Gluvna Shimo Hromada Home
Family Owned and Operated since 1912 www.gluvna.net Lorain, Ohio
Funeral Home Serving Lorain Ohio
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Agnes C. Dane-Brezina
Frequent Blood Donor; Known as "Grandma B" To Many; Knitted Dish Cloths To Give To Many
Died 5/30/2020 Age 97

Private family funeral services will be held with burial at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain.  The Rev. John Retar, pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, will preside.   


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Sandra J. Waters
Enjoyed Working In Her Yard
Died 5/29/2020 Age 71

Private family graveside funeral services will be held at Ridge Hill Memorial Park in Amherst Township.  The Rev Dan Parsons will preside. 

 


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Virginia  Kozlowski
Enjoyed Hosting Family Spaghetti Dinners; Never Missed Her Grandchildren's Sporting Events
Died 5/23/2020 Age 96

Due to restrictions on social gatherings during the COVID -19 Pandemic, private family funeral services will be held with burial at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain.  The Rev. Craig Hovanec, pastor of St Peter Parish, will preside. 


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Stephen F. Muzilla
U.S. Navy Veteran And Co-Owner Of Lorain Novelty Company
Died 5/21/2020 Age 90

Private funeral services will be conducted Thursday in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel with Reverend Shawn Conoboy officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by Amvets Post # 32 of Elyria


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Elmer J. Hall
World War II Army Veteran And B & O Railroad Retiree
Died 5/20/2020 Age 93

Private funeral services will be observed under the direction of the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel. Burial with military honors conducted by Amvets Post # 32 of Elyria will take place at Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township.


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Ann M. Marshall
Enjoyed Monthly Meetings With High School Classmates & Spending Time With Family
Died 5/18/2020 Age 87

Due to restrictions on social gatherings during the COVID -19 Pandemic, private family funeral services were held.  Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Lorain. 


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Sonia  Martin
Southview High School Graduate
Died 5/5/2020 Age 65

Due to restrictions on social gatherings during the COVID -19 Pandemic, funeral services will be private.


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Joseph A. Verespe
Lorain Firefighter & One of the First EMT's on the Department
Died 5/6/2020 Age 77

Due to the COVID -19 Pandemic, funeral services will be held at a later date with a public memorial to be announced.


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Anthony T. Collins
Enjoyed Music And Taking Hikes With His Son
Died 5/7/2020 Age 27

Private family funeral services will be conducted Friday in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel. Reverend Mark Hebebrand will officiate. Those wishing to attend the graveside service at Ridge Hill Memorial Park are asked to arrive in the funeral chapel’s parking lot beginning at 12:30 p.m. Upon arrival, please remain in your automobiles. The cortege will leave the funeral chapel promptly at 1:00 p.m. for a 1:15 graveside service at the cemetery.


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Thomas A. Pataky
U.S. Air Force Veteran and U.S. Steel Retiree
Died 5/8/2020 Age 74

Private funeral services will be conducted in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel with Reverend John C. Retar, pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church presiding. Burial will follow in Ridge Hill Memorial Park where military honors will be conducted by Amvets Post # 32 of Elyria.


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Kenneth C. Zapolski
Lorain City Water Department Supervisor
Died 4/30/2020 Age 80

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, private family funeral services will be observed Tuesday in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Avenue, Lorain. Reverend John C. Retar, pastor of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish and St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church will officiate. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.


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Leonard J. "Len" Zilko
Past President of the American Slovak Club; Auditor for the Fraternal Catholic Slovak Union
Died 4/27/2020 Age 72

Due to restrictions on public gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, private family funeral services will be held.  The Rev. John Retar, pastor of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church in Lorain will preside followed by entombment in the Our Lady of Guadalupe Mausoleum at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain.  A public celebration of life will be announced and held at a later date.


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Magdalene E. "Maggie" Holzhauer
Was Happiest When Surrounded By Her Children, Grandchildren & Great Grandchildren
Died 4/22/2020 Age 85

Due to restrictions on public gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, private family funeral services were held with burial at Ridge Hill Memorial Park in Amherst Township.

 


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Stanley F. Rzaca
Electrician At U.S. Steel Corporation For Forty-Five Years
Died 4/26/2020 Age 92

Private services will be conducted under the direction of the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel with burial in Calvary Cemetery.


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Willie Jean Wilson
Was devoted To Her Family
Died 4/22/2020 Age 82

Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 until 1:00 p.m. in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Avenue, Lorain. Strict adherence to social distancing protocol and  number of attendees as defined by the State of Ohio will be enforced. A crypt-side committal service will take place at 2:00 p.m. in Resthaven Memory Gardens, 3700 Center Road in Avon. Reverend John Ribbins, pastor of Calvary Hill Baptist Church in Cleveland will officiate.


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Leo F. Gorenshek
ADI Retiree, Navy Veteran, Active Church Member, Enjoyed Bowling & Golfing
Died 4/20/2020 Age 89

Due to restrictions on social gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, private family funeral services will be held.  The Rev John Retar, pastor of St Frances Xavier Cabrini Catholic Church, will preside.  Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Lorain.  

A memorial mass and celebration of life will be announced and held and at a later date.


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Jack A. Kerchinske
Lorain St. Mary Graduate And Ford Motor Retiree
Died 4/20/2020 Age 75

Private family funeral services will be conducted Monday in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel. Reverend John C. Retar, pastor of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish and St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church will officiate. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. A public celebration of Jack’s life will be observed at a later date.


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Mitchell  Zunich
Certified Public Accountant, Active in the Community, WWII Veteran
Died 4/19/2020 Age 93

Due to restrictions on social gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, private family funeral services will be held.  Hieromonk Nektarije Tesanovic of St George Serbian Orthodox Church will preside with burial to follow in Elmwood Cemetery in Lorain.  


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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.



 



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.