November 25, 2014


Virginia B. “Ginnie” Tinney


Virginia B. “Ginnie” Tinney (nee Bunce), 93, of Elyria, passed away Thursday, September 4, 2014. Virginia grew up on Long Island, New York, graduated with a B.A. from the College of William and Mary, and was married on November 1, 1947. She was a faithful housewife, devoted mother, and lifelong friend to many. Virginia was Read More…

Maureen J. Walsh

Maureen J. Walsh, 72, of Lorain, passed away Monday, September 15, 2014, at Mercy Regional Medical Center, after a hard long fought battle with illness. The Walsh family will receive friends Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 4 until 8 P.M., in the Dovin and Reber Jones Funeral & Cremation Center, 1110 Cooper Foster Park Road, Read More…

Lois Miraldi


Lois Miraldi (nee Chrisman), 88, passed away Monday, September 15, 2014. She was born September 14, 1926 and was a longtime resident of Westlake, formerly of Dayton, Bay Village and Rocky River. She is preceded in death by her husband, Nick and her parents, Harry and Eva Chrisman. Lois is survived by her son, Randy Read More…

James “Jim” Edward Carter, Jr.

James “Jim” Edward Carter, Jr., 63, of Wellington, passed away, Monday, September 15, 2014 surrounded by family and friends. Born in Cleveland on January 20, 1951, he had been a resident of Weber’s Health Care in Wellington since moving from North Ridgeville in 2000. Jim was an avid sports fan. He liked attending fairs and Read More…

Paul D. Davison


Paul D. Davison of Elyria, departed this life Sunday, September 7, 2014. He was born to the late Robert E. Davison, Jr. and the late Neidria M.J. (Douglas) Davison December 10, 1956, in Seattle, Washington. Paul graduated from Oberlin High School in 1974 and retired from U.S. Steel. He loved motorcycles, traveling and spending time Read More…

Paul A. Hallman

Paul A. Hallman, 45, a lifelong resident of Elyria, passed away Monday, September 15, 2014, at his home, following a lengthy illness. He was born July 27, 1969 in Elyria. Paul attended the Elyria Schools. He enjoyed woodworking. Mr. Hallman is survived by his mother, Anna M. Hallman of Elyria; brother, John Hallman (Hollie); nephew, Read More…

Donald H. Wittenbrook


Donald H. Wittenbrook, 99 years of age, and a resident of Florida, formerly of Amherst, passed away Saturday, September 6, 2014, at Sun Coast Hospice in Florida. Don was born October 17, 1914 in Wellington. He lived in Amherst and retired at the age of 62 to North Carolina, before settling to Florida where he Read More…

Walter L. “Smoke” Yourkvitch

Walter L. “Smoke” Yourkvitch of Sanford, Florida and formerly of Elyria passed away Sunday, September 14, 2014 at his home, following a long illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria, (440) 322-4626.

Smiley Hammond


Smiley Hammond, 89, long time resident of South Amherst, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday evening, September 13, 2014. He was received into the arms of his Savior from his home in South Amherst while under the care of his loving wife and family during days of declining health. Smiley Read More…

Dorothy M. Smith

Dorothy M. Smith (nee Johnson), 93, of Elyria, passed away Friday, September 12, 2014, at the Elyria Wesleyan Village, following a brief illness. She was born July 15, 1921 in Elyria and was a lifelong Elyria resident. Dorothy was a member of St. Mary Church in Elyria, where she was very active in various ministries. Read More…

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