April 29, 2016


Dorothy Karasevic (nee Bott)

Aunt Dorothy, 92, is what everyone knew her as, whether related to her or not. She and her beloved husband, Joe, of 59 years, never had any children of their own. All of their nieces, nephews, grand nieces, and grand nephews were her children. Aunt Dorothy baked every day, sharing her goodies with family and Read More…

David L. Walker

David L. Walker, 78, of Elyria, died Saturday, July 6, 2013, at EMH Healthcare, after a brief illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria, (440) 322-4626.

Richard W. “Dick” Jaenke

Richard W. “Dick” Jaenke, age 78, a resident of North Ridgeville since 1996, and formerly of Strongsville, passed away peacefully on Friday afternoon, July 5, 2013, at his home. He was born July 31, 1934 in Cleveland to the late Harvey and Anna (nee Dorner) Jaenke. Dick married Patricia A. Woodard on June 12, 1954 Read More…

Robert A. “Pro” Williams

Robert, affectionately known as “Pro”, lived an active and compassionate life from November 25, 1922 through his death on Saturday, July 6, 2013. Born in Lorain, he graduated from Lorain High School in 1941. Bob took great pride in his role during World War II with the 69th Infantry Division, serving with the artillery in Read More…

LaRue Harris

LaRue Harris (nee Saunders), 76, of Columbia Station, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2013 at her home, following a long illness. She was born October 4, 1936 in Cleveland and was a Columbia Station resident for most of her life. LaRue was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Grafton and Read More…

Octavius Rodgers

Octavius Rodgers, 75, of Elyria, passed away at his home Thursday, June 27, 2013. He was born October 30, 1937 in North Carolina. Octavius was employed at the U.S. Steel Plant in Lorain for 27 years. Mr. Rodgers is survived by his wife of 31 years, Debra McIntosh Rodgers (nee Peggs) of Elyria; stepchildren, Chris Read More…

Margaret “Maggie” McDermott

Margaret “Maggie” McDermott (nee Mackin), 100, passed away peacefully at Avon Oaks Nursing Home on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, surrounded by family and friends. Margaret was born on July 18, 1912 in Cloughbrack, County Galway, Ireland, to Patrick and Bridget Mackin. She was the youngest daughter in the family of four sisters and eight brothers. Read More…

Glendon E. Thompson, Sr.

Glendon E. Thompson, Sr., 71, of North Ridgeville, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at St. John Medical Center in Westlake. A full obituary, with complete service arrangements, will be published in The Chronicle Telegram on Monday July 8, 2013. Liston Funeral Home, North Ridgeville, is serving the family.

Harriet A. Barwinski

Harriet A. Barwinski, 92, of Wellington, died Wednesday, July 3, 2013. Born November 3, 1920 in Elyria to the late Harry and Katherine (nee Hoadley) Underhill, Harriet was a graduate of Penfield High School and a life long resident of the Wellington area. As a young woman, Harriet worked for the Ramser’s Restaurant and Hotel, Read More…

Dorothy J. Anderson

Dorothy J. Anderson (nee Henry), 70, of Elyria, passed away Sunday, June 30, 2013 at Southern Hills Nursing Home in Middleburg Heights, following a long illness. She was born May 12, 1943 in Indiana, Pennsylvania and lived in Lorain County since 1971, mostly in North Ridgeville. Mrs. Anderson received her GED later in life and 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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