October 7, 2015


Jeffery R. Pratt


Jeffery R. Pratt, 51, of Grafton, passed away Sunday, January 2, 2011 at the Cleveland Clinic after a brief illness. Jeff was born December 1, 1959 in Lorain, where he grew up. Grafton had been his home for the last 23 years. He attended the Lorain Co. J.V.S. and graduated from Clearview High School in Read More…

Laura J. Schumaker


Laura J. Schumaker (nee Moody), 80, passed away Monday, January 3, 2011 at Mercy Regional Medical Center, Lorain. Laura was born in Amherst February 12, 1930 to her parents, Allen and Fayona (nee Nutter) Moody. She graduated from Amherst High School and went on to Lorain Business College. Laura married Robert Schumaker on August 21, Read More…

Daniel J. Terlaak

Daniel J. Terlaak, 83, passed away Friday, December 31, 2010. He was the beloved husband of Ruth; loving father of Sherry Graham, Terry (Rumiko), Karen, Susan Bowder, Cynthia Bertovich (Tim) and Tammy Svoboda (Richard); and dear grandfather of 13. A memorial service will be held at 2 P.M., Sunday, January 9, 2011 at St. Elizabeth Read More…

Ruth M. Widdowson

Ruth M. Widdowson, 63, of Lorain, died Saturday, January 1, 2011, at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Avon, following a lengthy illness. She was born October 21, 1947 in Fairview Park, to the late Charles L. and Helen Emma (nee Walker) Widdowson. Ruth graduated from Columbia High School in 1965 and furthered her education in Read More…

Robert Emmett Bradley

Robert Emmett Bradley, 88, of Wellington, died Saturday, January 1, 2011 at the Elms Retirement Home in Wellington. Robert was born on June 15, 1922 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island and was raised in that area before moving to Chicago in the 1950?s and then to Wellington in 2002. A graduate of Brown University, Robert also Read More…

Ana Chaparro

Funeral services for Ana Chaparro (nee Torres), 81, of Lorain will be Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 10 A.M. in Richard J. Reidy Funeral Home, 1783 East 31st Street, South Lorain (440) 277-8164, where visitation will be today, Tuesday, January 4, 2011 from 4 to 8 P.M. Survivors include great-grandchildren Antonio I. and Emily A. Read More…

George E. Coffield

George E. Coffield, 84, of Eaton Township, passed away Monday, January 3, 2011 in the Villa Camillus Nursing Home in Columbia Station, after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Blackburn-Duke Funeral Home, 1021 Main St., Grafton.

Norma Lee Dunn


Norma Lee Dunn (nee Kudlak) 69, of Vermilion, died Saturday, January 1, 2011 at the Aristocrat, Berea, after a 22 year illness. Born January 15, 1941 in Benwood, West Virginia, she had been a Vermilion resident for the past 24 years, moving from Avon Lake. She had been a foreman at Rossborough Industries in Avon Read More…

Gladys O. Harris

Gladys O. Harris (nee Schuster), 85, of Elyria passed away Sunday, January 2, 2011 at her home. Gladys was born September 26, 1925 in Elyria and lived there her entire life. She was a homemaker and, at one time, a teacher in the Amherst school system. She was a 1943 graduate of Elyria High School Read More…

Erskine “Boo-Jack” Hudson

Erskine “Boo-Jack” Hudson, 69, of Elyria, passed away Friday, December 31, 2010 in the New Hospice in Lorain, following a short illness. He was born in Braggs, Alabama coming to Elyria in 1968 from California. He was employed at the Ridge Tool Manufacturing Corporation as a machine operator, retiring in 2002 after 28 years of 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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