Reichlin-Roberts Funeral Home

327 Cleveland Street, Elyria, Ohio 44035
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Peggy & Len

Leonard and Margaret (Peggy) Reichlin founded Reichlin Funeral Home on the old Winkles homestead in 1948.
Len was born and raised in Lorain and is a graduate of St. Joseph College in Indiana. He served with the U.S. Army during WWII with the 102nd Evacuation Hospital in the European Theatre. Upon return, he attended and graduated from the Cleveland Mortuary School in 1941. He has always been active in the Elyria area and served as 1st Ward Councilman for 6 years before being elected Mayor of Elyria in 1966. He spent several years as Director of CETA and JPTA in Lorain County before successfully running in 1980 for Lorain County Commissioner, a job he held for 6 years. He is a past member of the Elyria Eagles, Elyria Kiwanis, and both the Ohio Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association. He is a life member of the VFW and a member of the American Legion, AARP, and a 3rd and 4th Degree of the Knights of Columbus. He and his wife are founding members of St. Jude Church.
Peggy was born and raised in Cleveland and graduated from Notre Dame High School. She also graduated from Cleveland Mortuary School and became one of the first women to be licensed as a funeral director in Lorain County. She was honored as “Mrs. Elyria” in 1980. Peg belongs to St. Jude, the Altar and Rosary Society, the American Legion Auxiliary, and worked with the EMH Regional Medical Center Auxiliary for many years.
Len passed away March 19, 2008. Len is survived by Peg and their children: Bonnie Roberts, Mark, Mary Carol Britt, Jim, Dianne Reichlin, and Michael. His eldest son Paul, who died in March of 2014, is survived by his wife, Donna; his daughter Michelle Reichlin and son in law Michael Sherrill.



Ron RobertsRonald A. (Ron) Roberts was born and raised in Elyria. He attended Jefferson Elementary School and graduated from Elyria High School with the class of 1966. During his senior year he was the Buckeye Conference Tennis Champion in Doubles. Ron served with the United States Air Force in Korea and Washington, D.C. where he continued his education at the University of Maryland. During this time he married Bonnie Reichlin and decided on a career in funeral service. He went on to attend the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and graduated in 1971 as a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He then became a co-owner of Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home.

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 RobertsBonnie 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 ReichlinMark 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.