Gluvna Shimo Hromada Home
Family Owned and Operated since 1912 www.gluvna.net Lorain, Ohio
Funeral Home Serving Lorain Ohio
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Minnie  Bennett
Retired Vice President of Operations for Lorain National Bank, Enjoyed Celebrating Family Events
Died 3/1/2021 Age 96

Private family funeral services will be held at Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway, Lorain.  The Rev. Craig Hovanec, pastor of St Peter Parish, will preside. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Lorain.


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Dennis C. Matotek
Vietnam Veteran; Lake Terminal Railroad Retiree
Died 2/28/2021 Age 73

There will be no visitation.  A graveside funeral service will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain on Thursday March 4, 2021 at 12:30 pm.  The Rev. John Retar, pastor of St Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, will preside.  Military honors will be conducted by AMVETS Post #32 of Elyria.  Masks are required to be worn by all attendees.


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Lonnie D. Saunders
Ardent University Of Kentucky Basketball Fan
Died 2/27/2021 Age 65

Friends may call Thursday from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel – 3224 Broadway Avenue, Lorain. Visitors will be required to wear facial coverings and all guests are asked to follow the Covid-19 guidelines displayed at the funeral home entrance and throughout the building. The visitation will conclude with a moment of prayer conducted by Revered Tom Spaulding.


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Charles A. "Charlie" Berstling
W.W. II U.S. Army Veteran And Recipient Of Five Bronze Stars
Died 2/27/2021 Age 97

Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 11:00 a.m. in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel – 3224 Broadway Avenue, Lorain.  Visitors will be required to wear facial coverings and all guests are asked to follow the Covid-19 guidelines posted at the funeral chapel entrance and throughout the building. Reverend John C. Retar, pastor of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini 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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Geneva  Henson
Big Fan of Kentucky Wildcat Basketball; Worked in the Cafeteria at Garfield School
Died 2/23/2021 Age 89

Private family graveside services will be held at Ridge Hill Memorial Park in Amherst Township


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Carol A. Krol
Enjoyed Her Monthly Get-Togethers With Her Friends
Died 2/21/2021 Age 78

Private family funeral services will be held with burial in Calvary Cemetery in Lorain


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Leslie J. "Les" George
Retired Lorain & Amherst Police Officer; Enjoyed Spending Time With Family & Friends
Died 2/17/2021 Age 77

The family will receive friends Sunday February 21, 2021 from 3:00-7:00 pm at Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway, Lorain.  All attendees are required to wear facial coverings and follow COVID-19 social distancing guideline displayed at the funeral chapel entrance and throughout the building.  Funeral services will be held Monday February 22, 2021 at 10:30 am in the funeral chapel followed by the mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am at St Peter Parish, 3501 Oberlin Ave, Lorain.  The Rev Craig Hovanec, pastor, will preside.  Burial will follow in Ridge Hill Memorial Park in Amherst Township.


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Walterine J. "Wally" Mize
Worked at St Joseph Hospital; Enjoyed Baking & Cooking
Died 2/15/2021 Age 96

The family will receive friends Friday February 19, 2021 from 3:00-7:00 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.  Funeral services will be held Saturday February 20, 2021 at 10:30 am in the funeral chapel followed by the mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am at St Peter Parish, 3501 Oberlin Ave, Lorain.  The Rev. Craig Hovanec, pastor, will preside.  Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Lorain. 


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Josephine  Jameson
Worked As Medical Assistant For Dr. Chester Bell, DO
Died 2/8/2021 Age 105

In accordance with her personal wishes, there will be no services. Entombment will take place privately in the Resurrection Mausoleum at Calvary Cemetery.


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Daniel B. Walend
General Motors Retiree; Enjoyed Riding His Harley-Davidson Motorcycle
Died 2/9/2021 Age 78

The family will receive friends Friday February 12, 2021 from 4:00-8:00 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.  Cremation will follow and his ashes will be buried in a private family ceremony at St Mary Cemetery in Elyria. 


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Robert Lenis Kurtz Sr
Father, Grandfather, Community Involvement, Avid Outdoorsman, Sports Enthusiast
Died 2/6/2021 Age 82

Due to the COVID -19 Pandemic, a Memorial Service and celebration of Bob’s life will be held at a later date.


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Robert J. Novotny, Sr.
Thomarios Project Manager
Died 2/3/2021 Age 66

Friends may call Thursday from 2:00 until 6:00 p.m. in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel – 3224 Broadway Avenue, Lorain.  (Facial coverings and social distancing will required for all visitors.)


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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.



MASK REQUIREMENT



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.



UPDATED RECOMMENDATION 05.27.2020



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.