December 18, 2014


Warfield Rock

Warfield Rock, 94, of AbbeWood Senior Living Community in Elyria, was called to his heavenly home Monday, December 15, 2014, after a brief illness. He was born March 2, 1920, in Lakewood. Warfield graduated from Cleveland’s James Ford Rhodes High School, where in 1936, he helped plant one of the Olympic white oak trees presented Read More…

Karen L. Meyer

Karen L. Meyer, 68, of Grafton Township, passed away Monday, December 15, 2014, in University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center, following an unexpected illness. She was born June 13, 1946 in Cleveland and lived most of her life in the Wellington / Grafton areas. She was a 1964 graduate of Black River High School and retired Read More…

Erma J. Yost


Erma J. Yost (nee Fortune), 89, of Eaton Township, passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014, at her daughter’s home in LaGrange. She was born June 2, 1925 in Elyria and resided in the area all of her life. She graduated from North Ridgeville High School in 1943. Following high school, she worked at Ridge Tool Read More…

Carmen P. Cambarare


Carmen P. Cambarare, 91, Elyria, passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014, at Main Street Care Center in Avon Lake, following a long illness. Carmen was born October 6, 1923 in Lorain, and lived in Elyria for the past 66 years. He served with the United States Army during WWII under General Patton. He was the Read More…

Carl R. Denk

Carl R. Denk, 76, of LaGrange, passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014, at Ames Family Hospice in Westlake, following a short illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria. 440-322-4626

Gary Vaughn Fitzpatrick


Gary Vaughn Fitzpatrick, 25, of Vermilion, passed away Sunday, December 14, 2014, at his home, following a sudden illness. Survivors include his wife of seven years, Cassandra Fitzpatrick (nee Rozsos); his sons, Patrick, Ashton, Julian and daughterm Gracem all at home; his motherm Sherry Bealer of Vermilion; step fatherm Brian Bealer of Vermilion; his brothersm Read More…

Joaquin B. Cruzado


Joaquin B. Cruzado, 75, of Lorain, went to be with the Lord Sunday, December 14, 2014 at Admiral’s Pointe, Huron, following a lengthy illness. He was born May 25, 1939 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He moved to Lorain in 1951. He graduated from Lorain High School in 1957. He served in the United States Read More…

Fred J. Heger, Jr.

Fred J. Heger, Jr., 68, of Brunswick, passed away Sunday, December 14, 2014. He was born November 17, 1946, to the late Fred and Wilma (nee Wixson) Heger, Sr., in Cleveland. Fred was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force. He will be most remembered for his love of classic cars and his Read More…

Ralph Clyde Mettler, Jr.

Ralph Clyde Mettler, Jr., 71, of Lorain, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, at his home, following a brief illness. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by the Hempel Funeral Home in Amherst.

John “Jack” W. Johnson


John “Jack” W. Johnson, 87, lifelong resident of Elyria, passed away Sunday, December 14, 2014 at New Life Hospice in Lorain, following a long illness. He was born September 21, 1927. Jack graduated from Elyria High School and attended John Carrol. He served our country in the U.S. Navy and then was drafted to the 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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