Gluvna Shimo Hromada Home
Family Owned and Operated since 1912 www.gluvna.net Lorain, Ohio
Funeral Home Serving Lorain Ohio
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Patricia A. Afrates
Very Active in the Singing Seniors; Avid Bowler
Died 10/29/2020 Age 81

Private family funeral services will be held with burial in Ridge Hill Memorial Park in Amherst Township.


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John J. "Jas" Jachym
WW II Army Air Corps Veterans And U.S. Steel Corporation Retiree
Died 10/26/2020 Age 97

Funeral services were conducted privately in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel with Reverend John R. Jackson, Chaplain for Mercy New Life Hospice presiding. Burial followed in Calvary Cemetery.


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Catherine Theresa Marie Muzilla
Taught 5th Grade for Worthington Public Schools; Ohio State University Graduate
Died 10/21/2020 Age 78

A mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday October 30, 2020 at 10:00 am at St Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 41295 N Ridge Rd, Elyria.  The Rev John Retar, pastor, will preside.  Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Lorain. 


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Jeannine L. Rock
Retired Nordson Data Processing Coordinator
Died 10/22/2020 Age 91

Memorial services will be conducted privately in Trinity Lutheran Church with  Reverend Sherman Bishop officiating.


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Kenneth S. Septaric
Air Force Veteran And American Crucible Retiree
Died 10/13/2020 Age 80

Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Avenue, Lorain. All attendees will be required to wear facial coverings / masks and are asked to follow the Covid-19 protocol displayed at the funeral chapel entrance and throughout the building. Funeral services will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral chapel with Reverend Craig Hovanec, pastor of St. Peter Parish presiding. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by the Amherst Veterans Military Honor Guard.


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Shirley A. Sheridan
Accomplished Baker & Lorain County Domestic Relations Court Retiree
Died 10/12/2020 Age 81

Graveside services were conducted privately for the family in Ridge Hill Memorial Park with Reverend William Mugnolo, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church officiating.


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Anne Marie Luczkowski
LPN With Dr Romeo Miclat Office
Died 10/2/2020 Age 68

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


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George W. Gonas, Jr.
Ford Motor Company Lorain Assembly Plant Retiree
Died 10/8/2020 Age 80

Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 until 5:00 p.m. in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel -3224 Broadway Avenue, Lorain. Visitors will be required to wear masks / facial coverings and attendees are asked to follow the Covid-19 virus control guidelines posted at the funeral chapel entrance and throughout the building. Funeral services will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral chapel with Reverend Craig Hovanec, pastor of St. Peter Parish presiding. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.


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Kathleen L. "Kathy" Shepherd
Loved Decorating Her Home for All Holidays & Seasons
Died 10/2/2020 Age 74

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


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Walter "Brod" Waitt III
Lorain Sports Hall of Famer; GMAC Retiree
Died 10/1/2020 Age 87

Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, Walter’s funeral will be for immediate family only at the Our Lady of Guadalupe chapel at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain. Walter’s grandson, Reverend Jonathan Komperda, will be officiating the funeral.


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Lillian J. Keron
Lorain City Schools Cafeteria Worker; Took Pride in Keeping Her Home Meticulous
Died 9/27/2020 Age 91

The family will receive friends Wednesday September 30, 2020 from 9:00 am until 10:30 am at the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Ave, Lorain. 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.

Funeral services will begin Wednesday September 30, 2020 at 10:30 am in the funeral chapel followed by the mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am at St. Peter Parish, 3501 Oberlin Ave, Lorain.  The Rev Craig Hovanec will preside.  Burial will follow in Ridge Hill Memorial Park in Amherst Township.  For those unable to attend the funeral, you can watch it on the livestream at the St Peter Parish Lorain YouTube channel.

 


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Dusti Dawn Cochran
Former Fashion Model Known For Her Adventurous Spirit
Died 9/24/2020 Age 43

Visitation will be Monday October 5th from 12:00 noon until time of funeral services at 1:00 p.m. in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel - 3224 Broadway Avenue, Lorain. Face coverings / masks will be required for all attendees and visitors are asked to observe the COVID-19 protocol posted at the funeral chapel entrance and throughout the building. Mr. James Hiser, representing the Lorain Church of Christ will officiate. Burial will follow in Ridge Hill Memorial Park.


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Steve R. Bajcer, Jr.
Former Scoutmaster And Gifted Mechanic
Died 9/24/2020 Age 74

A celebration of Steve’s life and legacy is being planned and will be announced at a later date.


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Rebecca  DiMarzio
Member Of The First Graduating Class At Southview High School
Died 9/21/2020 Age 66

Friends may call on Thursday October 1, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. until time of funeral services at 1:00 p.m. in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel - 3224 Broadway Avenue, Lorain. (Please follow the COVID-19 social distancing guidelines and signage displayed at the funeral chapel entrance and throughout the building.  Face coverings must be worn by all attendees.) Reverend George Vrabel, pastor of St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church in North Ridgeville will officiate. 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.