327 Cleveland Street, Elyria, Ohio 44035
Ron was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and served the parish in many different capacities, including Treasurer of the Holy Name Society and of the 200 Club. He was an usher and a Eucharistic Minister. He belonged to the Fraternal Order of Police, the American Legion, Post 12, the VFW Post 1079, the United Polish Club, and the Elyria Senior Fellowship. He served as the Treasurer of the Lorain County Funeral Directors for over 30 years.
He enjoyed bowling, golf, and all sports, and participated in the St. Jude Bowling League and the American Legion Golf League. Ron passed away on October 26, 2013 and he is survived by his wife, Bonnie, two daughters, and four grandchildren; Melissa Parsons—a member of Emerald Pediatrics in Dublin, Ohio and Megan Young—principal at Toni Morrison Elementary School in Lorain, Ohio; Jack and Owen Parsons, and Myla and K.J. Young
Bonnie Roberts (Nee Reichlin) was born and raised in Elyria. She attended St. Jude Elementary School and is a 1966 graduate of Elyria Catholic High School. She is a graduate of Ashland University with a degree in Elementary Education and has taught part-time for Elyria City Schools at St. Mary, St. Jude, and Windsor Elementary, focusing on teaching reading and learning disabilities. Bonnie received her funeral director's license in 1980 and since Ron's death, she is the owner and President of Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home.
Bonnie was active in St. Mary School PTU and served on the Elyria Catholic Education Commission when her children attended. She is currently a member of St. Mary Church, the Ohio Funeral Directors Association, and the Lorain County Funeral Directors.
Mark U. Reichlin was born and raised in Elyria. He graduated from St. Jude Elementary School and is a graduate of Elyria Catholic High School graduating in 1970. He attended Ohio University in Athens before going on to Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science where he became a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He served his apprenticeship with Waite and Son Funeral Home in Medina. Mark joined Glaxo Smith Kline Pharmaceutical Company in 1972 and rose to the position of District Manager for Northern Ohio before retiring in 2007. Mark was always an active participant in the funeral home and now has more time to devote to Reichlin Roberts.
Mark is a member of St. Jude Church, the Holy Name Society, the Alumni Association. He is active as a parish usher. He also belongs to the Elyria Catholic Alumni Association and the Elyria Sunrise Rotary. Mark and his wife Dee have four children; Lisa Castle, Joel Reichlin, Kara Alvarez, and Katy Reichlin.