March 31, 2015


Liza Pass


Liza Pass (nee Hall), 89, of Elyria, died Sunday, March 22, 2015 at her home after a lengthy illness. She was born March 20, 1926 in Melvin, Kentucky and since 1952 has been a resident of the Lorain Elyria area. For ten years Liza was an Avon representative and was a 55 year member of Read More…

Dolly Dee Hickman

Dolly Dee Hickman (nee Mick), 80, of Avon Lake, went home to be with her Lord, surrounded by her loving children, Monday, March 23, 2015 at the Cleveland Clinic, following a brief illness. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Busch Funeral and Crematory Services, Elyria, (440) 322-3717.

Brodie Spencer White


Brodie Spencer White, 95, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 19, 2015. He was born to in Shady Grove, Alabama. Brodie served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After which he attended Tuskegee Institute. Upon graduation he taught classes preparing veterans returning to the work force as well as Read More…

Samuel F. Shumyla


Samuel F. Shumyla, 97, of Lorain, passed away at his residence, Saturday March 21, 2015. He was born in Buck Run, Pennsylvania on February 28, 1918 and had been a resident of Lorain since his childhood. Sam was a graduate of Lorain High School. Well known for his work ethic, he began working for a Read More…

Grove Rorick “Speedy” Amos


Grove Rorick “Speedy” Amos, 89 of Elyria, died Friday, March 20, 2015, at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center. He was born November 7, 1925 in Wheeling, West Virginia and graduated from St. Clairsville, High School in 1943. He was a 1949 graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. During Read More…

Joan Emma Valachek


Joan Emma Valachek (nee Dlugos), 70, of Vermilion, died Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Fairview Hospital after short illness. She was born January 7, 1945 in Lorain, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 44 years moving from Lorain. Joan graduated from Clearview High School in 1962 and received her Bachelor of Science Read More…

Joe O. Perez


Joe O. Perez, 86, of Lorain, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2015, at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph. He was born on February 4, 1929 in Deering, Missouri to Albino and Caterina (nee Ortega) Perez and graduated from Saginaw High School, Michigan in 1946. Joe enlisted with the United States Air Force on Read More…

Kathryn F. Sprouse


Kathryn F. Sprouse (nee Muhich), 88, of Elyria, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at University Hospital Elyria Medical Center. She was born December 27, 1926 in Lorain. Kathryn enjoyed the simple things in life , such as watching the birds, gardening, cooking, her church, spending time with family and her grand puppies. Survivors Read More…

Kenneth H. “Kenny” Clark


Kenneth H. “Kenny” Clark, 61, of Lorain, died Sunday, March 22, 2015, while under the care of Mercy New Life Hospice. He was born August 25, 1953 in Lorain, he lived here most of his life having lived for several years in the Mason Town, Pennsylvania area. Kenny was employed by the Lorain City Schools Read More…

John J. Frisina


John J. Frisina (Johnny) went to be with Our Lord, Friday, March 20, 2015. John lived well at his home and chose to go to Mercy New Life Hospice Center nearby only four days earlier. John was born to Giovanni and Rosa and raised in Meadville Pennsylvania, ninth in order and last surviving of 11 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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