Hall of Fame Inductions 2017

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Hall of Fame

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Cynthia Fensel Hilling (1958)

Cynthia has devoted her life to community service. She founded and directed Ridgewood Pre-School for 50 years. Cynthia has held leadership positions in the Parma Area Chamber of Commerce, Friends of the Library, and Parma Hospital Foundation Board. She was a founding member of the CBS (Community, Business, Schools) Board and co-originator of the annual Rib ‘n Rock. Her enthusiasm, passion, and motivation, along with her heart and smile, inspire others to join her in taking part in any project benefitting her community and her students.

Dr. Julie Jadlowsky (1999)

Julie, valedictorian of the PSHS Class of 1999, earned her PhD. In Molecular Biology and Microbiology and has been a pioneer in the field of virology and immunology as it pertains to HIV. She has authored several scientific publications and been the recipient of numerous professional awards, including the Lester O. Krampitz Award for outstanding pre-doctoral research at Case Western Reserve University. Julie is an active member of several professional organizations, including The American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy, The International AIDs Society, and the Keystone Scientific Symposia. She runs half marathons and belongs to the Grand National Curling Club.

Dr. John A. Jaszczak (1979)

John, the valedictorian of the PSHS Class of 1979, is currently a professor of physics at Michigan Technological University and Adjunct Curator of the A.E. Seaman Mineralogical Museum. His academic research focuses on theory and computer modeling of materials. John’s distinguished career is highlighted with numerous scholarly publications, significant awards, and accomplishments, not the least of which is the discovery of a new mineral, Merelaniite.  John is active in church and community affairs and is a strong advocate for strengthening high school scientific education.

William A. Koptis (1945)

William is an Army veteran who opened The Sportcenter, a sporting goods and marine business in Parma in 1950. He won Retailer Award for the United States in 1956, as well as “Man of the Year” in Parma in 1961. William was a Founder and President of the Parma Rotary Club. He launched a very successful fifty-one year career in the field of insurance, by being named the New England Life Insurance Company “Rookie of the Year” in 1965. In 1978 he was recognized as one of the “24 Most Outstanding Life Insurance Salesmen in the United States”. William was guided by his deeply religious beliefs and the mottos, “He who serves best, serves most.”, “Service above self.”, and “Earn the right to serve.”

Mark Raiff  (1982)

Mark’s outstanding play in football earned him induction into the Parma Senior High School and Case Western Reserve Athletic Halls of Fame. He began as a math teacher and coach and has advanced his career as an assistant principal, principal, director, and currently superintendent of the Olentangy Schools in Lewis Center, Ohio. Mark has promoted professional development for educators through an extensive array of presentations at workshops and conferences at the local, state, and national levels. Mark participates in many professional organizations and is actively involved in community activities. Throughout his career, Mark’s hallmark has been “Kids First”.

Dr. Bruce Saban (1988)

Bruce has been an instrumental member of the PSHS Social Studies Dept. for twenty years. Bruce enjoyed a distinguished baseball and football career at PSHS and John Carrol University. He was inducted into the Parma Senior High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2014. He has coached football throughout his teaching career and is currently varsity head coach. Bruce is immensely popular with students for his ability to bring history alive in his classroom and make it relevant and captivating. He was awarded the prestigious “Crystal Apple” Award for outstanding teaching. He personifies “Redman Spirit” in every facet of his life. Bruce is an exemplary teacher, coach, role model, mentor, colleague, and family man. He is held in high esteem by parents, colleagues, and the community.

David Scherba (1974)

David is an extraordinarily successful entrepreneur. He and his brother Robert (1975) founded a fledgling business in 1982 which they have developed into the largest manufacturer of inflatables in the country. They do business internationally, producing inflatable products for professional sports franchises, major parades, high schools and colleges, and the military. Inflatable Images is now part of Scherba Industries and continues to grow as the company develops digital printing products and is expanding into mobile advertising. Evidence of their work can be seen in the inflatable tunnels through which the athletic teams of the Parma City Schools enter the playing field.

