Gluvna Shimo Hromada Home
Family Owned and Operated since 1912 www.gluvna.net Lorain, Ohio
Funeral Home Serving Lorain Ohio
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Lucille G. Laschen
Sold Clearview Football And Basketball Tickets For More Than A Half Century
Died 12/3/2021 Age 94

Friends may call Tuesday form 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel – 3224 Broadway Avenue, Lorain. At the request of Lucy’s family, all visitors are asked to wear facial coverings and to practice social distancing while in the funeral chapel. Graveside services will be Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. in Ridge Hill Memorial Park with Reverend Neil G. Walters, Parish Administrator of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church presiding.


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Christine A. Kosonovich
Lorain Products Retiree; Enjoyed Traveling
Died 12/1/2021 Age 71

Graveside funeral services will be held Friday December 3, 2021 at 12:00 pm at Ridge Hill Memorial Park, 44805 N Ridge Rd, Amherst.  The Rev Neil Walters, pastor of St Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, will preside.


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Angel L. "Louie" Laureano Sr
BF Goodrich Retiree; Active Member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Died 11/28/2021 Age 81

The family will receive friends Saturday December 4, 2021 from 9:30 am until 10:30 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 4301 Pearl Ave, Lorain.  The mass of Christian Burial will begin Saturday at 10:30 am with the Rev William Thaden, pastor, presiding.  Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Lorain where AMVETS Post #32 of Elyria will conduct military honors.

The family asks that all attendees wear masks during the wake and mass.


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Agnes Irene Staveski
Rini-Rego Bakery Manager & Dedicated Fan of the Cleveland Indians
Died 11/29/2021 Age 93

Visitation will be Sunday from 3:00 until 7:00 p.m. in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel – 3224 Broadway Avenue, Lorain. Funeral services will be Monday beginning with closing prayers at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral chapel and will be followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church – 1305 East Erie Avenue, Lorain. Reverend Edward Smith, pastor of the church will officiate. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.


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Phyllis A. Szabo
Active Member of St Nicholas Byzantine Rite Catholic Church
Died 11/26/2021 Age 79

The family will receive friends Thursday December 2, 2021 from 10:00 am until 11:00 am at St Nicholas Byzantine Rite Catholic Church, 2711 W 40th St, Lorain.  The Divine Liturgy will be held Thursday at 11:00 am in the church with Very Rev Father Andrew Nagrant presiding.  Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain.  The family invites all attendees to join them for lunch back at the church. 


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Zella J. "Dee Dee" Comstock
Cook at Various Lorain Restaurants
Died 11/25/2021 Age 86

The family will receive friends Thursday, December 2, 2021, from 12:00 noon until 4:00 pm in the Carlisle Visitor's Center - 12882 Nickel Plate Diagonal Road in Lagrange.  Private family funeral services will be held Friday with burial at Ridge Hill Memorial Park in Amherst Township.


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Margaret I. Skrepich
Active Member of St Nicholas Byzantine Rite Catholic Church & The Greek Catholic Union
Died 11/23/2021 Age 96

The family will receive friends Sunday, November 28, 2021, from 3:00-7:00pm at the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway, Lorain where the Parastas service will be Sunday at 6:00pm. Panachida services will be held Monday, November 29, 2021 at 9:30am in the funeral chapel followed by the DivineLiturgy at 10:00am at St Nicholas Byzantine Rite Catholic Church, 2711 W 40th St. Lorain. The Very Rev Andrew Nagrant, pastor, will preside. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Lorain.


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Janice E. Molnar
Was Bookkeeper At Molnar Auto Body
Died 11/20/2021 Age 85

Visitation will be Friday from 3:00 until 7:00 p.m. in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel – 3224 Broadway Avenue, Lorain. Funeral services will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. in the funeral chapel with Minister Albert Phelps representing The River Nazarene Church presiding. Burial will follow in Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township.


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Jean A. Dziak
Graduate of MB Johnson School of Nursing; Registered Nurse
Died 11/17/2021 Age 81

The family will receive friends on Jean’s birthday Monday, November 22, 2021, from 4:00-8:00 pm at the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway, Lorain where the rosary will be prayed Monday at 3:45 pm.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday November 23, 2021, at 10:30 am in the funeral chapel followed by the mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am at St Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 2143 Homewood Dr, Lorain.  The Rev Ronald Brickner, a family friend, will preside.  Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Lorain.


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Richard W. Beko
Nelson Stud Retiree And Former Lorain Yacht Club Commodore
Died 11/17/2021 Age 89

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted privately for the family in St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church with Reverend Frank P. Kosem officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by Amvets Post # 32 of Elyria.


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Mildred "Mitzi" Staskiews
Active Member of St George Serbian Orthodox Church
Died 11/11/2021 Age 101

A private family service was held at the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway, Lorain.  Rev Hieromonk Nektarije Tesanovic, pastor of St George Serbian Orthodox Church, officiated.  Burial followed at Elmwood Cemetery in Lorain.


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Dennis M. Alexander
Lorain Police Auxiliary Officer; Defensive Tactics Instructor; Ford Retiree
Died 11/4/2021 Age 69

The family will receive friends Monday November 15, 2021 from 2:00-4:00 pm and 6:00-8:00 pm at the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway, Lorain.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday November 16, 2021 at 11:00 am in the funeral chapel with Mr Mark Jaffee presiding.  Burial will follow at Ridge Hill Memorial Park in Amherst Township.  Following the burial services, the family invites all attendees to join them for a funeral luncheon at the Antler’s Grand Ballroom, 300 Washington Ave, Lorain. 


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Margaret  Woodings
Head Cashier At Fisher-Fazio-Costa And Member Of Order Of The Eastern Star Day Chapter 479
Died 11/6/2021 Age 95

Funeral services for the immediate family will be conducted in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel with Reverend Jenni Walker-Noyes, pastor of Heritage Presbyterian Church presiding. Burial will follow in Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township.


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Norbert J. Ganobsik
Notre Dame Graduate And Retired Electrical Engineer for Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co.
Died 11/3/2021 Age 91

Visitation will be in St. Joseph Catholic Church - 32929 Lake Road, Avon Lake on Friday November 12th from 10:00 a.m. until the time of his Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. (Attendees are requested to wear facial coverings and practice social distancing protocol while at church.) Reverend Ronald J. Wearsch, pastor of the parish will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Avon.

Live streaming of the funeral service will be made available by the church. If interested, please contact St. Joseph Parish at (440) 933-3152  or members of Norbert's family for details on obtaining the link.


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Dennis A. Babinsky
Avid Golfer And Retired Liberty Ford Parts Manager
Died 11/3/2021 Age 74

Information regarding the date and time for a celebration of Dennis’ life will be announced once details are finalized.


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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:




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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.