April 24, 2015

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Rudolfo R. “Rudy” Montano


Rudolfo R. “Rudy” Montano, 74, of Elyria, passed away Monday, April 20, 2015, at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center, following a short, but courageous battle with cancer. He was born December 21, 1940 in Grants, New Mexico. Rudy graduated from Grants High School, New Mexico, Class of 1960. He was employed from 1989-2002 as a Read More…

Judith A. “Judy” Fornash


Judith A. “Judy” Fornash (nee Fortin), 71, of Grafton Township, died Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at her home. She was born August 12, 1943 in Elyria and attended Elyria High School. Judy was a member of LaGrange United Methodist Church, a former leader of Girl Scout Troop 398 and a volunteer for Lorain County Metro Read More…

June Ann Radosevich


June Ann Radosevich (nee Hoy), 89, of Elyria, died Thursday, April 23, 2015 at Mercy New Life Hospice in Lorain. She was born September 26, 1925 in Zanesville. She was a 1943 graduate of Elyria High School and a 1944 graduate of Oberlin School of Commerce. June and her husband Michael owned and operated Michael Read More…

Jane Lukingbeal Lindamood


Jane Lukingbeal Lindamood, 93, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at Kendal at Oberlin, where she lived for the past 16 years. She is survived by her sons, Michael Lindamood, David (Gail) Lindamood and Kevin Lindamood; a daughter, Suzanne (Sherman Hanna) Lindamood; grandchildren, Brian (Ellison) Lindamood, Heather (Douglas) Buchanan, Kurt (Katie) Lindamood, Emily (Omri Schwarz) Hanna, Read More…

John Will Schroth

John Will Schroth, 53, of Oberlin, passed away peacefully at his home Thursday, April 23, 2015. Arrangements will be announced by Bogner Family Funeral Home, North Ridgeville.

John J. Volak


John J. Volak, 91, of Amherst, died peacefully at home Wednesday, April 22, 2015. He was born September 4, 1923 in Lorain and resided in Amherst for the last 53 years. He was a World War II Veteran, serving with the U.S. Army for three years with Battery B 572nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion. Read More…

Jessica Shortland


Jessica Shortland, 25, of Wakeman, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, April 19, 2015. She was born February 2, 1990 in Amherst and was a graduate of Wellington High School. Jessica enjoyed spending time with her children and family, she was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone she encountered. Survivors include her mother, Chris Read More…

Amanda L. House

Amanda L. House, 19, of Columbia Station, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria.

Wanda S. Young

Wanda S. Young, 64, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015 in Lubbock, Texas, after a lengthy illness. She was born August 31, 1950 in Barbourville, Kentucky. She was a member of Community Baptist Church in Lubbock and served as head usher, church secretary and vacation Bible school. Wanda was a former member of Mt. Zion Read More…

Mangus Dotson

Mangus Dotson, 48, loving father of Miranda Scott (Matthew); dearest Popal of Charlize Scot; son of Virgil and the late Madeline; brother of Crystal, Virgil, Keith, Judy, Rosemary and Kenneth. A memorial gathering will be held in the community room at Ripepi Funeral Home, 5762 Pearl Rd., Parma, Friday, April 24, 2015 from 4 to 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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Lorain County General Health District
9880 South Murray Ridge Road
Elyria, Ohio 44035
(440) 244-3418

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Elyria, Ohio 44035

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