March 1, 2015


William C. “Bill” Furnas

Funeral Services for William C. “Bill” Furnas, will be held at 10 A.M., Thursday, February 19, instead of 10:30 A.M., at Avon United Methodist Church, 37711 Detroit Road, Avon, with the Reverend Liz Krall officiating. Inurnment will be at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon.

Edward J. Horton

Edward J. Horton, 85, of Wakeman, formerly of Lorain, died Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at Mercy Regional Medical Center. He was born October 22, 1929 in Lorain, remained a resident until moving to Wakeman in 2004. Edward worked as the parts manager for Llewellyn Pontiac for 45 years, then for Joyce Buick Pontiac for five Read More…

Charles Tabor Koechling

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Charles Tabor Koechling, 85, of Elyria, formerly of Cambridge, passed away Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at Wesleyan Village in Elyria. He was born December 3, 1929, in Floral Park, New York, a son of the late Charles Dewey Koechling and Caroline Frances (Tabor) Koechling. Mr. Koechling served his country in the U.S. Army during the Read More…

K.-Peter Povlsen


K.-Peter Povlsen, 67, of Grafton Township, died suddenly Saturday, February 14, 2015. He was born December 13, 1947 in Hof, Germany. At the age of five, he came with his family to the United States and was a 1966 graduate of Bakersfield South High School, Bakersfield, California. Pete served with the U.S. Army from 1967 Read More…

Robina M. Bryner


Robina M. Bryner (nee Woods), 85, of Elyria, passed away Monday, February 16, 2015 at O’Neill Healthcare of North Ridgeville, following a long illness. Robina was born June 2, 1929 in McCllentown, Pennsylvania. Robina graduated from German Township High School with the Class of 1947. She was a member of the Elyria Community Methodist Church. Read More…

James R. Harmon


James R. Harmon, 92, of Bay Village, died Saturday, February 14, 2015. Jim was a World War II veteran and a Scottish Rites Mason. He was active with the Shriners and loved driving children to the Shriners Children’s Hospitals. He will forever be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor and big heart. His family Read More…

Jody L. Larsen

Jody L. Larsen, 57, of Elyria, passed away unexpectedly at home Thursday, February 12, 2015. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria, (440) 322-4626.

John C. Webb

John C. Webb, 55, of Sheffield Lake, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, February 15, 2015 at University Hospitals Avon Health Center. A model railroading enthusiast, John was formerly employed as a core maker at Alumalloy Corporation in Avon Lake. Survivors include his sisters, Marion Hope Sopko and Charity Bedo, both of Lorain, along with Faith Kemp Read More…

Edna M. Kluska


Edna M. Kluska (nee Miller), 86, passed away Friday, February 13, 2015, after a lengthy illness. She was the beloved wife of the late John F.; dear sister of John (deceased) (Lillian) Miller; cherished aunt of Roger (Dorina) Miller and Lois Kellough; great-aunt of Bethany (Jacob), Justin, Seth, Carson (Megan) and Charlotte (Brian); loving cousin Read More…

Helen E. Hylton


Helen E. Hylton, 60, of Elyria, passed away Tuesday, February 17, 2015 following a short illness. Helen was born March 6, 1954 in Elyria. Helen worked in various nursing facilities as a health aide. She enjoyed playing bingo, cards and was an avid Cleveland sports fan. She mostly enjoyed her time with family and friends. 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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Office Closed February 16- Presidents Day

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