Obituaries

Mary’s husband, Randall S. “Randy” Bruce, 61, of Elyria passed away Sunday, August 22, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born August 26, 1959 in Elyria. Randy enjoyed golfing, camping, all Cleveland sports, the beach, and get-togethers with family and friends.
He was an excellent athlete in his youth and helped the Elyria Big League All-Star team to it’s first state championship. He was also a finalist for the Lorain County Vince Lombardi award his senior season for the Elyria High School football Pioneers.
His kindness always showed through his love of animals. Randy retired from Ross Incineration in 2019, after over 30 years.
Survivors include his wife of 18 years Mary Mizen-Bruce (nee McKenna); daughter, Katie (Jimmy Mannion) Mizen; sisters, Susan Pendergrass, Becky Offenberg; brothers, Michael (Lisa) Bruce and Stephen (Koreen) Brattoli Jr.; sister-in-laws Kathy Inderrieden, Pauline McKenna; brother-in-law John (Carrie) McKenna; nieces and nephews, Angie (Mic) Fairbanks, Greg Pendergrass, Matt (Cindy) Pendergrass, Joe (Amy) Shough, Josh Offenberg, Madison Brattoli, Chloe Brattoli, Aidan Brattoli, James (Brittany) Inderrieden, Paul (Emma) Inderrieden, Tiana (Will) McKenna, Alex (Alyx) Mckenna and Jacob (Danielle) Nebozuk; and dear friend Kevin “Kip” Rogers.
He was preceded in death by his parents Gerald Bruce and Sally Brattoli (nee Schoditsch); father Stephen Brattoli Sr.; sister, Nancy Bruce; and niece Jennifer Shough.
Family will receive friends 10AM until time of service at 1 PM Friday, August 27, 2021 at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at St. Rt. 57).
Burial following service at Ridgehill Memorial Park (Amherst Twp.).
Obituary information obtained from Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

Kathi’s husband, Donald W. Howard, 66, of Wakeman, Ohio, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones, on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, following a three month battle with colon cancer. Donald was born on August 14, 1954 in Hernando, Mississippi, the son of the late Freddie and Brunell (Johnson) Howard.

He worked 32 years for Ford in Lorain having retired in 2002. Donald was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing, gardening and mowing his lawn. Family was important to Donald, he cherished the time spent with family, especially his grandchildren. He was a longtime member of Brighton Congregational Church.

Donald is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Kathi Howard, whom he married on November 11, 1972; sons, Joseph and Justin (Adina Cosma) Howard, grandchildren, Lucy Jane and Crina Eva Howard; brothers, James and Jerry Howard and many family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Paul, Barry and Freddie Howard Jr.; sisters, Alice Jean Womack and Rose Oswalt.

He will be deeply missed by all who had the pleasure to know him. The family asks you to join them Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at the Brighton Congregational Church 22086 St. Rt. 511, Wellington, OH 44090 from 5-6 p.m. for visitation; the Memorial Service will begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by burial at the East Branch Cemetery on Butler Road, New London, OH. Family and friends will gather back at the church for refreshments. Memorial contributions may be directed to Brighton Congregational Church.

 Eastman Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements and online condolences may be shared with the family at www.eastmanfuneralhome.com.

Obituary information obtained from Eastman Funeral Home.