Gluvna Shimo Hromada Home
Family Owned and Operated since 1912 www.gluvna.net Lorain, Ohio
Funeral Home Serving Lorain Ohio
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Charlene  Zajac
Forty-Six Year Employee of Lake Pointe Health Center
Died 6/3/2021 Age 65

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Stephen W. Gaydosh
Was Long-Time And Active Parishioner of Holy Trinity Church
Died 6/4/2021 Age 86

Visitation will be Wednesday from 2:00 - 4:00 pm & 6:00 until 8:00 pm in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel - 3224 Broadway Avenue, Lorain. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 11:00 am in St. Joseph Catholic Church - 200 St. Joseph Drive, Amherst. (Please meet at the church). Reverend Timothy O'Connor, pastor of the parish will preside. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.


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Michael R. Bastock
Lorain High Letterman And Kent State Graduate
Died 6/4/2021 Age 66

Visitation will be Tuesday from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel – 3224 Broadway Avenue, Lorain. Burial will take place later in Elmwood Cemetery.


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Connie Renee Jones
Enjoyed Reading And Playing With Nieces
Died 5/29/2021 Age 48

Graveside services will be conducted Monday June 7th at 10:00 a.m. in Ridge Hill Memorial Park - 44805 North Ridge Road, Amherst. (Those attending are requested to gather along the cemetery entrance boulevard at 9:45 a.m.) Reverend Rosalina Rivera, pastor of First Evengelical Lutheran Church will officiate.


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Edward A. Hromada
TRW Union Boss; Bowled on the PBA Tour
Died 5/29/2021 Age 78

The family will receive friends Monday June 7, 2021 from 4:00-7:00 pm at the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Ave, Lorain.  A mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday June 8, 2021 at 11:00 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 410 W Lorain St, Oberlin.  (please meet at the church).  The Rev. Robert Kraig will preside.  Burial will follow in New Russia Township Cemetery.  


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Antonio  Reyes
Lorain City Schools Retiree
Died 5/23/2021 Age 72

Private family cremation services will be held


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Rosemary  Stephanchick
Was Democratic Precinct Chairwoman For The Lorain County Board Of Elections.
Died 5/23/2021 Age 84

Visitation will be Thursday in Zion Lutheran Church (5100 Ashland Avenue - Lorain) from 9:00  a.m. until the time of funeral services at 10:00 a.m.  Reverend William Mugnolo, pastor  of the church will preside. Burial will follow in Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township.


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Bette M. Ludwig
Will Always Be Remembered For Her Dedication To God And Her Family
Died 5/21/2021 Age 84

Please join her family for the celebration of her Mass of Christian Burial in St. Peter Parish (3501 Oberlin Avenue) at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday May 25th. Reverend Craig Hovanec, pastor of the parish will officiate. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.


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Tammy S. Grimes
Clearview High School Graduate
Died 5/16/2021 Age 55

All funeral services are being conducted privately.


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Jeffrey M. Ambrosio
Elyria Catholic Sports Hall Of Fame Enshrinee
Died 5/17/2021 Age 53

A celebration of Jeff’s life will be observed on Sunday (May 23rd) from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. in Shelter # 1 at the Black River Reservation High Meadows – 1750 Ford Road, Elyria. A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church (41295 North Ridge Road, Elyria) at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday June 1st. Reverend John C. Retar, pastor of the parish will officiate. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.


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Kathleen A. Andrews
Active Church & School Volunteer; Probate Court Retiree
Died 5/14/2021 Age 78

The family will receive friends Sunday May 23, 2021 from 2:00 pm until 7:00 pm at the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Ave, Lorain. Funeral services will be held Monday May 24, 2021 at 10:30 am in the funeral chapel followed by the mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am at Nativity BVM Catholic Church, 1454 Lexington Ave, Lorain.  The Rev. Robert Glepko, pastor, and the Rev. James Schmitz, former pastor of St Ladislaus Catholic Church and current pastor of St Leo the Great in Cleveland, will concelebrate.  Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Lorain.  


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John R. "Jack" Gerber
Vietnam Veteran, Helped People With Chemical Dependency
Died 5/13/2021 Age 69

The family will receive friends Monday May 17, 2021 from 2:00 pm until 7:00 pm at the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Ave, Lorain.  A prayer service will be held Monday at 6:00 pm in the funeral chapel with The Rev. Rich Henry, pastor of Amherst Church of the Nazarene, presiding.  All attendees are required to wear facial coverings and follow COVID-19 social distancing protocols during the wake.  Burial with full military honors will be held on Tuesday May 18, 2021 at 10:30 am at Western Reserve National Cemetery, 10175 Rawiga Rd, Seville, Ohio.  (please meet at the cemetery)  

 


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Gerald W. "Skeeter" Maccombs
Korean War Veteran And Moen Retiree
Died 5/12/2021 Age 90

Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 until 5:00 p.m. in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel – 3224 Broadway Avenue, Lorain. The funeral chapel will follow Ohio’s newly-revised Covid-19 protocol. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 17, 2021 at Elyria First United Methodist Church, 312 3rd Street, Elyria, Ohio 44035, with Pastor Kent Joy officiating.  Interment will follow in Resthaven Memory Gardens in Avon, Ohio where military honors will be conducted by the officers and members of VFW Post # 1079 of Elyria.


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Thomas P. Stimac
Life of the Party, Rock of the Family & Person To Lean On
Died 5/6/2021 Age 55

The family will receive friends Tuesday May 18, 2021 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Ave., Lorain, Oh.   Funeral services will be held Wednesday May 19, 2021 at 11:00 am in the funeral chapel.  The Rev. Stephen Shields, pastor of St Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Sheffield Lake, will preside.  Burial will follow in Ridge Hill Memorial Park in Amherst Township.  All attendees are required to wear masks and observe COVID-19 social distancing protocol displayed at the funeral chapel entrance and throughout the building.


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Norma M. Adkins
Possessed A Heart Of Gold
Died 5/6/2021 Age 79

Visitation will be Saturday May 15th from 10:00 a.m. until the time of memorial services at 11:00 a.m. in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel -3224 Broadway Avenue, Lorain. Reverend Lorri Bandagski will officiate.


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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. 

The mass will be livestreamed at www.stmaryvermilion.org/mass-live-stream


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

Graveside services will be conducted Saturday June 5th at 12:00 noon in Calvary Cemetery. Those attending are asked to gather at the cemetery entrance. Reverend Robert Glepko, pastor of Nativity BVM Catholic Church will officiate.


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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 MANDATE LIFTED



Effective immediately the mask mandate for all visitors during wakes and funerals in our building has been lifted. We will resume providing coffee and allowing families to bring in food and refreshments during wakes as well as assisting families with post service luncheons. We encourage visitors to continue using hand sanitizer or washing their hands frequently especially when shaking hands or using the restroom.  We will continue to periodically disinfect all common areas in the building as a precaution. Stay safe everyone. 



FEMA COVID FUNERAL REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM



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.