Show All » 10-28-2012 » Chafer, Keith

Monday, October 29, 2012

Mr. Keith P. Chafer

Keith Paul Chafer, 48, lived in Lorain, Ohio and passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph, following a lengthy illness.

He was born in Sennelager, Germany on March 27, 1964. Having attended college at the prestigious Royal Navy Trinity House, England, where he graduated with distinction, first in his class. Then he began a career as an engineer with the P & O Company and later joined Princess Cruises.

In January 1989, he joined Spirax-Sarco and moved to Lorain, Ohio, where he worked as a Regional Specialist for the Northwest Region of the U.S. until he retired in 2009 due to ill health. He loved spending time with his family and friends and he enjoyed boating, traveling and Grand Prix racing.
He is survived by his partner, Heather A. Phillips and a large and loving family.

Friends may call at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain on Thursday, November 1, 2012 from 4-7 pm. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 10501 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.

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Show All » 10-08-2012 » England, Lois

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Lois Jean England

Lorain- Lois Jean England (nee: Neal), 65, passed away on Monday, October 8, 2012 at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain.

She was a lifelong resident of Lorain, born on April 5, 1947.

She is survived by her son, Robert England of Lorain; granddaughters, Shantel and Paige; brother, Boyd Neal of Lorain; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Nancy England; parents, Harry and Katie (nee: Shoffner) Neal; brothers, Harry, Earl, Gerald and Gail Neal; and sisters, Doris Landy, Gloria Rich, Mona Klapkowski and Ruby Loria.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 PM on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at New Life Deliverance Ministries, 400 Washington Avenue, Lorain, Ohio. Arrangements by Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Lorain, (440) 244-1961. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.

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Show All » 10-15-2012 » Kapron, Veronica

Monday, October 15, 2012

Mrs. Veronica Kapron

Lorain- Veronica Kapron (nee: Shuster), 90, passed away on October 15, 2012 surrounded by her beloved family.

Veronica was born on July 8, 1922 in Lorain, Ohio to her parents, Charles and Magdalene Shuster.

A lifelong resident of Lorain, she was a 1940 graduate of Lorain High School.  During World War II, her husband was called to duty and Veronica worked while raising her son, Jerry. She assumed her husband's position at Columbia Gas before helping our country build ships at the Lorain American Shipyards. While dedicating her life to raising her children, she also helped support her family by working as a teacher at St. John's School and helping to run the family owned grocery business, K & S Market, which was located on 17th St. and Washington Ave. in Lorain. Veronica also had a successful real estate career working for Reith Realtor and later Szarek Realtor, where she earned a reputation of dedication and honesty. 

During the war, Veronica married her lifelong partner of 47 years, Stanley. She and 'Stash' had many friends and were active life-long members of Lorain's Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, the Lorain Polish Club, the Polish Legion of American Veterans Post #38 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Elyria. Veronica and Stanley served on many committees and helped on numerous fund raisers. They will always be remembered for being on the dance floor together, especially when polka music was being played. Stanley preceded Veronica in death, passing on August 2, 1988.   Incredibly, Veronica joined Stanley in heaven on what would have been his 94th birthday.

Veronica's greatest joy was spending time with her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, family and friends.

Veronica is survived by her children, Gerald (Wilhelmina) Kapron, Jeanne (Dennis) Cocco and Jack (Renee) Kapron; grandchildren, Jeff (Dorie) Kapron, Lynn (George) Gotsis, Jason (Kristen) Cocco, Jon (Amy) Cocco, Darcy (Bobby) Kramer and Dana (Josh) Eckard; great grandchildren, Zak and Max Kapron, Jack, Anna, Kate and Addison Cocco and Nikolas Gotsis; sisters, Mary Smith, Joanne Brumback and Rita Bennett; beloved niece, Margie Shuster and many other nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brothers, Raymond and Walter Shuster.

Friends and family may call from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday October 18 at the Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain. Closing prayers will be held on Friday at 10:20 a.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 19 at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 418 West 15th Street, Lorain, Fr. Robert J. Glepko, Pastor, officiating and  burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Lorain. The family requests that any donations be considered in her name for the Brick-by-Brick Fund at Nativity B.V.M. Church, 418 West 15th Street, Lorain, OH 44052.

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Show All » 10-05-2012 » Beere, Melissa

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Melissa D. Beere

Lorain- Melissa D. (nee: Eden) Beere, 35, went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 5, 2012 at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain, OH.

