April 21, 2014


Michael John Costello


Michael John Costello, 64, of Elyria, passed away at his residence, Tuesday, April 15, 2014, after a long illness, with his family by his side. He was born March 30, 1950 in Waterbury, Connecticut. Michael was a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School in Connecticut. He worked for Moen as a sales forecast analyst Read More…

Gerald E. “Buddy” Morrison


Gerald E. “Buddy” Morrison, 81, of Ruggles, died Thursday, April 17, 2014, at his home. Born on April 17, 1933, in Upshur County, West Virginia, to the late Buck and Opal (Lane) Morrison, he was one of nine children; two brothers and six sisters. Gerald served in the U.S. Army from 1953-1955 in Korea. He Read More…

Francis William Reisinger


Francis William Reisinger, 88, of Spencer, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center. He was born July 29, 1925 in Elyria, to Louis and Lucile (Bennett) Reisinger. He graduated as class valedictorian from Spencer High School in 1943. On January 4, 1947, he married Eadred Walkden at St. Patrick Catholic Read More…

John Sobieski

John Sobieski, 72, of Wellington, passed away suddenly Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Allen Mercy Hospital in Oberlin. Cowling Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Oberlin will announce further arrangements at a later date.

Robert “Bob” O. Powell, Jr.


Robert “Bob” O. Powell, Jr., 54, of Amherst, passed away at his home Wednesday, April 16, 2014, from complications of diabetes. He was born March 17, 1960, in Lorain, to Robert and Janet (nee King) Powell and was a 1978 graduate of Brookside High School. Bob was employed as a courier for Fed Ex for Read More…

Thomas Allen White, Sr.


Thomas Allen White, Sr., 97, of Elyria, passed away peacefully in the University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center, Monday, April 14, 2014, following a short illness. He was born in Barbourville, Kentucky, becoming a resident of Elyria in 1954. Mr. White graduated from Barbourville High School, where he played football. After graduating, he enlisted in the Read More…

Dwight K. “Ike” or “Grandpa Ike” McCready

Dwight K. “Ike” or “Grandpa Ike” McCready, 78, of Elyria, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Keystone Pointe in LaGrange, following a long illness. He was born November 25, 1935 in Indianapolis, Indiana and was an Elyria resident since 1998. He was an avid sports fan and before moving to Elyria and retirement, he Read More…

Warren D. Powelson

Warren D. Powelson, 78, of Elyria, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Mercy New Life Hospice, following a brief illness. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Busch Funeral Home, Elyria, 440-322-3717.

Keith M. Abbe

Keith M. Abbe, 51, of Elyria, passed away suddenly Sunday, April 6, 2014. He was born April 5, 1963 in Elyria, and was a life-long resident. Keith attended Elyria schools and was a 1985 graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics with a degree in power plan operation and aircraft maintenance. He enjoyed all sports and Read More…

Robert L. Marlowe, Sr.


Robert “Bob” Marlowe, 83, went to be with our Lord Saturday, April 12, 2014. Bob was born in Amherst, to the late Bert and Beatrice Marlow (Reynolds). After graduation from Amherst High School, he served in the U.S. Navy until 1954, and graduated from Baldwin Wallace College in 1958. Bob retired as a researchscientist from 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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