August 31, 2015


Angelo J. Vasi


Angelo J. Vasi, 81, of North Ridgeville, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loved ones Tuesday, August 25, 2015. He was born in Cleveland and grew up in North Ridgeville, where he spent most of his life. Angelo worked as a Union Organizer for United Auto Workers International for 28 years, retiring in Read More…

Tommie Lessiter Maegle


Tommie Lessiter Maegle (nee Knuckles), passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at the age of 87. A longtime resident of Amherst, Tommie was born in 1928 in London, Kentucky and later moved to Detroit, Michigan with her parents and twin sisters, Jacqueline and Edwina, who were also her best Read More…

LaVaughn Kepler Cope


LaVaughn Kepler Cope, 94, of Wellington, died at Blue Ridge Christian Home at 10 p.m., Thursday, August 20, 2015. She was born September 9, 1920 in Wellington. LaVaughn graduated from Wellington High School and later attended Ohio University, Newport Rhode Island Business School and Lorain County Community College computer courses. She was a real estate Read More…

June Streicher

June Streicher (nee Squire), 89, formerly of Elyria, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 3, 2015 at The Renaissance in Olmsted Township. June was a 1943 Elyria High School graduate. She was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church for over 60 years. June graduated from the Oberlin School of Commerce in 1944, then worked as Read More…

Flora A. “Flossie” Hales


Flora A. “Flossie” Hales (nee Miller), 89, of Elyria, died Saturday, August 22, 2015 at University Hospitals, Cleveland. She was born August 7, 1926 in Rocky River and was a 1944 graduate of Chatham High School. Flossie worked in the family business, Hales Complete Food Market on Middle Avenue in Elyria from 1985 until the Read More…

Shirley Beth Smith

Shirley Beth Smith (nee Silverman), passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2015. She was the beloved wife of Harold; loving mother of Louis (Susan) Smith and Geri (Harry) Smith Singer; devoted grandmother of Alison M. Smith, Ashlee F. (Michael) Leaisure, Miriam L. Singer, Deborah M. Singer and Reid A. Singer; great-grandmother of Brylee and dear sister Read More…

Donald Reese

Donald Reese, passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2015. He was the beloved father of Richard Reese; stepfather of Cindy and James Arcuri, Jr.; dearest brother of the late James, John and Carol Reese and dearest son of John and Florence Reese. Memorial Service will be Sunday, August 30, from 5 until 7 P.M., at Walter Read More…

Dolores J. Trifiletti


Dolores J. (nee Krek) Trifiletti, 83, passed away Monday, August 24, 2015 at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain. She was born in Lorain on November 16, 1931 and graduated from Lorain High School. Dolores married Joseph C. Trifiletti on May 25, 1963. She worked at J.F. Zook Company and was a loving homemaker. Dolores Read More…

James E. “Jamie” Branch


James E. “Jamie” Branch, 63, a resident of Wellington for the past 23 years, passed away suddenly Monday, August 24, 2015 at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center of an apparent heart attack. He was born July 29, 1952 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, moving to Lorain County in 1959. He graduated from Midview High School, class of Read More…

Barbara Moorman

Barbara Moorman (nee Smith) of Westlake passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Ronald D. Moorman for 58 years; loving mother of Deborah (Bob), David (Bonnie) and Richard (deceased) (Pat); dear grandmother of 14 and great-grandmother of 15 and sister of Pat Dean and Delores Deubel (deceased). Barb 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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