December 1, 2015


Barbara Lee Sievert

Barbara Lee Sievert, 88, died Friday, September 18, 2015. She was born May 11, 1927 in Elyria, to the late Harold and Virginia Stoddard. The family will receive friends Sunday, September 27, 2015 from 3 to 6 P.M., at Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman Street in Wadsworth. Memorial service will be held Tuesday, September Read More…

David (Dave) Francis Marty


David (Dave) Francis Marty, 70, died peacefully at his home Monday, September 21, 2015 after a prolonged illness. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky on March 29, 1945. He grew up in Amherst and lived in Tucson, Arizona, Centerville, Virginia and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He attended the Amherst schools and graduated from Marion L. Read More…

William “Bill” E. Winson


William “Bill” E. Winson, 92, of Lambertville, Michigan, passed away Thursday, September 24, 2015 at Vibrant Life Senior Living. Born May 20, 1923, in Elyria, he was the son of William and Beatrice (Heathcote) Winson. A 1941 graduate of Elyria High, he attended Oberlin College before entering the U.S. Army during WWII and later graduated Read More…

Karen E. Hignett

Karen E. Hignett of Elyria passed away at the Cleveland Clinic Wednesday, September 23, 2015 after a long illness. Cowling Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Oberlin (440) 775-1451, will announce further arrangements in Saturday’s Chronicle Telegram.

Peggy Ann Davidson

Peggy Ann Davidson (nee Stafford), 56, of Elyria, passed away Thursday, September 24, 2015 unexpectedly at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria, (440) 322-4626.

Lewis R. “Bob” Welsandt, Sr.

Lewis R. “Bob” Welsandt, Sr., 78, of Elyria, passed away at home Thursday, September 24, 2015 following a long illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announce by The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Elyria, (440)322-4626.

James “Art” Partin


James “Art” Partin, 76, of Grafton, passed away at home Tuesday, September 22, 2015. Art had several health issues, but the most damaging was a severe stroke. He was born June 17, 1939 in KayJay, Kentucky and had lived in Ohio since 1952. He enjoyed traveling, singing gospel music and doing crossword puzzles. He is Read More…

Kathleen E. Kosash


Kathleen E. Kosash of Elyria passed away Monday, September 21, 2015 at her home. She was born January 16, 1935 in Amherst. Kathleen’s family and her church were her passions and they brought her much joy. As a founding and active member of St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church and charter member of the Altar Read More…

Dorothy E. Bush

Dorothy E. Bush (nee Miller), 85, of North Ridgeville, passed away peacefully at her home Thursday, Septmeber 24, 2015. A full obituary will run in the Chronicle-Telegram on Sunday, September 27, 2015. Liston Funeral Home, North Ridgeville, is serving the family.

Sherman H. Fisher

Sherman H. Fisher, 88, of LaGrange, passed away Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at his home, following a long illness. A full obituary will be announced in the Sunday, September 27th edition of the Chronicle Telegram by the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria, (440) 322-4626.

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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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