March 2, 2015

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Orman Lee Cawley

Orman Lee Cawley, 77, of Grafton, passed from this life into his Heavenly Home Wednesday, May 2, 2012. He was born February 8, 1935, in Maynor, West Virginia, to William and Evelyn (nee Howard) Cawley. He grew up in the Cirtsville area and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley, West Virginia, in 1953. Read More…

Howard S. King


Howard S. King, 83, of Elyria, entered the gates of Heaven Friday, May 4, 2012. He was born in Rockwood, Pennsylvania, and moved to Elyria in 1949. He worked at Fruehauf Trailer Company, Stanadyne (Moen), G.E., and Ohio Screw Products. He was also owner of Kings Rubber Stamp Company. Howard was a Corporal in the Read More…

Helen J. Vittori


Helen J. Vittori (nee Kolodziej), 91, passed away Friday, May 4, 2012, at EMH Healthcare. She was born January 18, 1921, in Cleveland. She resided in her North Ridgeville home since 1948. She attended St. Hyacinth’s School and South High School in Cleveland. In 1942, Helen enlisted in the Women’s Army Air Corps as a Read More…

Bertram L. “Bert” Provoznik

Bertram L. “Bert” Provoznik, 78, of Escanaba, Michigan, formerly of Elyria, passed away Thursday, May 3, 2012, at the Marquette General Hospital in Marquette, Michigan. The Provoznik family is being assisted by the Skradski Family Funeral Home in Escanaba, Michigan.

Joseph Michael Gallie


Joseph Michael Gallie, 35, went to Heaven and is now our Angel, Thursday, April 26, 2012. He was born October 25, 1976 and originally from St. Louis, Missouri, he had been living in the Oberlin area.Joseph was a graduate of University of Missouri at St. Louis, majoring in business and information technology. He enjoyed hockey, Read More…

Olive I. Way


Olive I. Way (nee Wingard), 99, of Elyria, ascended into heaven Thursday, May 3, 2012 following a brief illness. She was born September 14, 1912 in Home, Pennsylvania, and was an Elyria resident since 1991, coming from Indiana, Pennsylvania.Olive worked for many years as a sales clerk at various women’s clothing stores in Indiana, Pennsylvania. Read More…

Ruth Ann Snyder

Ruth Ann Snyder (nee Bainbridge), lost her six year battle with dementia at her home Sunday, April 29, 2012. Ruth was born August 15, 1952 in Berea, and lived in Columbia Station and Elyria her whole life. She was a 1970 graduate of Elyria High School and took many career courses at LCCC and the Read More…

Howard King

Howard King, 83, of Elyria, passed away Friday, May 4, 2012, at EMH Healthcare. Funeral arrangements will be handled by Busch Funeral Home, Elyria, 440-322-3717.

John H. Vaught, Sr.


John H. Vaught, Sr., 67, of Ashland, died Thursday, May 3, 2012, at the Wooster Subacute Center. He was born in Lincoln Co. Kentucky, January 9, 1945, to the late William and Margaret (nee Young) Vaught. John lived most of his life in the Sullivan area. John worked as a custodian for Wellington High School, Read More…

Wanda Lee Clark

Wanda Lee Clark, 84, of LaGrange, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Wanda was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas W. Clark; daughter, Susan K. Wildow; grandson, Jeremy Becker; brother, James R. Davis; and sister, Jewell Mae Rhule. She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Gail Darlene (Mike) Hodits and Judith N. Becker; 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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