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William J. Wilson - January 30, 2017

​ William J. Wilson, 85, of Vermilion, died Monday, January 30, 2017 at Ohio Veteran's Home after a lengthy illness. ​ He was born August 10, 1931 in St. Catharines, Ontario and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 60 years moving from Buffalo, NY. ​ William was a veteran of the US Army serving as a paratrooper during the Korean War and Japanese Occupation. He received the Bronze Star during his service. ​ He worked...

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Keith F. Pavlich , Sr. - January 28, 2017

Keith F. Pavlich, Sr., 66, of Vermilion, died Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a sudden illness. Keith was born October 30, 1950 in Lorain and had been a life long area resident. He was a veteran of the US Navy (SAR) serving from 1969-1973 during Vietnam. Keith worked for US Steel as a crane Operator. He was a member of the Iron Coffins and enjoyed building, working on, and riding, motorcycles. ...

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Pauline Navalinsky - January 27, 2017

Pauline Navalinsky (nee Bobick), 92, formerly of Vermilion, died Friday, January 27, 2017 at her son's home in Conyers, GA after a lengthy illness. She was born April 17, 1924 in Marysville, PA and had been a Vermilion resident for about 40 years before moving to Conyers, GA. Pauline worked as a "Rosie the Riveter" during WWII, a machinist at Thew Shovel, Lorain, and then became a Real Estate Agent retiring in 1963. She was a member of...

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Bernice Boyd - January 26, 2017

Bernice Boyd (nee Akers), 76, of Huron, died Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Amherst Specialty Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was born October 28, 1940 in Dana , KY and had been a Vermilion area resident for the past 56 years moving from Detroit. Bernice worked in the housekeeping departments for Erie County Bank, Lake Point Heath Center, and retired from Kingston of Vermilion in 1996. She enjoyed word puzzles, traveling,...

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James Mitchell Fowler - January 24, 2017

James Mitchell Fowler, 78, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at his home after a sudden illness. He was born November 3, 1938 in Jamaica, NY and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 28 years moving from North Ridgeville and Bay Village. James was a veteran of the US Marines serving from 1957 until 1962. After serving his country, he graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Industrial Psychology. James...

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James E King - January 23, 2017

James E. King, 86, of Vermilion, died Monday, January 23, 2017 at MetroHealth Medical Center after a sudden illness. He was born September 10, 1930 in Hazard, KY and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 61 years moving from South Amherst. James was a veteran of the US Army serving during the Korean War where he was recognized for his heroic actions. "Without thought for his own safety, Private King deliberately exposed himself to...

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John Michael Green - January 22, 2017

John Michael Green, 56, of Vermilion, passed away Sunday, January 22, 2017 at his home following a lengthy illness. John was born February 7, 1960 in Paintsville, KY, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 22 years. He is survived by his mother, Emma (Cecil) Green-Childress of Vermilion, sons, Michael (Luciana) Green of Elyria, and Ryan Green of Vermilion; and grandchildren, Savannah, Noah, and Bridget Green. He was...

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Patrick Joseph Finnerty - January 19, 2017

Patrick Joseph Finnerty, 49, of Lorain, passed away suddenly on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Mercy Regional Medical Center. Patrick was born October 21, 1967 in Lorain and had lived in Sheffield Lake most of his life. He is survived by his mother, Bonita Hamza of Wakeman; and brothers, John (Lauren) Finnerty, of PA and Michael Finnerty of Wakeman. He was preceded in death by his father, Patrick G. Finnerty. At the request...

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Brian Scott Baldwin - January 13, 2017

Brian Scott Baldwin , 42, of Vermilion, died Friday, January 13, 2017. He was born August 23, 1974 in Lorain and had been a life long Vermilion resident. Brian worked as a carpenter for various construction companies including Lake Erie Shores Contracting LLC for the past three years. He enjoyed cooking, playing pool, and spending time with his family. Brian was a true outdoorsman, also enjoying hunting, fishing, camping, and riding...

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June Hamman - January 12, 2017

June M. Hamman (nee Market), 91, of Vermilion, died Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Lake Pointe Health Center after a lengthy illness. June was born May 7, 1925 in Sandusky and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 70 years moving from Sandusky. She is survived by her daughter, Joan King of Vermilion; son, James Hamman of Vermilion; sister, Midge Harris of Sandusky; 7 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and several nieces and...

