January 28, 2015

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Christopher Scott Franklin II

Christopher Scott Franklin II, 19 days old, died Sunday, January 11, 2009 at EMH Regional Medical Center, Elyria. He was born December 23, 2008 to Christopher S. Franklin and Christine (nee Bajan) Nunnari. Christopher will be lovingly missed by his parents; brothers, Devin Brown, Justin, Joey and Aaron Nunnari, all of LaGrange; sister, Elizabeth Franklin Read More…

Wayne C. Martin

Wayne C. Martin, 93, of Elyria, died Saturday, January 10, 2009 at Becker Shoop Center, Racine, Wisconsin. He was born June 27, 1915 in Shreve, and was a 1933 graduate of Shreve High School and a 1935 graduate of Oberlin School of Commerce. He was formerly employed at Western Automatic, Couch-Uthe Company and Ohio Screw Read More…

Victor A. Fabiniak

Victor A. Fabiniak, 84, of Vermilion, died Sunday, January 11, 2009 in Regency Hospital, Middleburg Heights, after a five month battle with cancer. He was born July 26, 1924 in Canton, and had been a Vermilion resident since 1948, moving from Lorain. He  worked as a laborer and laborer foremen for 35 years for T.J. Read More…

Vaunita Faye Howell Wetzel

Vaunita Faye Maynard Howell Wetzel, 78, of Amherst, passed away Sunday, January 11, 2009 after a long illness.  She was born Saturday, December 13, 1930 in Logan, West Virginia, and lived many years in the Elyria-LaPorte area. Mrs. Wetzel attended Christian Unity Church in Eaton Township. She was a beautician, and owned and operated Colonial Read More…

Terence A. Martinak

Terence A. Martinak, 58 of Michigan, formerly of Elyria, died on Monday, January 12, 2009 at EMH Regional Medical Center, Elyria, following a brief illness. He was born on November 17, 1950 in Lorain, and was a long time Elyria and Michigan resident. He graduated from Elyria High School in 1968.  He then attended Fenn Read More…

Ruth Null

Ruth Null, 91, of Elyria, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, December 27, 2008. She was born December 31, 1916 in Cleveland to David and Sophie (nee Hilliger) Brain. For many years, Ruth and her husband, Robert owned and operated Null’s Restaurant in Medina. They retired to Tucson, Arizona in 1978. After the Read More…

Mary Helen Nagy

Mary Helen Nagy (nee Priestas), 86, of Worthington, formerly of Amherst, passed away Sunday, January 11, 2009 at The Laurels of Worthington following a one year illness. She was born April 7, 1922 in Pennsylvania. Mary was raised in Lorain and graduated from Lorain High School in the class of 1940. She moved to Amherst Read More…

Marie Roberts

Marie "Jane" Roberts (nee Bender), 84, of Columbia Station, passed away Friday, January 9, 2009. She was the former secretary of Columbia Hot Stove, past president of the Woman’s Auxiliary VFW Post 9340, and manager or Columbia Canteen. She was the beloved wife of the late Charles "Glenn"; loving mother of Cheryl Schroth (Glenn), Donna Read More…

Dr. Robert L. Callaway

Dr. Robert L. Callaway, 45, of Elyria, passed away peacefully in his home Friday, January 9, 2009. Dr. Callaway was born July 26, 1963 in East Orange, New Jersey and raised in Montclair, New Jersey, coming to Elyria in 1997. He was named Dean of Social Sciences and Human Services Division at Lorain County Community Read More…

Doris I. Ferrell

Doris I. Ferrell, 76, of Amherst, died Sunday, January 11, 2009 at Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky. Born in Ashley on July 3, 1932 to the late Stanton and Berniece (nee Davis) Hough, Doris graduated from LaGrange High School. She lived in Toledo for most of her life and recently settled in with her 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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Lorain County General Health District
9880 South Murray Ridge Road
Elyria, Ohio 44035
(440) 244-3418

Call the Lorain County General Health District at:
(440) 322-6367

In person at:
9880 South Murray Ridge Road
Elyria, Ohio 44035

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