Thursday, January 08, 2009


Marsha A. Vrabel (nee: Schwarz), 57, passed away on Monday, January 5, 2009 at Elyria Memorial Hospital.

Marsha was born March 30, 1951 in Lorain, a daughter of Otto P. and Almeda R. (Holl) Schwarz. She was raised in Lorain and moved to Elyria in 1976.

She was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Church in Elyria and was a homemaker and devoted her life to her children and their interests. Marsha loved baking and enjoyed gardening. She graduated from Admiral King High School in 1969. On July 11, 1970 she married her husband, Robert and raised three children together.

Marsha is survived by her devoted husband of 38 years, Robert Vrabel; three loving children, two sons, Robert J. and wife Wendy, Brian P. and wife Chrystal, and daughter, Jennifer R. Vrabel; two cherished grandchildren, Tyler D. and Madilynn R. Vrabel; dear sister, Jean M. Fitch; and dear brother, Otto A. and wife Patricia Schwarz; she is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by an infant sister, Marion Schwarz; and two brothers, Bernard J. and John R. Schwarz.

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanalan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home, 2150 Broadway, Lorain, (440) 244-1961 on Thursday, January 8, 2009 from 2-4 & 6-8 PM. There will be a prayer service on Friday, 10:20 AM at the funeral home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 AM, Friday, January 9, 2009 at St. Vincent DePaul Church, 41295 N. Ridge Rd., Elyria, Fr. Timothy Gareau, officiating and Fr. George Vrabel, concelebrant. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Lorain.


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