She was born on May 10, 1977 in Elyria, OH to her loving parents, Melvin and Karen (nee: Wozniak) Eden.

She loved her daughters and spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed bingo, making crafts and anything to do with monkey's and Tweety Bird. 

She is survived by her cherished daughters, Adriana and Faith; husband, Herbert F. Beere III; father, Melvin Eden; sisters, Kris Doughty, Mary Eden and Lee Swilik; and grandmother, Ethel Wozniak.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Karen Eden; and Uncle Nate Eden.

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain (440) 244-1961 on Monday, October 8, 2012 from 4-7 PM with a funeral service to follow Monday evening at 7:00 PM, Rev. Cory Eden, officiating. Private burial services will be held at a later date at Elmwood Cemetery in Lorain. Memorial donations may be made to The Living Will... at any U.S. Bank location. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.

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Show All » 10-02-2012 » Del Grosso, Christina

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Christina Del Grosso obituary

August 14, 1927 to October 2, 2012

Written by: Noreen, Michael, Carol and Matthew Del Grosso

Christina (Tina) Del Grosso nee DiFrancesco, was 85 years old when she passed away on October 2, 2012 in Atlanta, GA.  Tina died a peaceful death from natural causes with her two sons and one of her grandsons at her side.  Tina was born in Lorain, Ohio on August 14, 1927.  After her husband Matthew died in 2005, Tina moved to California and lived with her daughter Noreen, her son Michael, and her younger sister Anita Churpek.  The last 2 years she was living in Atlanta, GA with her younger son, Matthew.

Tina is survived by her four children, Noreen Knapp who resides in Paso Robles, California, Michael Del Grosso who resides in Campbell, California, Carol Ormond who resides in Swansboro, North Carolina and Matthew Del Grosso who resides in Tampa, Florida.  She is also survived by six grandchildren, Rachelle Knapp, Michael B. Del Grosso, Christina Neuberger, Katherine (Kate) M. Del Grosso, Anthony Del Grosso and the late Kelly Aldrich. She was also blessed with one great grandchild, Kenneth Michael.

Tina was one of seven children born into the Erminio and Rachel DiFrancesco family.  Tina is survived by her six siblings Marino, Arthur Stephen, Paul, Franklin, Dolores Tompkins and Anita Churpek.  She maintained a close relationship with all of her brothers and sisters and frequently attended the Annual DiFrancesco Family Reunion, held here in Lorain.

All through Tina's life she was activity involved with her family, church and the community of Lorain.  She was a devout Catholic and, an active member of Saint Peter's Church and School.  It was nothing for Tina to cook meals for the Sisters of Notre Dame, who at the time of Noreen's and Michael's elementary years would prepare monthly meals for the Sisters.  She was active in the school's PTA and frequently cooked spaghetti dinners at St. Peters as well.

Tina was a devoted wife and mother.  She was married in Saint Peter's church on January 22, 1949.  She was married for 56 years.  As a supporting wife and mother, Tina worked at A & P and Goldberg's super markets, as a proficient cashier throughout her life. She was closely involved in her children's lives serving as a Girl Scout Mother and chaperoning and driving on numerous field trips for her children, St. Peter's school and Lorain Catholic High school.

Tina was a practicing Catholic and one of the kindest people you would have ever met.  She was a member of St. Peter's Mission Sisters that made dolls for orphans overseas.  She served as one of the Church's sacristans and also was a Eucharistic Minister and delivered the Blessed Eucharist to the sick.

When it came to the Community of Lorain, Tina, along with her husband Matt and brother Marino and his wife Margret, was involved with the famous Lorain International Festival.  The "Real Homemade Italian Sausage" booth at the festival was always a hit.  People would come for miles, line up for hours, just to taste that famous sausage her husband Matt and Marino made.  Through all of their hard work together, the four of them had the time of their lives during the days of the festival.

Christina (Tina) Del Grosso will be missed by her children, grandchildren, great grandchild, her siblings and her friends from all around the nation; especially those friends she lived with during her stay at the Providence House, a family oriented assisting living home for the past few years and the Halcyon Hospice for the final days of her life.  Although Tina, while being gone from this life in body, lives on in all the people she touched.  Her life was one of true humility, graciousness and most important; kindness.  The world is just a little sadder without Tina here, but we go on as she would; Strong, but never forgetting to be Kind along the Way.

