…

Benjamin David Acord


Benjamin David Acord, four weeks old, of Lorain, died Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at his home. Benjamin was born October 20, 2014, at St. John West Shore Hospital in Cleveland. He is survived by his mother, Amanda Saucedo (nee Goad) of Lorain; his father, Jason Acord of Grafton; two brothers, Trae Saucedo and Jaxson Acord; Read More…

Walter Bring


Walter Bring, 76 years old, of Elyria, died Thursday, November 20, 2014, at Ames Family Hospice in Westlake. Walter was born September 21, 1938 in Cleveland, and made his home in North Ridgeville before moving to Elyria 18 years ago. He was a graduate of Garfield Heights High School and was a member of Our Read More…

Marian T. Zeise


Marian T. Zeise (nee Balmert), 86, of Lorain, died Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Center Ridge Nursing Home in North Ridgeville, after a lengthy illness. She was born September 1, 1928 in Lorain and had been a lifelong Lorain area resident. Marian graduated from Lorain High School with the class of 1946 B. During the Read More…

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