January 26, 2015


Dean R. Morris


Dean R. Morris, 77, of Avon, passed away peacefully Friday, January 23, 2015, at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born February 13, 1937 in Old Washington, Ohio and was a member of the first graduating class of Midview High School in 1956. Dean served in the U.S. Naval Reserve and for 43 Read More…

Barbara J. Ahart

Barbara J. Ahart (nee Parsons), 85, of Grafton, passed away Tuesday, January 21, 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.

Charles J. Crout, Sr.


Charles J. Crout, Sr., 67, entered into rest Sunday, January 18, 2015. He was born May 6, 1947, in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania and lived in Avon for the past 18 years. He graduated from Penn State University in 1971 and was employed with Chambersburg Engineering Co. for over 23 years, and later with Forging Developments International Read More…

Norman E. Myers

Norman E. Myers, 92, of Oberlin, passed away at Allen Mercy Hospital on Thursday, January 22 2015. Further arrangements will be announced by Cowling Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Oberlin.

Mary Lu Chenoweth

Mary Lu Chenoweth, 78, of Elyria and Clermont, Florida died Wednesday, January 21, 2015 while wintering in Clermont, Florida. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland Street, Elyria, (440) 365 1271.

Virginia Wright

Virginia Wright (nee Irvan), 95, of Elyria, passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at her home under the care of Cleveland Clinic Hospice. The Wright family will receive friends Tuesday, January 27, 2015 from 4 to 7 P.M., in the Dovin and Reber Jones Funeral & Cremation Center, 1110 Cooper Foster Park Road, Amherst, where Read More…

Robert C. Brehm


Robert C. Brehm, 89, of Elyria passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center, following a brief illness. He was born November 14, 1925 in Delaware, Ohio. Robert retired from The Ridge Tool Co. with over 40 years of service. He was a member of The Elyria United Polish Club for Read More…

Aretta Lowther


Aretta Lowther (nee Cutlip), 76, of Columbia Station, passed away Saturday, January 17, 2015, at Southwest General Hospital in Middleburg Heights. She was born in Jumbo, West Virginia and had been a resident of Columbia Station for the past 52 years, moving from Cleveland. She enjoyed sewing, flower gardening, crocheting, cooking and entertaining. Survivors include Read More…

Edward “Eddie” Horton


Edward “Eddie” Horton, 76, of Elyria went home to be with the Lord Sunday, January 18, 2015 in the University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center, following a long illness. He was born in Lexington, Mississippi, coming to Lorain in 1966 from Tennessee. Mr. Horton was employed at Ford Motor Company of Lorain and BFI Corp., as Read More…

Robert P. DeChant


Robert P. DeChant, 89, entered into rest Tuesday, January 20, 2015. He was born March 25, 1925 in Avon, and was a life long resident. He graduated from St. Ignatius High School and served in the U.S. Navy, serving in WWII on the destroyer USS Waldron as a sonar man 3rd Class. He was employed 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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