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Matthew T. Ternes

August 21, 1968 December 31, 2019
Matthew T. Ternes
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Matthew T. Ternes 51, of Grafton passed away unexpectedly at home on Tuesday December 31, 2019. He was born August 21, 1968 in Elyria. Matt was a 1986 Elyria Catholic High School graduate, and had worked as a salesman for over thirty years. He was co owner of Elite Industrial Controls in Berlin Heights, and was a manufacturer’s representative for TRM. Matt was a member of St. Jude Church, Knights of Columbus, and The Elyria Moose Lodge. He was a constant tinkerer around his homestead; Matt enjoyed being outdoors, gardening, restoring his John Deere tractor. He will be missed by all who knew him. Survivors include his wife of thirty years; Kathryn A. (nee: Bilancini), three daughters; Marisa A. Diederich (Brett) of Beachwood, Meredith A. Ternes, Mackenna A. Ternes both of Grafton, two sons; Matthew T. Ternes II of San Francisco, CA., Myles A. Ternes of Grafton. Additional survivors include four sisters; Patricia Gill (Jim) of Myrtle Beach, SC., Barbara Kaiser (Rand) of Sagamore Hills, Jeanette Benjamin (Scott) of LaGrange, Karen Cox (John) of Sagamore Hills, two brothers; Paul Ternes (Carrie) of Naples, FL., Ralph Ternes Jr. (Carol) of Torrance, CA. Matt was preceded in death by his parents; Ralph and Margaret (nee: Nasipak) Ternes, and a brother; Larry Ternes (Mari Jo). The family will receive friends from 1-4 PM Sunday January 5, 2020 at The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Services 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57) Elyria (440)322-4626 where closing prayers will be recited at 9:30 AM on Monday. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM Monday January 6, 2020 at St. Jude Church 590 Poplar St. Elyria. The Reverend Father Frank P. Kosem, Pastor Emeritus will be the Celebrant. The family suggests memorial contributions in Matt’s memory be sent to The Alzheimer’s Association 37309 Harvest Dr. Avon, OH 44011. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain. Online condolences to the family may be expressed at

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Calvary Cemetery (Lorain) Final Resting Place

555 N. Ridge Rd.
Lorain, OH 44053

555 N. Ridge Rd. Lorain 44053 OH
United States

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