Hall of Fame

Padua is currently accepting nominations for the Hall of Fame, established in 2001 to recognize individuals who have contributed to the success of Padua and the Padua community in a significant way. The winning nominees will be honored on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Padua. In addition, their names will be prominently displayed on the Hall of Fame plaque.

Members of the Padua community (faculty/staff, students, current parents, past parents, alumni and friends of the school) may nominate an individual in any of the following categories:

ATHLETIC AWARD – Awarded to the male or female alum who either excelled in one or more sports while at Padua or made a major impact on the school’s athletic program or 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 – Awarded to the male or female alum who has made a major impact either in service to Padua, service to the community, or achievement in their chosen field of work.

PADUA PARTNER AWARD – Awarded to an individual within the Padua community (not a graduate of Padua) who has made or is making a major contribution to Padua through volunteerism or other services.

FRANCISCAN MEDAL AWARD – Awarded 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 possess a record of community service, community leadership, volunteerism, and have actively worked to promote the quality of life in Parma and the surrounding suburbs.

Please submit your nomination via email to alumni@paduafranciscan.com or mail to Padua Franciscan High School, Attn: Stephanie Hartman, 6740 State Road, Parma, Ohio 44134. Nominations must be received by Saturday, June 15, 2019.

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                                             + Rich DiGeronimo
Dave Schmotzer ’70                                           + Sally Brody
Doug Hauser ’77
Heather (Longar) Barber ’89
Tracy (Tabaczynski) Shuman ’97
Rock Supan ’75
Chuck Smith ’83
Rick Miller ’81

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
erry Koler ’86                                                      Fr. Mario DiCicco, ofm 
Marty Zanotti ’70
Brian Heinzerling ’86
Nick Marra ’76

+ Denotes Deceased