May 1, 2016


Gary L. Kazmierczak

Gary L. Kazmierczak, 65, of Elyria, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2016. He was born in Elyria on November 17, 1950. Gary served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of VFW Post #1079 in Elyria and the United Polish Club. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Carol (nee Henderson); daughter, Read More…

Linda M. Harrell

Linda M. Harrell (nee Demich), 56, of Lorain, passed away very unexpectedly, Saturday, April 23, 2016. She was born April 25, 1959, in Lorain, where she has lived her entire life. She was a 1977 graduate of Southview High School. She later proudly obtained her Associates Degree in Business from Lorain County Community College. Linda’s Read More…

Lillian “Gail” Crnolatas

Lillian “Gail” Crnolatas (nee Succop), 98, of Avon Lake, passed away peacefully with her family by her side Sunday, April 24, 2016 at Ames Family Hospice in Westlake. Gail, lovingly known as “Rockin Grandma”, has earned her wings and will be dancing and entertaining the Angels in Heaven. She was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Read More…

John Kopcho

John Kopcho, 67, of Elyria, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2016, at his residence, following a lengthy illness. He was born September 25, 1948, in Elyria and was a 1966 graduate of Elyria High School. John worked for Ford Motor Co. as a lead man for 40 years. He served his country in the U.S. Read More…

James A. Braddock

James A. Braddock, 68, of Spencer, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at his home. He was born in Cleveland, February 20, 1948, to James and Daisy (LaRocque) Braddock. Jim lived most of his life in Spencer, where he owned and operated Spencer Tire. He was a member of the Wellington Eagles, Medina Read More…

Christeen L. Mayfield

Christeen L. Mayfield, 82, of Grafton, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2016, in Mercy Regional Medical Center after a long illness. She was born November 12, 1933, in Wayne County, Kentucky and lived in Grafton for 52 years. She was a home maker who enjoyed taking care of her family, quilting, gardening and canning. She Read More…

Thelma A. Hawkins

Thelma A. Hawkins (nee Norvell), 89, of Grafton, passed away Monday, April 25, 2016, at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center, in Elyria. She was born October 10, 1926 in Nitro, West Virginia to Leander Madison and Melissa Jane (Nee Pauley) Norvell. She has resided in Grafton since the early 1950s. She always worked outside the Read More…

Gloria S. Stevens

Gloria S. Stevens, 67, of Lorain, went home to be with the Lord Monday, April 25, 2016, in the Mercy Hospital of Lorain, following a long illness. She was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi, coming to Lorain from Elyria. Ms. Stevens was employed as a cook for the Lorain Head Start System for 10 years and Read More…

Sheryl L. Cisman

Sheryl L. Cisman, 74, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2016. She was born in Lorain on August 20, 1941, to the late John and Lillian (Glime) Supel. Sheryl enjoyed crossword puzzles and cross-stitching. She also loved to cook and bake for everyone. Sheryl dearly loved her family and friends and was “Mom” to everybody. She Read More…

William D. Hyde, Jr.

William D. Hyde, Jr., 62, of Elyria, passed away April 22, 2016 at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center. He was born December 8, 1953 in Wakeman, to the late William and Mona (Davis) Hyde and had lived in Elyria for the last 30 years. He worked as a truck driver for E&L Transport for over 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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