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Josephine A. Speckhart


Josephine A. Speckhart (nee Gambis), 96, of Lorain, passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at her home under the care of New Life Hospice. She was born March 24, 1921 in Cleveland, to Steve and Anastasia Gambis.

Josephine graduated from South Amherst High School. She retired from Lorain County Community Hospital. Josephine was a longtime member of Nativity BVM Catholic Church in Lorain, the Amherst American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 118 and the Amherst Eagles. She enjoyed bowling, golfing, crocheting and playing cards, especially Texas Holdem and Bridge.

She is survived by her son, Steve (Marie) Speckhart of Arizona; daughters, Sandra Vaughn of Lorain, Janet (Mark) Diso of Vermilion and Sally Cornwell of Amherst and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Josephine was preceded in death by her husband, Steve J. Speckhart in 2011; parents, Steve and Anastasia and her sisters, Estelle Szurpicki and Joan Park.

Private family funeral services will be held under the direction of the Dovin and Reber Jones Funeral & Cremation Center, 1110 Cooper Foster Park Road, Amherst.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.dovinreberjones.com

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