Robert Scherba (1975)

Robert is an extraordinarily successful entrepreneur. He and his brother David (1974) founded a fledgling business in 1982 which they have developed into the largest manufacturer of inflatables in the country. They do business internationally, producing inflatable products for professional sports franchises, major parades, high schools and colleges, and the military. Inflatable Images is now part of Scherba Industries and continues to grow as the company develops digital printing products and is expanding into mobile advertising. Evidence of their work can be seen in the inflatable tunnels through which the athletic teams of the Parma City Schools enter the playing field.

John E. Skory (1977)

John wrestled and captained the football team in 1976. He began his remarkable 40 year career in the field of public utilities by washing trucks for the Illuminating Company while still in high school. He rose through the ranks to his present capacity of President of the Cleveland Illuminating Company. John is a promoter and practitioner of lifelong learning. He began his formal education at Cuyahoga Community College. John’s loyalty to the mission of CCC has led him to develop a degreed program for potential CEI employees to earn an Associate Degree while training for employment. A lifelong commitment to helping others is a hallmark of John’s career. His community service resume is extensive, serving on several prestigious Boards of Directors.

Bruno Tommasini (1959)

Bruno, a member of the first undefeated and first Lake Erie League Championship Parma High School football team, is a U.S. Army veteran paratrooper. He began his career in law enforcement with a three year stint with the Seven Hills Police Department, followed by a distinguished career with the Broadview Hts. Police Department, from which he retired with the rank of Lieutenant in 1989. Bruno was recognized as Ohio Fraternal Order of Police Member of the year in 2016. He is Past Commander of Seven Hills American Legion Post 703, has been an active member of the Friends of Byer’s Field Foundation, and several other community organizations. In 2013 Bruno was presented the Bailey Bells Award for service to his Alma Mater. Bruno founded an annual February reunion of Parma Senior High School 1959 classmates living in Florida and has recently expanded the event by extending an open invitation to PSHS Alum of all classes to celebrate Redman spirit in the warmth and sunshine of the south.

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Hall of Fame Inductions 2015

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Inaugural Inductions 2015

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Arlynn Schmidt Burton (1937)

Arlynnwas a pioneer in the development of public libraries In the Greater Cleveland area. She served as Children’s Librarian at the very first Parma Library on Ridge Road and opened the first library in Brooklyn. Arlynn became the regional librarian for Maple Heights and collaborated with architects to convert a former school on Ridge Road into a library. She inspired others to appreciate the role of libraries in the culture of a community.

Robert Emfield (1959)

Bob was a very successful clothier in Minnesota before he co-founded the Tommy Bahama line of loose fitting silks and palm tree graphics designed to promote a relaxed image. They opened restaurants, merging retail with restaurant for eater-entertainment. In loving memory of his wife, Jan, Robert fulfilled her vision of creating the Garden of Hope, a 2.5 acre healing sanctuary for cancer patients located on the campus of the NCH Health Care System in Naples, Florida.

Eugene Filipow (1957)

Throughout a lifetime of volunteerism, Gene has given generously of his time, talent, and treasure. Gene has served as treasurer of the PSHS Alumni Association, the Parma City Schools Foundation, and Holy Trinity Church. He developed and maintains the “Principals’ Courtyard” on the grounds of PSHS. Gene supported countless school levies and district projects. He was honored with the “Bailey Bells” award for service to his Alma Mater.

Neil Giraldo (1974)

Neil is a world class guitarist, prolific song writer, arranger, producer, and author. He has scored music for television and movies. For more than thirty-five years Neil “Spyder” and his wife, singer Pat Benatar, have been hailed as “the Rock and Roll world’s best love story”. Their hits include “Heart Breaker”, “Hit Me With Your Best Shot”, and “Love Is A Battlefield”. Neil wrote many songs for other artists, i.e. “Jessie’s Girl” for Rick Springfield.

