Your family's friends in Lorain / Elyria Ohio - Gluvna Shimo Hromada Funeral Home
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.
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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.

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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 http://www.impactmovie.com/lcba/lcba.php

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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 compassionatefriends.org.

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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 www.socialsecurity.gov/compassionateallowances/.

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 http://ohioline.osu.edu/SS-FACT/INDEX.HTML

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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 www.cem.va.gov/hm_hm.asp or call the funeral chapel and one of our staff can assist you.

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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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     John Paul Fonseca
1975 Admiral King Graduate Age 56
Visitation will be Monday from 6 until 8 p.m. in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Avenue, Lorain, where funeral services will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. Deacon Jose "Tony" DeGracia will officiate. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
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     Anne G. Vukelich
Enjoyed Traveling & Watching the Cleveland Indians Age 90
The family will receive friends Saturday 10:00 am – 11:00 am at the Church of St .Peter, 3501 Oberlin Ave, Lorain. The mass of Christian Burial will begin Saturday at 11:00 am in the church. The Rev. Craig Hovanec, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Lorain.
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     Joseph M. "Joe" Denman
Enjoyed Harley Davidson Motorcycles Age 49
The family will receive friends Friday 4-8 pm at the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Ave, Lorain. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11:00 am in the funeral chapel. The Rev. Jimmy Madsen, pastor of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lorain, will officiate. Cremation will follow. Private family burial of the ashes will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain at a later date.
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     Edward F. Rafalko
Enjoyed Gardening & Bird Watching Age 95
The family will receive friends Thursday 5-8 pm at the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Ave, Lorain. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10:00 am at Resthaven Memory Gardens, 3700 Center Rd. Avon. The Rev. Jack Ison will officiate.
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     Marion M. Schuehrer
Enjoyed Classical Music, Theater, And The Performing Arts Age 73
Visitation will be Wednesday July 16th from 6 until 9 p.m. in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Avenue, Lorain where funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. The Reverend James H. Beatty, Pastor of Holy Spirit Parish in Avon Lake, will officiate. Burial will follow in Field’s Cemetery, North Ridgeville.
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     Donald W. Bischoff
Lifelong Career in Building Materials Industry Age 78
Friends may call Wednesday July 16th from 11:00 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 12:00 noon in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Avenue, Lorain. Reverend Lawrence N. Martello, pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Amherst, will officiate. Burial will follow in Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township.
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     Marjorie  B. Rogers
Lorain County Metro Parks Volunteer Age 88
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Lorain County Metro Parks Wellington Reservation Visitors Center, 535 Jones Rd, Wellington on Monday July 21, 2014 from 6-8 pm.
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