Gluvna Shimo Hromada Home
Family Owned and Operated since 1912 www.gluvna.net Lorain, Ohio
Funeral Home Serving Lorain Ohio
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Julianne G. Jacovetti
Well Known For Her Positive Thinking And Humor
Died 4/12/2021 Age 93

A celebration of life and graveside service will be announced later by the funeral chapel.


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Marlene E. Kocak
Retired Reservationist For United Airlines
Died Age 83

Friends may call Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of her memorial service at 11:00 a.m. in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel -3224 Broadway Avenue, Lorain. Reverend Ryan Kocak will officiate.


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Jolynne M. Jaykel
Lorain City Schools Retiree; Bird Club Member
Died 4/3/2021 Age 74

A memorial mass will be held Monday April 12, 2021 at 11:00 am at St Peter Parish, 3501 Oberlin Ave, Lorain.  The Rev. Craig Hovanec, pastor, will preside.  All attendees are required to wear facial coverings and follow COVID-19 social distancing protocols while in church.  Burial will follow in Ridge Hill Memorial Park in Amherst Township.


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Joseph  D'Agostino
Graduate Of Both John Carroll University & Lorain County Community College
Died 4/2/2021 Age 72

Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel - 3224 Broadway Avenue, Lorain, Attendees will be required to wear facial coverings and all guests are asked to follow the COVID-19 guidelines posted at the funeral chapel entarnce and throughout the building. Funeral services will be Friday beginning with closing prayers offered in the funerl chapel at 9:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00 a.m. in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church - 41295 North Ridge Road, Elyria Township. Reverend John C. Retar, pastor of the parish will officiate with Reverend Eric Gauchat serving as homilist. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Elyria.


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Shirley A. Speckhart
Owner/Operator Shirley's Bar
Died 3/31/2021 Age 90

The family will receive friends Monday April 5, 2021 from 6:00 -8:00 pm at the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Ave, Lorain.   All attendees are required to wear facial coverings and follow COVID-19 social distancing protocols during the wake and funeral.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday April 6, 2021 at 11:00 am in the funeral chapel.  The Rev. Craig Hovanec, pastor of St Peter Parish, will preside.   Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Lorain.  

 


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Joseph T. Simulcik, Sr.
World War II Navy Veteran & Ford Motor Retiree
Died 3/31/2021 Age 95

Visitation will be Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of his funeral services at 11:00 a.m. in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel – 3224 Broadway Avenue, Lorain. (Visitors will be required to wear facial coverings and all guests will be asked to follow the COVID-19 guidelines posted at the funeral chapel entrance and throughout the building.)  Reverend Timothy O’Connor, pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church will officiate. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by Amvets Post # 32 of Elyria.


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Linda C. Maholic
Admiral King High School Graduate; Owned Curves in Lorain
Died 3/29/2021 Age 70

The family will receive friends Saturday April 3, 2021 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Ave, Lorain.  A prayer service will follow on Saturday at 1:00 pm. 


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Marianne H. Ehasz
Lorain Products Retiree; Hungarian Reformed Church Member
Died 3/27/2021 Age 88

The family will receive friends Monday April 5, 2021 from 2:00 pm until the time of funeral services at 4:00 pm at Hungarian Reformed UCC, 1691 E 31st St, Lorain.  The Rev. Peter Toth, pastor, will preside.  All attendees are required to wear facial coverings and follow COVID-19 social distancing protocols while in the church during the wake and funeral.  Cremation will follow and her ashes will be interred at a later date at Ridge Hill Memorial Park in Amherst Township in a private family ceremony.


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Curtis W. "Curt" Marcucci
Motocross Enthusiast & Former Amherst Meadowlarks Member
Died 3/26/2021 Age 65

Visitation will be in Nativity BVM Catholic Church – 333 South Lake Street, (South Amherst) on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of his Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. (Facial coverings and social distancing protocol will be strictly followed) Father Timothy O’Connor, pastor of the parish will officiate. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery.


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David E. Peacock
Was Always Available To Help Others
Died 3/25/2021 Age 59

Visitation will be Monday from 3:00 until 7:00 p.m. in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel – 3224 Broadway Avenue, Lorain. Visitors will be required to wear facial coverings and guests are asked to follow the Covid-19 guidelines posted at the funeral chapel entrance and throughout the building. Funeral services will begin Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. in the funeral chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 9:30 a.m. in St. Peter Parish, 3501 Oberlin Avenue; Reverend Craig Hovanec, pastor of the parish will officiate. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.

 

 

 

 


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Martha J. "Marty" Verestoy
Was LPN In Lorain Community Hospital Rehabilitation Unit For Thirty-eight Years
Died 3/21/2021 Age 74

Friends may call Thursday from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel – 3224 Broadway Avenue, Lorain. All visitors will be required to wear facial coverings and guests are asked to follow the Covid-19 guidelines posted at the funeral chapel entrance and throughout the building. Graveside services will be observed Friday at 10:00 a.m. in Calvary Cemetery (555 North Ridge Road – Lorain). Those attending are asked to assemble at the main entrance of the cemetery at 9:45. Reverend Daniel Divis, pastor of St. Mary Catholic Church will officiate.


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Ronald J. "Big Ron" Dlugosz
Ford Retiree; US Marine Corps Vet
Died 3/20/2021 Age 86

The family will receive friends Friday March 26, 2021 from 2-4 pm & 6-8 pm at New Life Deliverance Ministries, 400 Washington Ave, Lorain.  All attendees are required to wear facial coverings and follow COVID-19 social distancing protocols while in the church during the wake and services.  Funeral services will be held Saturday March 27, 2021 at 11:00 am in the church with the Rev. Jessie C. Berry, pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Lorain where AMVETS Post #32 of Elyria will conduct military honors.


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Peter T. Diaz
Lorain City Schools Retiree; Ohio University Graduate; Navy Veteran
Died 3/18/2021 Age 71

The family will receive friends Friday March 26, 2021 from 4:00-8:00 pm at the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Ave, Lorain.  All attendees are required to wear facial coverings and follow COVID-19 social distancing protocols displayed at the funeral chapel entrance.  Funeral services will be held Saturday March 27, 2021 at 9:00 am in the funeral chapel followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 am at St Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 2143 Homewood Dr, Lorain.  The Rev John Retar, pastor, will preside.  Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Avon where VFW Post #9871 of North Ridgeville will conduct military honors.


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Gregory H. Roll
Enjoyed Restoring Old Vehicles into Hot Rods; Loved Being Outside
Died 3/14/2021 Age 72

Greg’s wishes were to be cremated and have a private family service.


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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.



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.



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.