July 30, 2015


Kenneth E. Bisler

Kenneth E. Bisler, 82, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2015. He was the beloved husband of the late Theresa (nee Tupa) and Shirley (nee Richardson); loving father of Jeanine Bleich (Stan), Richard Bisler, Gary Kolarik (Andrea), Curtis Kolarik, Connie Kolarik, Greg Kolarik (Brenda) and Candy Kolarik; dear grandfather of Marissa, Stan, Theresa, Cassie, Chad, Jordan, Read More…

David L. Kernya

David L. Kernya, 66, of Elyria, passed away Monday, July 13, 2015, at his son’s home in Amherst, following a brief illness. He was born July 7, 1949 in Stuebenville and was an Elyria resident for most of his life. David was employed as a millwright at LTV Steel in Cleveland for 30 years, retiring Read More…

Lon Taylor Traxler


Lon Taylor Traxler, 69, originally from Lorain, but over the past 30 years, had lived at the Loudonville VA Group and Rest Homes in Loudonville, Ohio and most recently at Highland Oaks Health Center in McConnelsville, Ohio, were he passed away Thursday, July 9, 2015 from cancer. Lon was a graduate of Lorain High School, Read More…

Rosalyn Marie Scyoc


Rosalyn Marie Scyoc (nee Smith) passed peacefully at the age of 83, Monday, July 20, 2015. She was preceded in death by daughter, Mary R. Rowh (nee Bobbi Jo Collins); brothers, Winnon Melton, Thomas Melton and Alton Smith. She is survived by sons, Joseph R. Barna (Maureen), F. David Scyoc (Nancy), D. Jerome Scyoc (Dena); Read More…

Colin F. “Itchie” Yarber


Colin F. “Itchie” Yarber, 47, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Saturday, July 18, 2015 in Cleveland. Family may call Thursday, July 23, 2015 from 6 to 8 P.M., in Gods Kingdom Ministries, 1671 N. Ridge Rd., Lorain, where services will be Friday, July 24, 2015 at 11 A.M. in the Church. Pastor Charles Read More…

Emma Jean Edwards


Emma Jean Edwards, 76, of Lorain, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2015, following a long illness. Jean was born in Cincinnati, to Elizabeth and James Wilson. She was educated in the Oberlin School System. She graduated from Oberlin High School and nurse’s training from Manor Care, where she went into private duty nursing. She treasured Read More…

Judy A. Guilkey


Judy A. Guilkey (nee Sigsworth), 67, of North Ridgeville, passed away Friday, July 17, 2015, following a short illness. She was born in Elyria on November 26, 1947 and spent most of her life as a North Ridgeville resident. Judy loved animals, especially her dogs and birds and she enjoyed her flower beds. Most of Read More…

Donna M. Roode

Donna M. Roode (nee Boiani), 62, of North Ridgeville, passed away unexpectedly at her residence Saturday, July 18, 2015. A full obituary will appear in the Chronicle Telegram on Thursday, July 23, 2015. Liston Funeral Home, North Ridgeville, is serving the family.

John Edward McNemar I

John Edward McNemar I, 85, of Kimbolton, passed away Sunday, July 19, 2015, at Cambridge Health Care Center. He was born January 18, 1930, in Morgantown, West Virginia, a son of the late Frederick Ulysses McNemar and Edith May (Croucher) McNemar. Mr. McNemar was a retired steel worker for U.S. Steel. He was a member Read More…

Judy A. Guilkey

Judy A. Guilkey (nee Sigsworth), 67, of North Ridgeville, passed away Friday, July 17, 2015, following a short illness. A full obituary will appear in The Chronicle Telegram on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Liston Funeral Home, North Ridgeville, is serving the family.

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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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