Olga Mary Emerick

  • Born: March 23, 1922
  • Died: March 4, 2012
  • Location: Lorain, Ohio

Tribute & Message From The Family

Olga Mary Emerick (nee Skapin), age 89, a lifelong resident of Lorain, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2012 at Mercy Regional Medical Center.
Olga was born on March 23, 1922 in Lorain to the late Leopold and Antonia (nee Debevec) Skapin.
She attended Lorain High School and then went on to cosmetology school. Upon completion of cosmetology school, she worked at several salons in Lorain and in the 1940's opened her own salon in South Lorain and later moved the salon into her home. She has been beautifying Lorain since 1939.
Olga was a devout Catholic , attending both Mary Mother of God Parish in Lorain and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Amherst. She and her husband, Alex loved to take a drive on a Sunday to Bellevue to visit the Shrine. Traveling and collecting antiques brought her much joy.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Alex; children, Darrell (Jana) Emerick, of New York, Denise (Tim) Jenkins, of Lorain, David (Marcia) Emerick, of Oceanside, CA and Donald (Terrie) Emerick, of Oceanside, CA; grandchildren, Evan, Alex and Kelsie (Seth) Rehn; brother, Robert (Pat) Skapin, of Amherst; sisters, Molly Glavan, of Lorain and Daniella Jere, of Lorain.
The Emerick family will receive family and friends on Saturday, March 10, 2012 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. in the Dovin and Reber Jones Funeral & Cremation Center, 1110 Cooper Foster Park Road, Amherst, where closing prayers will be said at 11:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 200 St. Joseph Drive, Amherst. Rev. Fr. Lawrence Martello, Pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Lorain.
Online condolences may be left for the Emerick Family at www.dovinreberjones.com
In lieu of flowers, family suggest contributions to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 200 St. Joseph Drive, Amherst, OH 44001 or Mary Mother of God Parish, 309 W. 7th. Street, Lorain, OH 44052


Condolence & Memory Journal

Our condolences to Al and the family.
May you rest in peace,sweet Olga. You will always be alive in our hearts,with fond memories.

Cal and Beth Calamari..........Myrtle Beach, SC

Posted by Beth Calamari - Myrtle Beach, SC - Former neighbors   March 09, 2012


The light of the candle will always glow in my with the memory of my mother. The single greatest person I will ever know. I love you mom

Posted by Donald Emerick - Oceanside, CA - Son   March 09, 2012

Olga's is a face that was part of Dennis' and my past...amongst the many dear friends and family that gathered at the Frank DeBevec house and at family events through the years, we remember her. We lost mother 8 years ago and father very young at 49 years of age.

It is good to read that Olga had a full and happy life and has joined her old friends in heaven. Our sympathies to the family who will miss her so much.

Diane DeBevec, Elyria OH
Dennis DeBevec, Bakersfield VT

Posted by Diane and Dennis DeBevec - Elyria, OH - Children. Edward/Frances DeBevec   March 09, 2012


Olga was a wonderful person who was very proud of her family. The time would go by so fast when she was giving my Mom a perm because we would talk the whole time about our families. She was so proud of her children and grandchildren. She spoke of them often. She was a part of our family also. We will dearly miss her.

Posted by Denise King - Lorain, OH - Friend   March 09, 2012

Denise and family,

Though I never met your Mom, I feel like I knew her from our talks. I am so sorry for your loss. I'm glad we met that Sunday at the gym and I had a chance to talk with you. You are in my prayers.

Maxine White

Posted by Maxine White - Amherst, OH - Friend with Denise   March 08, 2012

I, Rosalie remember going yo your home with my mother and you would give me a permanent and trim my hair. My Mom thought the world of you. May God grant his peace and comfort to the family.

Posted by Rosalie Nieding - Vermilion, OH - Friend   March 08, 2012

The loss of a beautiful, joyful, caring friend is difficult at best for all. The more loss we feel equates to the love and friendship Olga bestowed upon us. Olga, always happy and smiling, oh how well I remember the Oak Hills days.........................

Posted by Mark Tressel - Lorain, OH - friend   March 08, 2012


To the Emerick family, I am sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I have many great memories of time spent in her "home salon" and of time spent with you. You are all in my thought and prayers.

Posted by Lori Ann (Chensky) Macove - Scottsdale, AZ - friend   March 07, 2012


I never had the chance to meet Olga but I do know she must have been a beautiful person. I have the pleasure of being friends with her son n his family. He has done an amazing job carrying on those lessons and memories that I know he had gotten from home. I know he will continue to share and cherish these memories.
We are sorry for your loss. We wish we could be with you. Remember you have an angel.always with you and I'm certain she will be watching as your new family member arrives. You are special to us keep the faith and may your life be filled with the wonderful memories of what a loving person she was.
Hugs n love
Sonja n Russell Reavis

Posted by Russell n Sonja Reavis - Hubert, NC - friends of Donald n Terrie   March 07, 2012


Keeping you all in our prayers.
Always close by if you need us.
Much Love ~ Pete,Cindy,Jason and Emily

Posted by The Dreibelbis Family - Oceanside, CA - Buddy   March 06, 2012