Lorain County, Ohio
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Death Notices


Thomas E. Kaneen
Lorain - Attended by a large number of friends and relatives, funeral services were held this afternoon at 1 o'clock for Thomas E. Kaneen, veteran retired railroad man, who passed away on Tuesday in the family home at 1017 8th street. The Rev. L. C. Grant, pastor of the First Congregational church, of which Mr. Kaneen was a deacon for many years, officiated. He paid a beautiful tribute to the dead. The body was taken to Cleveland where burial was made in Riverside cemetery.
[The Chronicle Telegram, Elyria, O - Mar 17, 1921]

Andrew McArthur Keep
Andrew M. Keep, 86, a former Lorain City Prosecutor, who had served on the board of directors for five civic organizations, died Sunday morning in Winter Haven, Florida. Mr. Keep was born in Albion, Michigan. A graduate of Oberlin COllege and the University of Michigan Law School, he bagan practicing law in 1925 and opened the firm of Keep and Scholz in 1945. He was past president and a life member of The Lorain County Bar Association and held life membership in the American Bar Association and the Ohio Bar Association. He was a past member of the board of directors for The American Red Cross, Goodwill Industries, Family Services, the lorain Chamber of Commerce and the Lorain YMCA. Mr. Keep was also a life member of the Masonic Lodge and one of the original members of the Lorain College Club.  He was founder and fomer owner of the Amherst Manor Nursing Home. Mr. Keep is survived by his wife, Ruth (nee Miller); two grandchildren' sisters, Mrs. Edward Paris of Seattle, Wash; and Mrs. Ralph Aken of Royal Oak, Mich. A daughter, Sarah, preceded him in death in 1970.  A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Lorain, Sunday, Jan. 30, at 4 p.m. [Elyria Chronicle Telegram, January 26, 1983; Sub. by MMH]


Gilbert Kostyn
Elyria -- Gilbert A. Kostyn, 68, of Elyria, died yesterday at Elyria Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was born in Lorian, Jan. r, 1919, and lived in Elyria for 35 years.  He was a 1937-a graduate of Lorain High School and a 1952 graduate of Fenn College in Cleveland. He was a member of the Hungarina Reformed Church, Lorain, where he was a former choir member and American Legion post 12, Elyria. He served with the U. S. Navy as a fire controlman 2nd CLass during World War II. A mechanical engineer, Kostyn was employed for 27 years at Timms Springs Co., in Elyria. Survivors include his wife of 40 years Julia (nee Farkas); son, Gilber A. of Wellington; daughter, Mrs. Stephen (Karen) Pick of Cincinnati; two grandsons; borthers John Kostyu of Amherst and Sidney Kostyu of Lorain and a sister, Mrs. Joseph (Matiilda) Bolash of Elyria. Friends will be recieved today, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at the Emil Dovala Funeral Home, 1976 E. 31st St., Lorain, where a prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. The body will be taken tomorrow to the Hungarian Reformed Church, where fiends may call from noon unitl time of service at 1 p.m.  The Rev. Dr. Zoltan Szucs will officiate.  Burial will be in Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Lorain. [Lorain Journal, May 15, 1987]

 



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