November 20, 2014


Richard “Dick” T. Croyle


Richard “Dick” T. Croyle, 88, a lifelong resident of Lorain, passed away Monday, November 17, 2014. Dick Croyle was born July 19, 1926 in Lorain, to Helen (nee Mowery) and Hiram Patterson Croyle. He graduated from Lorain High School in 1944 and enlisted in the United States Army Air Force as a pilot trainee. He Read More…

Lillian Cook

Lillian Cook (nee Webb), 92, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at Mercy New Life Hospice in Lorain. Lillian was born in Pineknob, West Virginia January 29, 1922, to her loving parents, Averal and Ammie (nee Jarrel) Webb. She married her husband, James Howard on August 17, 1945 and together they raised their two loving Read More…

Geraldine “Gerry” M. Steele


Geraldine “Gerry” M. Steele (nee Fisher), 92, of Middleburg Heights, passed away peacefully Monday, November 17, 2014 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph in Lorain. She was born October 1, 1922 in North Ridgeville. Gerry was a graduate of North Ridgeville High School and the Elyria Business College. She worked as a secretary Read More…

Ronald D. Jantz, Sr.

Ronald D. Jantz, Sr., 77, of Grafton, passed away at home, Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria, (440) 322-4626.

Lorraine C. Pay

Lorraine C. Pay, 71, of Wakeman, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at Fisher Titus Medical Center in Norwalk, after a short illness. Cowling Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Oberlin will announce further arrangements.

Aileen Frankel

Aileen Frankel (nee Cooperman), 91, of Elyria, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Busch Funeral and Crematory Services, Elyria, 440-322-3717.

Linda Lee Beiser


Linda Lee Beiser, 64, of Elyria, passed away Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at Ames Family Hospice House in Westlake, following a long illness. She was born October 1, 1950 in Cleveland. Linda worked as an Xray technician at Lorain Community Hospital for 20 years. Linda loved spending time with her family. Her kind and gentle Read More…

Susan Ellen Yinger Johnson

Susan Ellen Yinger Johnson passed away Wednesday, November 12, 2014, in Oberlin. Ms. Johnson was a long time resident of Oberlin and member of First Church in Oberlin. She was an active participant in multiple local grassroots social action and political organizations. Ms. Johnson is survived by one son, Rankin Johnson IV (Leah) of Portland, Read More…

Robert G. Rousseau


Robert G. Rousseau, 64, of Lorain, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at Mercy Regional Medical Center. He was born February 12, 1950 and graduated from Admiral King High School in 1968. He then attended Capital University and earned a business degree. For over 30 years, Bob worked at U.S. Steel as a supervisor Read More…

Norma Sue Smith

Norma Sue Smith, 90, of Zanesville, died Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at Willow Haven Nursing Home, Zanesville. Born October 30, 1924 in Perry County, Ohio, to the late Peter, Jr. and Susie Charlton Stickdorn. She attended the Mount Perry Presbyterian Church, a homemaker and a former member of the Eastern Star. She is survived by 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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