Neil Hamadey (1963)

Neil is a very successful businessman and philanthropist. He was awarded the Bronze and Silver Star for heroism in Vietnam. He has been President and owner of Capital Image Inc., a public relations firm, since 1983. Neil has generously supported various charities and worthy causes around the world, including Smile Train, La Paz Mexico Cancer Organization, and numerous animal shelters. Neil annually provides thousands of dollars in scholarships to Parma Senior High School students and challenges other alumni to do the same.

Alan Ruck (1974)

Alan is a star of stage, screen, and television. He performed in Broadway productions of “Biloxi Blues and The Producers”. He had starring roles in the hit series “Spin City” and “Going Places”. Alan has appeared in a multitude of movies with many of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Alan Ruck is likely best known for his role as Cameron Frye, Ferris Beuller’s best friend in the iconic 1986 John Hughes film “Ferris Beuller’s Day Off”.

Joseph Sadie (1962)

Joseph’s distinguished career with the Cleveland Police Department spanned forty-three years, culminating in his term as Commander of the Third District.  Commander Sadie had extensive participation in community relations, both public and private sectors, networking people and projects. He was awarded several commendations for bravery, valor, and heroism. He continues his work in support of needy families in the Cleveland area.

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Hall of Fame Inductions 2013

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Hall of Fame

Inaugural Inductions 2013

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Jim (1951) and Carol (Lisy)(1954) Bartel

For more than fifty years Jim and Carol have devoted their time and talents to community service projects for the city of Parma. Jim worked as an air traffic controller and real estate salesman. Carol worked in the main office of Parma Senior High School and has been active with the PSHS Alumni Association.

Karen A. Eterovich (1979)

Karen has garnered national and international acclaim in the world of theater as an actress, director, and playwright. She has recently been focused on scholarly study of Jane Austen. Her passion for activism has driven Karen to promote equality for women in theatre.

Nancy Ann Fedak (1966)

For thirty years, Nancy taught Physical Education for the Parma City Schools during which time she developed a gymnastics program and wrote PhysEd curriculum. Nancy has been a tireless supporter of her Alma Mater, giving generously of her time, talent, and treasure. She assumed leadership positions in the Parma Senior High School Alumni Association, Parma City Schools Foundation, Byers Field Foundation, Ohio State Alumni Association, and other service organizations.

Gilbert M. Fritzsche (1965)

Gil, a U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam Veteran, enjoyed a distinguished twenty-eight year career as an industrial arts teacher and administrator with the Lakewood City Schools where he was recognized as “High School Teacher of the Year” and “Middle School Educator of the Year”. Gil returned to his Alma Mater, serving as Principal of Parma Senior High School from 2000-2005. In 2016 Gil was inducted into the Lakewood Ranger Education Foundation Staff Hall of Fame.

Frank A. Herda (1966)

Frank was awarded the country’s highest military award, the Congressional Medal of Honor, as well as the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Distinguished Service cross, and Purple Heart for gallantry in Vietnam. Major General Herda also authored The Star of Death, a Sci-Fi/Fantasy novel.

Dianna M. (Pavisich) Kall (1978)

Dianna has been a prominent figure in the field of marketing and public relations in the Greater Cleveland area. She has devoted countless community service hours in leadership positions with the Parma Council of PTA, Chamber of Commerce, PSHS Alumni Association, Parma Area Historical Society, and many other organizations.

Sandra L. (Kukis) Rowlett (1978)

Sandra has blazed a trail in the field of Air Traffic Safety. She is the first woman to hold a senior executive position in the Office of Aviation with the National Transportation Safety Board. She has also been active in community service projects, spearheading events that have raised in excess of $150,000 for childhood cancer research.

Robert Vasil (1962)

Bob enjoyed a sterlingthirty-seven year career with the Parma City Schools as a social studies teacher, administrator, and President of both the Parma Education Association and Association of Parma Administrators. Bob also authored a children’s book, titled Benny, Lenny, and Al, Three Boy Chickens.

