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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ATHLETIC AWARD

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

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.

John Warcaba ’81

OUTSTANDING ALUMNUS AWARD

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

OUTSTANDING ALUMNA AWARD

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

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.

Eoin & Deborah Herlihy
Tom & Debbie Mason

Submit a Nomination for the next Hall of Fame Induction in 2021.

Padua Franciscan High School Hall of Fame Inducted Members

Athletic Award                                     
Brian Holzinger ’91       
Ken Kowall ’67    
Charles Priefer             
Rob Moss ’86  
Thomas Kohuth   
Lawrence Pizon  
+ John Peyton ’74  
Tom Andrews ’80
Dan Schmotzer ’70  
Dave Schmotzer ’70 
Doug Hauser ’77
Heather (Longar) Barber ’89
Tracy (Tabaczynski) Shuman ’97
Rock Supan ’75
Chuck Smith ’83
Rick Miller ’81
+ Paul Beskid
Ryan Gorius ’95
Dave Kaminski ’80
+ Brian Keck ’90
Kaitlyn Leary ’10

Outstanding Alumni Award               
Brian Miluk ’74
Terry Monnolly ’66  
William Melchior ’65
Dr. Anthony Joseph, MD ’68    
Thomas Stasek ’65 
Tom Goebel ’78 
Jerry Koler ’86
Marty Zanotti ’70
Brian Heinzerling ’86
Nick Marra ’76
Bob Riester ’65
Donna Ross ’89

Franciscan Medal Award
+ James W. Day
+ Fr. Daniel O’Connell, ofm
+ John Uhrin
Dr. Charles Garven, MD ’73
Fr. Mario DiCicco, ofm
John Warcaba ’81

Padua Partner Award
+ Wayne F. Miller

Joe & Pam Shuman
Michael Barth, Sr.
+ Ray Fox
John & Ginger Price
Tony Kaniecki
Lillian Gathers
Bob & + Sheana Lehman
+ Rich DiGeronimo
+ Sally Brody
Eoin & Deborah Herlihy
Tom & Debbie Mason

+ Denotes Deceased