Hall of Fame

Inaugural Inductions 1988

Robert Bergstrom (1948)

Bob initiated the City of Parma baseball and softball programs as an outgrowth from sponsoring and coaching high school varsity hardball teams. Bob coached baseball at Hillside, baseball and basketball at Schaaf, and served as Principal of both Hillside and Greenbriar Junior High Schools. Bob was instrumental in bringing the National Softball Association Tournaments (Men’s and Women’s) in the 1960’s, 70’s, and 80’s. He was project director for the Byers Field foundation, leading the renovation of Byers Field in the 1990’s. Bob was a charter member of the Parma Amateur Athletic Foundation. He established the recognition of Outstanding High School Male and Female Scholar/Athletes.

Robert Funk (1955)

Bob owned and managed the family grocery business for nineteen years.  He has been heavily involved in community service.  Bob is a longtime member of the Parma Rotary Club.  He was honored as “Citizen of the Year” by the Parma City School District and “Family of the Year” in 1984 by the Parma Junior Chamber of Commerce Wives.  Bob has been a strong supporter of the Parma schools athletic program, serving on many committees.  He has been awarded a Life Membership by the Ohio PTA.

Jack Krise, Jr. (1975)

Jack serves as Treasurer and Director of Parma Community General Hospital (Inc) and served as its First Assistant Treasurer and Trustee. Jack is a former president of the Ohio Association of Public Treasurers. Jack served many years as Treasurer of the City of Parma.

Fred “Rick” Reinert (1943)

Rick is a very talented and celebrated illustrator and cartoonist. His work features nature and sunlight. He is a contemporary impressionist artist. Rick resides in Charleston, South Carolina, where he owns and manages the Reinert LaPrince Fine Arts Gallery in Historic Charleston.

Donald Wilson (1952)

Donald taught social studies at Hillside Junior High School. He represented his fellow educators as President of the Parma Education Association (PEA) in the 1960’s and as Executive Secretary of the Ohio Education Association (OEA) in the 1980’s and ‘90’s.