November 27, 2015


Marshall C. Dimacchia


Marshall C. Dimacchia, 83, passed away Friday, November 20, 2015, at St. John Medical Center, with his loving family at his side. He was born February 3, 1932, in Lorain. Marshall graduated from St. Mary’s High School, Class of 1950. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp in 1952 and was honorably discharged in 1954 Read More…

Michael H. Will

Michael H. Will, 72, of Grafton, passed away Monday, November 16, 2015, at Amherst Manor Retirement Center, following a brief illness. He was born October 26, 1943, in Lorain and was a lifelong area resident. Mike served in the United States Navy, was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Elyria and was an Read More…

Norbert J. Drol

Norbert J. Drol, 92, a resident of Lorain, passed away Friday, November 20, 2015, at Mercy Regional Medical Center ER, following a brief illness. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by the Hempel Funeral Home in Amherst.

Randall Steven Simon


Randall Steven Simon, 69, peacefully and gently passed away at his home in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Saturday, November 14, 2015, after a long, quiet battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born in Lorain, March 27, 1946. Randy is survived by his life partner of 42 years, Norris D. Miller; three brothers, Nick, Jim and Jerrold, Read More…

Jeanne Y. Grills


Jeanne Y. Grills, 96, of North Ridgeville and formerly of Columbia Station, passed away Friday, November 20, 2015, with her family near. She was born May 18, 1919 on a farm in Grafton. She was a 1937 graduate of Eaton High School and a 1938 graduate of Comptroller School. She was a home maker who Read More…

George C. Jurco

George C. Jurco, 85, of Columbia Station, passed away Friday, November 20, 2015 at his residence, following a three year illness. Arrangements will be announced by the Liston Funeral Home, North Ridgeville.

Katharina M. Kiesel

Katharina M. Kiesel, 95, of North Ridgeville, peacefully passed away at the Wesleyan Village Thursday, October 22, 2015, after a long illness. She was born March 4, 1920 in Title, Yugoslavia. Her family was forced to relocate during WWII and settled in Karlsruhe, Germany after the war. She immigrated to Toronto, Canada in 1957, where Read More…

Dolores Perez


Dolores Perez (nee Rodriguez-Flores), 75, of Lorain, passed away Thursday, November 19, 2015. Dolores was a long time member of Sacred Heart Chapel. She loved gardening and playing lottery tickets with numbers she saw in her dreams. She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Lucas; children, Raul and Jose; grandchildren, Heather, Alex, Read More…

Gerald E. “Jerry” Sheffield

Gerald E. “Jerry” Sheffield, 72, passed at Elm’s Retirement Village in Wellington after a lengthy illness on Thursday, November 19, 2015. Eastman Funeral Home in New London is assisting the family with arrangements

Virginia Mae “Ginny” Grunda


Virginia Mae “Ginny” Grunda (nee Prill), 91, of Sheffield Lake, died Thursday, November 19, 2015 at Safe Haven Elder Care in Avon Lake, after a lengthy illness. She was born September 3, 1924 in Lorain and had been a lifelong Sheffield Lake and Lorain resident. Virginia graduated from Lorain High School in 1942 and worked 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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