September 22, 2014


Allan L. Barth


Allan L. Barth, 79, of Grafton, died Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Keystone Pointe in LaGrange. He was born June 5, 1935 in Elyria. He served in the U.S. Army on a ship as a stevedore during the Korean War. Before retiring, he was self employed for 25 years as a masonry contractor. Allan is Read More…

Rita C. Clement

Rita C. Clement (nee Brown), 76, of Grafton, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at UH Parma Community General Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria, (440) 322-4626.

Herbert S. Long

Herbert S. Long, 95, Kendal of Oberlin, passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Mercy Lorain Hospital, after a short illness. Cowling Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Oberlin, will provide further obituary information at a later date.

Margaret “Peggy” Reichlin

Margaret “Peggy” Reichlin, 91, of Elyria, passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014 at The Abbewood. Friends will be received Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. at Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland St., Elyria. A full notice will appear in Saturday’s edition of The Chronicle Telegram.

Regina H. Johnson

Regina H. Johnson (nee Kirk), 66, of Lorain, passed away at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center, after a lengthy illness. She was welcomed home by her parents on Thursday, September 18, 2014, her father’s birthday. Regina loved cooking, playing cards and bingo, as well as driving, which she did quite a bit of as she Read More…

John A. Maholic

John A. Maholic, 90, of Elyria, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel.

Lucille Castle

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Lucille Castle (nee Woods), 86, of Berlin Heights, went to be with her Lord, Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at New Life Hospice in Lorain. She was born on December 28, 1927 in Tadpole, Kentucky. She moved to the Lorain area in 1950 and later moved to Berlin Heights in 1960 where Lucille and her husband, Read More…

James W. “Jim” Vaught

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James W. “Jim” Vaught, 76, of Sullivan, died Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at his home. He was born July 11, 1938 in Lincoln County, Kentucky, to the late William Henry and Margaret (nee Young) Vaught. Jim proudly served in the United States Army. Jim worked for the Ship Yards in Lorain for several years and Read More…

Maureen J. Walsh


Maureen J. Walsh, 72, of Lorain, passed away Monday, September 15, 2014 at Mercy Regional Medical Center, after a lengthy illness. She was born October 25, 1941 in Bellevue, Pennsylvania, to James Sterrett and Virginia May (nee Doernberger) Patton. She was a 1959 graduate of Bellevue High School. Maureen retired as an administrative assistant with Read More…

Lois Miraldi


Lois Miraldi (nee Chrisman), 88, passed away Monday, September 15, 2014. She was born September 14, 1926 and was a longtime resident of Westlake, formerly of Dayton, Bay Village and Rocky River. She is preceded in death by her husband, Nick and her parents, Harry and Eva Chrisman. Lois is survived by her son, Randy 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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