Gluvna Shimo Hromada Home
Family Owned and Operated since 1912 www.gluvna.net Lorain, Ohio
Funeral Home Serving Lorain Ohio
upcoming services
Andrew  Novak
Immigrated To The United States Alone At The Age Of Sixteen
Died 7/31/2020 Age 99

Please join Andrew’s family for the Divine Liturgy at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday in St. Nicholas Byzantine Rite Catholic Church – 2711 West 40th Street, Lorain. (Facial coverings will be required in church.) The Very Reverend Andrew Nagrant, pastor of the parish, will officiate. Private entombment will follow in Calvary Cemetery.


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Veronica L. "Ronnie" Striker
CSX Railroad Retiree
Died 7/31/2020 Age 93

Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 11:30 a.m. in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel – 3224 Broadway Avenue, Lorain. Reverend John C. Retar, pastor of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish will officiate. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.


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Dale K. Metzger
Loving, Devoted Husband & Special Uncle
Died 7/28/2020 Age 70

Funeral services will be conducted privately for the family in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel with Rev. Mr. Paul J. Heise, Jr. Permanent Deacon at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by Amvets Post # 32 of Elyria.


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Marilyn  Novak
Women's Clothing Buyer for May Company in Cleveland
Died 7/28/2020 Age 85

Private family funeral services will be held.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Ave, Lorain.


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Nyoka "Nicky"  Jaskulski
Enjoyed Golfing & Bowling
Died 7/12/2020 Age 73

Private family funeral services were held at the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Ave, Lorain with burial in Ridge Hill Memorial Park in Amherst Township.

 


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Mauro  Arredondo, Jr.
United States Army Veteran and U.S. Steel Retiree
Died 7/18/2020 Age 91

Funeral services will be conducted privately in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel; Pastor Ray Munoz representing the Warriors of Faith Multi-Nations Church will preside. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.


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Sue A. Smith
Remembered For Her Wilingness To Help Others
Died 7/16/2020 Age 75

Graveside services will take place privately at Ridge Hill Memorial Park under the direction of the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel.


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Deborah G. Waseleski
Enjoyed Visiting Amish Country & Spending Time With Her Grandchildren
Died 7/15/2020 Age 70

The family will receive friends Tuesday July 21, 2020 from 10:00 – 11:00 am at the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Ave, Lorain.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11:00 am in the funeral chapel.  Burial will follow in Ridge Hill Memorial Park in Amherst Township.

Please follow the COVID-19 social distancing guidelines displayed at the funeral chapel entrance and throughout the building.  Masks must be worn by all attendees.


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Elizabeth "Betty Ann" Gillespie
Enjoyed Spending Time With Family & Friends
Died 7/11/2020 Age 83

Private family funeral services will at the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Ave, Lorain.  The Rev. Craig Hovanec, pastor of St Peter Parish, will preside.


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Catherine "Kay" Kalo
2013 Marian Guild Woman Of The Year
Died 7/9/2020 Age 94

Visitation will be Friday July 17th from 9:00 a.m. until the time of closing prayers at 10:30 a.m.in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel – 3224 Broadway, Lorain. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church – 1305 East Erie Avenue, Lorain. Reverend Edward Smith, pastor of the parish will officiate. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Due to the current health crisis, Kay’s family requests that all attendees wear facial coverings at all locations and follow the prescribed protocol for social distancing and virus control etiquette as outlined be each venue.


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Timothy H. Szep
Played Guitar & Wrote Many of His Own Songs
Died 7/9/2020 Age 63

The family will receive friends Wednesday July 15, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Ave, Lorain.  A remembrance service will begin at 7:00 pm on Wednesday.  Cremation will follow.

Please follow the COVID-19 social distancing guidelines that are displayed at the funeral chapel entrance and throughout the building.  Masks will need to be worn by all attendees. 


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Helen T. Kozich
Baker at Meyer Goldberg & Katz Bakery; Enjoyed Traveling
Died 7/8/2020 Age 84

The family will receive friends Tuesday July 14, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Ave, Lorain.  Funeral services will begin at 7:00 pm on Tuesday with the Rev. John Retar, pastor, of St Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, presiding.  Cremation will follow.

Please follow the COVID-19 social distancing guidelines that are displayed at the funeral chapel entrance and throughout the building.  Masks must be worn by all attendees. 


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Steven C. "Big Steve" Sanders
Ford Retiree; Enjoyed Working on Antique Cars; Avid Civil War Enthusiast
Died 7/8/2020 Age 65

The family will receive friends Monday July 13, 2020 from 2:00-5:00 pm at the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Ave, Lorain.  Please follow the COVID-19 social distancing guidelines that are displayed at the funeral chapel entrance and throughout the building.  Masks must be worn by all attendees. 

Funeral services will be held Tuesday July 14, 2020 at 11:00 am in the funeral chapel.  The Rev. Wendy Brown, pastor of Cornerstone United Methodist Church in Elyria, will preside.  Burial will follow in Ridge Hill Memorial Park in Amherst Township.


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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.