September 18, 2014


William C. Sabo

William C. Sabo, 91, of Avon Lake, passed away Wednesday, September 3, 2008, after a short illness. Born in Berrysburg, W.Va., Bill later lived in Elyria as a young man, and several years after marrying Helen (Brodac), they relocated to Lorain in 1952. Bill worked at the Duplex Foundry and Ridge Tool in Elyria, Fruehauf Read More…

Lemuel Orin Voorhies

Lemuel Orin Voorhies, 45, of Elyria, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, September 2, 2008. He was an Elyria High School graduate. He is survived by his children and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be noon Monday, September 8, 2008, at Wyers Funeral Chapel, 2900 North Ridge Road, Elyria. Cremation will Read More…

Yakubu Saaka

Yakubu Saaka, 62, of Oberlin, died Sunday, August 31, 2008 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Cowling Funeral Home, Oberlin, at a later date.  

William C. Sabo, Sr.

William C. Sabo, Sr., of Avon Lake, died Wednesday, September 3, 2008. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, Lorain.  

Robert O. Jabbusch

Robert O. Jabbusch also known as "Bob", "R.O." and "Opa", of San Diego, California, formerly of Elyria, died Monday, August 15, 2008. The family has planned a memorial service to be held Monday, September 8, 2008 at 11 A.M. in St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 300 Third St., Elyria.  

Max V. Patalon

Max V. (Pat) Patalon, 84, of Lodi, passed away Wednesday, September 3, 2008 at the Hospice Care Center in Copley, Ohio. He was born in Brazil, Indiana September 1, 1924 to Vincent and Sadie Krieter Patalon and had resided in North Olmsted and Spencer before moving to Lodi. Pat learned the electrical trade in the Read More…

Johanna Parker

Johanna Parker, 90, of Florence Township, passed away Thursday morning, September 4, 2008 at New Life Hospice in Lorain. She was born February 15, 1918 in Florence Township where she was a lifelong resident. She was a homemaker and also in the past had worked at the Florence Grocery Store. She was a member of Read More…

James Frederick Faulkner

James Frederick Faulkner, 61, of Millersburg, passed away Wednesday, September 3, 2008 unexpectedly at the Pamerene Hospital in Millersburg. He was born March 16, 1947 in Cleveland. James lived in Millersburg coming from Wellington where he lived previously. He enjoyed the Cleveland Browns, trains and was an Elvis Presley fan. He is survived by his Read More…

Gretchen W. Westphal

Gretchen W. Westphal (nee Hoefs), 81, of North Ridgeville, passed away Thursday, September 4, 2008, at St. John Westshore Hospital, Westlake, following a brief illness. She was born in Wisner, Nebraska and had been a resident of North Ridgeville for the past 22 years. She previously lived in Church Falls, Virginia for six years and Read More…

Phillip D. Ashby

Phillip D. Ashby, 62, of Coldwater, Michigan passed away Monday, September 1, 2008 at home, following a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be Friday, September 5, 2008 from  12  Noon to 2 P.M. at Putman Funeral Home, 11 East Chicago Street, Coldwater, Michigan  517-278-2311.    

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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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