August 1, 2014


Dennis J. Afrates

Dennis J. "Happy" Afrates, 75, of Lorain, died Wednesday, July 16, 2008, following a brief illness. He was born December 3, 1932 in Lorain, and had lived there his entire life. He was a 1951 graduate of Lorain High School. Happy was a member of the Lorain Arena Roller Hockey team, "Swift Sticks." They were Read More…

David J. Innes

David J. Innes, 59, of Wakeman, died Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at Community Health Partners in Lorain. Services will be announced by Dicken Funeral Home, Elyria.  

Carrie Ruth Primus

Carrie Ruth Primus (nee Boston), 82, of Elyria, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at the EMH Regional Medical Center, following a short illness. She was born in Nashville, Tennessee, coming to Elyria 52 years ago from Virgie, Kentucky. Mrs. Primus was a social worker for the Lorain County Children Read More…

Clinton Johnson, Jr.

Clinton "Clint" Johnson, Jr., 86, of Lorain, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, July 15, 2008 in his home, following a brief illness. He was born in Demopolis, Alabama, coming to Elyria 60 years ago from Chicago and moving to Lorain two years ago. He attended Jefferson High School in Alabama. He was Read More…

Rolland H. Green, Sr.

Rolland H. Green Sr., 98, of  Elyria, formerly of Vermilion, died Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at the Northridge Health Center in North Ridgeville. He was born April 17, 1910 in Castalia, and had been a Vermilion resident since 1946. He was a farmer for many years in Sandusky and Vermilion with the Brick Schied and Read More…

Luella I. Tilberg

Luella I. Tilberg, 92, of Grafton, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2008 in the home of her son in Hamilton, Alabama, after a short illness. She was born August 26, 1915 in Huntington, Ohio and had lived most of her life in Grafton. She was retired from May Co., where she was a salesperson. Mrs. Read More…

Estill Dummitt

Estill "Ray" Dummitt, 66, of Waccamaw Lakes Dr., Conway, South Carolina, died Sunday, July 13, 2008 at the Medical University of South Carolina. Rev. Dummitt was born in Baltimore, Maryland, son of the late Emory Estill and Agnes Marie Armstrong Dummitt. The Rev. Dummitt was Pastor at First Apostolic Church on Forestbrook Road. He worked Read More…

Holsey Rucker, Jr.

Holsey Rucker, Jr., 64, of Wakeman, died Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at the Stein Hospice Center in Sandusky after a short illness. Holsey was born July 12, 1944 in Oberlin. Holsey worked in Security and Fire Safety at Ford for 30 years, retiring in 2002. He also was a police officer in Wellington for seven Read More…

Richard A. Ball

Richard A. Ball, 65, of Warsaw, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2008. He was born in Elyria, Ohio on March 19, 1943, the son of the late William and Dorothy Burton Ball. He grew up in Elyria and graduated high school there, he then attended Ball State University where he received a Bachelor’s Degree Read More…

Joseph S. Kolbe

Joseph S. "Bud" Kolbe, 84, of Sheffield Township, died Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at his home, of Parkinson’s disease.  He was born June 22, 1924 in Lorain and graduated from Lorain High School, Class A, in 1943. He served in World War II in the Army as a technical four sergeant and was stationed in 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

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