August 22, 2014


Theresa M. Weber

Theresa M. Weber (nee Herold), 87, of Elyria (formerly of Port St. Luce, Florida) passed away Saturday, August 15, 2014, at UH Elyria Medical Center, following a short illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria (440)322-4626.

Arnold A. Novak


Arnold A. Novak, 61, of Lorain, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, August 14, 2014, at Mercy Regional Medical Center. Born March 14, 1953 in Cleveland, Arnold grew up in Olmsted Falls. He later moved to Lorain and lived there the past 40 years. Throughout the years, Arnold worked many trades, including being an auto mechanic and Read More…

Howard H. Watson


Howard H. Watson, 87, of Vermilion, died Friday, August 15, 2014 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a short illness. Howard was born September 19, 1926 in New Madre, Missouri and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 11 years, moving from Elyria. He was a veteran of the United States Army, earning two Read More…

Inell Anderson

Inell Anderson, 66, of Oberlin, passed away Friday, August 15, 2014 at Allen Mercy Hospital in Oberlin, after a short illness. Cowling Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Oberlin handled local arrangements for the family.

Chris A. Woods


Chris A. Woods “Homey”, 54, of Lorain, passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at the Cleveland Clinic, after a brief illness. He was born February 5, 1960 in Lorain, to Herbert and Diane (nee Baker) Woods and graduated from Lorain High School in 1979. Chris was employed by Ford Motor Company in the Stock Department Read More…

Vera Ellen Leiby

Vera Ellen Leiby, 86, of Wellington, passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at MetroHealth Hospital in Cleveland, from complications from a sudden illness. She was born in Elyria on February 25, 1928, to the late Paul and Florence (nee Easterbrook) Williams. Vera attended school in Elyria and Rochester for a short time. Vera grew up Read More…

Lawrence F. Schubert


Lawrence F. Schubert, 92 years old, of Elyria, died Thursday, August 14, 2014, at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center. Mr. Schubert was born in Pittsfield Township, on July 22, 1922 and lived in Elyria since 1947. He was a graduate of Oberlin High School with the class of 1940 and he was self-employed in a Read More…

Brenda Lee Johnson


Brenda Lee Johnson, 61, of Elyria, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 9, 2014 in the Mercy Hospital, following a long illness. She was born in Winchester, Tennessee, coming to Elyria 60 years ago. A graduate of Elyria High School. She was employed at the Jack Knight Dry Cleaners as a Read More…

Mrs. Bernadette Madeline Higgason


Mrs. Bernadette Madeline Higgason (nee Brousseau), 96, passed away Sunday, August 10, 2014 at the Center Ridge Health Campus in North Ridgeville, following a long illness and wonderful life. She was born to Henry and Mary Brousseau (Nee Rouleau) in Detroit, Michigan on May 25, 1918. The family moved to Alpena, Michigan, shortly after her Read More…

Howard “Wayne” Reed


Howard “Wayne” Reed, 71, went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph, following a lengthy illness. Howard had been a resident of Elyria for the past 10 years and made his home in Florida for 34 years prior. He was born February 2, 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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