July 28, 2014


Raymond T. Adams

Raymond T. Adams, 82, of Elyria, died peacefully Saturday, July 26, 2014 at his home. Arrangements will be announced by Dicken Funeral Home, Elyria.

Clell P. Jones

Clell P. Jones, 84, of Wakeman, died Friday, July 25, 2014 at New Life Hospice in Lorain. He was born February 18, 1930 in Yamacraw, Kentucky and has lived in Wakeman since 1969. He was a truck driver for E&L Transport for many years. After retirement he attended classes at Lorain County JVS to improve Read More…

Joseph Hair, Sr.

Joseph Hair, Sr., 82, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014 surrounded by family. He was retired from Duffin Manufacturing and was a volunteer Fireman in Grafton. Joe enjoyed gardening, golfing, bowling and going to auctions and flea markets. He was the type of person who would go out of his way to help others. Joseph Read More…

Steve Edward Derifaj


Steve Edward Derifaj, 85, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 20, 2014 at the Oak Hills nursing home in Lorain with his family by his side. He is survived by his beloved wife, Jane (nee Dolacki); son, Steve (Mary) and their son, Will (Michele) and their daughter, Evelyn Rose; Mark (Carlota) and their daughters, Natalie, Erica, Read More…

Robert D. “Bob” England


Robert D. “Bob” England, 68, of Elyria, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014. He was born in Lorain and grew up and lived most of his life in North Ridgeville, before moving to Elyria in 1994. Robert worked as a Millwright for Ford Motor Company and Bendix, Kasper Foundry and retired as a truck driver Read More…

John Baptiste Merante, Jr.


John Baptiste Merante, Jr., 81, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014, from cancer, after a brief illness. He is dearly loved by his wife, Barbara, of 43 years; sons, John (Tom), Jim (Maria) and Terry (Carlene); sister, Helen; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one niece; one nephew and his dog, Bandit. John joined the Merchant Marines Read More…

John G. Kenney, Sr.


John G. Kenney, Sr., 77, of Elyria, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014, following a short battle with cancer. He was born in Hoboken, New Jersey on June 15, 1937. John served in the U.S. Navy and fought in the Korean Conflict. A photographer by trade, he worked as Chief Photographer for the Chronicle Telegram Read More…

May Alwyn Henderson

May Alwyn Henderson (nee Carvalho), 95, formerly of Elyria, Carlisle Township and Ruskin, Florida, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014, at Keystone Pointe in LaGrange. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria (440)322-4626.

Molly C. Krugman

Molly C. Krugman (nee Cicco), 95, of Elyria, passed away at Elmcroft of Lorain, following a brief illness. She was born February 26, 1919 in Chicago, Illinois. Molly worked for the unemployment office as a clerk. Her interests were cards, ceramics and gardening. Survivors include sons, Terrence (Lynda) and Timothy, both of Elyria; sisters, Josephine Read More…

Judith A. Clowers


Judith A. Clowers (nee Seifert), 68, of Elyria, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014. She is survived by her beloved sons, Rod Clowers of Elyria and Chris Clowers (Cheryl) of Parma Hts.; loving grandchildren, Corben “Corey” Wilson and Carlin River Clowers; dear sister, Shirley Warn (David) of Strongsville; several nieces and nephews and many friends. 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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