April 27, 2015

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Sofia Rigo

Sofia Rigo (nee Smolka), 95, of Lorain, died Saturday, June 30, 2012, at New Life Hospice Residential Center, Lorain, following a lengthy illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced tomorrow by the Dovin Funeral Home, 2701 Elyria Avenue, Lorain.

George F. Scates


On Sunday, July 1, 2012, George F. Scates, 77, passed away at EMH Healthcare, following a long illness. He was born May 13, 1935 in Cleveland. George Scates was a veteran of the Korean War, where he served proudly in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Ticonderoga from 1952 to 1956. He was a member Read More…

Eva “Eve” Gerson

Eva “Eve” Gerson (nee Steinberg), 83, of Columbus and formerly of Elyria, passed away Sunday morning, July 1, 2012 at Wexner Village in Columbus, Ohio. Services will be announced by Busch Funeral Home in Elyria.

Alvin J. Keim

Alvin J. Keim, 25, of Sullivan Ohio, passed away Saturday June 30, 2012. He was born in Ashland County, October 2, 1986, son of Arie (nee Schlabach) Keim and the late Joe L. Keim. Alvin was a self employed construction worker, and a a member of the Huntington Baptist Church. He enjoyed Nascar and was Read More…

George F. Scates

George F. Scates, 77 years old, of Elyria died on Sunday, July 01, 2012 at EMH Regional Medical Center in Elyria, Ohio. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland Street, Elyria, Ohio.

Margaret J. Dugan

Margaret J. Dugan (nee Toomey), died Friday, June 29, 2012. She was the beloved wife of Thomas J. (deceased); dear mother of Patricia (William) Eversole, Jane, Mary (Kurt) Kresge, Terrence (Cynthia), Timothy (Charlotte), Susan (James) Small, Edward (Dianne), Thomas, Joseph (Christine), Alice (Thomas) Fisher, Margaret (David) McKay, Kevin (Wendy), Kathleen (Charles) Burket and Maureen Dugan; Read More…

William G. Lamats


William G. Lamats, 69, of Lorain, died Friday, June 29, 2012, at his residence. He was born December 24, 1942, in Lorain, where he was a lifelong resident. He attended Lorain High School and served in the U.S. Army. William worked as an electrician at Ohio Edison for 42 years, retiring in 2008. He was Read More…

James R. Hart

James R. Hart, 70, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2012. Jim retired early as manager of benefits, from Sohio and became active in his community of Columbia Station. He was a member of the school and zoning boards and Chairman of the Homecoming Festival. Jim was one of the founding members of the Western Reserve Read More…

Robert L. Yanke, Jr.


Robert L. Yanke, Jr., 65, of Lorain and formerly of Elyria, died Thursday, June 28, 2012 at his home. He was born August 13, 1946 in Elyria, and was a 1964 graduate of Elyria High School. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War and was stationed in Taiwan. Bob was formerly Read More…

Pauletta James

Pauletta James, 45, of LaGrange, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2012, in West Virginia University Hospital in Morgantown, West Virginia, after a sudden illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Blackburn-Duke Funeral Home, Grafton.

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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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