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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.

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.
Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel
Lorain, Ohio 440-246-2118
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     Robert Alan Wharton
Active In Workshop Players & Community Theater Age 66
Cremation will take place and his ashes will be interred at a later date.
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     Robert  W. Belu
Vietnam Veteran; Lorain City Schools Retiree Age 66
Private family funeral services were held Wednesday February 25th at the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Ave, Lorain. The Rev. Donald Dunson, pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, officiated. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Lorain where the Disabled American Veterans Post #20 of Lorain conducted military honors.
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     Stephen-William  McClenny-Fakadej
Enjoyed Art And Computer Gaming Age 29
Friends may call Saturday February 28th from 12:00 noon until 3:00 p.m. in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Avenue, Lorain. Following the visitation a fellowship gathering will be held at the Nord Rehabilitation Center - 3150 Clifton Avenue, Lorain.
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     Richard C. Barlow
His Children Were The Focus In His Life Age 45
The family will receive friends Sunday 4-8 pm at the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Ave, Lorain. Funeral services will be held Monday at 10:30 am in the funeral chapel followed by the mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 1305 E Erie Ave, Lorain. The Rev. James Shiel will officiate. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Lorain.
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     Arnold E. Hall
Marine Corps Veteran And U.S. Steel Retiree Age 85
Visitation will be Friday from 4 until 8 p.m. in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Avenue, Lorain. Funeral services will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral chapel with Reverend Danny Parsons presiding. Burial will follow in Ridge Hill Memorial Park where joint military honors will be conducted by American Legion Post # 30 and VFW Post # 451 both of Lorain.
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