August 30, 2015


Russell John Mace

Russell John Mace, 52, of Columbia Station, died Wednesday, August 26, 2015. He was the son of Helen and the late Frank; brother of Bill (Michele), Rose Thompson (Jim), Kim and the late Brian.  He was the uncle of Lydia Bushling, Christopher Mace, Katie Washington and Keith Washington. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Read More…

Aaron J. Maxwell

Aaron J. Maxwell, 20, of Avon Lake, passed Tuesday, August 25, 2015. Full obituary will appear on Saturday, August 29, 2015. Arrangements by Busch Funeral Home, Avon Lake.

James Hunt

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James Hunt, 88, of Wellington, died unexpectedly Thursday, August 27, 2015. On January 15, 1927, James was born to the late Charles T. and Lula (nee Deniston) Hunt in Lick Creek, Kentucky. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1944 and served aboard the USS John Land. James retired from General Motors Fisher Body Plant Read More…

Elizabeth Rose Verhoff

Elizabeth Rose Verhoff, 85, passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2015, at Jennings Hall in Garfield Heights, Ohio. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and a complete obituary will follow. The Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland Street, Elyria, is handling the arrangements.

Charles L. “Chip” Baire

Charles L. “Chip” Baire, 50, of Elyria, passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center in Elyria, following a long illness. Arrangements will be announced by the Liston Funeral Home, North Ridgeville.

Kendall A.L. Santiago


Kendall A.L. Santiago, five and a half months old, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Rainbow Babies and Children Hospital in Cleveland. She is survived by her parents, Deanna Lane and Ivan Santiago; brother, Ivan Santiago; maternal grandfather, Larry Lane; paternal grandparents, Randy and Lisette Clapper and Juan Santiago; aunts, Rachel Murray, Iosanna Read More…

Alfred Leonard Guice


Alfred Leonard Guice, 66, of Lorain, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, August 23, 2015 at Cleveland Clinic. Mr. Guice was born October 12, 1948 in Lorain, where he was a lifelong resident. He was a United States Army Vietnam War Veteran. He worked at U.S. Steel in the Roll Mill until he retired after 32 years Read More…

Walter A. Meinhold


Walter A. Meinhold, 81, of Loris, South Carolina, passed away peacefully on the evening of Saturday, August 22, 2015 of natural causes at Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He was born July 5, 1934 in Canterbury, Connecticut and was a life long resident of Lorain County, moving to South Carolina in Read More…

Dalton L. “DJ” Whitmore, Jr.


Dalton L. “DJ” Whitmore, Jr., two months and one week, of Elyria, passed away unexpectedly Monday, August 24, 2015 at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center. He was born June 17, 2015. DJ is survived by his parents, Dalton L. Whitmore, Sr. and Angel E. Stirling of Elyria; paternal grandmother, Helen Whitmore of Elyria and maternal Read More…

Jan M. Leshinski


Jan M. Leshinski (nee Gorbach), 70, of Vermilion, died Monday, August 24, 2015, at Stein Hospice after a lengthy illness. She was born August 17, 1945 in Sandusky and had been a life-long resident of Vermilion Township. Jan devoted her life to family and helping others. She worked and volunteered as a social worker for 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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