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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:

You can even sign an electronic guestbook and print out a memorial card of a friend or family member.


Join us for our "Advanced Planning Workshop" on Tuesday June 14th at 11:00 am in the funeral home. We will take you through the planning process in a group setting. Every family will leave with a personalized funeral cost estimate. Lunch will be served following the workshop. Seating is limited. Please RSVP at 246-2118 by Friday June 10th.


Calvary Cemetery offers a recitation of the Holy Rosary every second Friday of the month at 9:00 A.M. in the Resurrection Garden Crypt. A prayer service and time of reflection will follow at 10:30 A.M. It is their hope that this traditional prayer service will bring healing. Additional information can be obtained by calling 440-233-5117.


One of our preplanning funeral partners, Loyal Christian Benefit Association, has a nice video presentation explaining the value of preplanning your funeral. Please watch at


The Compassionate Friends, a national organization, has expanded to include a local chapter. The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive. Linda Appeman of Vermilion is coordinator and can be reached at 440-963-7214. Visit The Compassionate Friends National website at


Social Security Announces "Compassionate Allowances" Program

Compassionate Allowances is an initiative that will allow all Social Security offices to expedite disability claims for applicants whose medical conditions are so severe or serious that they obviously meet disability standards. This decision process is based on a current list of 50 medical conditions that will qualify as an impairment and will allow Social Security to act quickly (in a matter of days rather than months or years) in processing and approval for disability income assistance. These conditions and more information can be found at

Additional information on Seniors and aging can be accessed through the Senior Series, a list of pertinent fact sheets located on the Ohio University Extension Office website at


The Department of Veterans Affairs is making available a new medallion to be affixed to an existing privately purchased headstone or marker to signify the deceased's status as a veteran. This benefit is only applicable if the grave is marked with a privately purchased headstone or marker. In these instances, eligible veterans are entitled to either a traditional Government-furnished headstone or marker, or the new medallion, but not both. For more information go to or call the funeral chapel and one of our staff can assist you.


Social Security Improves Website

The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently unveiled a redesigned Website that is more welcoming and user-friendly.

New features include:

• SSA created five headings at the top of the homepage representing each of the programs it administers, including “Survivors” and “Supplemental Security Income.”

• Links to tools for “Filing Online for Retirement Benefits,” “Applying for Disability Benefits” and “Requesting a Social Security Card” are highlighted on the home page. These tools will help reduce or eliminate trips to local Social Security offices.

• A brief video greeting, delivered by an SSA employee, will help many people, including those with certain visual disabilities, navigate the redesigned Website.

• People who are already receiving benefits can easily find information, services and schedules of payments.

• Visitors will find an online “Retirement Estimator” that will allow them to get an immediate and personal estimate of their potential Social Security retirement benefits and help them plan for retirement.
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     Chester S. Bialorucki
General Motors Retiree; WWII Navy Veteran Age 92
The family will receive friends Sunday July 24th from 4:00 – 8:00 pm at the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Ave, Lorain. Funeral services will be held Monday July 25th at 11:00 am in the funeral chapel followed by the mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 am at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 1454 Lexington Ave, Lorain. The Rev. Gerald Keller will preside. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Lorain where the Disabled American Veterans Louis Paul Proy Chapter # 20 of Lorain will conduct military honors.
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     Antoinette M. Luppino
Probate Court Legal Assistant Age 84
The family will receive friends Thursday July 21st from 10:00 am until 11:00 am at St. Peter Parish, 3501 Oberlin Avenue in Lorain. The mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 am in the church with the Rev. Gerald Keller officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery in Elyria, Ohio.
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     Vera L. Vucic
US Steel Retiree; Enjoyed Egg Art & Painting Age 91
The family will receive friends Wednesday July 20th from 10:00 am until 11:00 am at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 2143 Homewood Dr, Lorain. The mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 am with the Rev. John Retar, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Lorain.
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     Matthew S. Hatfield, Sr.
Enjoyed Riding His Motorcycle Age 35
The family will receive friends Sunday July 17th from 2:00-6:00 pm at the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Ave, Lorain. Funeral services will be held Monday July 18th at 11:00 am in the funeral chapel. The Rev. Danny Parsons, pastor of New Life Harvest Church in Elyria, will preside. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery in Lorain.
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     Delpha J.  Penzes Pepke
Retired Bookkeeper; Enjoyed Tracing Family Genealogy Age 74
A memorial service will be held Saturday July 16th at 7:00 pm at First United Methodist Church, 312 Third St., Elyria. The Rev. W. Kent Joy, pastor, will preside. Private family burial of her ashes will be held at North Murray Ridge Road Cemetery in Elyria Township.
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