Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Lorain- Sandra (nee:Schuster) Zielinski, 61, passed away on Tuesday, December 22, 2009.

Sandy was born on March 10, 1948 in Elyria, OH. She graduated from Elyria High School in 1966. Sandy enjoyed cooking and baking and loved spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her loving sons, John Zielinski of Berlin Heights and Mark (Amanda) Zielinski of Norwalk; grandchildren, Justin, Zachary and Dresden Zielinski of Norwalk; brother, Ron Schuster of Elyria; sisters, Jane (Jerry) Bailey of Berlin Heights and Peggy (Don) Basinger of Elyria; and companion, Bob Thiel of Amherst.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Leah (nee:Holtzman) Schuster; and sisters, Kaye Marie Schuster and JoAnn Schuster.

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home, 2150 Broadway, Lorain, OH, (440) 244-1961, Sunday, December 27, 2009 from 4-7 PM. A Funeral Service will be held 10:00 AM, Monday, December 28, 2009 at the funeral home, Pastor Kevin Saylor, officiating. Interment Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Twp. Memorial donations may be sent to The National Breast Cancer Foundation, 2600 Network Blvd. Frisko,Texas 75034. Online condolences may be sent using

Monday, December 14, 2009


Lorain- John F. Todarello, 90, passed away on Sunday, December 13, 2009 at Anchor Lodge Nursing Home, Lorain.

John was born on September 23, 1919 to Eugene and Giovannina Todarello in Lorain, Ohio. He graduated from Lorain High School, Class of 1937B. John was one of the first three men who were drafted into the Army from Lorain in February 1941. They became friends in the Army Training Camp and were called the “3 T’s” as their last name started with “T”. John trained in several different camps in South Eastern U.S. He was sent to England to train for the invasion of France and was wounded in Normandy in the infantry, sent back to England for recuperation and discharged in 1945 with the Purple Heart. He was a Lorain Patrolmen after a stint in the National Tube CO. and entered employment with the I.R.S. from which he retired. John was a founding member of the I.A.V. Post#1, Lorain.

He is survived by his second wife, Connie (nee:Sparino); brothers, Alfred, Angelo and Albert Todarello; sister, Mary Dina Litkovitz; step-children; Barbara Debo, Karen Stohla and Ronald Butrey; 5 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Giovannina; brother, Dominic Todarello; and his first wife, Alice (nee:Shlotz) of Grand Rapids, Ohio.

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home, 2150 Broadway, Lorain, (440) 244-1961, on Thursday, December 17, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Closing prayers will be held on Friday at the funeral home at 8:50 A.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 A.M., Friday, December 18, 2009 at St. Peter Church, 3655 Oberlin Ave., Lorain, Fr. Craig M. Hovanec, Pastor, officiating. Private interment will follow the Mass at Hockman Cemetery, McClure, Ohio. Online condolences may be sent using

Saturday, December 12, 2009


Marie A. (nee Sofia) DiLuciano, 80, passed away on Friday, December 11, 2009, at EMH, Elyria.

Marie was born August 16, 1929, in Lorain, Ohio to Anthony and Lena (nee Rosso) Sofia. She was a life-long resident of Lorain. Marie graduated from Lorain High School in 1947B. She married her high school sweetheart, Al DiLuciano, on February 18, 1950. Marie worked as a dental assistant in her early years. She was instrumental in the development of the business aspects of V & A Process. Marie was a member of the Church of St. Peter where she was a member of the Holy Name Society, a home visitor minister for the homebound and nursing homes, and she taught PSR classes. Other memberships include Lorain County Serra Club, Cursillo, Lakeland Woman’s Club, II Century Council, Little Flowers of Jesus, Ladies Sodality, and St. Francis Mission Group. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, ceramics, reading, and, most importantly, spending time with her family.

She is survived by her beloved husband of almost 60 years of marriage, Albert R. DiLuciano, of Lorain; loving children, Sue (Joe) Bylica, Randy (Melodi) DiLuciano, Alice (Jim) Wiegand and Russell (fiancé-Sylvia) DiLuciano all of Lorain; dear grandchildren, Corey (Rachel) DiLuciano, Stacey (Tom) Dalton, Gena Szakats, Graig Szakats, Alyssa Wiegand, David Wiegand, Bryan (Liz) Dall, Michael (Andrea) Bylica and Scott Dall; cherished great-grandchildren, Angelina and Alanna Cruz, Tommy and Lincoln Dalton, Aliciana and Ysabella Bylica, Lexy and Caitlin Dall and Rosie and Ray; and dear brother, Philip Sofia.

Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her daughter, Cynthia DiLuciano, and sister, Frances Rochelmeyer.

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home, 2150 Broadway, Lorain, OH, (440) 244-1961, on Monday, December 14, 2009 from 2:00-8:00 PM. Closing prayers will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 9:50 A.M. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at St. Peter Church, 3655 Oberlin Ave., Lorain, OH 44053, Fr. Chuck Henkle, O.F.M. Conv., officiating.Interment Calvary Cemetery, Lorain. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Church of St. Peter Capital Campaign Fund or St. Peter School Endowment Fund, 3655 Oberlin Ave., Lorain, OH 44053. Online condolences may be sent using

Friday, December 04, 2009


Lorain- Rose Marie Zgayb, 79, passed away on Thursday, December 3, 2009 at Autumn Aegis Nursing Home in Lorain.

Rose was born in Erie, PA on October 17, 1930. Following graduation from high school, she attended Gannon College in Erie, PA and moved to Lorain, OH in 1963.

Rose was a legal secretary for Attorney Paul Timko and legal librarian for the Lorain and Elyria Courts. She was a past member of Lorain Kiwanis Auxiliary. Rose enjoyed sewing, crocheting, embroidery and painting.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Michael A. Zgayb of Lorain, OH; son, Michael Zgayb of Lorain, OH; and daughter, Michele (Robert) Thrasher of Toledo, OH.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, 2711 West 40th Street, Lorain, OH 44053, Fr. Nicholas R.A. Rachford, J.C.L., Pastor, officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018. Arrangements are being handled by Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home, Lorain (440) 244-1961. Online condolences may sent using
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