August 1, 2015


Marjorie S. “Marge” Lawson

Marjorie S. “Marge” Lawson (nee Snow), 87, passed away Wednes­day, November 3, 2010. She was the co-foun­der of The Travelmart Inc., with her former husband, Charles F. Lawson and loving mother, who will be missed by her children, Cary (Marcia), Linda, Bonnie (Doug Campbell) and Scott (Susan); dear grandmother of Stacey (Tristan) Olive, Ashley and Read More…

Zenis “Zeke” Norris

Zenis “Zeke” Norris, 86, of Elyria, passed away Wednesday, No­vember 3, 2010 at Cen­ter Ridge Nursing Home, North Ridgeville, following a long illness. He was born in Lodi and had been a resident of Elyria since February 2008 moving from Greenville, Ten­nessee where he lived for 18 years. He previously had lived in Cleveland. Mr. Read More…

Charles L. Hershberger, Sr.


Charles L. Hershberger, Sr., 73, of Ober­lin, passed away sud­denly at home Wednes­day, November 3, 2010. He was born July 31, 1937 in Akron.  Charles retired from the U.S. Navy, following 22½ years of service. He was a radioman on several ships in Korea and Vietnam. Charles was a member of Victory Bap­tist Church, Oberlin Read More…

Thorvald Andersen

Thorvald Andersen, 90, was surrounded by family when he passed into the arms of our Lord Monday, November 2, 2010. Thorvald was born Au­gust 9, 1920 in Holstebro, Den­mark and came to America with his family in 1954. Thorvald owned Westgate Aluminum Foundry and re­tired from Dove Manufac­turing at the age of 80. He enjoyed Read More…

Zenis Norris

Zenis Norris, 86, of Elyria, passed away Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at Center Ridge Nursing Home, North Ridgeville, following a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the David Bogner Family Funeral Home, North Ridgeville.

Charles Hershberger

Charles Hershberger, 73, of Oberlin, died Wednesday, November 3, 2010, at his home, following a sudden illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home, Elyria, 440-322-4626.

John Thomas Tee­han


John Thomas Tee­han, 79, of Wellington, passed away suddenly, at home, Friday, Octo­ber 29, 2010. He was born January 24, 1931 and lived all his life in Wellington. John worked as a supervisor for Dart Industries in Elyria and was a 1948 graduate of Wellington High School. He attended St. Patrick Catholic Church. John was Read More…

Theodore W. “Ted” Wright

Theodore W. “Ted” Wright, 65, of Elyria, died Tuesday, Novem­ber 2, 2010 in the emer­gency room of EMH Regional Medical Center, after an ex­tended illness. He was born May 18, 1945 in Lorain and had been a resident of Elyria since” (nee Boord) Wright of Elyria; sister, Rosi Jursinski of Vermil­ion; brothers, Grant Wright Read More…

Marilyn Metcalf


Marilyn Metcalf (nee Burris), 54, of Lorain, passed away Sunday, October 31, 2010 at New Life Hos­pice in Lorain follow­ing a lengthy illness. She was born January 26, 1956 in Union, South Carolina. She had been a resident of Lorain since 1971 and was a 1974 graduate of Admiral King High School. Prior to moving Read More…

Geofrey P. Heath

Geofrey P. Heath, 62, died Saturday, October 30, 2010 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was born in Elyria and lived in Chattanooga for over 30 years. He graduated from Elyria High School in 1966, where he played basketball and gradu­ated from Tennessee Temple University, where he also played basketball. He was an avid sports fan. He 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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