November 26, 2014


Susan Ellen Yinger Johnson

Susan Ellen Yinger Johnson passed away Wednesday, November 12, 2014, in Oberlin. Ms. Johnson was a long time resident of Oberlin and member of First Church in Oberlin. She was an active participant in multiple local grassroots social action and political organizations. Ms. Johnson is survived by one son, Rankin Johnson IV (Leah) of Portland, Read More…

Robert G. Rousseau


Robert G. Rousseau, 64, of Lorain, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at Mercy Regional Medical Center. He was born February 12, 1950 and graduated from Admiral King High School in 1968. He then attended Capital University and earned a business degree. For over 30 years, Bob worked at U.S. Steel as a supervisor Read More…

Norma Sue Smith

Norma Sue Smith, 90, of Zanesville, died Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at Willow Haven Nursing Home, Zanesville. Born October 30, 1924 in Perry County, Ohio, to the late Peter, Jr. and Susie Charlton Stickdorn. She attended the Mount Perry Presbyterian Church, a homemaker and a former member of the Eastern Star. She is survived by Read More…

Joel Austin Hartley


Joel Austin Hartley, 72, of Lorain, passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014. Born in Gallipolis, Ohio, June 24, 1942, to Minerva Mae (nee Edwards) and Malcolm Douglas Hartley. In 1950, he and his family moved to Lorain where he grew up. Graduating in 1960 from Lorain High School, he followed in the footsteps of his Read More…

Geraldine “Gerry” M. Steele


Geraldine “Gerry” M. Steele, (nee Fisher), 92, of Middleburg Heights, passed away peacefully Monday, November 17, 2014 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph in Lorain. She was born October 1, 1922, in North Ridgeville. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert E. Steele (deceased November 12, 2008) for 58 years; dearest Read More…

Betty M. Reep


Betty M. Reep, 85, of Springfield and formerly of Amherst, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday morning, November 10, 2014 at Sterling House. She was born in Medina, January 22, 1929, the daughter of the late Frank and Pearl (Wertz) Colburn. She was a 1946 graduate of Medina High Read More…

Donald A. Mattson


Donald A. Mattson, 77, passed away Saturday, November 15, 2014. He was an avid golfer and bowling teammate for over 50 years. He enjoyed cruising the classic car shows during the summer months and loved his family and friends unconditionally with all his heart. He was the beloved husband of the late Janet (nee Balla); Read More…

Jackie P. Richardson


Jackie Paul Richardson, 79, of North Ridgeville, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, November 16, 2014, at UH Elyria Medical Center, following a short illness. He was born in Wayne, West Virginia. He resided in North Ridgeville the past 42 years, moving from Elyria. Mr. Richardson worked as a millwright for Ford Motor Read More…

Richard T. Croyle

Richard T. Croyle, 88, a lifelong resident of Lorain, passed away Monday, November 17, 2014 at the Orchards of Westlake. The Croyle family will receive friends Friday, November 21, 2014, from 3 until 7 P.M., in the Dovin and Reber Jones Funeral & Cremation Center, 1110 Cooper Foster Park Road, Amherst. Funeral services will be Read More…

Doris Mae Septaric


Doris Mae Septaric (nee Hallgren), 89, of Lorain passed away peacefully in her home Tuesday, November 18, 2014, under the care of her daughter, Mary, who lovingly stayed at her side. Doris passed holding her hands. She was born April 9, 1925 in Lorain. Doris was a lifelong resident of Lorain. She was a graduate Read More…

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