May 28, 2016


Thomas Levi “Tommy” Price

Thomas Levi “Tommy” Price, 18, of Elyria, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria, (440) 322-4626.

Gary L. Slater

Gary L. Slater, 70, of Oberlin, passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at his home in Oberlin, after a short illness. He was born November 20, 1945, in Oberlin. After graduation from Oberlin High School, he attended Colorado School of Mines. During the Vietnam War, he served as a medical corpsman with the U.S. Navy, Read More…

Charles E. Williams

Charles E. Williams, 70, of Elyria, died Sunday, May 15, 2016, after a long illness. He was born October 8, 1945 in Elyria and attended St. Agnes Elementary School and Elyria High School. Chuck was a U.S. Army veteran from 1967 to 1969 and was wounded while serving in Vietnam. He was employed by the Read More…

Violet S. White

Violet S. White, 72, passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter in Wellington. Funeral arrangements, under the care of Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland Street, Elyria, are incomplete and a full obituary will appear in Sunday’s Chronicle Telegram.

Patricia A. Martinak

Patricia A. Martinak, 60, died Thursday, May 19, 2016 at O’Neill Healthcare, North Ridgeville, following a lengthy illness. She was born August 15, 1955 in Lorain and had lived in Elyria all of her life. She was a 1973 graduate of Elyria High School. After high school, she attended Cleveland State and Fenn College of Read More…

Ruth E. Kalo

Ruth E. Kalo (nee Eddy), 80, of Lorain, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Her funeral arrangements will be announced by the Richard J. Reidy Funeral Home, 1783 East 31st Street, South Lorain, 440-277-8164.

Dr. Amer C. Shab

Dr. Amer C. Shab, 88, of North Ridgeville, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center, following an extended illness. He was born in Everett, Pennsylvania, grew up in Hopewell, Pennsylvania and had been a resident of North Ridgeville since 1972. He previously lived in Berea and Strongsville. He enjoyed spending Read More…

Dianna Lynn Chevchek

Dianna Lynn Chevchek (nee Stevens), 56, of North Olmsted, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2016, at Southwest Hospice Residential Center. She was born October 28, 1959 in Elyria and was a graduate of North Ridgeville High School. Dianna enjoyed knitting and especially her grandchildren. Survivors include her husband, Eugene; daughters, Yvonne (Scott) Gossett of Olmsted Read More…

Reverend Norflett Ray Jones

Reverend Norflett Ray Jones, 92, a 40 plus year resident of Elyria, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at the Abbeywood, Elyria. Reverend Jones was born April 21, 1924 in Isle of Wight, Virginia, resided in Vero Beach, Florida, before moving to Elyria. After graduation from high school, Reverend Jones took a job in the Read More…

Virginia A. Holcomb

Virginia A. Holcomb (nee Nelson), 90, of Elyria, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at her residence. She was born June 16 , 1925 in Penrose, Utah, to Lars and Josephine Nelson. Virginia attended elementary school in Corin, Utah and three years of high school at Box Elder High School. She finished high school at 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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