Gluvna Shimo Hromada Home
Family Owned and Operated since 1912 Lorain, Ohio
Deborah Dee Rohner-Bishop
Former Educator And Active Parishioner of St. Mary Church
Age 68
Born: January 19, 1951   Died: July 25, 2019

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Deborah Dee Rohner-Bishop, age 68, of Lorain, passed away at her home Thursday, July 25, 2019 following a short illness. She was born in Lorain and resided there most of her life.

Deborah was a 1969 graduate of St. Mary Academy in Lorain. She attended Ohio University, graduating in 1973 with a degree in Elementary Education with a Special Education certification. She was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. She later obtained a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with reading validation from Ashland College.

A life-long educator, Deborah taught for 3 years in Atlanta, Georgia before returning to Lorain where she taught special education at Southview High School. She was subsequently employed as the Literacy Coordinator at the Lorain Public Library for sixteen years before finishing out her career as a literary specialist with Head Start in Lorain.

Deborah was a life-long devoted parishioner of St. Mary Church where she volunteered regularly. She, along with three others, founded the St. Mary Food Pantry in 2005; that program is still in existence today. She was instrumental in the creation of the St Mary Senior Luncheon and volunteered regularly at Birthright of Elyria.

Deborah is survived by her siblings, Ronald (Diane) of Quakertown, Pennsylvania, James (Sandra) of Sheffield Village, and Patricia of Lorain, along with five nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her father Jack Rohner in 1996 and mother Jean (nee Snyder) Rohner in 2014.




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Friends and family will be received from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 3, 2019 in St Mary Church, 310 West 8th Street, Lorain. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Daniel O. Divis, pastor of the parish presiding. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Lorain.

Please make donations to:

The St. Mary Food Pantry in care of St. Mary Church, 309  West 9th St. Lorain, OH 44052.