October 13, 2015


Patricia “Patti” Sell


Patricia “Patti” Sell (nee Sharkey), 76, of Wakeman, passed away Thursday, October 8, 2015, at Fairview Hospital, Cleveland, after a courageous battle. Born March 31, 1939 in Lorain, she graduated from Lorain High School in 1957. Patti was the co-owner of Sell’s Christmas Tree and Reindeer Farm in Wakeman, from 1985 until the present. With Read More…

Eleanor M. Kroneker


Eleanor M. Kroneker (nee Martin), 87, of Eaton Township, passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2015, at the University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center after a lengthy illness. She was born on November 6, 1927 in Cleveland and has been a resident of Eaton Township for the last 60 years. Eleanor enjoyed working crossword puzzles and her Read More…

William James Sandor

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William James Sandor, 84, of Lorain, passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at Mercy New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph in Lorain, after a courageous two year battle with lung cancer. He was born to the late Paul and Marie Sandor on June 6, 1931 in Lorain. Bill was a 1949 graduate of Lorain Read More…

Dorothy May Schworer McGill

Dorothy May Schworer McGill went home Wednesday, October 7, 2015 with Jesus at her side. St. Joseph drove the limo, so it would be a smooth ride. With tearful eyes we saw her suffer and then fade away. Over 100 years on this Earth, she taught us all to pray and love one another as Read More…

Elizabeth “Betty” Keister


Elizabeth “Betty” Keister (nee Wash), 99, lifelong resident of Elyria, died January 5, 2015 at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center. She was born September 23, 1915 in Elyria and for many years. Betty enjoyed the many friends and the fellowship she shared with the Jehovah’s Witnesses Community and was affectionately known as “Aunt Betty”. Her Read More…

Timothy Christian Ladd, Sr.


Timothy Christian Ladd, Sr., 62, of Grafton, passed away Sunday, October 4, 2015 following a lengthy 23 year illness. He was born January 2, 1953 in Elyria. Tim had a strong faith and a great love for his family and friends. Tim was the owner of Ladd Tool Inc. for 20 years, previously working at Read More…

Bob Breznai

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Bob Breznai, 76, of Elyria Township, passed away unexpectedly at his residence Monday, October 5, 2015. He was born in Lorain on December 31, 1938 and had been a life long resident of Elyria Township. Bob was a 1957 graduate of Clearview High School. Mr. Breznai was a veteran of the United States Army, where Read More…

Harry Lester Daniels, Jr.

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Harry Lester Daniels, Jr., 82, of North Ridgeville, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, October 3, 2015, following a brief illness. Harry was born November 26, 1932 inn Bobtown, Pennsylvania, graduated from North Union High School, Uniontown, Pennsylvania in 1954 and moved to Cleveland, in 1955. He served his Country in the U.S. Read More…

James C. Trescott

James C. Trescott, 76, of Macedonia, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at Brentwood Health Care Center in Sagamore Hills, Ohio. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and complete obituary will appear in Sunday’s Chronicle. The Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland Street, Elyria, 440-365-1271, is handling the arrangements.

Edith Elizabeth Dohanos

Edith Elizabeth Dohanos (nee Balazsy), 89, of Elyria, passed away Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center, following a brief illness. She was born January 24, 1926 in Lorain and was a lifelong Elyria area resident. Edith was a Cafeteria Employee for the Elyria Public School Systems for 19 years. She was 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® .


To order birth or death certificates online, click here.

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