May 2, 2016


Joseph “Gil” Martinez

Joseph “Gil” Martinez, 81, of Elyria, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016 at the Hospice of the Western Reserve-Ames House, following a lengthy illness. Gil was born December 9, 1934 in Langloth, Pennsylvania. He worked as a Traffic Manager for both BF Goodrich in Avon Lake and later Anheuser-Busch in Fort Collins, Colorado. He was Read More…

Eleanor A. Pavlish

Eleanor A. Pavlish (nee Kriebel), 97, of Sheffield Village, passed away Friday, April 29, 2016 at O’Neill Healthcare in North Ridgeville. Mrs. Pavlish was born in Elyria on May 31, 1918 and lived in Sheffield Village for most of her life. She was a homemaker and worked on the family farm and at Kriebel’s Gardens Read More…

Kenneth D. Roose

Kenneth D. Roose, 96, of Oberlin, died Sunday, April 24, 2016 in his home. Arrangements are in the care of Dicken Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Elyria.

Elizabeth E. Burnett

Elizabeth E. Burnett (nee Harris), 87, of Elyria, passed away Friday, April 29, 2016, at O’Neill Healthcare of North Ridgeville, following a brief illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria. 440-322-4626

Ann V. Nau

Ann V. Nau (nee Bartus), 92, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Nau was born October 11, 1923 in Lorain, the daughter of Michael and Veronica (nee Kovach) Bartus. She was a lifetime resident of this area and was a homemaker. She was a graduate of Read More…

Randolph A. Stiles

Randolph A. Stiles, 55, of Elyria, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016 from an auto mobile accident in Medina County. Friends may call Tuesday, May 3, 2016 in the Call Out Church of Almighty God, 7809 West River S., Elyria, from 10 A.M. until time of service at 12 Noon. The Bishop Cooper Pastor will Read More…

Crystal L. Phillips

Crystal L. Phillips, 48, of Columbus, passed away Friday, April 22, 2016 at Grant Hospital in Columbus. She was born October 14, 1967 in Elyria. Following high school she earned a degree from Lorain County Community College. She resided in Lorain County until moving to Columbus about 2003, where she was a member of New Read More…

Lauren Winnen

Lauren Winnen, 36, passed away Friday, January 15, 2016. A Memorial Service will be held in her honor, at Finwood Estates (Abbe Rd., Elyria), Saturday, April 30, 2016, from 12 Noon until 3 P.M.

Lawrence P. Irwin

Lawrence P. Irwin passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2016, in Largo, Florida. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Carol Irwin (nee Swanson) and his brothers, Edward and John Putnam. He is survived by his daughters, Laurie Irwin-Stockle (Gregory), Linda Cochran (Jon) and grandchildren, Katie, Michael, Gregory, Amanda and Jennifer. A Memorial Service Read More…

Isabella Marie Walker

Isabella Marie Walker, 7 weeks old, passed on to her Heavenly home Sunday, April 24, 2016. She was born March 5, 2016 in Cleveland, just nine minutes ahead of her twin brother, Sydney. Isabella was a beautiful and perfect Angel who was taken too soon. Isabella is survived by her parents, Benjamin D. and Christina 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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