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Hall of Fame Inductions 2011

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Dr. James Campi (1959)

Dr. Campi played on Parma’s first Lake Erie League championship football team. He was voted “Mr. Parma High” by his classmates. He practiced dentistry in the Army from 1967-69 and private practice in Indiana from 1969 through 1996. He is renowned for his missionary and humanitarian work, which involved the establishment of a dental clinic in Tegucigalpa, Honduras in 2004. The clinic is self-funded through donations and is staffed by a rotating array of dentists and assistants from throughout the United States who give freely of their time and talents.

Darlene Wendell DeMarco (1963)

Darlene worked for the Parma School Employees Credit Union for twenty-five years, most notably as a loan supervisor and manager of the four locations of the PECU in the county. She also served as Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the PSECU. She has devoted countless hours to community service in affiliation with Parma Community Hospital, CBS (Community, Business, Schools Committee), and the School Bank Savings Program for elementary students. Darlene has given her time and talent to the Parma High School Alumni Association for more than twenty-five years.

Edward Vittardi (1980)

Edward is held in high regard as a school administrator and supporter of community organizations. As a teacher, counselor, building administrator, and superintendent, Edward has championed the cause of education in several communities and across the state of Ohio. His participation in and leadership of professional organizations, community service, and his church is extensive. He has been recognized as Ohio Middle School Association Educator of the Year, Ohio Middle School Administrator of the Year and National Middle School Association Distinguished Educator. Edward currently serves as Superintendent of the North Royalton School District.

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Hall of Fame Inductions 2009

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Sharen Bezik Althoff (1965)

Sharen was a member of the PSHS debate team that reached the state semi-finals her senior year. That experienced provided the foundation for a stellar career as a math teacher and speech/debate coach. In the course of Sharen’s distinguished 21 year tenure at Wooster High School she developed a premiere program that brought local and national attention to her program, her students, and herself.

Timothy P. Gilligan (1975)

Timothy P. Gilligan is the youngest judge ever to be elected to the Parma Municipal Bench. He is noted for his community service as well as for initiating, supporting, and/or implementing several advances in courtroom procedure to improve efficiency and expediency. Judge Gilligan has a reputation for being a tough, creative judge who believes firmly in law and order and holding people responsible for their actions.

Ronald B. Hutchings (1952)

Ronald was a Parma Hts. FireFighter and served as Fire Chief from 1979 through 1992. Well respected in his field, Ronald served as secretary of the Northeast Ohio Fire Prevention Society and President of the Northeastern Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Association. He was posthumously awarded the title “Secretary/Treasurer Emeritus of the Great Lakes Division of the Great Lakes Division of the International Association of Fire Chiefs. He initiated a paramedic program and was instrumental in the development of the Southwest Area Hazardous Hazardous Materials Team.

Michael Jaszczak (1980)

Michael heads the Art Department of Parma Senior High School and serves in a leadership position with the Parma Education Association. He is an accomplished artist and distinguished yearbook advisor. Michael’s students have received local, statewide, and national awards. The 2004 Cinema yearbook and the “Golden Anniversary” supplemental yearbook produced under his supervision masterfully chronicle the history and the culture of PSHS and are truly “books for the ages”. He is a talented artist in his own right, excelling in the genre of enameling.

Lauretta Jones (1970)

Lauretta distinguished herself as an artist, graphic designer, and educator. Her favorite medium is crafts. She was a pioneer in utilizing computers as a tool in the field of art. With her focus on botanical subjects, she works primarily in graphite, watercolor, and colored pencil. She teaches at the New York Botanical Garden and the Greenwich Art Society.

Mickey Vittardi (1978)

Mickey began a distinguished career in public service when he became Parks and Recreation Commissioner in 1988. He has devoted his time and talents to a number of community organizations, including the Byers Field Foundation, the Parma Athletic Federation, and the Ohio Parks and Recreation Commission.  Mickey serves as the liaison between the City of Parma and the Parma City Schools. He founded and served as Commissioner of the Tri-City YOUTH Football League. He was recognized by the Parma Elks Lodge 1938 as the 2008 “Citizen of the Year”.

