October 30, 2014


Marian Gardner Stafford


Marian Gardner Stafford (nee Johnston), 89, a long-time resident of North Ridgeville, passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at Traditions of Bath in Cuyahoga Falls, following a lengthy illness. She was born May 28, 1925 in Cleveland, and she was raised in North Olmsted. She was a 1943 graduate of North Olmsted High School, Read More…

Dale Edward McFarland


Dale Edward McFarland, 63, passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Amherst Manor Nursing Home, under the care of Sprenger Hospice. He was born December 1, 1950 in Lorain, to the late George and Rosezena (nee Edinger) McFarland. Dale graduated from Brookside High School and attended Akron University for two years. Most of his working Read More…

Ferrell Hackney


Ferrell Hackney, 83, of Vermilion, passed away Thursday, October 23, 2014 after a one year illness. He was born February 28, 1931, in Freeburn, Kentucky, to the late Henry A. and Bettie (nee Saunders) Hackney. Mr. Hackney served in the West Virginia National Guard during the 1950′s. In 1962, he moved with his family to Read More…

Vicki Newton-Gregory

Gregory, Vicki

Vicki Newton-Gregory, 62, of Eaton Township, passed away Friday, October 3, 2014. Survivors include her husband, E. Wayne Gregory; son, Eric Newton; daughter, Heather (Jeff) Carpenter; step children, Toni and Ed; sisters, Gloria Eschwiler and Debbie Krugman; brother, Kenneth Coan, Jr.; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, June and Read More…

Lois Mae Yerace

Lois Mae Yerace, 80, of Wellington, died Tuesday, October 21, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was born in Bentleyville, Pennsylvania on March 31, 1934, to the late Joseph and Myrtle Skerbetz. Lois was a graduate of Bentleyville Senior High and she moved to the Wellington area in the early 60’s and spent most of Read More…

Elmer Henry Schroth


Elmer Henry Schroth, born October 7, 1917, in Cleveland, passed from this life Wednesday, October 22, 2014. Elmer graduated from John Marshall High School, attended Fenn College, the Executive Education Program of the Harvard Business School and received the degree of Honorary Member of the Engineering Profession from Case Institute of Technology. After a 44 Read More…

Clifford “Cliff” Thierry


Clifford “Cliff” Thierry, 83, of Elyria, passed away surrounded by his family, Thursday, October 23, 2014, at the New Life Hospice Residential Center in Lorain. Cliff was born March 21, 1931 in Cleveland. Elyria has been his home for the last 60 years. Cliff was a retired foreman for Ohio Brass Co. in Cleveland. He Read More…

John R. Pajak, Jr.


John R. Pajak, Jr., 66, a life-long resident of Elyria, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at Ames Family Hospice House in Westlake. He served in the U.S. Army with the 198th Infantry Brigade during the Vietnam War. He received a National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with three Bronze Stars and the Vietnam Read More…

Doris M. Barr

Doris M. Barr (nee Pettross), 87, passed away Thursday, October 23, 2014 peacefully at home surrounded by her family. She was born January 28, 1927 in Toledo, to Elmer and Margaret (nee Jellicorse). Doris is survived by her daughter, Marsha Marsh of Oberlin; son, Gary (Patty) of Long Beach, California; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Read More…

Alice M. Baker

Baker, Alice

Alice M. Baker (nee Machovina), 75, of North Ridgeville, passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at her home, following a brief illness. She was born February 24, 1939 in Cleveland and was an Elyria resident for most of her life. A 1957 Elyria Catholic High School graduate, Alice enjoyed traveling to Las Vegas, shopping and 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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