April 21, 2014

Mostly clear

Memorial Mass for Mary Edna Sittinger

The family invites friends to join them as they celebrate and reflect upon Mary’s life in a Memorial Mass being held on her birthday, Monday, April 21, 2014, at 10:30 A.M., at St. Mary Church, 731 Exchange Street, Vermilion. Father Ron Brickner will officiate the Mass.

Robert D. Kozloski

Robert D. Kozloski, 73, of Elyria, passed away at his residence Friday, April 18, 2014, following an 18 month illness. Funeral arrangements will be announced Monday by the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, Lorain.

Mary B. Rugg

Mary B. Rugg, 85, of Reno, Nevada and formerly of Wellington, died Sunday, April 6, 2014. She was born June 11, 1928, in Davidson County, North Carolina, to the late Charles and Rosa (nee Beck) Briggs. Mary moved to the Wellington area in 1968. Mary graduated from Shelton College with a Bachelor’s degree in Christian Read More…

John David Sobieski


John David Sobieski, 71, of Wellington, passed away suddenly at Allen Mercy Hospital, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. He was born in Erie, Pennsylvania, April 28, 1942. John move from Erie to Oberlin in 1952 and settled in the Pittsfield area. He was a graduate of Oberlin High (1962), where he met and married his wife Read More…

Nancy R. Grove


Nancy R. Grove (nee Chini), 74, of Elyria, died Friday, April 18, 2014, at Ames Family Hospice House in Westlake, after a brief illness. She was born March 2, 1940 in St Clairsville, Ohio. Nancy was employed for 44 years at Columbia Hills Country Club, first as a waitress and then for 40 years as Read More…

Alice M. Ropas

Alice M. Ropas (nee Lostoski), 86, of Elyria, passed away at Joshua Tree Care Center in North Olmsted, following a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria (440)322-4626.

Elizabeth “Betty” Murphy

Elizabeth “Betty” Murphy (nee Nandori), 91, of Lorain, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Anchor Lodge Nursing Home. She was born May 8, 1922 in Hungary, and moved to Lorain in 1924. She was a 1941 graduate of Lorain High School. Betty was employed at Parker Hannifin, as a machine operator, for 30 years, Read More…

Kimberly Dudley


Kimberly Dudley (nee Hazard), 48, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014. Kim loved to cook, decorate and travel. She was the loving mother of Derek, Lauren and Brad; daughter of Jim and Phyllis Hazard; dear sister of Jimmy and Keith Hazard; and loving aunt, cousin and friend. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 4 Read More…

Michael John Costello


Michael John Costello, 64, of Elyria, passed away at his residence, Tuesday, April 15, 2014, after a long illness, with his family by his side. He was born March 30, 1950 in Waterbury, Connecticut. Michael was a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School in Connecticut. He worked for Moen as a sales forecast analyst Read More…

Patrick Joseph Downie


Patrick Joseph Downie, 85, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the Cleveland Clinic. Patrick was born in Coatbridge, Scotland on July 20, 1928. He graduated from St. Mary’s Academy, Class of 1946 and earned his Associate Degree from Fenn College of Engineering at Cleveland State University. Patrick enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1946, 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

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