Show All » 12-29-2012 » Lough, Donald

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Mr. Donald Lough

Lorain- Donald N. Lough, 81, passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain, OH.

Donald was born on March 24, 1931 in Hundred, WV to his loving parents, Victor and Lucille (nee: Rex) Lough.

He graduated from Hundred High School, Class of 1949 and later enlisted in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was honorably discharged. Donald married Page (nee:Phillips) on October 15, 1950 and had three children together. He worked as a millwright for 22 years at Ford Motor Company in Avon Lake retiring in 1994. Donald was a member of Cornerstone Methodist Church in Elyria and Ocklawaha Methodist Church in Florida. He enjoyed playing golf and watching football.

He is survived by his loving wife of  62 years of marriage, Page (nee: Phillips) Lough of Lorain, children, Lisa Gibson of Lorain, Jan Cottrell of WV and Jay Lough of Lorain; grandchildren, Aaron, Julie, D.J., Nicole, Brittany, Christian and Adam; 13 great grandchildren; niece, Karen; and nephew, Dan.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Patti Rae Conaway

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain (440) 244-1961 on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 from 10:00 AM until the time of the funeral service at 12:00 PM, Rev. Lisa Morrison, officiating. Burial services will be held at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Avon where military honors will be performed by the Disabled American Veterans. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.

 

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Show All » 11/29/2012 » Garcia,JeanneC.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Mrs. Jeanne C. Garcia


Lorain- Jeanne C. Garcia, 81, passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph in Lorain, OH.

Jeanne was born in Elyria, OH on January 22, 1931 to her loving parents, John and Helen A. (nee: Maslyk) Sadowski.

She married her beloved husband, Joseph J. Garcia on October 20, 1951. Jeanne worked at Lorain Community Hospital as an RN and the private practice of Dr. Peter Butrey's office as a nurse.  She was a member of St. Peter Church and a former member of the IAV and Moose Lodge of Lorain. Jeanne enjoyed shopping and she loved traveling to Florida's west coast and Laughlin, NV with her family.

She is survived by her loving son and caretaker, Bryan (Sandy) Garcia of Lorain; son, Jeffrey Garcia; daughter, Joan Jackson of Lorain; 6 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Joseph J. Garcia; parents, John and Helen; and brother, Richard Sadler.

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain, OH  (440)244-1961 on Friday, November 30, 2012 from 5:00-7:00PM.  A funeral service will be held Friday evening, 7:00PM at the funeral home, Fr. Craig M. Hovanec, officiating.  Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.




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Show All » » Hansen, Ivy "Lucy"

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Mr. Stephan Emil Budway

Lorain- Stephan E. Budway, 64, passed away on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at EMH in Elyria, OH.

Stephan was born in Toledo, OH on August 19, 1948 to his loving parents, Emil and Wanda (nee: Kleszcz) Budway.

He graduated from New Brunswick High School in New Jersey. Stephan enlisted in the United States Navy in 1967 and he was honorably discharged in 1970. He was a member of the DAV, AMVETS, VFW and American Legion. Stephan was very active with AA and he held a passion for helping others battle their addictions. He loved NASCAR, the show "Alf" and his black Labrador Retriever Shadow.

He is survived by his mother, Wanda Budway of Amherst, OH; siblings, Sandra (Tamosaitis) of Richland, WA, R.J. (Marti) Budway of Lorain, OH and Jon (Vilma) Budway of Cleveland, OH; daughters, Sandra and Jessica Anderson of Blaine, WA; former wife, Judy Budway of Dallas, GA; three grandchildren; and five nieces.

He is preceded in death by his father, Emil Budway; and his loyal friend, Shadow.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 9:30 AM, Friday, December 7, 2012 at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, 10175 Rawiga Road, Seville, OH 44273 (meet at main entrance of cemetery). Memorial donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, Louis Paul Proy Chapter No. 20, 3543 Pickett Road, Lorain, OH 44053. Arrangements by Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services (440) 244-1961.  

 

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Show All » 11-14-2012 » James, Walter

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Mr. Walter M. James

Lorain- Walter M. James, 74, passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, surrounded by his loving family at Specialty Hospital of Lorain in Amherst, Ohio.

