August 2, 2015


Carolyn M. Reiner


Carolyn M. Reiner, 79, (nee Newman) of Wellington, and formerly of Avon Lake and Sheffield Lake, passed away Sunday, September 30, 2012, at the Keystone Pointe Nursing Home in Lagrange, while in the company of her beloved family. Mrs. Reiner was born April 2, 1933,in Cleveland, the daughter of the late Jack and Frances E. Read More…

Mary V. Butler Ward


Mary V. Butler Ward answered the Master’s call Saturday, September 22, 2012 following a long illness. She was born to James and Mattie Butler on November 17, 1927 in Girard, Georgia. Mary was educated in the Savannah Chatham Schools, and trained in Food Service. She was married to Jack Ward and was the mother of Read More…

Jerrold Winger

Jerrold Winger, 77, of Grafton, passed away Sunday, September 30, 2012 at his home, following a long illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria, (440) 322-4626.

Rosalie A. Carr

Rosalie A. Carr, born January 5, 1934, died Saturday, September 29, 2012, at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph in Lorain. She was the daughter of William B. and Rosella E. (Krauss) Carr and grew up in Sylvania, Ohio. Rosie attended St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sylvania. She¬† graduated from the former Burnham High Read More…

Peter M. Linden


Peter M. Linden, age 56, passed away after a lengthy illness at the New Life Hospice of St. Joseph Residential Center. He was born April 6, 1956 in Elyria and was a 1974 graduate of Elyria Catholic High School. He lived in Elyria for the past five years, moving from North Ridgeville. He is a Read More…

Kathleen J. Bigler

Kathleen J. Bigler (nee Betts), 45, passed away Thursday, September 27, 2012. She was the beloved wife of David M.; loving mother of Angelique, Nicki, Adriana, Ashlee, Lauren, Sarah, Phillip and Corrin; foster mother to many; dear grandmother of Marisa, Maleya, Nya, Evan, DJ, Sam, Ivy and Isaiah; daughter of Carole (nee Berger) and the Read More…

Katherine Elizabeth Thompson 1/1/1917 – 9/27/2012


Katherine Elizabeth Thompson 1/1/1917 – 9/27/2012 Where to begin the obituary of Lorain’s “Life of the Party”? Katie died peacefully Thursday, September 27, 2012, surrounded by her three daughters at Stop 7 in Sheffield Township, her home for more than 64 years. She was preceded in death by husbands, Bob (Poopsie) Thompson, Harry (Cooner) Strickler, Read More…

William A. DeChant


William A. DeChant, Lt. Col. USAF, 72, of Imperial Plaza, Richmond, Virginia, passed away Thursday, September 27, 2012. He was born in Avon. Bill retired from the United States Air Force with 20 years of service as a master navigator in the B-52. In retirement, he served in a variety of positions at General Industries, Read More…

Linda J. Mancuso

Linda J. Mancuso (nee Glass), 60, passed away suddenly Saturday, September 28, 2012 at EMH Healthcare in Elyria. She was born February 5, 1952 in Berea, and has been a resident of North Ridgeville for most of her life. Linda worked as a realtor with Russell Real Estate in North Ridgeville for many years, retiring Read More…

Charles Donald Springer, Sr.

Charles Donald Springer, Sr., 73, of Wellington, died Saturday, September 29, 2012 at his residence. Born on February 20, 1939 in Lancaster to the late Gilbert Woodrow and Frances Juliett (nee Thomas) Springer, Charles moved to Wellington in 1946. Charles worked at Oberlin Animal Hospital for 16 years. He retired from the Oberlin College custodial 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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