May 5, 2015

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Ellen M. Welch

Ellen M. Welch, 77, of Rochester, died Monday, August 16, 2010 at her home. She was born in Centreville, Maryland on August 14, 1933. Ellen moved to the Rochester area in 1969. She worked at Clark Pharmacy in New London and the Grafton Prison as a Pharmacy Tech. Ellen also was a real estate agent. Read More…

Lester Smith

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Lester Smith, 64, of Elyria, went home to be with his Lord Satur­day, August 14, 2010 in the Cleveland Clinic Hospital, following a short illness. He was born in Cleveland com­ing to Elyria in 1976. He was employed in the Utilities Department at Ford Motor Company at the Brook Park Plant retiring after 35 years. Read More…

Charlotte E. McDonald

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Charlotte E. McDon­ald, (nee Fisher), 89, of Elyria, died Sunday, August 15, 2010 at Normandy Manor of Rocky River. She was born April 17, 1921 in Uhrichsville, Ohio where she was a 1939 graduate of Uhrichs­ville High School. She graduated from St. Luke’s School of Nursing in Cleveland and was then em­ployed as a nursing Read More…

Laura E. Naftzger

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Laura E. “Betty” Naftzger (nee Cole­man) 78, of Grafton, passed away Friday, August 13, 2010 at EMH Regional Medical Cen­ter following a short illness. She was born October 14, 1931 in Mt. Pleasant. Betty was Chief Deputy Recorder with the Lorain County Recorder’s Office under Dorothy Essex, and was involved in Lorain County politics. She Read More…

Julius E. Vargo

Julius E. Vargo, 80 years old, of Elyria, Ohio, died on Saturday, August 14, 2010 at the home of his daughter, Julie Vargo in Grafton. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland Street, Elyria, Ohio 44035.

Nicholas M. Olah

Nicholas M. Olah 83, of Oberlin passed away Saturday August 14, 2010 at The Welcome Nursing Home in Oberlin following a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home of Elyria (440) 322-4626.

Thomas J. Denes

Thomas J. Denes 54, of New London passed away unex­pectedly Sunday, August 15, 2010. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home of Elyria (440)322-4626.

Florence Eva Wentzel

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Florence Eva Went­zel (nee Emary) left her temporary home to embrace the eternal life she received when she trusted Christ as her Saviour. Leaving the loving arms of family and friends, she is safe in the arms of Jesus. The first two lines of this obituary were written by Flo herself. She so looked for­ward Read More…

Laura E. Naftzger

Laura E. “Betty” Naftzger (nee Coleman), 78, of Grafton passed away Friday, August 13, 2010 at EMH Regional Medical Center following a short illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home of Elyria (440) 322-4626.

Janice A. Phillips

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Janice A. Phillips (nee Hendrickson) 82, of Grafton, passed away Thursday, August 12, 2010 at Community Re­gional Medical Center in Lorain following a brief illness. She was born August 1, 1928 in Grafton, West Vir­ginia. Mrs. Phillips had been a resident of Grafton since 1955 and she was a home­maker. She graduated from Graf­ton High 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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Elyria, Ohio 44035
 


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