January 25, 2015


Jacky Paul Smith


Jacky Paul Smith, 67, of Ashland died Saturday, March 24, 2012 at the Elms Retirement Village, surrounded by his family. He was born on April 27, 1944 to the late Herbert and Minnie Smith in Kay Ford West Virginia. Jacky grew up in the Cleveland area and later moved to Sullivan where he raised his Read More…

Robert A. Thompson

Robert A. Thompson, 80, passed away Saturday, March 24, 2012. He was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy; cherished father of James (Marsha), Gregory (Carol), Robert (Helen), Pamela and Belinda Hershey (David); loving brother of nine; grandfather of Aaron, Rachael, David A., David G., and Brandon. Robert loved the outdoors and 4-wheeling on his Read More…

Ruth T. Koachway

Ruth T. Koachway (nee Doskocil), 91, of Guymon, Oklahoma, formerly of Avon and Westlake, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, March 18, 2012, at the home of her daughter in Guymon. She was born February 11, 1921, in Cleveland. Prior to moving to Guymon four years ago, she resided in Avon for seven Read More…

Evelyn M. Resar-Jalowiec

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Evelyn M. Resar-Jalowiec (nee Pyecroft), 91, of Elyria, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2012, at Keystone Pointe in LaGrange. She was born March 25, 1920 in Medina. Evelyn was a 1938 Elyria High School graduate. She was a floral designer who worked for several local area florists, and had previously worked at Western Automatic. Evelyn Read More…

Mary Kay McNamara


Mary Kay McNamara (nee Kentis), 64, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Wednesday, March 21, 2012. She was the beloved mother of Kevin McNamara (Jackie), Erin Doskocil (Kirk) and Patrick McNamara; loving grandmother of Brittney, Colin, Tommy, Sean, Ryan, James, Madeline, Kirk, Logan and Aiden; sister of Robert Barker, Thomas Barker and Colleen Burgart. Read More…

Russell Allen “Rusty” Mason


Russell Allen “Rusty” Mason, 53, of Elyria, passed away Friday, March 23, 2012. He was born November 25, 1958, in Elyria. Russell graduated from Elyria West High School, Class of 1978. He was employed by Invacare for 25 years and previously was employed at Flotec in Elyria. He enjoyed cooking, sports, and the Cleveland Browns. Read More…

Richard G. Kinkopf

Richard G. Kinkopf, 83, of North Ridgeville, passed away Saturday, March 24, 2012, at his residence. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by the Liston Funeral Home, North Ridgeville.

Clare E. Burgett


Clare Elizabeth Burgett (nee Price), 90, of Lorain, passed away Friday, March 23, 2012, at Avon Oaks Nursing Facility in Avon, following a long illness. She was born November 15, 1921, in Lorain, the daughter of James A. and Oliva M. (nee Theobald) Price. She was a lifelong resident of Lorain. Clare was also a Read More…

Dorothy M. Morgan


Dorothy M. Morgan, 72, of Huntington, died Saturday, March 24, 2012, surrounded by her family. She was born November 21, 1939, to the late Leonard and Hazel (nee Heath) Berg in Oberlin. Dorothy spent her childhood in the Oberlin area. She was a 1957 graduate of Oberlin High School and later moved to Huntington. Dorothy Read More…

Brother Ernest “Butch” Stanley Cato


Brother Ernest “Butch” Stanley Cato was born November 8, 1946 in Dover, Ohio. At the age of 12, he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. Ernest passed away peacefully, at the Cleveland Clinic, Thursday, March 22, 2012, at the age of 65 years. Ernest married Cynthia Godsey in 1981 and lived in Elyria 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® .


To order birth or death certificates online, click here.

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Elyria, Ohio 44035

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