November 28, 2015


Raymond Edwin Hollingsworth

Raymond Edwin Hollingsworth, 94, of Amherst, died Wednesday, November 25, 2015, at Welcome Nursing Home in Oberlin. He was born March 26, 1921 in Amherst, to the late Henry and Eliza (nee Lutz) Hollingsworth. Raymond was a lifelong resident of Amherst and left, only briefly, to serve in the Navy Reserves during WWII. He worked Read More…

Charlene R. Godec


Charlene R. Godec (nee Wilson), 66, of North Ridgeville, passed away Sunday, November 22, 2015, at her son’s home, following a long illness. She was born in East Cleveland and had been a resident of North Ridgeville since 1984, moving from Bainbridge. She worked as a office manager for AT & T for 25 years, Read More…

David Lawrence Warren

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David Lawrence Warren, 79, was called home to rest Wednesday, November 18, 2015, at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center following a lengthy illness. He was born October 3, 1936 in Hazard, Kentucky. He lived most of his life in Elyria and Chicago, Illinois and had recently moved to Lorain with daughter, Gloria R. Warren Newsome Read More…

Shirley Yost

Shirley Yost (nee Goetz), of Elyria, passed away Monday, November 23, 2015 in Jamestown, New York. She was born January 17, 1921 in Elyria and was a graduate of Elyria High School. Survivors include her grandchildren, Mark (Kathy) Morse, Kevin (Lisa) Morse, Kurt (Jennifer) Propheter, Scott Propheter, Jodi (Eric) McKinney, Jenny (Michael) Musser and Joshua Read More…

David H. Long


David H. Long, 72, of Litchfield, went home to be with his Savior and Lord Tuesday, November 24, 2015 following an apparent heart attack, at The Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland. He was born February 9, 1943 in Elyria. David earned his Eagle Scout Award and God and Country Award while in Boy Scouts. He was Read More…

Paul R. Frabotta


Paul R. Frabotta, 59, of Elyria, passed away Sunday, November 22, 2015. He was an outdoors man, who enjoyed riding his motorcycles, hiking, traveling and watching fireworks. He also loved his cat, “Moose”. Paul is survived by his loving wife, Denise (nee Novarese). He was preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth Frabotta. A Memorial Read More…

Virginia M. Holtwick

Virginia M. Holtwick (nee Heft), 90, of Elyria, passed away Monday, November 23, 2015, at O’Neill Healthcare in North Ridgeville, following a long illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will announced by the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria, 440-322-4626.

Irene Kathryn Kunzman


Irene Kathryn Kunzman (nee Howard), 93, a resident of Largo, Florida, passed into the presence of her blessed Lord and Savior Thursday, November 19, 2015, in Largo, Florida, after a short illness. Irene was born March 4, 1922 in Lorain. She was raised in Brownhelm Township and graduated with Brownhelm High School with the Class Read More…

Jean Carolyn Bailey

Jean Carolyn Bailey (nee Norberg), 83, of Lorain, died Monday, November 23, 2015. She was born November 29, 1931, to the late Earl and Grace (nee Dickson) Norberg. Mrs. Bailey spent over 30 years volunteering at Mercy Regional Medical Center and was an active and volunteering member of the First Congregational Church, Lorain. In addition Read More…

Clyde L. McConaughey


Clyde L. McConaughey, 79, of Elyria, passed away Saturday, November 21, 2015, at his home, following a brief illness. He was born April 10, 1936 in Wheeling, West Virginia and was an Elyria resident since 1965. Clyde worked as a assembler at the General Motors Corp., in both Elyria and Mansfield for 38 years, retiring Read More…

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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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