May 2, 2016


Raymond J. Tumbry, Sr.

Raymond J. Tumbry, Sr., 72, of North Ridgeville, passed away on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph in Lorain after a lengthy illness. He was born on July 16, 1943 in Cleveland and has been a resident of North Ridgeville for the past 48 years. He was a Read More…

Minnie Reed Young

Minnie Reed Young, 81, of Lorain went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 in her home following a short illness. She was born in Crystal Springs, Mississippi coming to Lorain in 1960 from Detroit, Michigan. She was member of Friendship Baptist Church of Lorain and former member of Second Baptist Read More…

Arthur W. Fry

Arthur W. Fry, 81, of Elyria went home to be with his Heavenly Father, Saturday, April 30, 2016 at New Life Hospice Residential Center in Lorain following a lengthy illness. He was born August 20, 1934 in Clearfield, Pennsylvania. Arthur moved to Elyria in 1980 from New York serving in ministry as custodian of First Read More…

Donald R. “Don” Cherni

Donald R. “Don” Cherni, 63, of North Ridgeville, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016 at New Life Hospice in Lorain. Don was born in Cleveland on January 24, 1953 and was a long time resident of North Ridgeville. He was a carpenter by trade and was employed doing finish carpentry for a number of years. Read More…

Dolores Kaminski

Dolores Kaminski ( nee: Klesta), 81, of Elyria, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016 at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Elyria (440)322-4626.

Larry “Gene” Stump

Larry “Gene” Stump of Flint, Michigan, 73, went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at his residence. Gene was born August 27, 1942, in Rosedale, West Virgina. He graduated from Normantown High School. Gene was a U.S. Army Veteran with service in the Vietnam War. He married Nina White on Read More…

Donald R. Cherni

Donald R. Cherni, 63, of North Ridgeville, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016. A full obituary will run in the Chronicle-Telegram on Monday, May 2, 2016.

Shirley Rotnem

Shirley Rotnem (nee Diest), 84, entered into rest on Thursday, April 28, 2016. She was born on July 23, 1931 in Berlin, Pennsylvania. She lived in Avon for over 55 years. She met her husband on the steps of the capitol in Washington, D.C., when she was working as a secretary in the Pentagon. After Read More…

Genola Rose Marshall

Genola Rose Marshall of Little Flock, Arkansas, passed away on Friday, April 29, 2016. She was born on March 6, 1941 in Portageville, Missouri to Leonard and Floella Tettaton. She was the wife of Charles Marshall. Now, our beloved Genola is rejoicing in the presence of Jesus Christ her Savior, where there is no more Read More…

Ida K. Bodnar

Ida K. Bodnar (nee Kavalecz), 96, and a longtime resident of Lorain, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016, at Stein Hospice after a long illness. Ida was born in Cleveland, on September 9, 1919, to the late Peter and Annie Kavalecz. Ida retired from Bendix Corporation, Elyria. She was very proud of her Hungarian heritage. 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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