May 29, 2015


Gladys Emogene McDougal

Gladys Emogene McDougal (nee Martin), 79, of North Ridgeville, passed away peacefully at her home Friday, May 22, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Bogner Family Funeral Home, North Ridgeville.

Eleanor R. Ward


Eleanor R. Ward (nee Wallace), 92, of Bay Village, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Eleanor was born July 22, 1922, in Toronto, Ohio. Eleanor is survived by her children, Sharon Krzynowek (Richard), Linda Hazinakis (Chris) and Barbara Hume (Jim); three grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her Read More…

Judith A. Hughes


Judith A. Hughes (nee Szczepanski), 71, of Avon, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, May 20, 2015, unexpectedly in West Virginia. She was born May 19, 1944 in Grafton, and had lived in Avon for over 50 years. She was employed as an Avon School bus driver for over 30 years, retiring 2000. She Read More…

Robert Maynard, Jr.

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Robert Maynard, Jr., 82, of Columbia Station, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Robert was born July 18, 1932 in Delbarton, West Virginia. He was a resident of Columbia Station for 50 years. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, having served during the Korean Conflict. Robert worked 34 years for Ford Motor Company in Read More…

Bruce W. Doman

Bruce W. Doman, 75, of Elyria, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph in Lorain. Friends may call 4 until 7 P.M., Sunday, May 24, at the Busch Funeral Home, 114 Second St., Elyria. Funeral Service will follow immediately at 7 P.M.

Carol B. Lippert

Carol B. Lippert, 55, of Eaton Township, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015, at Ames Family Hospice House in Westlake, following a long illness. A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date by the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria, 440-322-4626.

Eleanor Susan Oebker


Eleanor Susan Oebker (nee Bendik), 80, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2015. Together, Bill and Eleanor operated Oebker Farms in Avon for over 50 years. Bill and Eleanor were charter members of Faith Lutheran Church, Avon. She was the mother of Thomas William, Joyce Oebker Cahalan (husband, Jack) and Jon William (wife, Lisa Mahnic); grandmother Read More…

Audrey Lester

Audrey Lester, 78, of Laurel Fork, Virginia, passed away at her home Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Mrs. Lester was born in West Virginia, to the late James Delena and Nora Ellen Cameron Seagraves. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by two brothers, Bill and Terry. Mrs. Lester is survived by Read More…

Andrew Peter Kocan


Andrew Peter Kocan, 75, of Lorain, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph. He was born April 21, 1940, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Peter and Mary (nee Mirulla) Kocan and graduated from Lorain High School in 1957. Andrew enlisted as a Private (E-1) with the U.S. Marine Corps Read More…

Jane A. Frederick


Jane A. Frederick (nee Cartwright), 86, of Lorain, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain, following a brief illness. Mrs. Frederick was born in Lorain on February 12, 1929, the daughter of the late Leland W. and Grace A (nee Muse) Cartwright. She was a graduate of Lorain High 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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