February 6, 2016

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Elizabeth “Betty” Sedensky


Elizabeth “Betty” Sedensky, 86, of Ashland and formerly of Elyria, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, January 27, 2016, at Hospice of North Central Ohio, with her family by her side. She was born July 31, 1929, in Wilder, Virginia and was the daughter of Louis and Mary (nee Babos) Takacs. Betty was a resident of Read More…

Jonathan L. Tesmer


Jonathan L. Tesmer, 62, of Akron, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January, 26, 2016. He was born February, 22, 1953 in Elyria and was raised in Avon, but has lived in the Akron area for many years. He was currently employed by NAPA Auto Parts in Barberton, for over 10 years. He enjoyed playing guitar Read More…

George Stone III


George Stone III passed away Friday, January, 15 2016 surrounded by his closest loved ones from a long endured illness. George was born August 10, 1952 in Richland, Washington and graduated from Alabama University. He was in the U.S. Air Force and served four years during The Vietnam War. He loved being outside on his Read More…

William Thomas (Pete) Curry, Sr.


William Thomas (Pete) Curry, Sr., of Elyria, passed away Saturday, January 23, 2016 at New Life Hospice in Lorain, following a lengthy illness. Mr. Curry was born December 22, 1945 in Hickman, Kentucky, to the union of John and Mae Helen Curry. He lived in the Lorain area since 1947. He retired from Lorain Ford Read More…

Martha “Marty” C. Kelly


Martha “Marty” C. Kelly departed this life Saturday, January 23, 2016. She left a legacy of love for her immediate and extended family, including the Girl Scouts, her communities and those less fortunate. She was born in Oberlin and resided in Lorain County all of her life. Martha was preceded by her parents, Elizabeth (Szarka) Read More…

Ireta Elizabeth Williams Kolman

Ireta Elizabeth Williams Kolman, 89, of Nesbit, Mississippi and formerly of Wellington, died Sunday, January 24, 2016. She was born March 7, 1926 in Wellington, to the late Ellsworth and Mary (nee Hamler) Ray. Ireta loved dancing, sewing, making several wedding gowns and also clothes for her grandchildren. Later in life she made several quilts Read More…

Gloria J. “Jeannie” Miller

Gloria J. “Jeannie” Miller (nee Snyder), 70, of Grafton and a former resident of Elyria until 1974, passed away at the Berea Alzheimer Care Center on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. She was born November 6, 1945 in Elyria. Gloria graduated from Elyria High School, Class of 1963, Lorain County Community College and the LB Johnson Read More…

Eric LaRond Hill

Eric LaRond Hill, 44, went to be with The Lord early Sunday, January 24, 2016, with his loving wife by his side. Eric was born November 10, 1971, to Leonard C., Jr. and Bettie J. Hill and moved to Toledo in 1990 to attend the University of Toledo where he attained a double major degree Read More…

Sally A. Mraz


Sally A. Mraz, 74, of North Ridgeville, passed away Thursday, January 21, 2016, at Arden Court Nursing Home in Westlake. She was born in Elyria and lived in Grafton before moving to North Ridgeville 44 years ago. She worked as a personal secretary and a bookkeeper. She was a member of St. Peters Church in Read More…

Bruce G. Bires

Bruce G. Bires, 64, of Elyria, died Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at Ames Family Hospice House in Avon. Arrangements are in the care of Dicken Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Elyria.

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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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