October 24, 2014


Esther L. Wright


Esther L. Wright (nee Miller), 86, of Wellington, went home  to be with the Lord, Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at home,  following a long illness. She was born in Bethlehem, West  Virginia and had resided in Wellington the past 31 years after moving from North Ridgeville. She was a former member of North Ridgeville Church Read More…

Albin Michael Brinda


Albin Michael Brinda, 87, passed away peacefully Monday,  December 12, 2011, surrounded by his loving family. He was  born the third  child of four to Czechoslovakian immigrants,  Michael and Mary (nee Hlas) of Lakewood, in 1924. He attended Ss. Cyril & Methodius Catholic School and  Lakewood High School. In 1942, at age 18, he enlisted Read More…

Ruth Puhalla-Craig

Ruth Puhalla-Craig (nee Neuman), 82, and a resident of  Elyria, died at her residence Tuesday, December 13, 2011, after a long illness. Family will receive friends Thursday, December 15, 2011,  from 4 until 8 P.M., at the Garland-Misencik Funeral Home,  851 Park Avenue, Amherst. Her full obituary will appear in Thursday’s edition.

Lacy Claud Griffea


Lacy Claud Griffea, 88, was born to the union of Reverend  William R. Griffea and Katie E. Lacy on September 24, 1923,  in Covington Tennessee. He transitioned from this life Saturday, December 10, 2011, at Keystone Pointe Nursing Home  in LaGrange, following a brief illness. Lacy attended school in Rialto, Tennessee. He moved to Ohio Read More…

James C. Hartman


James C. Hartman, 31, passed away suddenly, Tuesday, November 29, 2011. He is the beloved son of Christopher and Karen Hartman  (nee Ream); and stepson of John Keane. Jimmy lived life his way and touched the hearts of so many.  He is truly missed. There will be a Celebration of his Life on Friday, December  Read More…

Louise M. Hune


Louise M. Hune (nee Anderson), 85, passed away Monday,  December 12, 2011, at LifeCare Center of Elyria, following a  short illness. She was born September 10, 1926, in Marietta.   Louise was a member of LaPorte United Methodist Church.  In her youth, she loved participating in gymnastics, and  roller skating. Louise and her husband enjoyed camping,  Read More…

Mary Lou Earls


Mary Lou Earls (nee Becker), 84, of Elyria, went home to be  with the Lord after a long, happy life, Sunday, December 11,  2011.  She was born April 30, 1927 in Buffalo, New York. Mary Lou was a homemaker.  She was “Grandma” to everybody, aunt of several.  She enjoyed crocheting and crafting,  puzzle books, reading, Read More…

Raymond W. Furry III

Raymond W. Furry III, 76, of Elyria, formerly of North  Ridgeville, went home to be with the Lord suddenly Monday, December 12, 2011, at EMH Healthcare in Elyria. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by  Liston Funeral Home, North Ridgeville, (440) 327-7422.

Audrey J. Horton

Audrey J. Horton, 76, of Wakeman, died Sunday, December  11, 2011, at Briarfield of Milan. She was born April 20, 1935,  in Cleveland. She lived in Wakeman from 1969 to 1998, moving back this year from Cincinnati. She had worked for Drs. Said and Aljadda in the Wakeman  office for many years, the Oberlin Clinic Read More…

Ruby Mae Metzger Kaczorowski


Ruby Mae Metzger Kaczorowski (nee Drogell), 90, formerly  of Elyria and a resident of Amherst, passed away Sunday,  December 11, 2011, at Amherst Manor, following a short illness. She was born April 14, 1921 in Medina, where she was  raised and lived until moving to Elyria in 1941. Amherst  was her home since 2001. Ruby 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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