Earl Fate

  • BORN: January 21, 1934
  • DIED: July 11, 2017
  • LOCATION: Lorain, Ohio

Earl Fate, 83, of Lorain, died peacefully Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at his home after a lengthy illness.
He was born January 21, 1934 in Marion, OH to the late Watson and Pearl (nee Jackson) Fate. He had been a lifelong Lorain resident.
Earl graduated from Lorain High School and was a veteran of the United States Army.
He was employed by the Freuhauf Trailer and then the Lorain Ford Plant where he worked for 28 years retiring in 1992.

Earl was a member of St. Peter Parish, Lorain, Knights of Columbus, UAW #425, and I.A.V Post #1. He enjoyed watching sports and playing golf.

He is survived by son, David (Diane) Fate of Lorain; daughter Diane (Peter Mitchell) Fate of Westlake; his granddaughter Taylor Fate; and nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Fate in 1992; infant brother, Vernon Dale Fate; brother,Watson Fate Jr.; and his sisters, Martha Bogden and Cheryl Heinebrodt.

The family will receive friends on Friday, July 14, 2017 from 4-6 pm at the Dombrowski-Riddle Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 1939 Oberlin Avenue, Lorain OH. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Deacon Jay Ogden will officiate. Entombment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Peter Parish, 3655 Oberlin Ave., Lorain, OH 44053 or the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be made at www.dombrowskifuneralhome.com

Calling Hours
  • July 14, 2017
    4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Dombrowski-Riddle Funeral Home
  • 1939 Oberlin Avenue
  • Lorain, OH 44052
  • (440) 245-5572
  • Get Directions
Funeral Service
  • July 15, 2017
    11:00 AM
  • Dombrowski-Riddle Funeral Home
  • 1939 Oberlin Avenue
  • Lorain, OH 44052
  • (440) 245-5572
  • Get Directions
Graveside Service
  • Saturday July 15 2017
  • Calvary Cemetery
  • 555 N. Ridge Road
  • Lorain, OH 44053
  • Get Directions


“ So very sorry for your loss, Dave and family. ”

Posted by: Sue Burgett Mendez - Lorain, OH

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