December 22, 2014

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Helen V. Zanders


Helen V. Zanders, 96, of Avon, formerly of Canfield, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2012 at Avon Oaks Nursing Home. Helen was born January 10, 1916 in Youngstown, daughter of the late Frederick and Julia (Kellner) Schroeder. A homemaker, she attended Old North Church, participated in Dames of Malta, and enjoyed needlework, and crafts. Her Read More…

Robert O. “Bob” Wendell

Robert O. “Bob” Wendell, 86, of North Ridgeville, passed away Friday, February 3, 2012 at Hospice Care Center at the Renaissance in Olmsted Falls, following a short illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bogner Family Funeral Home, North Ridgeville.

Bonavere (Bonnie) Mathews


Bonavere (Bonnie) Mathews (nee McKenzie), 64, of Elyria, died at her home, surrounded by her family and friends, Thursday, February 2, 2012. Bonnie was born February 17, 1947, in Frostburg, Maryland, and lived in Elyria for most of her life. She was employed as a telephone operator at EMH Healthcare for 38 years. She was Read More…

Laurie Petruzzi

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Laurie Petruzzi (Kozdon), 73, of Oldsmar, Florida, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2012. Loretta “Laurie” was the daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine Kozdon of Elyria. She was born September 8, 1938, in Elyria and graduated from Elyria High School in 1956. Laurie was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was happiest when Read More…

Eleanore E. Gede

Eleanore E. (nee Kara) Gede, 83, passed away surrounded by family on Wednesday, February 1, 2012, in Naples, Florida. Formally from Elyria, she moved to Naples in 2005 to be closer to her family. Eleanore was born January 12, 1929 in Elyria, the daughter of the late Michael and Anna (nee Biro) Kara. She worked Read More…

Joseph J. Simmons

Joseph J. Simmons, 88, a resident of North Olmsted since 1950, passed away Thursday, February 2, 2012. The beloved husband of the late Helen A.; loving father of Frank G. (Jacqueline), Jo Ann Simmons, Susan M. Simmons-Madi (Frank), Joseph J., Jr. (Lynn), Michael P. and the late Karen M. Zeiher; loving grandfather of eight; loving Read More…

Clyde H. Resh

Clyde H. Resh, 88, of Elyria, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2012 at EMH Healthcare in Elyria, following a brief illness. He was born February 8, 1923 in Somerset County, Pennsylvania and was an Elyria resident since 1955. Clyde worked at Elyria Dairies for 32 years, retiring as a route salesman in 1985. He was Read More…

David Lee Collmar, Sr.

David Lee Collmar, Sr., 74, of Pandora, Ohio, passed away Thursday, February 2, 2012, at St. Rita Medical Center in Lima, after a long illness. He was born June 30, 1937 in Berea, and had lived in Lorain County for 20 years before moving to Michigan, and lastly to Pandora, Ohio. He was a member Read More…

James L. Tompkins


James L. Tompkins, 72, of North Ridgeville, passed away Thursday, February 2, 2012, at New Life Hospice Residential Center, Lorain, following a lengthy illness. He was born in Crossville, Tennessee and had been a resident of North Ridgeville for the past 70 years. James worked as a machine operator at the General Motors Chevy Parma Read More…

Clyde H. Resh

Clyde H. Resh, 88, of Elyria passed away Thursday, February 2, 2012, at EMH Healthcare in Elyria, following a brief illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home of Elyria, 440-322-4626.

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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