August 5, 2015


Grace Howard


Grace Howard, 99, formerly of Warren, Greenwich and Wellington, died Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at Samaritan Regional Health System in Ashland. She was born September 9, 1915 in Greenwich, Ohio, the daughter of the late Frank and Fannie Kramb. Grace was a homemaker all her life, devoting her time to her family. She enjoyed gardening, Read More…

Eva L. Brock

Eva L. Brock, 79, of Norwalk, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015. She spent eight years in the Carriage House and two years in Gaymont Nursing Center. Eva owned her own beauty shop for 40 years in Elyria. She is survived by her sisters, Lillie of Marion, Indiana, Flora of Mt. Vernon, Kentucky, Ruth Petry Read More…

Patricia A. Yoby


Patricia A. Yoby (nee Greszler), 78, of Henrietta Township, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2015 after a lengthy illness. Pat was born in Lorain, March 31, 1937, to the late Peter J. and Helen D. (nee Rohn) Greszler. She was a retired school teacher and taught in the Lorain and Firelands School System for 25 Read More…

Jeanetta M. Farr-Conatser


Jeanetta was born June 6, 1927 in Tennessee, the oldest of 10 children, to the late P. B. and Lena (Dotson) Edmonds. Jeanetta passed away from this life and to her Heavenly home after a long illness, Sunday, May 24, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, John, of 57 years; her daughter, Read More…

John A. “Jack” Szlempa, Sr.


John A. “Jack” Szlempa, Sr., 56, of Elyria, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, May 23, 2015 at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center. Jack was born October 28, 1958 in Elyria and was a 1977 Elyria Catholic High School graduate. He enjoyed collecting guns, shooting, reloading ammunition and hunting. Survivors include a daughter, Kathryn E. Szlempa of Read More…

Victor W. Hoffman

Victor W. Hoffman, 94, of Grafton, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015 in Kingston of Vermilion, following a long illness. Arrangements will be announced by the Blackburn-Duke Funeral Home, 1021 Main St., Grafton.

Jeannette K. Penman


Jeannette K. Penman, 104, of Elyria Township, died Monday, May 25, 2015 at Life Care Center of Elyria. She was born September 9, 1910 in Norwalk and had been a resident of Elyria and Elyria Township most of her life. For 20 years, she was employed as a file clerk in the medical records department Read More…

Gerald A. Vinoverski

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Gerald A. Vinoverski, 78, of Lorain, died Friday, May 22, 2015 at Mercy New Life Hospice in Lorain. He was born September 20, 1936 in Elyria, was a 1954 graduate of Elyria Catholic High School and also graduated from Oberlin Business College. He served in the National Guard for eight years. For 39 years, Gerald Read More…

William, Phillip and Anna F. Boyce

The Boyce Family invites friends to join them at a combined committal service for William Charles Boyce, Phillip C. Boyce and Anna F. Boyce on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at 1 P.M., at Calvary Cemetery, 555 North Ridge Rd., Lorain. (Please meet at the cemetery entrance) Military Honors will be conducted for William and Phillip. Read More…

Beatrice M. Giel


Beatrice “Bea” Giel (nee Smith), beloved wife of the late Mark W. “Bud” Giel, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, May 27, 2015, following a brief illness. Bea was born April 1, 1929 on the family farm in Avon, where she grew up, moved to Lorain in 1954 and returned to Avon in 2001. She was 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® .


To order birth or death certificates online, click here.

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9880 South Murray Ridge Road
Elyria, Ohio 44035
(440) 244-3418

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9880 South Murray Ridge Road
Elyria, Ohio 44035

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