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Carol A. (Schuster) Dryden

January 2, 1948 ~ June 28, 2020 (age 72)

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Elyria- Carol A. Dryden (nee: Schuster), 72, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at UH St. John Medical Center in Westlake, OH surrounded by her loving family.


Carol was born on January 2, 1948 to her loving parents, Donald Schuster and Charlotte (nee: Franks) of Elyria, Ohio where she was a lifelong resident.


She worked at her family business, Donald A. Schuster Greenhouse for 43 years. Carol was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Church in Elyria, OH where she taught third grade PSR for thirteen years. She was on the board for St. Vincent de Paul Society since 1990. Carol loved and cherished spending time with her three grandsons and her great granddaughter.


She is survived by her beloved son, Billy (Sina) Dryden of Lorain; sisters, Barbara (Doug) Faith of Elyria, Diane Strebel of Elyria, Pat Schuster of Elyria, Rosemary (Charles) Howington of Lake St. Louis, MO, Phyllis (Tony) Andrusyszyn of Elyria; brothers, Don (Joyce) Schuster Jr., Ed (Linda) Schuster, Steve (Nancy) Schuster of Elyria, and Charles (Ella) Schuster of Elyria; grandsons, Cory (Alyssa), Seth (Gina), Eric Dryden of Amherst; and cherished great granddaughter, Alayna Dryden.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald A. and Charlotte Schuster.



Carol’s family will receive family and friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain, (440) 244-1961, on Thursday, July 2, 2020 from 3:00 – 7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held  at 10:00 AM, Friday, July 3, 2020 at St. Vincent dePaul Church, 41295 North Ridge Road, Elyria, Fr. John Retar, Pastor, officiating (meet at Church on Friday). Private Christian burial services will be held at St. Mary Cemetery in Elyria, OH at a later date. Due to COVID-19, the funeral home and family will require social distancing throughout funeral services. Please wear a mask at Church on Friday. Memorial contributions may be made in Carol's name to St. Vincent de Paul Church, 41295 North Ridge Road, Elyria, OH 44035 or St. Agnes Church, 611 Lake Avenue, Elyria, OH 44035. Online condolences may be sent using


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July 2, 2020

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Reidy - Scanlan - Giovannazzo

Mass of Christian Burial
July 3, 2020

10:00 AM
St. Vincent dePaul Church (North Ridge Road, Elyria)

Private Committal

Calvary Cemetery, Lorain


St. Vincent de Paul Church
41295 North Ridge Road, Elyria OH 44035
Tel: 1-440-324-4212

St. Agnes Church
611 Lake Avenue, Elyria OH 44035

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