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain (440) 244-1961 on Friday, October 5, 2012 from 4:00- 8:00 PM. The Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary will take place at 6 PM on Friday. Closing prayers will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 8:50 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 9:30 AM at St. Peter Church, 3655 Oberlin Ave., Lorain, Fr. Craig M. Hovanec, Pastor, officiating. Christian burial services will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain with a closing reception back at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made in the name of Christina Del Grosso, Halcyon Hospice Foundation, 1435 Haw Creek Circle, Suite 402, Cummings, GA 30041. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.


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Show All » 09-30-2012 » Jacoby, Herbert

Monday, October 01, 2012

Mr. Herbert J. Jacoby














Former Lorain County Commissioner, Herbert Joseph Jacoby, (84) died peacefully surrounded by his loving wife and family on September 30th, 2012 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph in Lorain. He was born March 30, 1928 in Lorain, Ohio.

As Commissioner from 1985 to 1997, his legacy, he fought to "resurrect Lorain" -the City he was born and raised in, the City he loved.  Mr. Jacoby deemed Lorain a "diamond in the rough" and envisioned bringing businesses into the County. He worked to promote and support local businesses. He was a man ahead of his time.  Among his many successes as Commissioner, Herb was responsible for implementing Lorain's 911 emergency call program.

Herb was Lorain County's Chief Tax Appraiser for twenty years as well as a part-time professor at Lorain County Community College. His first job in Lorain was a crew dispatcher for Lake Terminal Railroad. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1945-1949. He was loved and respected by his students, peers, colleagues, children, and all who knew him. He was a fighting Irishman who was made an honorary member of the IAV.

Herb is survived by his precious wife, Mary (nee: D'Orazio) of 63 years; and their six children, John, Herb (Cindy), Jean (Vlada), Joan (Rick) Trice, Suellen (David) Purdum, and James (Janet); 18 grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren.

Herb was preceded in death by his parents, John C. and Margaret (nee: O'Donnell) Jacoby; his brothers, Jack and Phillip; and sisters, Rosemary (Al) Farace and Patricia (John) Maiden.

He was a man without duplicity who had great integrity, strength, and courage. He was articulate - loved music - loved life. Herb lived well and died well - peacefully, lovingly timing things as such that his family would be together October 1st for their wedding anniversary.

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain (440) 244-1961 on Thursday, October 4, 2012 from 3-8 PM. Closing prayers will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 10:20 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, October 5, 2012 at 11:00 AM at St. Peter Church, 3655 Oberlin Ave., Lorain, Fr. Craig M. Hovanec, Pastor, officiating. Christian burial services will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain where military honors will be performed by the Disabled American Veterans, Louis Paul Proy Chapter No. 20. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.


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Show All » 09-20-2012 » Pranckunas, Traci

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Mrs. Traci A. Pranckunas

Sheffield Lake- Traci A. (nee: Markovich) Pranckunas, 50, passed away on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at her home in Sheffield Lake, OH.

She was born in Lorain, OH on January 26, 1962 to her loving parents, Robert and Jean (nee: Guerrieri) Markovich.

She was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Sheffield Lake. Traci graduated from Brookside High School, Class of 1980. She married Christopher Pranckunas on December 5, 1987 and they raised three children, Christopher II, Alyssa and Beth. Traci worked at Macy�s for 11 years in cosmetic retail sales. She enjoyed photography, gardening, sewing, boating and crafts.

She is survived by her husband of 24 years of marriage, Christopher Pranckunas Sr. of Sheffield Lake; son, Christopher Pranckunas II of Sheffield Lake; daughters, Beth Pranckunas of Lorain and Alyssa Pranckunas of Sheffield Lake; parents, Robert and Jean Markovich of Sheffield Lake; brother, Robert (Nancy) Markovich of Sheffield Village; sisters, Robin Markovich (Clint Adams) and Jaime Markovich of Sheffield Lake; nephews, Luke, Caleb, and Zac Markovich; nieces, Lydia and Maddie Markovich; and many family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Charles and Barbara Markovich, Louis Guerrieri and Gertrude Stiner.

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain (440) 244-1961 on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 from 4:00-8:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 715 Harris Road, Sheffield Lake, OH, Fr. Stephen L. Shields, Pastor, officiating (meet at church on Wednesday). Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the Lorain County APL, 8303 Murray Ridge Rd, Elyria, OH 44035. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.

