Gluvna Shimo Hromada Home
Family Owned and Operated since 1912 www.gluvna.net Lorain, Ohio
Funeral Home Serving Lorain Ohio
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Lana G. Hummel
Had a Love For Music; Sang in Nativity Church Choir
Died 1/10/2021 Age 73

The family will receive friends Thursday January 14, 2021 from 3:00-6:00 pm at the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Ave, Lorain.  Attendees are required to wear facial coverings and observe COVID-19 social distancing guidelines displayed at the funeral chapel entrance and throughout the building.  A mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday January 15, 2021 at 10:00 am at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 1454 Lexington Ave, Lorain with the Rev Robert J. Glepko, pastor, officiating.  (please meet at the church). Prior to mass on Friday, the Nativity Altar & Rosary Society will pray the rosary at 9:30 am in church.   Burial will take place after the conclusion of mass at Ridge Hill Memorial Park in Amherst Township. 


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Susan  Orosz
Owned Sue's Beauty Shoppe
Died 1/9/2021 Age 98

A private funeral was held at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church and officiated by Pastor Laurie Miller, followed by interment at Elmwood Cemetery in Lorain.


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Margaret A. "Babe" Walch
Devoted Catholic & Caregiver; Enjoyed Being With Her Grandchildren & Great Grandchildren
Died 1/9/2021 Age 90

The family will receive friends Wednesday January 13, 2021 from 3:00 – 7:00 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 guidelines displayed at the funeral chapel entrance and throughout the building.  Funeral services will be held Thursday January 14, 2021 at 10:15 am in the funeral chapel followed by the mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 333 S Lake St, South Amherst.  The Rev. Timothy O’Connor, pastor, will preside.  Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Lorain. 


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Carmen  Pagan
Loved Family Gatherings and Had a Kind Heart
Died 1/8/2021 Age 89

Private family funeral services will be held with a mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart Chapel in Lorain.  Fr William Thaden, pastor, will preside.  Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Lorain.  


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Stella  Leshinski
Buyer For Smith & Gerhart And Lorain Style Center
Died 1/2/2021 Age 90

Entombment will take place privately in Calvary Cemetery.


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Dorothy  Wisnieski
Western Enterprises Inspector
Died 1/7/2021 Age 86

Burial of Dorothy’s cremated remains will take place privately at St. Teresa Cemetery in Sheffield Village.


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LauraLee  Pincura
Worked at Petersen Greenhouse; Loved Spending Time With Her Granddaughter
Died 1/4/2021 Age 75

No services are planned at this time.  A memorial service will be held at a later date and announced.


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Merle L. Moore
Devoted Member Of Broadway Assembly
Died 1/6/2021 Age 88

Visitation will be Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 10:00 a.m. in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Avenue, Lorain. Reverend Kenneth Crews will officiate. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memory Gardens in Avon.


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Brian P. Bratton
Parker Hannifin Retiree; Long-Time Cleveland Browns Season Ticket Holder
Died 1/5/2021 Age 64

The family will receive friends Saturday January 9, 2021 from 10:00 am until the time of funeral services at 11:00 am at the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Ave, Lorain.   The Rev. David Trask, pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, will preside.  Attendees are required to wear facial coverings and observe COVID-19 social distancing guidelines that are displayed throughout the funeral chapel.    Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Lorain. 

 


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Kenneth W. Doud, Jr.
Duffin Manufacturing Buyer
Died 1/4/2021 Age 81

Please join his family at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church – 41295 North Ridge Road, Elyria Township at 2:00 p.m. on Friday January 8, 2021 for the celebration of his Mass of Christian Burial; Reverend John C. Retar, pastor of the parish will officiate. Burial will take place later in Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon.


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Marilyn J. Roth
Described As Stylish, Outgoing, And Spunky By Friends
Died 12/29/2020 Age 88

Due to COVID-19, we will have a celebration of life in the summer of 2021.


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Norm H. Failing
Retired Elyria City Community Development Director
Died 12/29/2020 Age 84

Private family funeral services will be held followed by burial in Lakewood Park Cemetery in Rocky River.  The Rev. Paul Pater, pastor of Hope Lutheran Church in Sheffield Village, will preside


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Helen M. Zahorec
Bookkeeper at Zahorec Realty; Enjoyed Spending Time With Her Children & Grandchildren
Died 12/27/2020 Age 98

A private family funeral mass will be held at St Peter Parish with burial in Calvary Cemetery in Lorain.

 


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Eleanor "Susie" Wright
Precision Products Retiree
Died 12/26/2020 Age 79

A graveside funeral service will be held Saturday January 2, 2021 at 1:00 pm at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Farmington, West Virginia. 

 


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Richard R. Kopronica
Ford Retiree; Dedicated Father & Grandfather
Died 12/26/2020 Age 80

The family will receive friends Wednesday December 30, 2020 from 4:00-8:00 pm at the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Ave, Lorain.  Attendees are required to wear facial coverings and follow COVID-19 social distancing guidelines that are displayed throughout the funeral home.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday December 31, 2020 at 10:00 am in the funeral chapel followed by burial at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain. 


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James F Smith
Sheet Metal Worker for Local #33; US Army Veteran; Elyria Catholic Graduate
Died 12/25/2020 Age 85

No services are planned at this time.   A public wake will be held at a future date in 2021 and will be announced. 

 


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Robert  Kosmo
Retired Fuel & Power Department Manager At United States Steel Corporation
Died 12/24/2020 Age 93

Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel -3224 Broadway Avenue, Lorain. Facial masks will be required for all visitors and guests are instructed to follow the Covid-19 protocol displayed at the funeral chapel entrance and throughout the building. Graveside services will be conducted privately on Tuesday at Ridge Hill Memorial Park in Amherst Township. Reverend David L. Rogers, pastor of St. John United Church of Christ will officiate.


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Charlene A. Tammaro
United Airlines Reservationist
Died 12/23/2020 Age 72

Please join her family at St. Peter Catholic Church – 35777 Center Ridge Road in North Ridgeville at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday December 30th for the celebration of her Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery.


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Michael  Dunick
US Steel Retiree; Enjoyed Being With Family & Friends
Died 12/22/2020 Age 83

Private family funeral services will be held with burial in Ridge Hill Memorial Park in Amherst Township.  The Very Rev Fr Andrew Nagrant, pastor of St Nicholas Byzantine Rite Catholic Church, will officiate


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Connie  Versace
Active Member of St Peter Parish; Sales Consultant for Value City Furniture
Died 12/20/2020 Age 78

The family will receive friends Wednesday December 23, 2020 from 9:30 am until the time of the mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am at St Peter Parish, 3501 Oberlin Ave, Lorain.  The Rev. Craig Hovanec pastor, will preside.  Attendees are required to wear facial coverings and follow COVID-19 social distancing guidelines.  Entombment will follow in the Resurrection Mausoleum at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain.  

 


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Helen Anna Wozarik
General Electric Retiree
Died 12/14/2020 Age 91

Due to the current pandemic, Helen’s family will not be holding traditional funeral services at this time; a graveside service will be observed in Calvary Cemetery, 555 North Ridge Road, Lorain at 11:30 a.m. on Friday December 18th. (Those attending are asked to assemble at the main cemetery entrance.) Father Timothy O’Connor, pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Amherst will officiate.


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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.