John Walter (1965)

John attained the pinnacle of success in the world of journalism. He was a member of the debate team that reached the state semi-finals in his senior year and was the “Voice of WTIP” morning announcements. John was editor of the Daily Northwestern Newspaper in college. He worked in editor roles in Ithaca, New York, Washington, and Baltimore before becoming a founding editor of USA Today in 1982. John was managing editor and executive editor of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution from 1989-2002. John and his wife Jan Pogue opened a custom book publishing company in Martha’s Vineyard in 2005. “He wanted to give readers something beyond the predictable,” wrote a contemporary.

Phyllis Martin Williams (1948)

Armed with a PhD in geography, a minor in Preventive Medicine, a Master’s Degree in Public Health, and a Master’s Degree in Epidemiology, Phyllis enjoyed a remarkable career as a teacher at Cuyahoga Community College, Baldwin Wallace, Kent State University, and Loma Linda University. She made several trips to South America where she assisted Seventh Day Adventist missionaries in administering inoculations to the native populations. A world traveler, Phyllis visited all fifty of the United States of America and all but two continents.­­­­

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Robert Boulton (1957)

Bob had a very distinguished athletic career at Parma Senior High School in baseball, basketball, football, and track. He received several awards for leadership and sportsmanship. Following a stellar baseball career at Bowling Green University, Bob served his country in the Army. He coached baseball briefly at BGSU before returning to Parma where he enjoyed a thirty-one year career from 1965-1996 as a teacher, administrator, and coach. Bob taught Physical Education and coached a variety of sports. Bob held leadership positions in several professional organizations. He was a very active Trustee on the Board of the Friends of Byers Field Foundation. The stadium of Byers Field is named in his honor for a career of great loyalty and service to the Parma City Schools.

Robert Brugge (1944)

Bob is one of Parma Senior High School’s greatest athletes. A four sport star at PSHS, Bob went on to an outstanding football career at Ohio State University, which was interrupted by two years of service in the United States Navy during World War II. He gained All-American honors as a running back in 1949 and played one year with the Cleveland Browns but suffered a career ending knee injury. Bob taught Health and PhysEd at PSHS for thirty years. He coached football for sixteen years, capturing four consecutive Lake Erie League Championships, including a twenty-five game winning streak and two undefeated seasons. He was instrumental in the construction of Byers Field. Bob developed a cutting edge program for Special Ed students, teaching them life skills. He was a founder, President, and Board member of the Parma City Employees Credit Union.

Karen Spillner Dendorfer (1957)

Karen’s extensive career with PTA began at Arlington Elementary School in 1965. She served as PTA President at Arlington, Parma Park, Crile Elementary School (twice), Pleasant Valley Jr. High, Valley Forge High School, and Parma Council of PTA’s. Her participation in district and statewide positions in PTA was rewarded with both State of Ohio and National Life Achievement Awards. In 1987 Karen was elected to the first of several terms on the Parma Schools Board of Education. She has served in a variety of statewide Education organizations and has been honored with several awards including the Ohio School Board Association Award of Achievement 2005 and 2007, as well as the OSBA Boardsmanship Award 2005. Karen has been very active with the Back the Schools Committee and Parma Schools Foundation.

Norman Shibley (1939)

Norman was exceptionally involved in school extra-curricular activities. He exhibited charisma and leadership which became hallmarks of his distinguished in law. He was a very talented musician who toured with the Ohio State University Symphonic Orchestra.  He wrote and scored the lyrics for the Parma Senior High School Alma Mater. Norman served as an Army Field Artillery Officer during World War II in the Pacific Theater. Over the course of his career, he served as President of the Ohio and Greater Cleveland Bar Associations. He also was a member of the Parma City Schools Board of Education throughout the tremendous growth years of the 1950’s and 60’s.

