October 2, 2014

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Donna B. Slack

Donna B. Slack (nee Nay), 76, of Elyria, died Thursday, September 25, 2014. She was born March 21, 1938 in Elyria and was a 1956 graduate of Elyria High School. In 1959, she graduated as a registered nurse from Mt. Sinai Hospital School of Nursing, Cleveland. She was employed for 30 years as a registered Read More…

Gareld Robert Waite

Gareld Robert Waite, 68, of Wellington, died Thursday, August 21, 2014 after a lengthy illness. He was born January 21, 1946 in Oberlin, to Melba (nee Handley) Waite and the late Robert H. Waite and was a 1964 graduate of Wellington High School. Friends and family will gather to visit and celebrate Gareld’s life on Read More…

Donald Charles Hobart


Donald Charles Hobart, 76, of Amherst, passed away Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at Autumn Aegis Nursing Home, following a lengthy illness. Donald was born December 31, 1937 in Cleveland and was raised in North Ridgeville. Amherst has been his home for the last 24 years. Donald worked for BF Goodrich for several years before going Read More…

Richard D. “Rich” Gindlesperger


Richard D. “Rich” Gindlesperger, 66, of North Ridgeville, passed away Sunday, September 28, 2014, at St. John Medical Center in Westlake. He was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania and had been a resident of North Ridgeville since 1974, moving from Parma. Rich worked as a tool and die maker for General Motors Quality Control Metal Fabrication Read More…

Daniel J. Spar, Jr.

Daniel J. Spar, Jr., 14, of North Ridgeville, passed away suddenly Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at St. John Medical Center, Westlake. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Bogner Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, North Ridgeville.

Mary Ellen (nee Wigal) Somerville


Mary Ellen (nee Wigal) Somerville, 80, of LaGrange, passed away Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at her home. She was born in Beech Bottom, West Virginia, on December 5, 1933, to the late Helen (nee Cawthon) and Herman Wigal and was a graduate of Wellsburg High School. Mary Ellen retired from Inservco in LaGrange and attended Read More…

Katherine Anne “Kay” Gray

Katherine Anne “Kay” (nee Martin) Gray, 91, of Wellington, passed away Tuesday evening, September 30, 2014 at Keystone Pointe after a brief stay. She was born January 5, 1923 in Amherst, to the late Harland and Matilda (nee Weber) Martin. She was a 1940 graduate of Kenmore High School in Kenmore, New York. She then Read More…

Kenneth E. Roosa

Kenneth E. Roosa, 61, of Elyria, passed away at his home Tuesday, September 30, 2014 after a prolonged illness. Kenny was proud to have served our country as a U.S. Marine. He liked NASCAR, especially Dale Earnhardt, Sr. and Jr. He also was a big fan of the Buckeyes and the Minnesota Vikings. Kenny is Read More…

Mattie Eunice Buga Meade


Mattie Eunice Buga Meade, 67, passed away Tuesday, September 30, 2014, in Lorain. She was born in Morehead, Kentucky and enjoyed returning there every year for reunions. She was retired from Family Dollar, where she worked for 20 years, most recently as a field specialist. She was a member of AMVETS Post 55 in Sheffield Read More…

Pamela L. Gugliemotto


Pamela L. Gugliemotto (nee Gindlesperger), 48, of Altamont, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, September 28, 2014, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born in Cleveland, and resided most of her life in North Ridgeville, before moving to Tennessee in 2007. She had a beautiful voice and was the lead singer of The Rag Read More…

Obituary Search

The Lorain County General Health District's Vital Statistics Office houses the birth and death records beginning in 1908 to the present.  Certificates of births and deaths occurring in all of Lorain County, except for the city of Lorain, are available at the health district.

For your convenience, you can also process online requests through an independent company that the Lorain County General Health District has partnered with to provide you this service - VitalChek Network, Inc.  VitalChek can be reached through their website.  An additional fee for this service is charged by VitalChek, and all major credit cards are accepted including American Express® , Discover® , MasterCard® and Visa® .


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Elyria, Ohio 44035
(440) 244-3418

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Elyria, Ohio 44035

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