November 21, 2014


Blessed Lovejoy


Blessed Lovejoy, 33, of Elyria, unexpectedly transitioned from this life Wednesday, November 12, 2014 in Akron. He was born in Lorain on July 11, 1981 and was a lifelong resident of Elyria. He was a seminary college student, studying for a PhD in ministry and was a member of Living Word Church of Lorain. He Read More…

Harry Vernon Smith

Harry Vernon Smith, 92, of Avon Lake, formerly of North Ridgeville, passed away Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at Main Street Care Center in Avon Lake, following a long illness. Harry was born December 18, 1921 in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia. He lived in the Uniontown Pennsylvania area for many years and then moved to North Read More…

Shirley Sue Dotson

Shirley Sue Dotson, 63, of Elyria, passed away on Thursday, November 13, 2014, at St. John Medical Center in Westlake. She was an LPN and worked at various nursing homes throughout her career. She loved painting and was accomplished in the Donna Dewberry “One Stroke” painting method and even taught this style to others. Shirley Read More…

Marjorie E. Rivers-Whitney


Marjorie Ellen Rivers-Whitney (nee Tremaine), 94, of Lorain, passed away Thursday, November 13, 2014, at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph after a short illness. Marjorie was born August 28, 1920 in Lorain, and had been a lifelong area resident. Marjorie started her career with American Ship as a welder, then was a restaurant Read More…

Captain Adolf E. “Hymie” Fullgrabe


Captain Adolf E. “Hymie” Fullgrabe, USCGR, retired, 77, of Springfield, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at his home. Hymie was born in Elyria on October 20, 1937, to William and Mabel (Hunter) Fullgrabe, Sr. He married Portia Franks on August 7, 1976 at the Old Stone Church in Cleveland. Hymie served in the Read More…

Stanley “Stacy” Klimczak

Stanley “Stacy” Klimczak, 96, of Lorain, died Thursday, November 13, 2014, at Lake Pointe Health Care, Lorain, following a lengthy illness. The family will receive friends Monday, November 17, 2014 from 9:30 A.M. until the time of mass at 11 A.M., at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 200 St. Joseph Drive, Amherst. Further arrangements are incomplete Read More…

Dr. Howard D. Greenberg

Dr. Howard D. Greenberg, 89, of Bay Village, formerly of Lorain, passed away Thursday, November 13, 2014 at the Cleveland Clinic, following a brief illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be in Sunday’s edition of the newspaper. Schwartz, Spence, Boyer & Cool Home for Funerals is handling the arrangements.

Wilda Shelton

Wilda Shelton (nee Turner), 77, of Eaton Township, passed away Friday, November 14, 2014, at University Hospital in Cleveland, following a short illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bogner Family Funeral Home, North Ridgeville

Beunia Mae Porter Murray


Beunia Mae Porter Murray, 89, went to eternal rest Saturday, November 8, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Willie P. Murray; loving mother of Hilton (Sheila), Wilson and Mable Phillips (Hermon); devoted grandmother of Raechel Standifer, Michael Murray (Melissa), Dana Phillips and Herman Collins; great-grandmother of Cheyenne Lynch and Nadia Waddy; beloved Read More…

Lauren M. DiCesare


Lauren M. DiCesare, 38, passed away Wednesday, November 12, 2014, following a lengthy battle with mental illness and cancer. She was a graduate of St. Joseph Academy. She was the loving mother of Alexander L. Azzarello; dear daughter of Joseph E. DiCesare (Darlene) and Francesca M. Cappara (James); sister of Dawn Allgood, Teresa DiCesare and Read More…

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