October 5, 2015


Avery Clyde Sooy


Avery Clyde Sooy, 93, of Penfield, passed away Saturday, December 1, 2012, after a brief Illness. Avery was born June 30, 1919, in Penfield, to Homer and Ella (Gannett) Sooy. He was a lifelong resident of Penfield. He graduated from Penfield High School in 1937, and later married Helen (Neidhardt) Sooy, his wife of 71 Read More…

Jacob Neal Shroyer


Jacob Neal Shroyer, 31, of Grafton, passed away unexpectedly at his home Sunday, December 2, 2012. He was born April 8, 1981, in Elyria, and resided most of his life in Grafton. He attended Midview High School. Jake was a car enthusiast from driving to fixing them. He also enjoyed fishing, camping and hunting. He Read More…

Mike Pawlikowski


Mike Pawlikowski, Jr., 94, of Mukwonago, Wisconsin and formerly of Washburn, Wisconsin and Elyria, passed away Monday, December 3, 2012. He was born May 27,1918 in Elyria, to Mike and Julia Pawlikowski. Mike graduated from Elyria High School in 1937. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Sixth Armored Division Read More…

Herman Harding Smith


Herman Harding Smith, 92, of Elyria, died Saturday, December 1, 2012 at EMH Healthcare. He was born November 4, 1920 in Dayton, to the late John Herman and Rose (nee Hendrickson) Smith. Herman proudly served his country during World War II in United States Army. He was a member of the 249 Combat Engineers Battalion, Read More…

Helen K. Scheffter

Helen K. Scheffter, of Wellington, formerly of Whispering Oaks, Hermitage, Pennsylvania, passed away Sunday, December 2, 2012, in Elms Retirement Village, Wellington. She was 87 years old. Mrs. Scheffter was born August 3, 1925, in Cleveland, to her parents, Maurice and Juliette Kessler. She was appropriately nicknamed Fleurette “little flower” by her brother, Ralph R. Read More…

Bonnie Mae Storrow

Bonnie Mae Storrow, 61, of Wellington, passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at the Cleveland Clinic. She was born May 14, 1951 in Madison, Florida. She was a member of L.E.L.A. (Lake Erie Landlords Assc.) She enjoyed travel, gardening and was a Cleveland Browns fan. She is survived by her husband, Craig M. Storrow of Read More…

Charles D. “Mike” Kreigh


Charles D. “Mike” Kreigh, 85, resident of Elyria for the past 15 years, passed away at his home Saturday, December 1, 2012. He was born February 5, 1927 in Danville, Pennsylvania. Mike served in the United States Army in 1946-47. He retired from Central Transport (formerly Mohawk Motors) of Brookpark after 30 years. He was Read More…

Kathleen B. Robison

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Kathleen B. Robison, 64, of Amherst, passed away Saturday, December 1, 2012 at her home. She was born December 5, 1947 in Lorain, to Wilbert and Marcella (nee Ackerman) Buckley. She graduated from Lorain High School in 1966. Upon graduation she went on to further her education, graduation from cosmetology school. On October 10, 1966 Read More…

Harriet L. Bornemann


Harriet L. Bornemann, 73, passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Saturday, December 1, 2012, after a lengthy illness. She was born January 14, 1939 in Buffalo, New York and has lived in North Ridgeville for the past 45 years, moving from Lakewood. Harriet was a charter member of Shepherd of the Read More…

Mabel P. Lysaght

Mabel P. Lysaght, 91, of Elyria, passed away Sunday, December 2, 2012 at the Wesleyan Village in Elyria, after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Blackburn-Duke Funeral Home, 1021 Main St., 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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