April 21, 2014

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Josephine T. Keller

Josephine T. Keller, (nee Tokarczyk), 99, of Lorain, passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 15th from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. in the Dovin and Reber Jones Funeral and Cremation Center, 1110 Cooper Foster Park Rd., Amherst. Funeral Mass will be on Wednesday, Read More…

David Lee Machovina


David Lee Machovina, 60, of Elyria passed away suddenly Sunday morning April 13, 2014 at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center after being stricken at home. Born in Elyria, he had resided in North Ridgeville until moving to Elyria in 1984. He graduated from North Ridgeville High School class of 1972 and earned an Associate Degree Read More…

Dale L. Morgan

Dale L. Morgan, 69, of Elyria, passed away Saturday April 12th, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Dicken Funeral Home, Elyria.    

Deloraine E. “Elaine” Pysarchyk

Deloraine E. “Elaine” Pysarchyk (nee: Kelly) 92, of Elyria passed away Saturday April 12, 2014 at The Elms Retirement Center in Wellington. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Elyria (440)322-4626    

Dorothy M. Fletcher


Dorothy M. Fletcher, 91, of Litchfield, passed onto her heavenly home surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Dorothy was born March 2, 1923 in Cleveland, to the late William and Mae Gannet. She has resided in Litchfield since 1945 in the same house Dorothy and her late husband Robert built themselves. Read More…

Larry West

Larry West, 67, of Lorain went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Mercy Hospital following a brief illness. He was born in Elyria, living most of his life there until moving to Lorain ten years ago. A member of Bethany Baptist Church in Elyria where he was trustee and Read More…

Miss Verna Jane Pierson

Miss Verna Jane Pierson, 90, went to her eternal home Friday, April 4, 2014 after a short illness. She was born March 2, 1924, to Roy Maywood Pierson, Sr. and Bessie Justice Pierson in Beech Glen, West Virginia. Prior to retiring she had worked at Elyria Manufacturing Company, Elyria, as a bookkeeper for 40 years. Read More…

Dorothy M. Fletcher

Dorothy M. Fletcher, 91, of Litchfield, passed onto her heavenly home Saturday, April 12, 2014. Complete obit will be in Monday’s Chronicle. Bauer Funeral Home, Valley City in handling the arrangements.    

Peter Allen “Pete” Lafferty


Peter Allen “Pete” Lafferty, 54, lifelong resident of Elyria, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014. He was born February 27, 1960 in Cleveland, Ohio. Pete enjoyed fishing, camping, and raising canaries. Pete is survived by his wife of 28 years, Teresa (nee Mooney); daughters, Michelle Szakal (nee Lafferty) and Melissa Lafferty (boyfriend Michael Adams); sons, Read More…

Leroy Edward Kubuske


Leroy Edward Kubuske, 88 years of age, and a resident of Amherst, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Amherst Manor Nursing Home. A lifetime resident of Amherst, Leroy was born on December 27, 1925. He was a graduate of Central High School in Amherst with the class of 1943. Leroy proudly served in the 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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Lorain County General Health District
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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