Gluvna Shimo Hromada Home
Family Owned and Operated since 1912 www.gluvna.net Lorain, Ohio
Funeral Home Serving Lorain Ohio
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Caroll  Uehlein
Enjoyed Spending Time With Her Family, Baking, And Painting Ceramics
Died 8/15/2022 Age 76

Friends may call on Monday August 29th from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel – 3224 Broadway Avenue, Lorain. Funeral services will be conducted privately for the family on the following day with Reverend Mark Telepak, Chaplain for Crossroads Hospice officiating. Burial will follow in Ridge Hill Memorial Park.


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Joseph D. Gutierrez
Worked in Electrical Maintenance at US Steel & RTI
Died 8/14/2022 Age 86

The family will receive friends Wednesday August 17, 2022 from 3:00-7:00 pm at the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway, Lorain.   Funeral services will be held Thursday August 18, 2022 at 9:30 am in the funeral chapel followed by the mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am at St Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 2143 Homewood Dr, Lorain.  The Rev Neal Walters, pastor, will officiate.  Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Lorain. 


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Navia M. McKenzie
Accomplished Cook Known For Her Epic Homemade Ravioli
Died 8/11/2022 Age 97

Services will be conducted privately in Ridge Hill Memorial Park.


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Carol L. Wright
Devoted Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Godmother, Sister, Aunt, Friend, And Caregiver
Died 8/10/2022 Age 67

Visitation will be Monday from 3:00 until 7:00 p.m. in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel – 3224 Broadway Avenue, Lorain. Funeral services will take place Tuesday beginning with closing prayers offered in the funeral chapel at 9:15 a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00 a.m. in St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church - 715 Harris Road, Sheffield Lake. The Reverend Stephen L. Shields Pastor of St. Thomas and  Reverend Theodore Marszal, Senior Parochial Vicar at St. Monica Parish in Garfield Heights will concelebrate. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.


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Frances R. Dzierzyk
Lorain Products Retiree
Died 8/9/2022 Age 96

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


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Phillip W. "Papa" Stern
Served as a Lorain City Councilman-at-Large, Marine Corps Veteran, And Ford Motor Retiree
Died 8/7/2022 Age 84

Friends may call Sunday from 3:00 until 6:00 p.m. in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel – 3224 Broadway Avenue, Lorain. Funeral services will begin Monday with closing prayers offered in the funeral chapel at 10:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow in St. Peter Parish – 3501 Oberlin Avenue, Lorain at 11:00 a.m. The Reverend Craig M. Hovanec, 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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Joseph J. Giedlinski
Worked for the Department of Defense; Vietnam Veteran
Died 8/3/2022 Age 75

The family will receive friends Wednesday August 10, 2022 from 5:00-8:00 pm at the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway, Lorain.  Funeral services will be held Thursday August 11, 2022 at 11:00 am in the funeral chapel.  The Rev Craig Hovanec, pastor of St Peter Parish, will preside.  Entombment will follow in the Resurrection Mausoleum at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain where military honors will be conducted by AMVETS Post #32 of Elyria.


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Guiseppe A. "Joseph" Cacchione
WWE Fan; Montenero Club Member
Died 8/4/2022 Age 84

The family will receive friends Sunday August 7, 2022 from 4:00-7:00 pm at the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway, Lorain.  Additional viewing time will be held Monday August 8, 2022 from 10:30 am until the time of the mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 1454 Lexington Ave, Lorain. The Rev Craig Hovanec, parish administrator, will preside.  Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Lorain.


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Michael W. Kuhar
IT Technician for Hewlett-Packard; Vietnam Veteran
Died 8/4/2022 Age 75

Private family funeral services will be held.


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Beverle F. Gelb
Deputy Registrar at Lorain City Health Department; US Navy Veteran
Died 8/1/2022 Age 82

A graveside service will be held Thursday August 4, 2022 at 10:00 am at Salem Cemetery, 1459 N Ridge Rd, Sheffield Township, with Mr Mark Jaffee, presiding.  Military honors will be conducted by AMVETS Post #32 and the Jewish War Veterans Post #222.


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Thomas G. Dembek
Harley-Davidson Enthusiast & Fun-Loving, People-Oriented Good Guy
Died 7/26/2022 Age 71

Private funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel 


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Reverend Robert J. Glepko, MDiv
Was Pastor Of Nativity BVM Parish For A Quarter Century
Died 7/16/2022 Age 72

His wake will begin on Sunday July 24, 2022 in Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church – 1454 Lexington Avenue, Lorain at 3:00 p.m. with Vespers and will continue until 7:00 p.m. Most Reverend Edward C. Malesic, Bishop of the Diocese of Cleveland will be the presider and Father Martin Polito will be the homilist. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Monday July 25th. Bishop Martin Amos will be the main celebrant and Father Joseph O'Donnell will be the homilist. Burial will immediately follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Brookpark.


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Sara  Kramer
1982 Southview Graduate
Died 7/15/2022 Age 59

Friends may call Wednesday from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel – 3224 Broadway Avenue, Lorain. Funeral services will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral chapel; Reverend Mr. Rocky Ortiz, Permanent Deacon at Sacred Heart Chapel will officiate.Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.


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Helen  Evansco
Loving And Nurturing Mother And Grandmother
Died 7/15/2022 Age 95

Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel – 3224 Broadway Avenue, Lorain. Calling hours will conclude with a Parastas service which will start at 7:15 p.m. Funeral services will begin in the funeral chapel at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday with the Great Panachida; the Divine Liturgy will follow at 10:00 a.m. in St. Nicholas Byzantine Rite Catholic Church – 2711 West 40th Street, Lorain, The Very Reverend Andrew Nagrant, pastor of the parish will serve as celebrant. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.


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Mary M. Schreckengost
Retired Teacher For Midview School System
Died 3/12/2022 Age 96

Visitation will be Tuesday March 22nd in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel – 3224 Broadway Avenue, Lorain from 10:30 a.m. until the time of memorial services at 11:30 a.m. Reverend Craig M. Hovanec, pastor of St. Peter Parish will officiate. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.


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Ernest F. "Ernie" Pustai
Was Always In The Pursuit Of Something Special
Died 1/11/2022 Age 75

A memorial gathering and celebration of Ernie's life will be observed on Sunday June 12, from 2:00 until 5:00 p.m. at the Meade residence - 4535 Dunton Road in Sheffield Township. The placement of his cremated remains will take place in Ridge Hill Memorial Park at 1:00 p.m. on Monday June 13th. Those wishing to attend are asked to assemble along the entry drive to the cemetery at 12:45. Military honors will be conducted by Amvets Post # 32 of Elyria.


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Michael A. Golobich
Avid Fans Of The Cleveland Browns And Indians
Died 12/14/2021 Age 63

His cremated remains will be interred privately during graveside services conducted in Calvary Cemetery.


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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.



Link for Father Bob Glepko Funeral Masshttps://fb.watch/euGvdNN3zd/



Rev 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.



Our Tribute Video to those we lost in 2021.



https://fb.watch/b2fuyoq5Dx/