April 24, 2014

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Jude Edward “Rocky” Gusky

Jude Edward “Rocky” Gusky, 56, of Elyria, passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at New Life Hospice after a brief illness. Jude was born December 13,1957 in Elyria. He was a graduate of Elyria High School. Jude was employed by Green Circle Growers as a horticulturist. He had many interests, including traveling, avid concert goer, Read More…

Kenneth H. DeVault


Kenneth H. DeVault, 75, of Vermilion, died Sunday, February 16, 2014 at Mercy Regional Medical Center, Lorain. Kenneth was born August 15, 1938 in Bannock, Ohio and had been an area resident since 1951. He was a veteran of the United States Army stationed in Germany. Kenneth worked as a painter, touch up and repairman Read More…

Juanita Williams

Williams, Juanita

Juanita Williams, 73, passed away Friday, January 31, 2014 at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in New port, Tennessee on January 3, 1941. Juanita resided at the Elyria Wesleyan Village and attended the Murray Ridge Workshop where she loved playing in the Bell Choir. She enjoyed music Read More…

Thomas George “Tom” Loughren

Thomas George “Tom” Loughren, 65, of Wellington and formerly of Cleveland and Grafton, died Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at Mercy New Life Hospice after a long illness. He was born on July 13, 1948 in Cleveland to the late George and Dawn (nee O’Donnell) Loughren. Tom was an industrial electrician and worked for Union Carbide Read More…

Kenneth Nicolai

Kenneth Nicolai, 46, of Elyria, passed away Saturday, February 15, 2014 following a short illness. He was born May 19, 1967 in Cleveland. He was a member of American Legion Post #12 in Elyria. He is survived by his partner of many years, Christine Fortuna; his step-father, Rocco DeLuca; one brother, Pete DeLuca; and by Read More…

Leon Draiss, Jr.

Leon Draiss, Jr., 73, of Elyria passed away Monday, February 17,2014 at his residence, after a lengthy illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria.

Aldea E. “Dee” Slauter


Aldea E. “Dee” Slauter (nee Myers) 76, of Lorain died Monday, February 17, 2014 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph in Lorain. She was born May 17, 1937 in Elyria and was a 1955 graduate of Elyria High School. She was employed by the Elyria City Schools in various positions for 22 years Read More…

Patricia E. Younglas

Patricia E. Younglas, (nee Keane), 74 of Elyria passed away Saturday, February 15, 2014 at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center following a brief illness. She was born October 15, 1939 in Queens, New York and was a Lorain County resident since 1969. Patricia worked at the former Finast Grocery Store in Elyria as a cashier. Read More…

Sandra Jean Loar


Sandra Jean Loar (nee Trott), 73, of Lorain, passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home. She was born on February 9, 1941 in Hillsdale, Michigan to the late Clarence and Sarah (nee Jones) Trott. Sandra grew up in Carlisle Township and graduated from Midview High School in 1959. Since 1967, she Read More…

Harlan P. “Sug” Kennedy


Harlan P. “Sug” Kennedy, 67, of Grafton, passed away at home Sunday, February 16, 2014, following a three year illness. He was born July 4, 1946 in Elyria. Harlan served in the U.S. Navy, and retired from General Motors. He was a member of Grafton V.F.W. Post #3341. Harlan enjoyed spending time with his grandkids, 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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Project Dawn Training and Narcan Distribution Clinic

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

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Be a Leader in Wellness!

 2014 Lorain County Wellness Leadership Network Breakfast Meeting for Worksite, Community and Faith-based Leaders Zero to Hero…Best Practice Interventions for Your Wellness Plan Featuring resources...
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