December 21, 2014

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Albert O. Goldsmith, Sr.

Albert O. Goldsmith, Sr., 75, of Medina, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, Wednesday, October 15, 2015. Bauer Funeral Home, Valley City, is handling arrangements.

Mary D. Ray


Mary D. Ray (nee Maynard), 67, of Elyria, passed away at her home Tuesday, October 14, 2014. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Roger, Sr.; children, Roger Ray, Jr., Rose Hann (William) and Nancy Kay Richter (Raymond); grandchildren, Jeremy Pearson, Daniel Bodnar, Mathew Richter, Joshua Richter and Mackenzie Hann; brothers, Thomas, Jack Read More…

Betty Belle Orasko


Betty Belle Orasko (nee Robers), 89, of Westlake, passed away peacefully at the Avon Oaks Retirement Center on Monday, October 13, 2014. Mrs. Orasko was born in Cincinnati and was raised at St. Joseph Orphanage in Cincinnati, following the death of her parents, Paul and Rose Robers. She lived most of her life in Westlake, Read More…

Robert Reed Garner


Robert Reed Garner, 82, of Lorain, passed away Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Fairview Hospital, following a brief illness. He was born June 21, 1932 in Washington, Pennsylvania and graduated from Washington High School in 1950. He served for two years in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. In 1954, he moved to Read More…

Mary Groflo


Mary Groflo (nee Petechelle), 92, of Columbia Station passed away Monday evening, October 13, 2014, at Ames Family Hospice House in Westlake, following a lengthy illness. Born in Martin, Pennsylvania, she resided in Columbia Station 57 years. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, and the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW in Read More…

Edward Messina


Edward Messina, 80, of Elyria, passed away Thursday, October 9, 2014 at Fairview General Hospital, following a lengthy illness. He was born March 19, 1934 in Rouseville, Pennsylvania. Edward worked for Ford Motor Company for 40 years. He served his Country as a United States Marine. Edward was a member of VFW Post #1079, LaGrange Read More…

Willie “Bill” James Johnson


Willie “Bill” James Johnson, 77, of Oberlin, fell asleep in Jesus Saturday, October 11, 2014, at his home, following a lengthy illness. He was born April 26, 1937 in Demopolis, Alabama. Bill was employed as a maintenance worker at General Motors in Elyria, retiring after 30 years of service. He was a member by profession Read More…

Lillian L. Barr

Lillian L. Barr, 88, of North Ridgeville, passed away Sunday, October 12, 2014. Lillian loved to shop, sew and read. She will be dearly missed. She was the beloved wife of James Barr for 69 years; cherished mother of Diana (Richard) Boyer, Denise Frey and Debbie Barr; adoring grandmother of Scott Boyer, Rick Boyer, Sunita Read More…

John L. Haupt


John L. Haupt, 89, of Grafton, passed away Monday, October 13, 2014 at his residence. He was born February 12, 1925 in Paxinos, Pennsylvania and lived in Grafton for the past 50 years. John enjoyed gardening, baking, games, crossword puzzles and spending time with his family. He was a member of the Sunbury American Legion Read More…

G. Stanley Masny

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G. Stanley Masny, 55, of Lorain, passed away Friday, October 10, 2014 at his home. He was born in Elyria. He had resided in Lorain the past three years after moving from Denver. He previously lived in Germany. He graduated from Elyria Catholic High School and attended The Ohio State University. Stanley proudly served four 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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Elyria, Ohio 44035

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