July 25, 2014


Donald E. Bago

Donald E. Bago, 78, of Elyria, passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Helping Hands in Elyria, following a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria (440)322-4626.

Linda M. Murphy

Linda M. Murphy (nee Kostohryz), 63, of Avon Lake, passed away Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Mercy New Life Hospice after a short illness. Linda was born in Elyria, March, 2, 2951, to the late William J. and Bertha E. (nee Rogers) Kostohryz. She was a 1969 graduate of Avon Lake High School. In the Read More…

Christine L. Highsmith


Christine L. Highsmith, 58, (nee Smith) of Lorain, passed away at her home, Sunday, May 11, 2014, following a long illness. Mrs. Highsmith was born in Amherst on April 19, 1956, the daughter of the late Richard C. Smith and Darlene C. (nee Lucas) Miller, who survives. She was a graduate of Brookside High School Read More…

Exie Wilson


Exie Wilson (nee Adams), 83, went home to be with the Lord Friday, May 9, 2014. She was born June 11, 1930, in Troy, Alabama. Exie retired as an STNA at the Wesleyan Village, after working for 30 years. She was a member of the Women’s Board at Jones Chapel A.M.E. She enjoyed gardening and Read More…

Tom Morgan

Tom Morgan, 50, passed away Saturday, May 10, 2014. He was raised in Bay Village and lived in Sheffield Lake. Tom enjoyed animals and nature in general. He was a retired steel worker from Shalmet. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Virginia Morgan. Tom is survived by his wife, Debby Thompson; Read More…

Kathleen A. Karnak

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Kathleen A. Karnak (nee Mlakar), 69, passed away Mothers Day, May 11, 2014. Kathy was born in Lorain. She was in the first graduating class of Lorain Admiral King High School. She continued on to attend Bowling Green State University and received an RN from Huron Rd. Hospital School of Nursing. She worked for many Read More…

Jeannot Chicoine


Jeannot Chicoine, 63, of Elyria, passed away suddenly Monday, May 12, 2014 at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center. He was born in Grande Vallee, Quebec and had resided in Elyria the past 28 years, having moved from North Brooke, Illinois. A chef by trade, he currently was at Wagner’s of Westlake where had has worked Read More…

Lloyd David Smith


Lloyd David Smith, 86, of Ashland, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Hospice House. He was born March 31, 1928, in Urbana, Ohio, the son of Russell L. and Edith P. Spencer Smith. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Korean Conflict and worked as a toolmaker for CMS Tool and Die. Lloyd Read More…

Eugene R. Brattoli


Eugene R. Brattoli, 84, of Elyria, died Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Center Ridge Nursing Home in North Ridgeville, following a long illness. He was born March 31, 1930 in New Lexington, and made his home in Elyria since 1943. He was 1948 graduate of Elyria High School and served in the U.S. Air Force Read More…

Debra Jean Sharp


Debra Jean Sharp, 58, of LaGrange, died at her home Wednesday, May 7, 2014, after a brief illness. She was born November 29, 1955 and lived all of her life in Lorain County. She was a 1974 graduate of Wellington High School. She enjoyed classic rock-n-roll; The Rolling Stones were her favorite band. She liked 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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