David Smallwood (1968)

David is a true community activist. He was recognized as the National Salesman of the Year for the Cutler Hammer Division of Eaton Corporation. He served two terms as President of the Parma School Board. As a member of the Back the Schools Committee, he supported many school levy campaigns. David served and held leadership positions on the Byers Field Foundation the Relay for Life Charity. He umpires at high school baseball and softball games and officiates volleyball games. He is actively involved with the Parma Chamber of Commerce and the Indian Guides and Princesses. He personifies the term “community Service”.

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Joseph W. Coleman (1953)

Joe worked with Ohio Bell/America for forty-two years. He served on the Board of Directors of the Telephone Credit Union for thirty-nine years, as President for twenty years. Joe was also a trustee for the Parma Community Hospital for eighteen years, including eleven years as Chairman. In 2002 the Parma Chamber of Commerce honored Joe with the Pride Award in recognition for outstanding service to the community. Joe was also a councilman for the City of Seven Hills.

Kent M. Geist (1967)

Kent served on the staff of WVIZ/PBS for thirty-seven years and received Emmy Awards for two programs. He has been involved with the Cleveland Today television show and the Cleveland Health Museum. Kent serves on the advisory board for Hospice of the Western Reserve. He is a Trustee of the Cassidy Theater in Parma Hts. Kent has supported the Parma City Schools and community through his participation on various school committees, Friends of Byers Field, and as chairman of a Parma Schools levy campaign.

Sharon Arko Jones (1967)

Sharon taught English in the Parma School District for thirty-one years, primarily at Parma Senior High where she served many years as senior class advisor. She was deeply involved in educational programs, research on the local and state level, as well as teacher improvement and service programs. Sharon represented Parma Sr. High School in the Coalition of Essential Schools in the capacity of Trustee. She taught classes at Cleveland State University and Notre Dame College.

Richard L. Pinkerton (1951)

A graduate of Michigan University, Richard specialized in the field of certified purchasing management. He authored a number of books on procurement.  Richard served as Ad Hoc Advisor to the United States Air Force for Reserve Affairs. He was recalled to a special task force whose function was to return and debrief USAF Prisoners of War in North Vietnam.

Edward Sarian (1958)

Ed owned and managed a service station on Pearl Road during the 1960’s and 70’s. He served as on the Parma Jaycees as treasurer, president, district vice-president, national director, and initiated the first recycling center in Parma. Ed raised money for countless community projects. He supported the Parmadale Children’s Home. He taught vocational education for the Parma City Schools, supervising the construction of an electric automobile by his students. Ed was active in the Parma Chamber of Commerce, serving as president in 2004. Ed represented his constituents of Ward 7 as a Parma City Councilman.

William Tuchek, D.D.S. (1954)

Dr. Tuchak practiced dentistry for thirty-nine years, during which time, he often provided his services free of charge to needy families. He was active with the Medina Schools, where he served as President of the Athletic Boosters for seven years. He was co-chairman of the Muscular Dystrophy Association for fifteen years. Dr. Tuchek served his country as a United States Navy Reservist for twenty-two years.

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Kurt Liebert (1944)

Kurt was a researcher for NASA. He held a number of patents for inventing thermal barrier coatings. Kurt was a recipient of NASA’s Manned Flight Awareness Award and Industrial Research magazine’s IR 100 Award. He was active in the Parma Symphony and many other community activities. Kurt served as an Army Infantryman in World War II.

William M. Lynk (1975)

William is a genuine Renaissance man, achieving success in a vast array of venues. He was a vocal/choral director at Akron Firestone High School, ranked top school in the state of Ohio. He developed a music program at Detroit’s inner city Harms Elementary School where he was recognized as “Teacher of the Year”.  William introduced superior music programs for under-privileged students at the Fine and Performing Arts Academy – West and Howe Elementary School.   William has been successful in the modeling industry, dinner theater management, real estate and financial arenas. He is a Certified/Bonded locksmith, and has written two international books on the topic.

