June 24, 2016


Ralph R. Strohsack

Ralph R Strohsack, 90, of Elyria, passed away Saturday, October 1, 2011 at the Louis Stokes Medical Center in Cleveland, following a brief illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Wyers Funeral Chapel of Sheffield Township.

Eleanor Zarski

Eleanor Zarski (nee Petrasek), 90, of Elyria, died Tuesday, October 4, 2011, at Center Ridge Health Campus in North Ridgeville, following a long illness. Mrs. Zarski was born December 20, 1920, in Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania, and lived in Elyria for most of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Jude Catholic Read More…

Ruth A. Arrowood

Ruth A. Arrowood (Nee Bolger), 85, of Cleveland, retired to  Port Charlotte, Florida, passed away peacefully Tuesday,  October 4, 2011, following a short illness. She was born January 20, 1926. Ruth was a head cashier for Local 880, where she worked for  27 years. She enjoyed bowling, bingo, and the many trips to  casinos and Read More…

Phyllis M. Bailey

Phyllis M. Bailey (nee Smith), 81, of Elyria, passed away  Thursday, September 22, 2011, at New Life Hospice Center  of St. Joseph in Lorain, following a long illness. She was  born May 28, 1930 in Cambridge. She was an Elyria resident for most of her life. Phyllis  worked in the home health care field, was Read More…

Robert C. Boesel

Robert C. Boesel, 82, passed away at his home in  Hohenwald, Tennessee on Monday, September 26, 2011. He  was born December 19, 1928 in Cleveland, and spent the last  six years in Tennessee but lived, worked, and raised his  family in Elyria since 1950. Bob was the owner/operator of Bob’s Auto Service in Elyria  for Read More…

Frankie Jean Edwards

Frankie Jean Edwards, 64, of Elyria, passed away Monday,  October 3, 2011, in the St. John West Shore Hospital in  Westlake, following a long illness. She was born in Birmingham, Alabama, coming to Elyria 45 years ago. Mrs. Edwards was employed as a Social Worker for Lorain  County for 14 years and also worked for Read More…

Betty R. Fiest

Betty R. Fiest (nee Pratt), 83, of Elyria, passed away Sunday,  October 2, 2011 at St. John Medical Center in Westlake, following a long illness. She was born March 22, 1928 in Wilbur, West Virignia, and was an Elyria resident for most of  her life. Betty was a member of the First Baptist Church of Read More…

Patricia (Johnstone) Gresh

Patricia (Johnstone) Gresh, 81, of Columbia Station, passed  away Monday, October 3, 2011. Patricia was born October  24, 1929 in Wayne, Michigan. She enjoyed puzzles and was a devoted Cleveland Indians  and Browns fan. She retired from Mueller Art Cover in  Strongsville. She was the loving wife of the late Robert; mother of Linda  (Louis) Read More…

Pamela Louise Hall-Sears

Pamela Louise Hall-Sears, 40, of Crossville Tennessee and  formerly of Grafton, passed away Friday, September 30,  2011 at her residence. She had a zest for life and enjoyed living to its fullest. Pamela will be missed by all. Survivors include her husband, Steve Sears; daughter, Jessica May Hall; sons, Travis Wade Duszik, Deven Knight and  Read More…

William M. Mihalik

William M. Mihalik, 78, of Amherst, died Tuesday, October  4, 2011, at his home. The family will receive friends Thursday, October 6, 2011, 3  to 8 P.M., at the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel,  3224 Broadway Ave., Lorain. Complete arrangements will be announced.

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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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