August 28, 2014

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Willie Frank Williams

Willie Frank Williams, 84, of Litchfield, Arizona and formally of Lorain, passed away Saturday August 9, 2008 peacefully in his home. He was born in Birmingham, Alabama, coming to Lorain in 1968. He was employed as an Assembly Line Man for Ford Motor Co. in Lorain and was a Quality Water Controller at Ford. He Read More…

Thomas Scott Innes

Thomas Scott Innes, 56, of Avon Lake, formerly of Elyria, passed away Saturday, August 9, 2008 at his home following a long illness. He was born in Elyria on November 8, 1951 and had resided in Avon Lake since 1998. He attended Elyria High School and was an auxiliary member of the VFW Post #8796 Read More…

Thomas F. MacBeth

Thomas F. MacBeth, 58, of Carlisle Township, died Saturday, August 9, 2008 at EMH Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born February 14, 1950 in Elyria,  where he had been a lifelong resident. He graduated from Midview High School in 1969. He worked for Ridge Tool Co. in the shipping department for Read More…

Shunda E. Berry

A memorial service for Shunda E. Berry will be held on Thursday, August 23, 2008 at 1 P.M. in the Word of Faith Christian Fellowship Church, 218 Tremont Ave., Greenville, South Carolina. Pastors Johnny and Gail Floyd will officiate.  

Robert G. Manning

Robert G. Manning, 74, of Wellington, died Monday, August 11, 2008 at MetroHealth in Cleveland. Born November 28, 1933 to the late Nicholas and Ann (nee Fiedler) Manning, Robert grew up in Chicago and lived there until he moved to Ohio in 1968. He attended Lane Tech High School in Chicago and was a 1957 Read More…

Paul Franklin Hunsaker

Paul Franklin Hunsaker, 79, of Avon Lake, and formerly of Lorain, passed away Monday, August 11, 2008 at Center Ridge Nursing Home in North Ridgeville, following a lengthy illness. He was born November 11, 1928 in Watson, West Virginia and had resided the past 16 years in Avon Lake. Paul served in the U.S. Army Read More…

Natalie Rishel

Natalie Rishel (nee Chinn), 49, of Elyria, died unexpectedly Tuesday, August 12, 2008 in the emergency room of EMH Regional Medical Center. She was born in Elyria July 29, 1959 and had been a lifelong resident of Elyria. Natalie was a graduate of Elyria High School, a member of the Class of 1977. For the Read More…

Lenore A. Sebastian

Lenore A. Sebastian, 92, former resident of Emigrant, Montana, died at St. John’s Lutheran Home in Billings, Montana Friday evening, August 8, 2008. Lenore was born April 21, 1916 in Lorain, Ohio, the oldest of three daughters of Henry and Barbara (Pfeifer) Feldkamp. She graduated from St. Mary’s Academy High School and was a member Read More…

Katherine Sarah Smith

Katherine Sarah Smith, 81, of LaGrange and formerly of Elyria, went to be with the Lord Monday, August 11, 2008 at EMH Regional Medical Center following a short illness. She was born February 1, 1927 in Belden. She had resided in LaGrange having moved from Elyria where she resided for 50 years. Katherine was a Read More…

Judith L. Burke

Judith L. Burke, 53, passed away August 11, 2008. "Judy was a dedicated worker and integral part of our business." (Al Spitzer, Chairman and CEO of Spitzer Management). Judy was Director of Business Management Operations and was employed for 33 years with the company. She was the beloved wife of William; loving mother of Jennifer 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® .


To order birth or death certificates online, click here.

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9880 South Murray Ridge Road
Elyria, Ohio 44035
(440) 244-3418

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9880 South Murray Ridge Road
Elyria, Ohio 44035

Office Closed

 The Lorain County General Health District will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014 in observance of Labor Day. The agency will be open again...
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Office Closed

 The Lorain County General Health District will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014 in observance of Labor Day. The agency will be open again...
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Triumph through the Challenges: FASD Course Series

The Triumph through the Challenges Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder 2014 Fall Course Series is now open for regstration. Learn about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)...
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