September 2, 2015


Robert “Bob” Ebenschweller

Robert “Bob” Ebenschweller, 77, of Sheffield Lake, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015. A full obituary will appear Sunday, June 28, 2015. Arrangements by Busch Funeral Home, Avon Lake.

Dale Everett Minkler

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Born May 16, 1928, Dale was married to Joyce M. Minkler on October 2, 1954. Surviving are his wife; three children, Diane Fachado (Dr. Manuel, Jr.) of Lyman, South Carolina, Lee Minkler (Patti) of Lorain, David Minkler (Carolyn) of Bay Village; granddaughters, Dawn Bartlett and Jennifer Kopel, as well as five great-grandchildren. Dale survived the Read More…

Jean (Minkler) Walker


Jean (Minkler) Walker, 85, of Greenwood, Missouri, passed away peacefully in her home Sunday, June 21, 2015. Jean was born in Lorain on April 21, 1930. She married Everett Walker on May 26, 1951. She worked as a bank teller, bookkeeper and homemaker. Jean and Ev lived in Belpre, Ohio for many years, where they Read More…

Nicholas A. Mayfield

Nicholas A. Mayfield, 34, of Elyria, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015, following an extended illness. He was a dedicated worker for Holland Computer. Nick was an independent soul who was always willing to help his Mom. Nick is survived by his loving mother, Jeanie Prochazka; father, Michael Mayfield; brother, James Mayfield and grandparents, James Read More…

Jackie Lee Giles


Jackie Lee Giles, 61, of Amherst, passed away peacefully at home Monday, June 22, 2015. She was born July 29, 1953 in Sutton, West Virginia and lived in Grafton for 20 years, where she raised her three children and then moved to her beautiful historical dream home in Amherst, where she lived for the last Read More…

Leonard S. DeLuca

Leonard S. DeLuca, 80, a lifelong resident of Lorain, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at Mercy Regional Medical Center. The DeLuca family will receive friends Sunday, June 28, 2015, from 1 until 7 P.M., in the Dovin and Reber Jones Funeral & Cremation Center, 1110 Cooper Foster Park Road, Amherst. Mass of Christian Burial Read More…

Cora N. Clapper

Cora N. Clapper, 80, of Elyria, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland Street, Elyria, (440) 365-1271.

Shirley Osborne

Shirley Osborne, 61, of Oberlin, died Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at Allen Mercy Hospital in Oberlin. She was born December 15, 1954 in Oberlin and lived in the area her entire life. She was a 1973 graduate of Western Reserve High School. She worked at Fannie Farmer’s in Norwalk, Missler’s in Oberlin and was also Read More…

Nickolas Dudukovich

Nickolas Dudukovich, 71, of Elyria, died Thursday, June 25, 2015, in his home. Arrangements are in the care of Dicken Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Elyria.

Dale R. Smith

Dale R. Smith, 65, of Litchfield, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at Lake Pointe Health Care 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. Full obit will appear Sunday June 28, 2015.

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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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