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Rosemarie Bennett - January 10, 2017

Rosemarie Bennett (nee Kosash), 84, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at her home after a short illness. She was born August 19, 1932 in Lorain and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 36 years. Rosemarie worked as an assistant supervisor for Prudential Insurance Company in Lorain and Rocky River for 33 years. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Vermilion and AMVETS Post #22 Auxiliary. She enjoyed gardening,...

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Loren James Washburn - January 7, 2017

Loren James Washburn,73, of Vermilion, died Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Mercy New Life Hospice after a lengthy illness. He was born April 18, 1943 in Sandusky and had been a life long Vermilion resident. Loren had a love for farming, a career he started early in life. He then worked as a general contractor for Harmony Ridge Enterprises which he owned and operated since 1980. He had previously worked for Erie Soil and Water,...

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Donald W. Luther, Jr. - January 6, 2017

Donald W. Luther Jr., 69, of Vermilion, died Friday, January 6, 2017, also recognized as the day of Epiphany, at Mercy New Life Hospice after a courageous battle with cancer while surrounded by family. He was born May 4, 1947 in Kenmore, NY and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 15 years moving from Florida. Don was a veteran of the US army serving two tours in Vietnam. He worked as a skilled craftsman with an outstanding work...

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James B Swinehart - January 3, 2017

James B. Swinehart, 72, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, January 3, 2017 after a sudden illness while traveling from Vermilion to Florida. His family believes the combination of a Trump presidency and the trouncing of his beloved Buckeyes football team may have been a contributing factor to his untimely death. Jim was born August 28, 1944 in Norwalk and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 33 years moving from Wakeman. Jim graduated from...

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David C. Willing - January 3, 2017

David C. Willing, 74, of Vermilion, passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Mercy New Life Hospice after a brief illness. David was born January 22, 1942 in Cleveland. He had been a Vermilion resident for the past 22 years moving from Avon. He worked for Ford Motor Company as a relief man for Group 3 for 30 years retiring in 1995. He enjoyed repairing and restoring antique furniture and spending his winters in Texas. He is...

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Mary Jane Porter - December 28, 2016

Mary Jane Porter (nee Buell), 97, of Chelsea, AL, died Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at her home after a short illness. She was born June 17, 1919 in Vermilion and had been a life long Vermilion and Brownhelm Twp. resident until moving to Chelsea, AL in 2012. Mary had worked as a clerk for Harts Drug Store, Vermilion for 25 years. She was a member of Brownhelm Congregational United Church of Christ and Madeline Chapter #204 O.E.S. ...

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James R Waggett, Jr. - December 25, 2016

James R. Waggett Jr., 56, of Vermilion, died Sunday, December 25, 2016 at his home. He was born May 13, 1960 in Cleveland and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 20 years moving from North Olmsted. Jim worked as an Alaskan Hunting Guide for many years and also had worked in the construction field for various construction companies including Herk Excavating. He was a member of Harbourtown Community Church, Vermilion. He was an...

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Anne E Owen - December 23, 2016

Anne E. Owen (nee Lute), 98, of Vermilion, died Friday, December 23, 2016 at Mill Manor Nursing Home after a short illness. She was born March 29, 1918 in Lorain and had been a life long Vermilion area resident. Anne enjoyed playing Bingo and crocheting. She is survived by her sons, Terry (Edda) Owen, PhD of Cleveland, Denny (Ilene) Owen of Solon, and Keith Owen of Windham; daughter, Nancy Dellisanit of Vermilion; 10 grandchildren, 15 great...

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Maxine E. Raver - December 20, 2016

Maxine E. Raver (nee Barnes ), 98, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at Kingston of Vermilion after a lengthy illness. She was born December 11, 1918 in Elyria and had been a life long Vermilion resident. Maxine worked as a bookkeeper for Ohio Public Service, Elyria and owned and operated Pittsfield Grocery from 1952-1959. In 1966 she began working for Society Bank (Key Bank), Vermilion where she worked until her retirement...

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Kandy Jane Hall - December 11, 2016

Kandy Jane Hall (nee Regean), 55, of Vermilion, died Sunday, December 11, 2016 at her home after a sudden illness. She was born December 21, 1960 in Cassville, MO and had been a Vermilion area resident since 1989 moving from Columbus, KS. Kandy worked as a meat cutter for Henrietta Packing Co. before she became an accomplished baker for Cornell's Foods, Huron. She enjoyed painting, singing, and all nature had to offer. She is...

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