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Emily Vegh (nee Stammitti), 98, died 2 minutes to midnight on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at the Cleveland Clinic in Avon under Hospice Care. She was born to Felix and Pauline (nee Gentile) Stammitti on June 21, 1924 in Lorain, Ohio one week before the deadliest tornado in Lorain’s history. She graduated from Lorain High School class of 1942B. Emily married Joseph A. Vegh on August 27, 1949 at St. Peter's Church in Lorain.


Emily worked for Lorain Glass, Attorney William Barrett, James Colgan at Colgan Motors, Bendix and finished her career as executive secretary to the President of the Ridge Tool Company.


She was a proud past President and member of the Isabella Guild, a Girl Scout Leader and Secretary of the Golden Agers Club at St. Joseph Church, Amherst. She has been a member of St. Joseph’s Church since 1956 when her family moved to Amherst. In 1957, she was named Queen of the Lorain County TOPS weight loss club and won a trip to represent them in Minneapolis.


She was an avid bowler, life-long card player, crocheter of so many afghans for loved ones, gardener, loved baking fresh bread and Italian & Hungarian desserts including anise cookies and nut rolls.


Emily is survived by Daughters Andrea (Tom) Dunn and Christine Vegh; Son John (Cindy) Vegh; Grandchildren: Becky (Chris) Kastner, Allison (Dustin) Devine, Maureen (David) Eastaugh-Neff, Bob Dunn and Katie Vegh (Tom Lagacy). Great-Grandsons Max, George, Francis & Samuel Neff, Leo Kastner and another Great-Grand Baby due in December. She has numerous nieces and nephews and God-children that she loved.


Emily was preceded in death by her husband Joseph A. (1985), Daughter Nancy Ann Eastaugh (2020), Grandson David Michael Eastaugh (2019), Parents Felix (1959), Pauline (1955), Brothers: Ferrie/Red Stammitti (1930), Albert Stamiti (1988), Phil/Feli Stammitti (1979), Richard/Dunson Stammitti (2000) and Sisters: Josephine D’Innocente (1976), Gina Stammitti (1915), and Jean Swarzkopf (2001).


Emily and her sister Jean grew up loving the Lorain Public Library and we ask instead of flowers, please donate to the Public Library of your choice. She would be overjoyed to know she made more reading possible.


Visitation is Thursday, November 3rd, 2022 from 4-8pm at Garland-Misencik Funeral Home, 851 Park Ave, Amherst and Funeral Mass at St. Joseph Church, 200 St. Joseph Dr in Amherst at 11 am on Friday, November 4, 2022. Please meet at the Church. Emily will be joining her husband Joe, in the mausoleum at Calvary Cemetery (or the shelf, as she called it) after Mass.


Also, since Emily’s Daughter, Nancy passed away during Covid and we were unable to have a luncheon for her, we would love to celebrate her life and her friendships with any that would like to join us for luncheon at the Church, after the service at Calvary.

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