September 17, 2014

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Mr. John Delzeith


Mr. John Delzeith, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, departed this life Friday, September 12, 2014, after a brief struggle with cancer. A native of Amherst, John was born November 2, 1930 to the late Sylvester and Adeline Delzeith. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Patricia; daughter, Susan and husband, Steve Huffman of Aptos, Read More…

Terry Alan Charles Short


Terry Alan Charles Short, 38, of Elyria Township, passed away Sunday, September 14, 2014 at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center, following a brief illness. He was born August 22, 1976 in Lorain. A life long resident of Lorain, graduating from Southview High School in 1993. Terry Alan was a loving father, son and brother. His Read More…

Charles J. Weber


Charles J. Weber, 78, of Columbia Station, passed away peacefully Tuesday, September 16, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was born to the late Frank and Martha (nee Ebel) Weber on March 20, 1936, in Berea. Charles was a proud Veteran of the United States Marine Corps, and will be remembered most for being a Read More…

Georgiana Sue Potts


Georgiana Sue Potts (nee Godsey), 56, of Lorain, died Saturday, September 13, 2014. She was born October 12, 1957 in Amherst and had lived in Oberlin and attended Oberlin High School. Before moving to Lorain in 2009, she had lived in Fort McCoy and Archer, Florida. Georgiana enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and is Read More…

Walter L. “Smoke” Yourkvitch


Walter L. “Smoke” Yourkvitch, 82, of Sanford, Florida and formerly of Elyria, passed away Sunday, September 14, 2014, at his home following, a long illness. He was born July 28, 1932 in Elyria and was a lifelong Elyria resident. Smoke served as a Firefighter for the City of Elyria for 21 years, retiring in 1981. Read More…

Harold L. “B.J.” Brown


Harold L. “B.J.” Brown, 31, passed away unexpectedly Monday, September 15, 2014. He was born June 24, 1983, in Elyria. B.J. worked as a cook for Savannah’s restaurant. He was very interested in music and cooking. His son was the love of his life. Survivors include his parents, Don and Lisa (nee Warner) Goetz; his Read More…

Marie E.”Betty” Sharp


Marie E.”Betty” Sharp (nee Rahm), 83, of Elyria, passed away Friday, September 12, 2014 at her residence, following a lengthy illness. She was born June 9, 1931 in Cleveland and was a 1949 graduate of John Marshall High School. Marie was a longtime Secretary for the Woman’s Bowling Association. She worked for Air Rite Services Read More…

Virginia B. “Ginnie” Tinney


Virginia B. “Ginnie” Tinney (nee Bunce), 93, of Elyria, passed away Thursday, September 4, 2014. Virginia grew up on Long Island, New York, graduated with a B.A. from the College of William and Mary, and was married on November 1, 1947. She was a faithful housewife, devoted mother, and lifelong friend to many. Virginia was Read More…

Maureen J. Walsh

Maureen J. Walsh, 72, of Lorain, passed away Monday, September 15, 2014, at Mercy Regional Medical Center, after a hard long fought battle with illness. The Walsh family will receive friends Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 4 until 8 P.M., in the Dovin and Reber Jones Funeral & Cremation Center, 1110 Cooper Foster Park Road, Read More…

Lois Miraldi


Lois Miraldi (nee Chrisman), 88, passed away Monday, September 15, 2014. She was born September 14, 1926 and was a longtime resident of Westlake, formerly of Dayton, Bay Village and Rocky River. She is preceded in death by her husband, Nick and her parents, Harry and Eva Chrisman. Lois is survived by her son, Randy 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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