February 27, 2015


Charles E. “Chuckie” Parker


Charles Edward “Chuckie” Parker, 54, of Lorain, passed away Saturday, February 21, 2014 in Mercy Regional Hospital unexpectedly. Charles was born April 14, 1960 in Lorain and had been a lifelong resident of Lorain. He was an avid sports fan who enjoyed playing poker, camping and spending time with his grandchildren. He loved many, and Read More…

Mary Ann Ludwig


Mary Ann Ludwig, 86, of Lorain, died Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the home of her daughter, Kateri. She was born February 6, 1929 in Lorain and remained a lifelong resident. Mary Ann was a parishioner of the Church of St. Peter in Lorain and enjoyed quilting and sewing. She is survived by daughters, Anthea Read More…

Wendell Clifton Beal


Wendell Clifton Beal, 88, of Elyria, passed away Sunday, February 22, 2015, at The Gardens at Avon Oaks in Avon. Wendell and his twin brother were born to the late Irvin H. and Mae M. (nee Blume) Beal in Ellerslie, Maryland. Wendell retired from the General Motors Company, Elyria in 1986 after nearly 35 years Read More…

William Joseph Bihn


William Joseph Bihn, 49, of York Township, passed suddenly into his heavenly home, Friday, February 20, 2015, due to an auto accident. Bill was born May 31, 1965 in Medina, to the late John and Patricia (nee Bell) Bihn. He was a lifelong Medina County resident. Bill was a 1983 graduate of Buckeye High School, Read More…

Joseph E. Wolfe

Wolfe obit

Joseph E. Wolfe, 77, of Urbana, passed away, Friday, February 20, 2015. He was born July 22, 1937 in New London, the son of Lester and Lottie (Cowie) Wolfe. Joe was a 1955 graduate of New London High School. He retired from Yellow Freight as a truck driver after many years of service. He was Read More…

Patricia J. Kish


Patricia J. Kish (nee St. George), 68, of Amherst Township, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, February 20, 2015 in Amherst Memorial Hospital, following a lengthy illness. She was born January 16, 1947 in Erie, Pennsylvania. She moved to Elyria in 1972. She lived in Oberlin for 16 years before moving to Read More…

Mary A. Ludwig

Mary A. Ludwig, 86, of Lorain, died Sunday, February 22, 2015. Friends may call Tuesday, February 24, 2015 from 4 to 8 P.M., at Reichlin-Cooley Funeral Home, 2920 Broadway, Lorain. Further arrangements are incomplete and will be announced Tuesday.

Susan L. Raible


Susan L. Raible, 57, of Lorain, passed away Saturday, February 21, 2015 surrounded by her loving family, after a short battle with cancer. Susan was born October 27, 1957 in Lorain. Susan was a beloved mother and grandmother who enjoyed spending every moment with her family. She enjoyed making crafts with the grandkids, garage selling Read More…

William J. Bihn

William J. Bihn, 49, of York Township, Medina, passed suddenly into his Heavenly home, Friday, February 20, 2015, due to an auto accident. Calling hours will be Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at the Bauer Funeral Home, Valley City, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 P.M.

Nicholas R. “Bob” Resar


Nicholas R. “Bob” Resar, 86, of Grafton, passed away Thursday, February 19, 2015, at his home, following a brief illness. He was born August 13, 1928 in Elyria and was a Grafton resident for most of his life. Bob retired as a foreman/carpenter for Gene Resar, Inc. and along with his wife, was the co-owner 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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