January 25, 2015


Lois J. Ross


Lois J. Ross, 90, of Wakeman, passed away Friday, January 16, 2015 at the Norwalk Memorial Home. She was born October 24, 1924 in Oberlin and has lived in the area her entire life. She was a 1942 graduate of Wakeman High School and received a bachelors degree from Baldwin Wallace College in 1945. Lois Read More…

Christine M. Oborne


Christine M. Oborne, 66, of Columbus, formerly of Elyria, passed away Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Whetstone Care Center, after battling a long illness. She was currently a parishioner of St. Thomas More Newman Center and was a former attended St. Peter Church. Christine is survived by her children, Julie (Dave) Pruger of New York Read More…

Julio Zavala, Sr.


Julio Zavala, Sr., 88, of Lorain, passed away Saturday, January 17, 2015 at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center, following a lengthy illness. Born February 17, 1926 in Escalon, California, he came to Lorain in 1948 and has lived here since. Julio worked 33 years at the Lorain Ford Assembly Plant as a welder, retiring in Read More…

Richard W. Miller

Richard W. Miller, 76, of Columbia Township, passed away Sunday, January 18, 2015 at his home. Arrangements will be announced by Bogner Family Funeral Home, North Ridgeville.

Iole N. Bonaminio

Iole N. Bonaminio (nee Zero), 85, passed away Sunday, January 18, 2015 at Golden Acres Nursing Home in Amherst. She is survived by her husband, Fernando Bonaminio; her son, Berardino (Susan) Bonaminio of Amherst; daughters, Giulia Bonaminio (Warren Nothnick) of Overland Park, Kansas and Lori Bonaminio (Marco Gonnella) of Montenero, Val Cocchiara, Italy; nine grandchildren; Read More…

Daniel L. Welko


Daniel L. Welko, 52, of Lorain, passed away Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Anchor Lodge Skilled Nursing Facility, following a one year illness. Born July 7, 1962 in Lorain, he graduated from Admiral King High School in 1980. He then attended West Virginia University. Daniel owned and operated the Great Lakes Auto & Marine in Read More…

Ann H. Tompkins


Ann H. Tompkins (nee Haralampous), 76, of Elyria, passed away Friday, January 16, 2015 at New Life Hospice Residential Center in Lorain, following a short illness. She was born in North Ridgeville and had been a lifelong resident of Elyria and a 1957 graduate of Elyria Catholic High School. She worked as a foreman for Read More…

Jean Luverne (Durham) Reichert


Jean Luverne (Durham) Reichert, 80, passed peacefully after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease, Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at her home in Logan, Ohio, surrounded by her loving family. She was born September 14, 1934 in Lorain. She was a long time resident of Birmingham. She was a member of Birmingham United Methodist Church and Read More…

Nadine Marie Rotunda

Nadine Marie Rotunda (nee Sooy), 87, of Elyria, passed away Friday, January 16, 2015 at Mason Christian Village in Mason, Ohio. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland Street, Elyria, (440) 365 1271.

Richard B. Graf


Richard B. Graf, 94, of Elyria, died Wednesday, January 14, 2015, at the Bradley Bay Health Center in Bay Village, after a short illness. He suffered from declining health for several years. Richard Bard Graf was born September 7, 1920, at his family’s farm in rural Collinsville, Ohio. He graduated from Miami University in 1942, 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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