November 26, 2015


Ernest Harl Hughes


Ernest Harl Hughes, 84, of Oberlin, passed away Sunday, February 20, 2011, at Center Ridge Nursing Home, North Ridgeville. He was born October 8, 1926, in Flossie, Kentucky. Ernest served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He worked as a sheetmetalist for International Assoc. for 43 years, retiring in 1987. He was a member of Read More…

John Steward Cline

John Steward Cline, 57, passed away Saturday, February 19, 2011, in Orlando, Florida. He was born January 19, 1954 in Sandusky, to August and Jean Cline. John graduated from Firelands High School. He worked in convention and tradeshow services and was a former employee of the Sandusky Speedway and The Consumers Builders Supply Co. in Read More…

Timothy P. Majoras


Timothy P. Majoras, 54, of Bowling Green, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, February 20, 2011, at his home. He was a Bowling Green resident for 32 years, coming from Elyria. For Tim, family always came first. He was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Bowling Green, was a prostate cancer survivor since 2008, was Read More…

John G. Cole


John G. Cole was the highly respected editor of The Morning Journal, Lorain, for 29 years. Over the course of his career, he amassed hundreds of regional, state and national awards for his newspaper and earned a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Cleveland Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists in 2003. Cole, who suffered Read More…

Beverly J. Rognstad


Beverly J. Rognstad (nee Howard), 72, of North Ridgeville, died Sunday, February 20, 2011, at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph in Lorain. She was born September 22, 1938, in Lorain, and was a 1956 graduate of Lorain High School. She was a homemaker, enjoyed cooking and was a dedicated wife and mother. Beverly Read More…

Darlene M. Stanberry


Darlene M. Stanberry (nee Bergman), 58, of Elyria, died Monday, February 21, 2011, at the Cleveland Clinic. She was born May 28, 1952, in Elyria. She received a degree as a dietitian from Lorain County Community College and as a certified nurse’s assistant (CNA) from Polaris College in Berea. She has been employed for 17 Read More…

Mary Jane Stencil


Mary Jane Stencil (nee George), 85, passed away Tuesday, February 22, 2011. Mary was born November 26, 1925 to Joseph and Lebbebia (nee Monsour) George in Lorain. Mary attended Lorain High School. She worked at U.S. Steel and retired from Lorain Products. She attended St. Anthony of Padua in Lorain. Mary is survived by her Read More…

Gerald H “Jerry, Pop” Currier


Gerald H “Jerry, Pop” Currier 81 of Elyria, passed away Thursday, February 17, 2011. He was born in Henrietta, in 1930. Gerald retired from Ford Motor Company, Brookpark, where he had worked for over 30 years. He graduated from Henrietta High School, where he was in track and basketball. After high school, he raced stock Read More…

Arthur Lee Smith


Arthur Lee Smith, 57, of Lorain, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, February 16, 2011, in Canton. He was born October 2, 1953 in Louisiana and was a resident of Lorain for more than 50 years. Arthur was a member of Fairfield Christian Center in Lorain, where he served as a Deacon. He was a former member Read More…

Dora E. Shores-Turner-Taylor


Dora E. Shores-Turner-Taylor, 85, of Elyria, went home to be with the Lord Friday, February 18, 2011, following a long illness. She was born in Belvidere, Tennessee, coming to Elyria in June of 2005. Mrs. Taylor was a domestic worker, faculty member of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. Retiring after many years Read More…

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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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