August 21, 2014

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Dorothy Dean


Dorothy Dean, 90, passed away Saturday, August 16, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Cecil; cherished mother of Velvet Hall and Karen (Paul) Alanis of Prescott, Arizona; loving grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother; dear sister, aunt and friend of many. All services are private. Arrangements made by the Craciun Funeral Home, 14925 E. Read More…

Charles R. Andrews

Charles R. Andrews, 78, of Grafton, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014, in the Ames Family Hospice Center in Westlake, following a short illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Blackburn-Duke Funeral Home, 1021 Main St., Grafton.

Dawn L. Schwartz


Dawn L. Schwartz, 48, entered into rest Tuesday, August 19, 2014 after a year long battle with throat cancer. She was born August 1, 1966 and has lived in North Ridgeville all her life, coming from Sheffield Lake. She was a 1984 graduate of Brookside High School and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Read More…

James F. Rutherford


James F. Rutherford, 46, of Elyria, passed Tuesday, August 19, 2014, to be with the Lord. He was born May 6, 1968 in Elkins, West Virginia. James worked for Elyria Plating as a Plater for 22 years. He loved to hunt, fish, spend time with his family and friends, work on cars with his brother, Read More…

Edward G. Leach

Edward G. Leach, 58, of Elyria, died Wednesday, August 20, 2014. Visitation will be Friday, August 22, 2014 from 4 P.M. until the time of closing services at 7:30 P.M., in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel. A complete obituary will be published Friday.

Mary R. Kopnicky

Mary R. Kopnicky, 71, of Brighton Township, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 12, 2014. She was born May 17, 1943 in Cleveland. She was the daughter of the late Salvator and Collette Favazza. Mary is survived by her husband, Alan Kopnicky; sister, Donna Martin; brother, Richard Favazza; children, Jennifer Greene, Read More…

Ione Mary Engelland


Ione Mary Engelland, 92, of Venice, Florida, passed away Sunday, August 17, 2014. She was born June 20, 1922 in Elyria, to Claude and Grayce Geisel. Ione graduated from Elyria High School, the Class of 1940 and Bowling Green State University Class of 1944, where she received a B.S. in Education and was a member Read More…

Evelyn M. Kattas


Evelyn M. Kattas (nee Gavigan), 86, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at Mercy New Life Hospice in Lorain. Evelyn was born May 7, 1928 in Cleveland, moving to Lorain at the age 27. She married Edmond Kattas on September 18, 1955, and they raised three daughters together. Evelyn worked at Pizza Hut in Lorain Read More…

Louise Jackson


Louise Jackson, 97, of Lorain passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2014 in Mercy Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Jackson was born August 22, 1916 in Dublin, Georgia and lived in Lorain for over 70 years. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church of Lorain, where she served on the Usher Board and Nurses Guild. She Read More…

Theresa M. Weber


Theresa M. Weber (nee Herold), 87, of Elyria, formerly of Port St. Lucie, Florida and recent resident of the Abbewood, passed away Friday, August 15, 2014 at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center, following a short illness. She was born September 20, 1926. She graduated from Elyria High School and resided there for over 40 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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