Walter was born to his loving parents, Wallice and Annie B. (nee: Jacobs) on January 1, 1938 in Kokomo, Mississippi.

Walter married Stella B. (nee: Olejko) on September 21, 1985 in Lorain, OH. He was a member of Community Baptist Church in Lorain where he served as an usher. Walter worked at Ford Motor Co. in Lorain retiring in 1997 after 30 years of service as a quality control inspector. He was an avid fisherman and gardener, specializing in tomatoes and collard greens. He loved to barbeque and his specialty was barbeque ribs. Walter enjoyed making sweet potato pie for family and friends.

He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years of marriage, Stella B. James; children, Carolyn Allen of Bogalusa, LA, Ronald of Las Vegas, NV, Janice (Lafonza) Johnson of Elyria, OH, Walter M. James Jr. of Lorain, OH, Anita (Jon) Johansen of San Antonio, TX, Donna M. Shullick of Little Hocking, OH, Don Shullick of Vermilion, OH and Amy Osko of Lorain, OH; brothers, Raymond Paige of Milwaukee,WI and Major Paige of Watts, CA; and cherished grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and his loyal dog, Shania.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, A.Z. James and Howard Jacobs; and sisters, Esther Lee, Ola Mae Flot, Rosa Mae and Vera Lee Carson.

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain (440) 244-1961 on Sunday, November 18, 2012 from 4:00 � 8:00 PM. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home, 11:00 AM, Monday, November 19, 2012, Rev. Rufus O. Buchanan, officiating. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Lorain. Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Peter Church, Capital Campaign Fund, 3655 Oberlin Ave., Lorain, OH 44053. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.

 

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Show All » 10-28-2012 » Giovannazzo, Audrey

Monday, October 29, 2012

Mrs. Audrey J. Giovannazzo

On October 28, 2012, Audrey J. (nee: Wilson) Giovannazzo, eighty-eight years old, peacefully went to be with God while surrounded by her loving family at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph in Lorain. Born and raised in Fitchville, Ohio, she graduated from New London High School in 1941, attended Oberlin School of Commerce in 1942 and was employed at Bendix in Elyria and The College of Mount St. Joseph, Cincinnati, Ohio, as a secretary.

Audrey married her beloved husband, Dominic J. Giovannazzo on November 27, 1948; they raised five children in Elyria, Ohio. Audrey and Dominic resided in Pennsylvania, Minnesota, and Cincinnati prior to retiring and returning to Elyria with their family. In addition to spending time with her family, she enjoyed reading, dancing, music and helping Dominic in the kitchen.

Audrey was a parishioner of St. Mary Church, Elyria, a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and a member of the Senior Women Fellowship, Elyria.

Audrey was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Thelma (nee: Hunter) Wilson; an infant baby girl; and a grandchild, infant baby boy.

Audrey J. Giovannazzo is survived by her husband of sixty-three years, Dominic J. Giovannazzo; children: John "Jack" (Mary Ann) Giovannazzo, Daniel (Roberta) Giovannazzo, Linda Laux, Mary Jo (Terry) Tonderys and David (Shawna) Giovannazzo; twelve grandchildren: Dominic, Frances "Francee", Vincent, Lauren, Brian, Elliot, Amanda, and Teddy Giovannazzo, Stephanie and Michael Laux, Julie (nee: Laux) Hornbeek, and John Tonderys; six great grand-children; and two sisters Madge Abahazi and Geraldine Child and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain (440) 244-1961 on Friday, November 2, 2012, from 3-7 pm with a rosary service at 3:00 pm. Closing prayers will be held at the funeral home Saturday at 9:10 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2012, 10:00 am, at St. Mary Church, 320 Middle Ave., Elyria, Rev. Charles T. Diedrick, Pastor, officiating with Fr. Albert Krupp, Fr. Nicholas R.A. Rachford, J.C.L. and Deacon Edgar Gonzalez con-celebrants. Christian burial services will be held at St. Mary Cemetery in Elyria. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Church, 320 Middle Avenue, Elyria, OH 44035 or Elyria Catholic Endowment Fund, 725 Gulf Rd, Elyria, OH 44035. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com

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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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