September 5, 2015


Nihla R. Dull


Nihla R. Dull (nee Maine), 77, of Wakeman, passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain, from complications from pneumonia. She was born August 23, 1935 in Lorain. Nihla was raised in Lorain before moving to Wakeman in 1979. Nihla was employed in the cafeteria at Welcome Nursing Home for Read More…

Estella “Jill” M. Dumke

Estella “Jill” M. Dumke, 88, died Monday, October 29, 2012 at the Elms Retirement Village in Wellington. A daughter of the late Mark and Estella (nee Jones) Grissinger, Jill was born May 1, 1924. A lifelong Wellington resident, she graduated from Wellington High School in 1942. Jill worked at Hennys drive-in but her main concern Read More…

Charles Oren Fair


Charles Oren Fair, 76, of Elyria went home to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday evening, October 27, 2012. Chuck was born June 14, 1936, in Pennsylvania. Chuck lost the love of his life, Shirley, just over a month ago, on September 18, 2012, Chuck and Shirley were married 57 years. Chuck is survived Read More…

Audrey J. Giovannazzo

Audrey J. Giovannazzo, 88, passed away Sunday, October 28, 2012, at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph in Lorain. Arrangements and services are pending and the completed obituary will appear in Wednesday’s Chronicle-Telegram by Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

James Madison Noble, Sr.


James “Squirrel” Madison Noble, Sr., 80, of Lorain, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 after a lengthy illness. James was born in Whitfield, Alabama on June 13, 1932 to Cleophas and Julia Noble. After graduating high school he moved to Ohio and joined the U.S. Army, serving from 1952 to Read More…

Alice J. Salasovich

Alice J. Salasovich (nee Januszeski), 76, of Lorain, passed away in the early morning hours of Monday, October 29, 2012. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel.

Margaret M. Willbond

Margaret M. Willbond, 76, of Gastonia, North Carolina, formerly of Oberlin, passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2012 after a short illness Arrangements will be announced at a later date by the Cowling Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Oberlin.

Mary B. Caruso

Mary B. Caruso, 87, of North Ridgeville, died Sunday, October 28, 2012 at Arden Courts Assisted Living, Westlake. Funeral arrangements are pending at Bogner Family Funeral Home, North Ridgeville.

Charles “Chuck” Fair

Charles “Chuck” Fair, 76, of Elyria passed away Saturday  evening October 27, 2012 at EMH Regional Health Care System following a short illness. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Reichlin  Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland St., Elyria, Ohio.

Lawrence J. Gallagher


Lawrence J. Gallagher, 85, of Sheffield Village, passed away  Friday, October 26, 2012 at his residence, following a lengthy  illness. He was born in Lorain July 27, 1927. Lawrence proudly served his country in the U. S. Army.  He  retired from Norfolk & Western Rail Road in 1989. Lawrence  enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, 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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