Gluvna Shimo Hromada Home
Family Owned and Operated since 1912 Lorain, Ohio
Funeral Home Serving Lorain Ohio
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William F. McCale
Deepest Passion Was His Family; Active in His Catholic Faith; Proud US Navy Veteran
Died 5/1/2021 Age 74

The family will receive friends Monday May 10, 2021 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Ave, Lorain.  Attendees are required to wear masks and follow COVID-19 social distancing protocol displayed at the funeral chapel entrance and throughout the building.  He will also be shown in the Gathering Space at St. Mary Catholic Church, 731 Exchange St, Vermilion on Tuesday May 11, 2021 from 10am until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am.  The Rev Paul Schreiner, pastor, will preside.  Military honors will be conducted outside the church immediately following mass by the Vermilion Veterans Council.  Cremation will follow. 

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Douglas J. Swartz
President & Co-Owner of Kohlmyer Sporting Goods
Died 5/4/2021 Age 86

Visitation will be Monday in Nativity BVM Catholic Church (1454 Lexington Avenue) from 10:00 a.m. until the celebration of a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Robert J. Glepko, pastor of the parish will officiate. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by Amvets Post # 32 of Elyria.

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Joyce C. Walend
Enjoyed Being With Her Family
Died 4/28/2021 Age 76

Private family graveside services will be held at St Mary Cemetery in Elyria. 

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Michael J. Repko
Loved Sherbet
Died 4/23/2021 Age 72

Due to the Coronavirus, a Celebration of Life will be held later in the summer. Private burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery with Reverend John C. Retar pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish officiating. The Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel assisted Michael's famiy with his funeral arrangements

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Aubrey J. "Tib" Bodkins
Ford Motor Company Retiree
Died 4/21/2021 Age 85

Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 until 6:00 p.m. in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel – 3224 Broadway Avenue, Lorain. All guests will be required to wear facial coverings and visitors are asked to comply with the COVID-19 guidelines posted at the funeral chapel entrance and throughout the building. Funeral services will be Monday in the funeral chapel beginning at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Ken Puskas, Associate Pastor of Midway Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will follow in New Russia Township Cemetery.

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Anita M. Edwards
Her Passion Was Helping Her Family at Grobe Fruit Farm; Proud of Her Children & Their Accomplishments
Died 4/17/2021 Age 55

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family is offering three different opportunities for friends to express their condolences: On Thursday April 22, 2021, the family will receive friends from 3:00-8:00 pm at the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Ave, Lorain. On Friday April 23, 2021, the family will receive friends from 10:00 am until the time of funeral services at 11:00 am at First United Methodist Church, 312 Third St, Elyria.  The Rev Kent Joy, pastor, will preside.  Burial will follow in North Murray Ridge Road Cemetery in Elyria Township.  On Saturday April 24, 2021, the family will receive friends for a celebration of life from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at Paper Moon Vineyards, 2008 State Rd (Rt 60) Vermilion. Attendees are required to wear masks and adhere to COVID-19 social distancing protocol.


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Roselyn E. "Roz" Mittendorf
Cashier at Local Grocery Stores; Had a Deep Faith & Prayed The Rosary Often
Died 4/15/2021 Age 82

The family will receive friends Tuesday April 20, 2021 from 4:00-7:00 pm at the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Ave, Lorain.  All attendees are required to wear facial coverings and follow COVID-19 social distancing guidelines displayed at the funeral chapel entrance and throughout the building.  A mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday April 21, 2021 at 11:00 am at St Peter Parish, 3501 Oberlin Ave, Lorain.  The Rev Craig Hovanec, pastor, will officiate.  Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Lorain  

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Julianne G. Jacovetti
Well Known For Her Positive Thinking And Humor
Died 4/12/2021 Age 93

A celebration of life and graveside service will be announced later by the funeral chapel.

