March 3, 2015

Rain and snow

Leon Stanley Lesner, Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather


Leon Stanley Lesner, 81, of Amherst, passed away Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at New Life Hospice Residential Center in Lorain. He was born April 21, 1933 in Lorain. Leon was raised in Lorain, graduating from Lorain High School with the Class of 1951. He attended John Carroll University. Leon made his home in Amherst since Read More…

Kenneth Austin Faria


Kenneth Austin Faria, 19, of Lorain, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, February 21, 2015. He was born July 30, 1995, in Westlake, to Kenneth and Jennifer (nee Scott) Faria and graduated from Marion L. Steele High School in 2013. Kenneth loved his brother and sisters. He liked to sing and rap, play basketball, camping and sitting Read More…

James T. Bryner


James T. Bryner, 84, of Elyria, passed away Saturday, February 21, 2015, the day of his wife’s funeral, at O’Neal Health Care in North Ridgeville. He was born June 26, 1930, in George’s Township, Pennsylvania and lived in Elyria since 1955. James was a graduate of German Township High School with the Class of 1948. Read More…

Diane Strauser

Diane Strauser (nee Sexstella), 63, of Amherst, passed away Monday, February 23, 2015, at Mercy Hospital following a lengthy illness. The family will receive friends Friday, February 27, 2015, from 4 until 8 P.M., in the Dovin and Reber Jones Funeral & Cremation Center, 1110 Cooper Foster Park Rd., Amherst. Funeral services will be held Read More…

Hedy B. Pedaci

  Hedy B. Pedaci (nee Tablett), 72, of Grafton, passed away Saturday, February 21, 2015 at her home, following a long illness. She was born February 25, 1942 in Grafton and was a Grafton resident for most of her life. Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Robert; daughters, DeEdra Bogner of North Ridgeville, Darcie Read More…

JoAnn Lovell


JoAnn Lovell, 54, of Elyria, died Sunday, February 22, 2015, after a long illness. She was born  October 25, 1960, to Ray and the late Jean (nee Chioccola) Ware. JoAnn was a 1978 graduate of North Ridgeville High School and earned an Associate’s Degree from the Lorain County Community College. JoAnn worked for a short Read More…

Duane W. Bibler


Duane W. Bibler, 54, of Olmsted Falls, passed away Friday, February 20, 2015. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Bibler; and his grandparents, Wayne (Emma) Bibler and Jack (Hermine) Hafey. He was the beloved husband for 22 years to Kelly (nee Morris) Bibler; cherished son to Sally A. Bibler; dear brother to Read More…

Anna Krause


Anna Krause (nee Bosak), 89, of Lorain, died Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at Anchor Lodge Nursing Home, Lorain, following a short illness. She was born July 8, 1925 in the Ukraine, moving to Lorain in 1956. Anna had attended night school to earn her citizenship. Anna had worked at Long’s Greenhouse as a designer of Read More…

Eileen M. Bremer


Eileen M. Bremer (nee Wright), 59, of Lorain, peacefully passed away Monday, February 23, 2015, at the Cleveland Clinic, accompanied by her beloved family. Mrs. Bremer was born July 29, 1955, in Amherst, a daughter of the late Robert and Winifred (nee Percy) Wright. She was a 1973 graduate of Lorain High School. She loved Read More…

David Whitfield


David Whitfield, 59, of Elyria, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, February 17, 2015, in the University Hospital of Cleveland, following a short illness. He was a lifelong resident of Elyria and a graduate of Elyria High School, Class of 1975. He was a manager in the food service industry and a member 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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March Immunization Clinics

Immunizations for adults and children are available in many Lorain County locations each month. Child Immunization Clinics: Immunizations will be available for anyone 18 years...
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Overdose Death Prevention: Nasal Narcan Clinic

Project Dawn will host a Narcan Clinic on Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Elyria City Health District (202 Chestnut...
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Office Closed February 16- Presidents Day

The Lorain County General Health District will be closed on Monday, February 16 in observance of Presidents Day. The office will reopen on Tuesday, February...
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