September 22, 2014


Margaret J. “Peggy” Reichlin


Margaret J. “Peggy” Reichlin, 91 years old, of Elyria, died Thursday, September 18, 2014, at The Abbewood. She was born in Cleveland, on July 23, 1924. Peggy moved to Elyria in 1948, with her late husband, Leonard, where they opened Reichlin Funeral Home. She was a graduate of Notre Dame High School in Cleveland and Read More…

Brian K. Valentine

Brian K. Valentine, 56, a resident of Lorain County, went to be with the Lord Thursday, September 18, 2014. He was born November 26, 1957 in Orrville, Ohio and was a 1976 graduate of Midview High School. Brian had been employed for 15 years at Volvo in Wooster, and most recently as a Teen Challenge Read More…

Rita M. Clement


Rita M. Clement (nee Brown), 76, of Grafton, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at UH Parma Community General Hospital. She was born February 7, 1938 in Liverpool, England. Rita retired from American Greetings Co., where she was a merchandiser. She enjoyed working in her yard, camping, knitting, baking pies and loved her dogs, Read More…

Lashall “Shelly” (nee Huling) Cole

Lashall “Shelly” (nee Huling) Cole passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014, at her home. She was born in Amherst on December 10, 1956, to Lois (nee Paterson) and James Huling. Lashall was a lifelong Wellington resident and a 1975 graduate of Wellington High School. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Lashall enjoyed spending time with Read More…

Katy Lou Ashworth


Katy Lou Ashworth (nee Kinder), of Grafton, passed away surrounded by her family, Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at home after a lengthy illness. She was born November 26, 1942 in Madison, West Virginia, to the late Robert and Mary Kinder. Katy lived in North Eaton for 47 years, moving from Cleveland in 1967. She worked Read More…

Barbara A. Hrobat


Barbara A. Hrobat (nee Miller), 68, of Elyria, passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Ames Family Hospice House, Westlake, following a long illness. She was born in Cleveland and had been a resident of Elyria for the past 10 years, moving from North Ridgeville. Barbara worked as an Administrative Assistant for Forest City Management Read More…

John A. Maholic


John A. Maholic, 90, of Elyria, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, following an illness of three months. He was born in Belle Valley, Ohio on July 25, 1924 and had been a resident of Elyria since 1945 coming from Lorain. John was a 1942 graduate of Belle Valley High School, Read More…

Ralph John Ternes

Ralph John Ternes, 90, of Elyria, died Friday, September 19, 2014, at his home. The Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 CLeveland St., Elyria, is handling arrangements.

Elisabeth Wajand


Elisabeth Wajand (nee Partz), 88, of Lorain, passed away Friday, September 19, 2014 at her residence while under the care of New Life Hospice, following a lengthy illness. Born March 4, 1926 in Yugoslavia, she came to Lorain in 1955. Elisabeth started working in the housekeeping department then in central supply at St. Joseph Hospital, Read More…

Dmytro D. “Jim” Kostiuk


Dmytro D. “Jim” Kostiuk, 87, of Elyria, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at Center Ridge Health Campus in North Ridgeville, following a lengthy illness. Born October 8, 1926 in Zakriwci, Stanislaviv, Ukraine, he lived in Bradford, Yorkshire, England from 1949 until 1956 when he and his family immigrated to Elyria. Jim worked in maintenance 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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