Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Padua’s 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees!

The Padua Franciscan High School Hall of Fame was established to recognize those who have made outstanding contributions to the success of Padua in a significant way. The Hall of Fame recognizes nominees in the area of athletics, service, and volunteerism; success in their field of work; and community leadership.

Hall of Fame weekend kicked off on Friday, September 13, 2019 at the Padua/Maple Heights football game. The inductees were honored during an induction ceremony and dinner on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Padua.

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Awarded to a male or female 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.

Paul Beskid
Ryan Gorius ’95
Dave Kaminski ’80
Brian Keck ’90
Kaitlyn Leary ’10


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.

John Warcaba ’81


Awarded to a male alum who has made a major impact either in service to Padua, service to the community, or achievement in their chosen field of work.

Bob Riester ’65


Awarded to a 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.

Donna Ross ’89


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.

Eoin & Deborah Herlihy
Tom & Debbie Mason

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/a 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