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welcome to gluvna shimo hromada

Welcome to the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel Web Site....Lorain's first funeral home to establish communication via the world-wide web. We truly feel that funerals are more than merely observances of the death of an individual. They are, instead, celebrations of life to which every person is entitled. We embrace the importance, individuality, and richness of each person's existence and we sincerely believe that each family we serve has the right to choose their own style of memorialization. Our responsibility and intent is to uphold the very highest level of professionalism while providing respectful, dignified, and affordable funeral, cremation, and memorial services in a comfortable and worry-free atmosphere. On this website you can access the following features:

  • Current Obituary Listings

  • Archived Obituaries

  • Maps and Directions to our Chapel

  • Local Links and Resources

  • Prearrangement Information and more

You can even sign an electronic guestbook and print out a memorial card of a friend or family member.


Applications begin on April 12, 2021

Please call 844-684-6333 | TTY: 800-462-7585

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central Time

If you had COVID-19 funeral expenses, we encourage you to keep and gather documentation. Types of information should include:

* An official death certificate that attributes the death directly or indirectly to COVID-19 and shows that the death occurred in the United States, including the U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.

* Funeral expenses documents (receipts, funeral home contract, etc.) that includes the applicant’s name, the deceased person’s name, the amount of funeral expenses, and the dates the funeral expenses happened.

*Proof of funds received from other sources specifically for use toward funeral costs. We are not able to duplicate benefits received from burial or funeral insurance, financial assistance received from voluntary agencies, government agencies, or other sources.


Although Governor Mike DeWine has required face masks to be worn at all times while inside a funeral home, some individuals may not be able to wear a mask due to a medical condition.  If this is the case, the funeral home requires those individuals to complete a mask exemption form upon entering the facility.  Forms are available at the door of the funeral home or can be found on our Facebook page where it can be printed, completed and presented to the attendant upon entering the funeral home.


Ohio Funeral Directors Association Urges Member Funeral Homes to Follow Best Practices in Response to COVID-19Pandemic

The Ohio Funeral Directors Association (OFDA) remains committed to providing our membership with resources that ensure the health and well-being of funeral professionals, as well as the families they compassionately serve. A safe environment to work and gather in is vital to limiting the spread of COVID-19 among staff and the public. As Governor DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health continue to loosen the restrictions on businesses, your client families may wish to broaden attendance at visitations and funeral services. Although funerals remain exempt on mass gatherings,funeral homes must keep social distancing restrictions in mind when setting gathering size limits. The updated recommended procedures are listed below.

•Establish separate funeral home entry and exit doorways

•Post signs at entrances listing virus symptoms and request those feeling the effects to pay their respects in an alternate manner (i.e. email, written note, phone call to family)

•Educate families and visitors on best practices for social distancing and viral control etiquette (i.e. no hugging, kissing or shaking of hands; creating personal space of 6’; cough into crook of elbow).

•Utilize rope and stanchion to aid in visitor flow and barrier for family, if desired

•Social distancing of at least six-feet separation must be adhered to. It is not necessary to separate family members who reside in same household.

•Separate chapel chairs for the safety of each attendee

•Conduct small funeral services, based on proper social distancing in your funeral home facility.

•Place hand sanitizing stations throughout funeral home.

•Limit public calling hours. Provide separate time frame for elderly or immune compromised visitors.

•All funeral home employees must wear face coverings, unless exempted by a medical, safety or practicality concern. Document exemption and maintain in employee file for verification, if challenged.

•Funeral home visitors are encouraged to wear a face covering, unless specifically documented legal, life, health or safety considerations and limited documented security considerations exist. Funeral homes are not required to provide families/visitors masks, but if supplies can be obtained distribution of masks is encouraged.

•Temporarily cease catering, food, drinks andreceptions. If applicable, removecandy or novelty giftto keep hands from gravitating to a central dish.

•Restrict access to common areas, such as lounge or reception hall to prevent congregation.

•Offer to record and/or live stream events for increased visitor inclusion (music and web casting license available to all funeral homes regardless of membership status through NFDA).

•At-need and preneed arrangement conferences should be made via telephone callsor other electronic means.In person arrangements should be limited to two people.

•Sanitize, sanitize, sanitize

We care about your health and implore you to exercise aggressive measures in funeral home business practices to limit your exposure.The OFDA Board of Directors understands the challenges these adjustments present and ultimately, the practices you implement to protect your staff and families is a business decision that only you can make. Stay safe! Stay healthy.