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Ermelindo DeJesus Arocho

Ermelindo DeJesus Arocho, age 89, of Lorain, passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, at Mercy Regional Medical Center, Lorain.
He was born on August 29, 1923, in Caguanas, Puerto Rico, and moved to Gary, Indiana in 1951. One year later he moved to Lorain. He served in the United States Army. He was employed at the Ford Motor Co., in Brookpark, for 34 years, retiring in 1986. Ermelindo was a member of Sacred Heart Chapel, where he was an altar server and a member of the Cursillo Movement since 1962. He had a big heart and donated to many charities throughout his life.
Ermelindo is survived by his wife of 61 years, Heriberta (nee Velez), his children; Elmer (Vanessa) Arocho, Richard (Celeste) Arocho, Muriel (Tony) Parrilla, Ivan (Evelyn) Arocho, and Sylvia Morales, all of Lorain, 8 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and his siblings; Genovera Boneta, of Vero Beach, FL, Angel Luis Arocho, of Lorain, Antonio Arocho, of Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, Elsa Arocho-Gonzalez, of Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, Emyne Berrios, of Alpharetta, GA, Aida Martinez, of Lorain, and Rosemary Bibler, of Cleveland.
He was preceded in death by his parents; Antonio and Isabel (nee DeJesus) Arocho, siblings; Jose Arocho, Irma Arocho-Silva, and Ernesto Arocho, and a son-in-law, Angel Morales.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, Dec. 16, from 4-8 pm, in the Dovin Funeral Home, 2701 Elyria Ave, Lorain. Friends will also be received on Mon., from 8:30 am until the time of his funeral Mass at 9:30 am, at Sacred Heart Chapel, 4301 Pearl Ave., Lorain. The Rev. Fr. William Thaden, Pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Lorain, with full military honors conducted by the American Legion Post 30 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 451.

Cemetery Details

Calvary Cemetery
555 North Ridge Road
Lorain, OH,


DEC 16. 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Dovin Funeral and Cremation Specialists

2701 Elyria Avenue

Lorain, OH, US, 44055


DEC 17. 9:30 AM

Sacred Heart Chapel

4301 Pearl Avenue

Lorain, OH, US

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Our thoughts and prayers go out to the familia.Love, Martinez brothers and family in Florida.

Edgar Martinez - December 17, 2012 at 11:27 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

To the Arocho Family (Heriberta, Elmer, Richard, Muriel, Ivan, and Sylvia) and to the rest of this big beautiful family. My deepest symphathy on the lose of you father, grandfather, brother, etc... I my heart goes out to you. I'm feeling under the weather that is why I couldn't attend. But my prayers are with all of you. Bruni Vazque

Brunilda Vazquez - December 16, 2012 at 04:04 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

The sign of a great man is one who works hard, helps his neighbor, loves his family and friends, and remains devout throughout his life to God. A great man relies on the Lord for strength and grace to face the world's challenges. On 12/12/12 the world lost a great man and yet he left us with the strength and grace the Lord saw fit to bestow on Ermelindo to face this difficult time. Until we all meet again, may God grant him peace. What a blessing and a privilege to have shared a part of his earthly life.With all our love...Wally and Amy Carrion (Orlando, FL)

Amy Carrion - December 16, 2012 at 11:45 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Dear Elmer and Arocho family, Our deepest sympathy at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.Ron and Francine Golden

Ron and Francine Golden - December 14, 2012 at 01:20 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

The Arocho Family,Please accept my deepest sympathy during this difficult time. My family's thoughts are with you all.John Muzik

John Muzik - December 14, 2012 at 07:58 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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