Hall of Fame

2016 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony took place on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 6 p.m. at Carrie Cerino’s Ristorante.  Our emcee for the night was Coach Chuck Priefer.

2016 Hall of Fame Inductees

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Athletic Award Recipients:

  • Heather (Longar) Barber ‘89
  • Tracy (Tabaczynski) Shuman ‘97
  • Rock Supan ‘75
  • Chuck Smith ‘83
  • Rick Miller ‘81 

Padua Partner Award Recipients:

  • Rich DiGeronimo +
  • Sally Brody +

Outstanding Alumnus Award Recipients:

  • Brian Heinzerling ‘86
  • Nick Marra ‘76

Franciscan Medal Award Recipient:

  • Fr. Mario DiCicco, ofm 

Photos from the Induction Ceremony

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About the Hall of Fame

The Padua Franciscan High School Hall of Fame was established to recognize those who have contributed to the success of Padua or the Padua community in some significant way. 

The Hall of Fame is comprised of four categories listed below.  Anyone within the Padua community (faculty, students, current parents, past parents, alumni, and friends of the school) can cast their vote for any or all of the categories.

Nominations for the following categories will be accepted:

ATHLETIC AWARD – This is awarded to the male or female alumnus who either excelled in one or more sports while at Padua OR made a major impact to the school’s athletic program or to local sports leading to the enhancement of Padua’s image.  The candidate (with the exception of coaches) must have graduated a minimum of five years prior to being considered.   The candidate should demonstrate ongoing concern and loyalty to Padua Franciscan High School.

OUTSTANDING ALUMNUS AWARD – This is awarded to the male or female alumnus who has made a major impact either in service to Padua, service to the the community, or achievement in their chosen field of work.

PADUA PARTNER AWARD – Awarded to a non-alumnus (parent, friend of Padua, etc.) who has made or is making a major contribution to Padua through volunteerism or other service.

FRANCISCAN MEDAL AWARD – Award given to the individual (or company) who has actively worked toward the advancement of education of young people at Padua or in the Parma area.  The candidate should posses a record of community service, community leadership, volunteerism, and have actively worked to promote the quality of life in Parma and the surrounding suburbs.

Padua Franciscan High School Hall of Fame Inducted Members

Athletic Award                                               Padua Partner Award
Brian Holzinger ’91                                          Wayne F. Miller +
Ken Kowall ’67                                                 Joe & Pam Shuman
Charles Priefer                                                 Michael Barth, Sr.
Rob Moss ’86                                                    Ray Fox +
Thomas Kohuth                                               John & Ginger Price
Lawrence Pizon                                               Tony Kaniecki
John Peyton ’74 +                                            Lillian Gathers
Tom Andrews ’80                                             Bob & Sheana +  Lehman
Dan Schmotzer ’70
Dave Schmotzer ’70
Doug Hauser ’77

Outstanding Alumnus Award                     Franciscan Medal Award
Brian Miluk ’74                                                James W. Day +
Terry Monnolly ’66                                         Fr. Daniel O’Connell, ofm +
William Melchior ’65                                      John Uhrin +
Dr. Anthony Joseph, MD ’68                         Dr. Charles Garven, MD ’73
Thomas Stasek ’65                                         Paul Lorz
Tom Goebel ’78                                              Dr. Takayuki +  & Mrs. Hiroko Chabata Jerry Koler ’86                                                                                                                   Marty Zanotti ’70

+ Denotes Deceased

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