August 28, 2014

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Laurie L. Sumney


Laurie L. Sumney, 69, passed away Thursday, August 20, 2014 in Medina, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born June 30, 1945 in Avon Lake, to the late Michael and Rita (Dawson) Knuff. Laurie was a bartender at the Holiday Inn in Fairlawn and Best Western in Medina for 20 years. She was Read More…

Charles R. Andrews


Charles R. Andrews, 78, of Grafton, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014 in the Ames Family Hospice House in Westlake, after a long illness. He was born May 18, 1936 in Parkersburg, West Virginia and lived in Grafton since 1992. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving aboard the USS Salem from 1954-1958. He was Read More…

Dorothy D. Freeland


Dorothy D. Freeland (nee Bruce), 88, of Elyria, died Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph in Lorain. She was born November 23, 1925 in Amherst and has been a resident of Elyria most of her life, graduating from Elyria High School in 1944. For 10 years, she was employed Read More…

Clifford L. Truelson


Clifford L. Truelson, 68, of Seminole, Florida, formerly of Columbia Station, passed away in his home Friday, June 27, 2014. Cliff was the son of the late Clifford G. and Tessie Truelson and the uncle of the late Wesley J. Kegg. He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Sheila and Dale Dreger of Bradenton, Read More…

Gabryel David Sandoval

Gabryel David Sandoval, infant son to Nicole and Jason Sandoval of Elyria, passed away Friday, August 15, 2014, in the University Hospital of Cleveland. He is also survived by brother, Jason, Jr. and four sisters, Haylee, Autumn, Trinity and Lilyann Sandoval, all at home. Friends may call at the Graveside Service at 1:30 P.M., Tuesday, Read More…

Richard “Butch” L. Krause


Richard “Butch” L. Krause, 75, of Lorain, passed away at his residence on Sunday, August 17, 2014. He was born January 18, 1939 in Lorain and was a life long resident of Lorain. Richard was a 50 year union member of Labor Local 758. He enjoyed fishing, flower gardening, garage sales and appreciated the value Read More…

Rochelle H. Bennett

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Rochelle H. Bennett (nee Smith), 39, of Lorain, died Monday, August 18, 2014 at her home after a short illness. She was born August 6, 1975, in Lorain and had been a lifelong Lorain area resident. Rochelle graduated from Lorain High School. She treasured her family and friends, enjoyed family activities, attending her sons sporting Read More…

Helen Ernestine Tessaro

Helen Ernestine Tessaro, 79, of Elyria, passed away Wednesday, August 20, 2014, following a lengthy illness. She was born May 29, 1935 in Ashland, West Virginia. Helen enjoyed being a homemaker and taking care of her family. She is survived by her loving husband, Andrew Tessaro of Elyria; daughter, Belinda (Joseph) Van Keuren of Elyria; Read More…

Mr. Ignatius Gonzales


Mr. Ignatius Gonzales, 78, passed away at his home Tuesday, August 19, 2014, surrounded by his beloved wife, Carol and his loving family. Ignatius was born September 23, 1935 in Lorain, to his loving parents, Jesus and Theresa (nee Moreno) Gonzalez. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp in 1954, serving on the USS Tarawa Read More…

Norrine Diane Nieding


Our Beloved Norrine Nieding has left us too soon and will be greatly missed by many. Norrine Diane Nieding (nee Cebula), 68, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at the Wesleyan Village in Elyria. She was born July 24, 1946 in Elyria, to Frank and Otilla Cebula. Norrine grew up in Elyria and Wellington. She 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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Elyria, Ohio 44035

Office Closed

 The Lorain County General Health District will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014 in observance of Labor Day. The agency will be open again...
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Office Closed

 The Lorain County General Health District will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014 in observance of Labor Day. The agency will be open again...
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Triumph through the Challenges: FASD Course Series

The Triumph through the Challenges Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder 2014 Fall Course Series is now open for regstration. Learn about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)...
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