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Show All » 09-15-2012 » Jones, Roy

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Mr. Roy Jones

Lorain- Roy Jones, 70, passed away on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph, Lorain.

He was born in Knox County, KY on September 15, 1942 to his loving parents, Isaac and Lena (nee: Slusher) Jones.

He retired from Ford Motor Company in Lorain. He loved music, wrestling and being surrounded by family and friends. 

He is survived by wife of 30 years, Mary (nee: Gonzales) Jones; children, Debra Ledesma, Beverly Rodriguez, Kevin Jones, and Megan Robart; 7 grandchildren; 1 great granddaughter; 10 stepchildren, Lydia, Joseph, Jesse, Lucy, Michael, Danny, Jeannie, Anna, Mary and Adam; many step grandchildren; brothers, Junior, Jerry and Everett Jones; and sisters, Phyllis Jones and Marie Stewart.  

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Merle, Dallas and Lamon Jones.

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 from 4-8 PM. Closing prayers will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 8:50 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 9:30 AM at Sacred Heart Chapel, 3655 4301 Pearl Ave., Lorain, Fr. William Thaden, Pastor, officiating. Burial services held at Calvary Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.

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Show All » Jakmas, Louise » 09-09-2012

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Mrs. Rita D. Critell

Rita D. (nee: Scillia) Critell, 92, of Lorain, OH was welcomed by our dear lord into eternal life on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph in Lorain.

She was born on May 18, 1920 in Masontown, PA to her loving parents, Giuseppe and Carmela Scillia and moved to Lorain, OH as a child and resided the rest of her life there.

Rita was an active member of St. Anthony of Padua Church. She was married on June 6, 1951 to her loving husband, Jack N. Critell and they raised four children together. Rita loved to spend time with her family and she had a passion for her cooking and baking, especially during the holidays.

She is survived by her sons, Jack Critelli and Robert Critell both of Lorain; daughters, Marie Taylor of Lorain and Rita Williams of Texas City, TX; 6 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jack N. Critell; grandson, Danny Critelli; and sister, Rose M. Varady.

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain (440) 244-1961 on Monday, September 17, 2012 from 2-4 & 6-8 PM. Closing prayers will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 9:20 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 10:00 AM at St. Anthony of Padua, 1305 East Erie Ave., Lorain, Fr. Richard E. Hudak, Pastor, officiating. Christian burial services will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain. Memorial donations may be made to New Life Hospice, 5255 N. Abbe Rd, Elyria, OH 44035. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.

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Show All » Jakmas, Louise » 09-09-2012

Monday, September 10, 2012

Mrs. Louise H. Jakmas

Lorain- Louise H. (nee: Cyran) Jakmas, 93, passed away on Sunday, September 9, 2012 at New Life Hospice Center at St. Joseph in Lorain, OH.

She was born on February 1, 1919 in Lorain, OH to her loving parents, Michael and Agata (nee: Rachel) Cyran.

Louise was a lifelong member of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Lorain and was an active member of the Nativity Altar and Rosary Society. As a child, she was a sports enthusiast, playing baseball and tennis. She graduated from Lorain High School, Class of 1937. Louise married the love of her life, Rudolf P. Jakmas on October 16, 1941. Rudy and Louise owned Jakmas Plumbing in Lorain from 1955 until 1979. She took up the game of golf at the age of 40 at Spring Valley Country Club. In 1965, she joined Elyria Country Club and was a 5 time Women's Club Champion and had 3 hole-in-ones to her name.

She is survived by her sister, Verna (nee: Cyran) Lezber; sister-in-law, Pauline Cyran; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Michael and Agata Cyran; her husband of 63 years of marriage, Rudolf P. Jakmas; brothers, Frank (Adeline) Cyran, Louis (Lillian) Cyran and Ben Cyran; and sister, Josephine (Martin) Novak.

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain (440) 244-1961 on Thursday, September 13, 2012 from 4-7 PM. Nativity Altar and Rosary Society will lead a rosary service on Thursday at 6 PM. Closing prayers will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 9:30 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, September 14, 2012 at 10:00 AM at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 418 West 15th Street, Lorain, Fr. Robert J. Glepko, Pastor, officiating and Rev. Robert J. Dybo, Deacon, assisting. Christian burial services will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain. Memorial contributions may be made to Nativity B.V.M. Church, 418 W. 15th Street, Lorain, OH 44052. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.


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