William D. Mason (1977)

Bill began his law career as an assistant prosecuting attorney for Cuyahoga County during which time he also served the city of Parma as councilman, Law Director, and Chief Prosecutor. He became involved in Ohio Democratic politics in 1993 and took office as Prosecutor for Cuyahoga County in 1999. He was re-elected in 2004 and 2008. He has served as Chairman of the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The United States Department of Justice awarded Bill the 2006 National Leadership Award, the first time the award was presented. Bill also co-wrote with Jack P. Desario a book titled: Dr. Sam Sheppard on Trial: Case Closed.

Barbara Kitchen Siegfried (1956)

Barbara enjoyed a distinguished forty-four year career as a high school educator. She taught Spanish and English, and served as cheer leader advisor, golf coach, and Future Teachers of America sponsor. Barbara was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Honorary Teacher Sorority. She was a recipient of Outstanding Hoosier Educator recognition. Barbara was active in her church and the Purdue Alumni Association.

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Hall of Fame

Inaugural Inductions 2001

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Marilyn Marquette Coleman (1953)

Marilyn has been a strong supporter of the schools and a tireless advocate for students. Marilyn served on the Parma City Schools Board of Education for fourteen years and a member of the PCS District Back the Schools Committee since its’ inception 35 years ago. She supervised Lollipop Hops, Auctions, Hall of Fame Inductions, fund raisers, and levy campaigns. Marilyn has been a crusader for financial stability of schools. Her years of dedication to PTA, primarily in leadership positions at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels, as well as PCSD PTA Council, earned Marilyn a State Life award. She was instrumental in the formation of the Greater Cleveland School Boards Association. Community service activities include member and leadership positions with the Parma Area Chamber of Commerce and Friends of Byers Field, of which she was a charter member.

Charles Germana (1964)

Chuck’s commitment to community service is extensive. Chuck has served on virtually every service organization in the city of Parma and has held a leadership position in most of them. He served 10 years as President of City Council, participated on the Parma Charter Commission, was active in the Proud of Parma Organization, the Chamber of Commerce, the Jaycees, Friends of the Libraries, Parma Community Hospital Foundation, and Safety Town. Chuck also has been a strong supporter of the Parma Schools, the Boy Scouts, and the Saint Bridget Parish. He was received many honors and awards, including “Jaycee of the Year” twice, and Parma Amateur Athletic Federation Community Service Award.

Tim Tomc (1971)

Tim has 26years as an educator with Parma City Schools at the elementary school level. He was involved in initiating ESL (English as a Second Language). Tim coached baseball at Parma Senior High School at the Jr. Varsity (10 years) and Varsity (11years) levels. Evidence of Tim’s status among his peers include being selected to coach the Greater Cleveland Coaches Association All Star Game 4 times. He also served as President of Greater Cleveland Coaches Association and their Board of Directors. Tim assisted the Cleveland Baseball Foundation by presenting at clinics and at the Cleveland Indians Skill competitions. As a member of the Parma Moose #1744 Lodge, Tim coached their girls youth softball team.

John Michael Yurkiw (1972)

John worked in the Cuyahoga County Clerk of Courts office where he initiated the Victims of Crime program. He was also involved with the Community Development Department for Cuyahoga County. Through his business, John Michael Photography, he has generously contributed time and talent to support many school levies and School programs. The Back the Schools Committee recognized John as their “Citizen of the Year” award in 1985. Cox Cable honored him in 1997 with their “Spotlight Award” for his community service. John supported the PSHS Renaissance Program and can frequently be seen photographing PSHS school activities.

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Hall of Fame Inductions 1995

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Hall of Fame

Inaugural Inductions 1995

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Lee Bailey (1929)

Lee enjoyed a very successful career with the Crane Company, the world’s largest pipe, valve, and fitting manufacturer where he rose from truck driver to manager of the Cleveland branch. For twenty five years, he conducted his own business as a manufacturer’s representative. Lee was an active member of the Lions Club for forty years and was active with All Saints Episcopal Church. Lee was instrumental in the creation of the PSHS Alumni Association, for which he served as president, vice-president, historian, and treasurer. Lee is considered a “Founding Father” of the PSHS Alumni Association.

