Ridgelawn Cemetery Memorials

Majestic "Old Elyria" Cemetery Holds Founder, Early Descendants

Iconic markers representing the City’s early era, Ridgelawn Cemetery encompasses 14 acres of reverential grounds. Founder Herman Ely and ancestors are among those interred within the majestic property.

The cemetery is located on the corner of Ridge Street and Gulf Road, with entrances on Columbus and Glenwood roads. The property is one of three cemeteries managed by the City of Elyria.

Numerous burial options are available. Kotecki’s team of memorialists are knowledgeable and available to discuss monument options and regulations.

Ridgelawn Cemetery
Memorials Contact:

Kotecki Family Memorials
3636 Pearl Road, Cleveland
Showroom Hours:
MON-FRI:  9am-5pm
SAT:  9am-3pm

Contact: Edward Kotecki IV

Memorial Designs, Specifications And Standards

With a 125-year history, Kotecki Family Memorials has a long legacy as both a partner and provider of custom community memorials. The work of five generations of family members is well represented throughout the Northeast Ohio area including Lorain County’s Ridgelawn Cemetery. Our team is knowledgeable and experienced in the cemetery’s standards for memorial styles, granite colors, monument inscriptions, and gravesite preservation.

"Old Elyria's
Memorial Park
Nearly 8,000 Memorial Markers
Five Generations Of Kotecki Family Service.
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Ridgelawn Cemetery
- Elyria, Ohio


Majestic 14-acre property, Ridgelawn Cemetery was once known as “Old Elyria” cemetery with memorials dating back to the early 1800s. A Civil War Monument is the site of annual remembrance ceremonies. Ridgelawn is one of three parks managed by the City of Elyria. Team Kotecki provides memorial options.

  • Street Address: 190 Ridge Street
  • City: Elyria, Ohio
  • County: Lorain
  • Established: 1802
  • Memorials: 7,931 *