July 31, 2015


Colleen Mae Whitmore Churchill


Colleen Mae Whitmore Churchill, 47, of Brook Park and formerly of Elyria, passed away Sunday, July 12, 2015. She was born October 27, 1967, in Amherst. Colleen attended Elyria High School and JVS (cosmetology). She was employed with York International and attended Lorain County Community College. Colleen was survived by her sisters and brothers, Robin Read More…

Mary Neuman


Mary Neuman (nee Harrison), 99, lifetime resident of Elyria, passed away Friday evening, July 24, 2015, at O’Neill Healthcare Center Ridge Assisted Living, following a full and well lived life. Mary was born November 11, 1915, in Oberlin, shortly after her mother, father and brother came to America from England, hoping for a better life. Read More…

Thaddeus “Ted”, “TK”, C. Kuczynski


Thaddeus “Ted”, “TK”, C. Kuczynski, 95, of Amherst, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015, at his home. Ted was born October 9, 1919, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he was raised and lived. He briefly spent time in Alaska and West Virginia before moving to Ohio in 1962 and specifically to Amherst in 1966. As a Read More…

Gerald “Jerry” W. Smith

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Gerald “Jerry” W. Smith, 72, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 23, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of the late Susan Ellen (nee Cunningham) of 49 years; loving father of Bradley (Holly) and Christopher (Susan); grandfather of Josh, Jazmine, Ian, Shannon and Haley; fiance of Debra Burgess-Barbera and brother Read More…

James Hupp, Jr.

James Hupp, Jr., 50, of Elyria, passed away unexpectedly Friday, July 24, 2015 at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria, (440) 322-4626.

Daniel “Chacho” Pacheco


Daniel “Chacho” Pacheco, 84, of Elyria, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 21, 2015 in Grace Hospital, Lakewood. He was born December 11, 1930 in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Daniel enlisted in the U. S. Navy after high school and spent 22 years stationed in several locations throughout the United States. Afterwards lived in in Avon for Read More…

Elaine M. Conlin

Elaine M. Conlin (nee Mandat), 88, of North Ridgeville, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Mercy New Life Hospice in Lorain, following a lengthy illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria, (440) 322-4626.

Jeffrey C. Wyant


Jeffrey C. Wyant, 66, of Westlake, passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Jeff worked as a corporate attorney for Swift & Company and Morton Salt. He then became Chief Environmental Counsel for Rohm and Haas, where he retired as their Chief Regulatory Counsel in 2008. When he was not working he enjoyed reading, computers, trains, Read More…

Willie G. Gage

Willie G. Gage, 63, of Lorain, formerly of Sacramento, California, died peacefully Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at Ames Family Hospice in Westlake. Arrangements are in the care of Dicken Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Elyria.

Joseph L. Dario


Joseph L. Dario, 68, Amherst, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015 at his home under the care of New Life Hospice. He was born December 6, 1946 in Lorain and attended Admiral King High School. Joseph served in the United States Army. He was a member of the Bachelor’s Club and the Knights of Columbus. 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.

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