Rosemarie Benya, Ph.D. (1946)

Dr. Benyahas presented at conferences locally, nationally, and internationally on the subject of foreign language education. During her tenure as president of the Oklahoma Foreign Language Teachers Association, she established the First International Conference on Second/Foreign Language Acquisition by Children.  Rosemarie served as a Fulbright Fellow in (Czecho) Slovakia where she taught English language practice courses and American culture classes and conducted inservice work with elementary teachers of English.

Joseph Bosoty (1946)

Following a military stint in Korea, Joseph took charge of the family business, Ridge Records until his retirement in 1956. He served the community of Parma through his membership in such organizations as Parma and Parma Heights Kiwanis Clubs, He served as President of the Parmatown Merchants Association, participating in such events as Fun on the Fourth, the Christmas Parade, and other community events. For twenty years Joseph taught music at Cuyahoga Community College. He strongly supported the Parma Schools in many ways, such as supervising the Parma Senior High School saxophone quartet.

Thomas Good (1960)

Tom Good achieved great success in the field of accounting and finance. He was a Senior Partner with the prestigious international accounting firm Arthur Anderson & Co. His career encompassed a wide spectrum of industries including manufacturing, oil and gas distribution, construction and natural resources. He served as Director of the Audit and Accounting Standards Committee of the Ohio Society of CPA’s. He is actively involved with community affairs, oftentimes in a leadership position, notably Trustee and Treasurer of the Cleveland Playhouse, Councilman of Hudson Village, member of the Diocesan Council of the Episcopal Church, President of the Parma Kiwanis Club, President of the Dartmouth Alumni Club of Cleveland, and member of the Brecksville Planning Commission.

Sallie Jorgenson Bright (1947)

Sallie taught physical education and health for many years at Parma Senior High School. She also attained a law degree, practicing primarily in the realm of domestic relations, where she tirelessly fought for human rights. Sallie served on the executive board of the Cleveland Women Lawyers Association and was a member of the National Women Lawyers Association. She was a lecturer in business law at Michigan State University, as well as an assistant professor and staff counsel in the Department of Human Relations. She volunteered at St. Lawrence Hospital where she re-wrote the bylaws of this large organization.

Kathy Wielicki Lamancusa (1973)

Kathy served on the Board of Directors of her local Chamber of Commerce where she participated in many community projects and programs. Her primary interest was working with youths as they navigate the treacherous waters of their teenage years. She worked with several youth groups as a volunteer advisor and coach. Kathy was active with the Hoover speech team and attended Teen Institute Weekend training camps to teach teens to become role models and leaders against alcohol and drug abuse. She authored 28 floral and crafts books, co-authored 10 others, and produced 15 instructional videos.

Kay Print Janney (1955)

Kay taught Drama, Speech, and English for five years before moving to the University of Connecticut where she devoted twenty-eight years in the disciplines of speech and drama. Her fields of specialization were theater by and for young and family audiences, using drama in education and aesthetic education. She has a national reputation due to extensive workshop design and leadership, journal and play writing, and service to regional, national, and international professional organizations. Among her numerous awards is the Connecticut Distinguished Friend of Education.

James S. Peck (1967)

Jim was responsible for the startup and development of the internal design department at TRW’s Automotive Aftermarket Division and TRW’s world headquarters. He also helped design and develop many nationally and internationally produced projects and publications for several corporations. Jim is a leader in his church, was the founder of the Dads and Daughters organization, is a Life Member of the Ohio PTA, and has been active in countless community activities, including the American Cancer Society’s Bike Marathon and various hunger centers.

Martin Vittardi (1973)

While in college, Marty served as a Congressional Assistant for the United States Congress. He has served as Deputy Clerk for Cuyahoga County Probate Court.  He represented numerous labor organizations at a state and national level. As Public Service Director for Parma, he supervised city matters in Community Development, Purchasing, Personnel, Recreation, Streets and Sewers, and more. Marty has been involved with the Cuyahoga County Democratic Executive Committee, served as Parma Councilman, and has been a strong supporter of the Parma City Schools.

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