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Eleanor H Vargo

October 26, 1932 — April 21, 2023


Eleanor H. Vargo, (nee Chomi), 90, of Grafton, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 21, 2023. She was born October 26, 1932 to Martin and Susie (Benco) Chomi in Elyria, Ohio. She resided much of her life in Lorain County, Ohio.

After graduating from Elyria High School in 1950, Eleanor married her high school sweetheart, Julius “Turk” Vargo. The two lived in Denver, Colorado and Savannah, Georgia during her husband’s time serving in the USAF. They were happily married for 59 years and had three children. Eleanor was a devoted and loving mother and took great pride in her family.  She was a doting grandmother of seven grandchildren.  “GiGi” as she was referred to, was loved by her six great-grandchildren.

Eleanor attended Kent State University and majored in Early Childhood Education.  She was a faithful member of the former Magyar United Church of Christ, where she served on the consistory, helped with Bible school, and could be found with other church members making noodles during the cooler months.  She served on the PTA and volunteered at both the Elyria School District and Midview School District, helping students enhance their reading and writing skills.  She also volunteered at Elyria Memorial Hospital and would speak with cancer patients, as she was a survivor of Acute Myelogenous Leukemia.

Eleanor is survived by her daughters, Vicki (Jay) Baksa of Gilroy, California and Julie Vargo of Grafton, Ohio; daughter-in-law, Tammy Vargo of Melmore, Ohio; grandchildren, Jay II (Carina) Baksa, Bobby (Casey) Baksa, Tucker (Ashlee) Baksa, Briana (Kyle) Monschein, Bethany (Tyler) Smith, Jared Vargo, and Rachael Vargo; along with her great-grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces that she cared for deeply.

Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband, Julius Vargo; son, Robert Vargo; parents, Martin and Susie Chomi; sister, Susie Kushner; and nephews, George and Robert Kushner.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2023 at 11:00 am at the Community of Faith United Church of Christ, 9715 E. River Rd., Elyria, with Reverends Arik Borstad and Kathy Ketchum officiating. A luncheon will follow right after the service.  A private burial will take place at a later date.

Reichlin Roberts Bollinger Funeral Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, June 10, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Community of Faith United Church of Christ

9715 E. River Road, Elyria, 44035

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