March 30, 2015

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Brandon M. McGinnis

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Brandon M. McGinnis, 26, of Lorain, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at his home. He was born on October 4, 1988 in Amherst. Brandon made his career as a welder. He enjoyed working with his hands and doing anything mechanical. He loved spending time at the Lorain County Speedway, not only working the Read More…

Madeline G. Wells

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Madeline G. Wells (nee Parks), 92, went home to be with her Lord Thursday, March 19, 2015 at O’Neill Healthcare in North Ridgeville. She was born May 12, 1922 in Beatrice, West Virginia. Madeline was employed for 25 years at General Industries in Elyria. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Elyria, Read More…

David Kantelas

David Kantelas, 58, of Elyria, passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at St. John Medical Center in Westlake, following a brief illness. He was born February 13, 1957 in Lorain and was an Elyria resident for the past 16 years. Dave was employed in the maintenance department at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center for 29 Read More…

Susan D. Johnson

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Susan D. Johnson (nee Biggerstaff), 63, of Elyria, passed away at her home, Thursday, March 19, 2015, after a lengthy illness. She was born June 30, 1951, in Illinois. Susan worked as a waitress most of her life, most notably at Country Kitchen for 20 years and most recently at Helen & Kal’s Kitchen in Read More…

Brandon M. McGinnis

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Brandon M. McGinnis, 26, of Lorain, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at his home. He was born on October 4, 1988 in Amherst. Brandon made his career as a welder. He enjoyed working with his hands and doing anything mechanical. He loved spending time at the Lorain County Speedway, not only working the Read More…

Sofia Garcia Laboy

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Sofia Garcia Laboy, 71, a resident of Lorain, went home to be with her Heavenly Father through her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at University Hospital in Cleveland. Sofia was born on November 2, 1943 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, and settled in Lorain, where she raised her family. Sofia worked at Read More…

Dr. Aurora B. Miclat M.D.

Dr. Aurora B. Miclat M.D., 70, of Elyria, passed away at home, surrounded by her loving family, Thursday, March 19, 2015, following a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria, (440) 322-4626.

James E. “Pretty Boy” West

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James E. “Pretty Boy” West, 65, of Elyria, passed away peacefully in the Mercy Hospital of Lorain, following a lengthy illness. He was a lifelong resident of Elyria and was employed as a laborer for the Tappan Manufacturing Company and other local manufacturing companies. Mr. West was a member of The Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall Read More…

Edith Kaufman

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Edith Kaufman, 80, of Huntington Woods and West Bloomfield, Michigan and owner of The Poster Gallery in Detroit’s Fisher Building for over 30 years, died Thursday, March 12, 2015. Mrs. Kaufman, born and raised in Elyria, is the youngest daughter of Kaplan’s Furniture founders the late Samuel and the late Sonia (Becker) Kaplan. She was Read More…

Virginia Ruth Jones

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Virginia Ruth Jones (nee Caldwell), 88, and a resident of Elyria, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Wednesday, March 18, 2015, surrounded by her family. Virginia was born February 26, 1927 in Clendenin, West Virginia. She made her home in Elyria since 1966. She cherished her role as a homemaker and taking 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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Elyria, Ohio 44035
 


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