August 23, 2014


Raymond A. Smith


Raymond A. Smith, 73, of Grafton, passed away unexpectedly Monday, June 9, 2014. Raymond was born January 11, 1941 in Weston, West Virginia. He was a resident of Grafton for more than 40 years, where he and his wife of 51 years, Joyce, raised their family. Raymond was a member of the Grafton Baptist Church Read More…

Grace Swecker


Grace Swecker (nee Fisher), 76, of Elyria, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center after a brief illness. Grace was born March 26, 1938 in Dailey, West Virginia. She graduated from Tygarts Valley High School, Mill Creek, West Virginia, where she met her future husband Jennings. They were married December 6, Read More…

J. Barrie Akin

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J. Barrie Akin, 74, of Carlisle Township, passed away Monday, June 9, 2014, at his home, following a long illness. He was born in Fremont and had been a resident of Carlisle Township since 2005, moving from Spring City, Tennessee. He lived in North Ridgeville from 1947-1988. Barrie was the owner and operator of Akin Read More…

Russell Allen Hunt


Russell Allen Hunt, 86, of Oberlin, passed away unexpectedly Monday, February 3, 2014 at Allen Mercy Hospital in Oberlin. He was born November 15, 1927 in Golconda, Illinois. He enjoyed woodworking and reading. He is survived by his wife, Wilma C. Hunt of Oberlin; son, Allen (Bonnie) Hunt of Charlotte, North Carolina; grandchildren, Breck and Read More…

Lori S. Mahlich


Lori S. Mahlich (nee Geiswite), 60, of North Ridgeville, passed away on the evening of Sunday, June 8, 2014 at St. John Medical Center in Westlake. She was born in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania and had been a resident of North Ridgeville since 1963. She was a life member of Ladies Auxiliary VFW North Ridgeville Post 9871. Read More…

Daniel J. Lowery

Daniel J. Lowery, 59, of Elyria, formerly of Lorain, died Sunday, June 8, 2014 at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center. He was born June 7, 1955 in Elyria and was a graduate of Elyria High School. He was formerly employed at Pepsi Cola Bottling Company in Twinsburg for 20 years. He enjoyed bowling and was Read More…

Joseph John Kazovich


Joseph John Kazovich, 89, of Elyria, died Monday, June 9, 2014 at Life Care Center of Westlake in Westlake. Mr. Kazovich was born December 3, 1924 in Chicago, Illinois and made his home with his daughter in Elyria since 2012, moving from Nebraska and Newark, Ohio. He served with the United States Army and received Read More…

Linda Ann Walden


Linda Ann Walden, 72, of Oberlin, passed away peacefully Monday, June 9, 2014 to be home with the Lord in the Mercy Hospice of Lorain, following a short illness. She was born in Wheelwright Kentucky, then coming to Oberlin in 1958. She was employed as a surgical nurses aide for Allen Memorial Hospital and also Read More…

George Vukelic


George Vukelic, 49, of Lorain, passed away Sunday, June 8, 2014, at Fairview Hospital, after a long illness. He fought his illness with bravery, dignity and good cheer and worried never for himself, but only for those of us who loved him. He was born April 26, 1965 in Lorain, and lived in South Lorain Read More…

Beverly M. Dennerll


Beverly M. Dennerll (nee Gersdorf), of Cleveland, passed away Saturday June 7, 2014. Beverly was the owner of The Yellow Barrel of Magic for 43 years and long time secretary for Freedom Academy and Griswold High School. She was the loving wife of Norbert; cherished mother of James McTigue, Kathy Kramer (Dale), Karen Davis, Jerold 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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