Gluvna Shimo Hromada Home
Family Owned and Operated since 1912 Lorain, Ohio
Richard V. "Dick" DiBona
BF Goodrich Retiree; Enjoyed Shooting Pool
Age 83
Born: May 24, 1936   Died: August 5, 2019

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Dick DiBona, 83, of Lorain, died Monday August 5, 2019 at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain after a bout with COPD.

He was born May 24, 1936 in Lorain and had lived in Lorain most of his life.

Dick graduated from Lorain St Mary Academy in 1954 where he played on the football team and then served with the US Army National Guard for 5 years.

He worked at BF Goodrich in Avon Lake retiring in 1992 after 30 years. Prior to that, he worked at the Lorain Ford Assembly Plant.  He also drove hearses and limousines for Lorain County area funeral homes.

Dick loved his grandchildren and enjoyed shooting pool, casino gambling and eating out.   He was a member of IAV Post #1, VFW Post #451 and St Peter Parish, all of Lorain.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years Kathy DiBona (nee Morris), stepsons: Dale Vandersommen (Pam) of Lorain and Ross Vandersommen (Amber) of Tennessee; grandchildren: Mia, Will, Nathan & Owen Vandersommen; sisters: Lillian Gabriel of Avon Lake and Jean Dimacchia of Texas; sister-in-law Janet Hardy and nephews: Ron White, Tim Dimacchia and Dan White.  He was preceded in death by his parents Mario & Margaret DiBona (nee Gidish) and brothers-in-law John Gabriel, Jim Ball and Justin Dimacchia. 

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The family will receive friends Monday August 12, 2019 from 10:00-11:00 am at the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Ave, Lorain.  Funeral services will follow on Monday at 11:00 am in the funeral chapel.  The Rev Craig Hovanec, pastor of St Peter Parish, will officiate.   Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Lorain.

Please make donations to:

American Lung Association, 6100 Rockside Woods Blvd, Suite 260, Independence, OH 44131-2341.