October 5, 2015


Pauline F. Wallace


Pauline F. Wallace, 92, of Elyria, passed away Friday, September 25, 2015, at her daughter’s home. She was born in Fresno, Ohio and had been a resident of Elyria since 2003, moving from North Ridgeville, where she lived for over 50 years. Pauline worked as a secretary for North Ridgeville High School before going to Read More…

James A. Couture


James A. Couture, 86, of Elyria, passed away Friday, September 25, 2015 in St. Paul, Minnesota, after a short illness. He is survived by his daughter, Pamela D. (James Glass) Couture; son, Jeffrey C. (Barbara) Couture; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and the mother of his children, Barbara K. Couture. Private Interment will be at Ridge Read More…

Janet K. Hill

Janet K. Hill (nee Gump), 76, of Grafton, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, September 29, 2015, at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria, 440-322-4626.

William Gilles

William Gilles, 84, of Amherst passed away Tuesday, September 29, 2015, at his home, surrounded by his beloved wife and loving family. The Gilles family will receive friends Friday, October 2, 2015, from 2 until 4 and 5 until 7 P.M., in the Dovin and Reber Jones Funeral & Cremation Center, 1110 Cooper Foster Park Read More…

Mary E. Tusing


Mary E. Tusing (nee Haskiell), 81, of Elyria, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, September 29, 2015, at O’Neill Healthcare North Ridgeville following a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s. She was born July 12, 1934 in Tunnelton, West Virginia. Mary has been a Lorain County resident since 1952. She was employed at Elyria Memorial Read More…

Helen R. Broz


Helen R. Broz (Lawrence), 92, passed away Thursday, September 24, 2015 in Amherst. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Stanley Lawrence and Al Broz. Helen was the loving mother of Anthony (Verna), Daniel (Carolyn) and Constance (Robert); beloved grandmother of Donna (Jeff), David (Krist), James (Joy), Anthony (Heather), Thad (Kristen), Danielle (Mark), Jennifer, Read More…

Kasmer P. “Casey” Glowacki


Kasmer P. “Casey” Glowacki, 81, of Elyria, passed away Sunday, September 27, 2015 at his residence. He was born January 14, 1934 in Houtzdale, Pennsylvania. Kasmer served in the United States Army during Korea. He was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, Holy Name Society, a Eucharistic Minister, he also belonged to the 50-50 Read More…

Harriet L. Geurts


Harriet L. Geurts, 92, a longtime resident of Sheffield Village, passed away surrounded by her loving family Saturday, September 26, 2015, after a three month illness. She was born in Iowa, to the late Arie and Johanna Schilder. In 1961, Harriet, her husband and children relocated to Arizona. In 1999, she moved to Ohio to Read More…

Susan M. Hynes


Susan M. Hynes (nee Woomer), 63, a resident of Amherst, passed away Sunday, September 27, 2015 at her home, following a brief illness. She was born February 16, 1952 in Baltimore, Maryland. Susan had made her home in Amherst since 1984. She was employed as a LPN at St. Alexis Hospital for nine years. Susan Read More…

Joyce A. Jacobs


Joyce A. Jacobs, 59, of LaGrange, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, September 26, 2015 in Allen Mercy Hospital in Oberlin. She was born August 10, 1956 in Cleveland and had live in LaGrange the last 25 years. She was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Grafton. She enjoyed making blingees, bingo, 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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