March 2, 2015


Ellsworth “Zeke” Towne

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Ellsworth “Zeke” Towne, 91, and a resident of Amherst, passed away Friday, February 27, 2015, at New Life Hospice Residential Center in Lorain. Ellsworth was born December 8, 1923, in Amherst. He lived his entire life in Amherst, graduating from Amherst High School with the Class of 1941. He was a proud veteran of the Read More…

Chad C. Crist

Chad C. Crist, 37, of Grafton, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, February 24, 2015. He was born March 22, 1977, to Roger and Kathleen (nee Bislich) Crist and attended Midview school in Grafton. He is survived by his parents, Roger and Kathleen Crist of Grafton; his son, Austin Farr (Amanda Farr); sister, Michelle; brothers, Roger and Read More…

James “Jim” Lester Sigler


James “Jim” Lester Sigler, 77, of Vermilion, sunset Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Fairview Hospital. Sunrise February 7, 1938 in Senatobia, Mississippi and had been a Vermilion resident since 1960. He served in the United States Army from 1955 to 1958 in Europe, France, and Germany as a Military Policeman. He earned a European Service Read More…

Russell W. Fleming

Russell W. Fleming, 48, of Amherst, passed away Saturday, February 21, 2015 at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center. At his request, cremation has taken place and his remains will be sent to his brother, Chris, in Edmond, Oklahoma.

James R. Hansen


James R. Hansen, 72, of Elyria, died Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at his home, surrounded by family and friends. He was born September 9, 1942 in Rockford, Illinois. He operated a janitorial service at Shore West Office Building in Rocky River. He enjoyed his work and spending time with his wife and grandchildren. James is Read More…

Alfred “Al” E. Krueger


Alfred “Al” E. Krueger, 92, passed away Wednesday, February 25, 2015 in Homeworth, Ohio. He was born at home in North Ridgeville, to Elmer and Martha (Stranahan), where he graduated from high school in 1942, excelling in basketball, 6-man football and baseball and coaching women’s softball for St. Peter CYO in the early 1940s. Al Read More…

Carmella Louise Muro

Carmella Louise Muro (nee Cervo), 94, of Fort Wayne, Indiana and formerly of Elyria, died Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. She was born March 16, 1920 in Wilmerding, Pennsylvania and had been a 64 year resident of Elyria, before moving to Fort Wayne in 2006. She was a Read More…

Peter Poznako


Peter Poznako, 86, died Wednesday, February 25, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Mary Ann (nee Soika); loving father of Denise Oktavec (Bill), Lynn Wester (Mark), Peter, and Jim (Barbara); grandfather of nine; great-grandfather of four; dear brother of Mildred Wells and the late Nellie Duban; uncle to many nieces and nephews. He was Read More…

R. Gary Pickett


R. Gary Pickett of New London passed away at home Wednesday, February 25, 2015, after a lengthy battle with cancer, he was 72. He was born September 30, 1942. Gary was a 1960 graduate of Western Reserve High School in Collins, where he met his future wife, Megan. After high school, he served six years Read More…

Diane Strauser


Diane Strauser (nee Sexstella), 63, of Amherst, passed away Monday, February 23, 2015 at Mercy Hospital, following a lengthy illness. Born on November 3, 1951 in Lorain, Diane graduated from Admiral King High School in 1969. She lived in Elyria for over 35 years, and moved to Amherst in 2011. Diane worked as a cashier 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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