April 30, 2016


Michael J. Shepherd

Michael J. Shepherd, 58, of Elyria, died unexpectedly Wednesday, April 20, 2016. He was born May 19, 1957 in Elyria and was a 1976 graduate of Elyria West High School. For 35 years, Michael was employed as a carpet installer throughout Lorain County. His interests included motorcycles, NASCAR and he was a Cleveland Sports fan. Read More…

Lawrence C. “Larry” Schultz

Lawrence C. “Larry” Schultz, 71, of North Ridgeville, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 22, 2016, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born in Cleveland and lived in North Ridgeville for the past 45 years. Larry worked as a mechanic for NASA John Glenn Research Center in Cleveland for 35 years, retiring Read More…

Swayne A. Wells, Sr.

Swayne A. Wells, Sr., 69, of Grafton Township, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016, in the New Life Hospice Residential Center in Lorain, following a short illness. He was born March 19, 1947, in Lorain. He retired in 1990 from Ford Motor Company in Brookpark, where he worked as a pipefitter. He was an avid Read More…

Raymond P. “Pete” Frederick, Jr.

Raymond P. “Pete” Frederick, Jr., 61, of North Ridgeville, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the New Life Hospice Residential Center in Lorain, after a lengthy illness. He was born January 31, 1955 in Providence, Rhode Island and has been a resident of North Ridgeville for 20 years, moving from Lorain and worked as Read More…

Andrew A. Nemeth III

Our dearly beloved husband, father, son, brother and friend, Andrew A. Nemeth III, 34, of Bealeton, Virginia, passed away Saturday, April 16, due to an unfortunate four wheeler accident. He was born in Lorain, the son of Bernice Cutcher and Andrew II. He graduated in 1999 from Firelands High School. Andrew was known for his Read More…

Albert “Al” C. Drechsler

Albert “Al” C. Drechsler died peacefully at Vista del Monte Retirement Community in Santa Barbara, California, on Thursday, April 14, 2016. He was born February 23, 1920 in Brownhelm Township, Amherst, to Michael and Katherine Drechsler. He graduated from Brownhelm High School and earned a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Case Institute of Technology Read More…

James N. Sizemore, Sr.

James N. Sizemore, Sr., 73, of Elyria, died Tuesday, April 19, 2016. He was born July 18, 1942 in Matewan, West Virginia and has been a long time resident of Elyria. James was employed by General Motors for 30 years, mostly with Fisher Body in Elyria, retiring from the GM Plant in Parma and was Read More…

Margaret Joan Cornelius

Margaret Joan Cornelius (nee Sutliff), 93, of Elyria, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center, following an extended illness. Margaret was born December 26, 1922 in Lorain. She graduated from Lorain High School, class of 1941. Margaret worked for Lorain Products as a Transformer Tester for 19 years, before retiring Read More…

Ricard E. “Richie” Dull, Sr.

Richard E. “Richie” Dull, Sr., 69, of Sheffield Lake, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at his home. He was born in Newark, New Jersey and had been a lifelong resident of Lorain, until moving to Sheffield Lake a year and a half ago. Richie worked as an assembler for Ford Motor Company at the Read More…

Donald F. Gibbens, Jr.

Donald F. Gibbens, Jr., 73, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Palm Coast, Florida, as the result of long-term medical issues. Donald was born in Ohio on November 6, 1942. He was the first child of Ruth Ann and Donald F. Gibbens, Sr. Donald graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Lorain. He furthered 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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